The Esoteric International Film Festival collects the best esoteric films from around the world, which were created both by professionals and by enthusiasts, and helps to get them across to audience.
We admit only the esoteric films, both modern and historical ones. As well as those films, where esoteric world is an important part of the synopsis.
Esoteric International Film Festival invite filmmakers who make films and documentaries about ghosts and spirits, brownies and witches, fairies and sorcerers, exorcism and parapsychology, telekinesis and transmission of thoughts at a distance, prophetic dreams and premonitions, alchemy, amulets, amulets, non-traditional religious cults, voodoo religion, animism, shamanism, theosophy and anthroposophy, the hidden edges of reality and other dimensions; self-discovery, the search for the meaning of life, the search for yourself in this world and your mission, life after death, human energy, chakras, aura, meditation, yoga, retreats, spiritual practices, spiritual teachers and ashrams, reincarnation and the recollection of past lives, the power of thoughts and the work of the subconscious; alternative medicine and non-standard methods of treatment, the universal mind, the energies of the new time, high vibrations, etc.
All films must be in English. Alternatively, have the English subtitles (with the exception of all films without words), regardless of the country of production.
All best films that were selected for the vscreening, will be shown on the big screen during the solemn final ceremony on February 18 – 19, 2023 in Moscow, Russia and will be able to struggle for the main prize and the title of the “Best Esoteric film”. As well as for the prizes in the standalone nominations.
Awards & Prizes
Best Esoteric Feature Film
Best Esoteric Narrative Short
Best Esoteric Documentary Feature
Best Esoteric Documentary Short
Best Esoteric Music Video
Best Esoteric TV Pilot / Web Series
Best Esoteric Animated Short
Festival President Valery Shanin
Valery Shanin — professional psychologist (MSU), member of the Union of Russian Journalists, writer, documentary director, editor of television programs, director of international film festivals in Russia and Cyprus.
Head of Programming Irina Spirina
Irina Spirina – professional psychologist, coach, theta-healing instructor, graduated from the Erickson Coaching University, worked at the Moscow Training Center, has authored self-development courses, and has been organizing international film festivals since 2016.
Assistant of program director Nika Mitrofanova
At school she studied in the theater class. At the Russian State Humanitarian University for the Humanities she studied theater and film criticism, the history of theater and cinema. In university theater club she worked as a stage designer and screenwriter. Now at the Youth Center she organizes events, concerts and thematic meetings, leads a theater group for children.
PR Manager Alina Fedulova