About

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 25 – 28, 2021 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

Best Director

Best Cinematography

Our team 

Valery Shanin’s Film Club

Festival President Valery Shanin

Валерий  Шанин

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.

Manager Angelica Zhukova

Angelica Zhukova is a psychologist by education, she is interested in studying esoteric practices, and in questions of spiritual search.