THE PSYCHEDELIC AND TRANSPERSONAL

FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

2 EXCITING PROGRAMS LEFT

SATURDAY MAY 25 at The Producers Club

FRIDAY MAY 31 at The New School For Social Research

Program for Saturday May 25

A full day of psychedelic, consciousness and visionary films at

The Producers Club

358 West 44th st, NYC.

Passes 25 dollars all day. Individual blocks 12 dollars

BLOCK 1

11 AM- 1230 PM

MUSIC PROJECTS AND FEATURE PRESENTATION

MUSIC PROJECTS

11AM- 11:15 AM

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SHE IS SO LOVELY -

Writer/ Composer Dave Tabar

She’s So Lovely, written by Dave Tabar, was recorded at Soundworks Studios in Leeds, UK with Liam Gray on vocals, Dave on keys & guitar, and Will Jackson (Producer) on electric sitar. Blackpool Records released the song as a musical tribute to late '60’s psych-rock films such as Candy, Easy Rider, and Yellow Submarine.

USA, 4 min.

SHAMBALA

dir. Eric Souther

USA, 7 min

This work focuses on the prayer flags located at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes Colorado. Prayers and good will sent out into the world

11:15- 12:30pm

FEATURE PRESENTATION

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THE WAY HOME MEETINGS WITH MOOJI

dir by Jeremy Lubman

India, 69 min.

This documentary follows the teachings of self-realized spiritual master Mooji - considered by many as one of the greatest living masters of our time - who points people past their limited beliefs, their attachments and their suffering. He helps listeners to discover a timeless space of freedom that is universally available to everyone. This film was shot during the five-week period in which he offers his teachings for free in Rishikesh, India.

Running Time 76 min

BLOCK 2

TRIPPY ANIMATION FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

1230- 145PM

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EFFERGLE

dir. Ernie Berger

USA, 4 min

CGI ride into a surreal universe

PASSAGE

dir Ashley Young

Australia, 2 min

A surreal and expressionistic animation. A painted female figure steps through a doorway, undergoing a surreal exploration of body and identity, whilst being confronted with distortions of herself. Digitally painted frame by frame animation.

GLASS DREAM #9

dir. Randy Kosek

USA, 1 min.

Stereographic rendering of 360 video featuring "Fluent Steps" glass sculpture by Martin Blank at the Museum of Glass. Tacoma, Washington, USA. Original music by Kenny Kosek

SONG FOR A WOODEN HEART

dir. David Sigrist

Poland, 7 minutes

A lost band play a song for trees with unexpected results.

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MOONAGE DAYDREAM # 27

dir. Pierre Ajavon

France, 4 minutes

"Moonage Daydream #27" is a psychedelic and aesthetic reverie - the mind wanders to the soundscape, reminiscences and apparitions. 
A cosmic dream / astral projection, floating in weightlessness in the midst of organic shapes with moving and dynamic colors.

RED OMEN

dir. Ed Roman

USA, 4 min

Award winning Canadian singer songwriter Ed Roman along with animator extraordinaire Nelson Diaz from There Be Dragons Creative Media in NYC have created an exquisite animation to the title track of Ed Roman’s latest album Red Omen.

ONE MILLION YEARS

dir. Mike Enright

USA, 4 min

Dream logic fuels an exploration of liquor, tentacles, and famil

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THE KVETNY GALAXY

dir. Ida Kvetny

Denmark, 6 min

If we were inhabitants on planet Kvetny, we would each day pass by the little gloomy towers before urban chaos and the body’s erotic hunger would swallow us up in a Bruegel-esque inferno.

CUPID IS NOT A TERRORIST

dir. Peter Mueller

Switzerland, 6 minutes

Love is a random thing. Finding true love is a thrilling adventure, especially if personally involved as target

THE TRIPLE JUMP

dir Sjeng Schupp, Michiel van Dijk

Netherlands, 30 min

The ruler in this story brimming with black humour has no time for dreams. The protagonist, King Wurm, outlaws all that is fantastic and wonderful in his realm and denies artists their creative rights. The people rise up against the tyrant and King Wurm loses his head. But his brain is rescued, and he is fitted out with a new and highly ingenious robotic body

STARCRAFT

dir Alan Bound

Germany, 9 minutes

A spacepilot's journey to his love Aldara.

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uP

Composed by Sean Browne

USA,

Electronica track by Consciousnaes

BLOCK 3

EXPERIMENTAL/POETIC/SURREALIST

2PM- 4PM

MONOLITH

dir Gabriel Bullen

Canada/ Qatar, 5 minutes

A nonlinear film examining U.S. artist Richard Serra's enigmatic installation, EAST-WEST/WEST-EAST, located deep in the desert of Qatar. 

A NEW JOURNEY

dir by Odd Magnus Grimeland

Norway, 15 minutes

A lyrical and musical interpretation of Nils Yttri's poem "When my dreams touch your imagination". A New Journey is an elegy of a lost age, seen from a contemporary point of view. 

DIALECTIC DIARY

dir. Mike Shaefer

Germany, 16 minutes

With psychedelic scenarios in the theatrical style of a performance, we accompany 4 characters from their genesis, via their discovery of their passion through to their coming to grief

MAZE

dir Arnold Bouniort

France, 15 minutes

Did I create it ... did I love it ... did I dream it? I followed her along the endless lines of her body until I lost myself in the maze of my passion. Wild until madness, until there is nothing, until there’s only he

FIREBLUE

dir. by Jan Kravzov

Russia, 3 minutes

The film “FIRE BLUE” filmed in the style of video art in St. Petersburg in Russia.

HAUTE FLASH

dir. Marne Lucas

USA, 7 min

An experimental infrared (IR) short film about the hormonal transition of Menopause. Eerie thermal imagery transports the viewer to an otherworldly space, framing the human body within art and technology by using an extremely heat-sensitive camera

BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

directed by Talksong Lee

composed by Jee Seo 

South Korea, 7 minutes

On a passionate groove between two sparks, the dancing woman and the welding man paint a provocative visual narrative. The Bride of Frankenstein, paying homage to Shelley’s original work.

BARTOS

dir. Peter Sandmark and Trace Nelson

USA, 5 min

A collaboration between Trace Nelson and Peter Sandmark, “Bartos” is an experimental film, originating from a walk through a garden, transformed into a waking revery, a dream-film capturing the textures of the moment

ATOMS SEARCHING FOR IMMATERIALITY

dir. Anne Marie Bouchard

Canada, 5min

Recent research in physics and chemistry allow for the development of new materials with fascinating properties. Researchers have created photoluminescent nanoparticles, quantum dots, which emit light

RED LION

dir Olivia Hadjiioannou

Greece, 6 min

A numinous Red Lion illuminates the path the warrior goddess Metallia must take to align her fragmented selves and restore an ever-present multidimensional vision long lost to humanity.

BEINGS OF A SECOND SPHERE

dir by Kathy Rose

USA, 6min

A universe of drawings in a nocturnal setting where loons cry & fireflies fleck the night air,,,,The masks fall...we are revealed.

MAMAJUANA

dir by Alisha Greenbaum

USA, 4 minutes

A type-A working mother is too busy to enjoy life—until she eats a marijuana edible.

BUTTERFLY

dir. Ella McKeon

USA, 4 min

A young girl experiences a transformative awakening.

BLOCK 4

SPIRITUALITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS

DOCUMENTARIES

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4PM- 6PM

SEARCHING FOR THE LOTUS BORN MASTER

4PM- 5:15PM

dir by Lawrence Brahm

China, 75 minutes

A documentary expedition team crosses the Himalayas retracing the footsteps of the "Lotus-Born Master," an Eight Century guru considered the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. The expedition seeks to prove the legend true, discovering that he may also be the founding father of quantum physics.

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5:15-545PM

DEAD DOG ON THE LEFT

dir Emanuel Sferios

USA, 26 minutes

This 26-minute long documentary follows two Iraq war veterans attempting to heal from PTSD. Nigel McCourry was an early participant in FDA clinical trials using MDMA ("ecstasy") to treat war trauma. After experiencing an astounding recovery, he tries to get his "battle buddy," Tyler Flanigan, into the same study. 

545PM-6PM

THE LAND WITHIN

dir. by Jeanette Louie

USA, 14 min

Inside the neuronal landscape is an entangled network where consciousness, memory and stimulus embolden everyone to feel unique

BLOCK 5

630PM- 830PM

INTERNATIONAL PSYCHEDELIC HORROR AND VISIONARY SCI-FI

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QUIVER

dir. by Shayna Connelly

USA, 14 min

Suzanne’s grief transcends the boundaries of the natural world and arouses a primordial being. She courts this ghost, using intellect and desire to forge a union between them.

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FOLLOWED

Georg Schmithusen

USA, 17 min.

When a stalker realizes he is being stalked it warps his reality and wrecks his sense of self. Is he a perp? A victim? Is he worthy of love?

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BALDR

dir. by Timothy Ziegler

USA, 7 min.

MISOPHONIA

dir by Marco Brunelli

Italy, 7 minutes

Zeno walks in the forest with a microphone, a tape recorder and a pair of headphones. He collects the sounds of nature, the wind, the leaves, his steps. And the steps of someone else chasing him. 

ROSIE

dir by Seth Colon

USA, 14 min

A grieving young man, agrees to watch over his friends as they take LSD. However, his friend's LSD trip is anything but a hallucination, as they are tormented by a creature that only his friends can see.

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SECRET CHORD

dir. by Karl Thyselius

Sweden, 12 min

A failed musician in a dystopic Stockholm finds an AI that helps him become a Mozart of his time

SPOOK

dir. Evin O’ Neill

Ireland, 14 minutes

Jess is tripping on magic mushrooms when Alan tells her he's from another galaxy but afterwards she can't shake her suspicion that he was telling the truth and sets out to prove it, while trying to keep a grip on her sanity.

SOMNAMBULANCE IN WAVES

dir by Stephen Dackson

USA, 4 min

A young woman takes a walk on the beach to calm her mind, and makes a horrific discovery

BLACK &

dir by Shashank S.

India, 4 minutes

What happens..... when your mind starts minding what happened to your mind ?????!

THE COMET

dir Stefania Simoni

Italy, 16 minutes

Max finds a message in a bottle that will change his life drastically and unexpectedly.

WEST IS GONE

dir Jake McPherson

USA, 12 min.

West is going crazy after a bad break-up and hasn't left his house in three months, tonight he finally does...or does he?

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CALL ME JOE

dir. Jack Nielsen

USA, 12 min

Joseph Solace's day is interrupted by two mysterious men who tell him he has been selected as a 'Legal Deliberations Consultant' for an unknown court case.

WHO LOVES THE SUN

dir by Ran Raviv

Israel,11 minutes

A train of memories and thoughts races through Ziv's mind. He lays on the hotel floor, unsure of what is real. When Ella comes to bring him home, reality and imaginations clash.

VOW

dir by Militia Vox

USA, 4 min

An ode to self-reliance. A psychedelic, visual feast paired with powerful, original modern rock music that focuses on themes of Transcendentalism and Existentialism. Written, performed, produced, directed and co-edited by the artist

830PM- 11PM

BIZZARE- CULT- MAGICKAL

[ SHORTS BLOCK AND FEATURE PRESENTATION]

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RIGELIAN THANOSFERIC TRANSMISSIONS FOR THE THE HIGHER REALMS

dir Myztico Campo, artist Humo Maya

USA 15 minutes

A cosmic visual and sonic journey thru transdimensional space.

ATARAXIA

dir by Eugene Dyson

Australia , 11 min

Juan enters a magic theatre and encounters different incarnations of his fears and frustrations. The experience leads him to open his heart and to become the creator of his own truth.

JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT

dir by Jean Raymond Garcia and Anne-Marie Puga

France, 22 min

Suzanne is a young blind primary school teacher. With a community of blind people, she keenly studies art history devoted to witches and to Satan’s erotology. Transformed, Suzanne tries to steal a man’s eyes to recover her eyesight.

MENG HUA LU

Ty Brueilly

US, 14 min

The lives & deaths, pasts & futures of overlapping characters converge in MENG HUA LU giving a particular insight on what could be determined as either the visions of a life's final moments, a wonderfully numbing hallucination in the form of a dream

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NIGHTSATAN AND THE LOOPS OF DOOM

dir Chrzu

Finland, 24 min

Year 2034 on the plains of the post-holocaust wasteland of 
Eastern Finland. A trio of synthesizer warriors calling themselves 
NIGHTSATAN conduct musical rituals in order to maintain what 
is left of their sanity. They end up saving a fierce vixen from her 
brutal captor.

FEATURE PRESENTATION

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THE TAO IS DOWN

dir by George Lockwood

USA, 84 minutes

David Pace wakes in terror having an out-of-body experience. The TV starts flipping between 'The Overnight News Network' and 'The All Night Movie.' The news is of economic protesters and a presidency whose legitimacy is questioned. David's girlfriend, Anne, comes over. Too shaken, he doesn't tell her about his experience. He starts a journal to research the 'event.' leading to catastrophic consequences.


Friday May 31

The Psychedelic Festival in Association with Psychedelic Sangha

presents riveting documentaries on hope, liberation and transformation

at

The New School for Social Research

72 5th Ave, New York, NY 10011

6PM-10PM

Tickets $12 dollars.

FILM PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY MAY 17

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SPECTACLE THEATER

124 SOUTH 3RD ST ,BROOKLYN,NY 11249

SHOW BEGINS 10PM

TICKETS $10 DOLLARS

Q&A with Filmmakers after the show

EVENING PROGRAM

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TRATAK-ANTARS THE ICE AROUND TIME - Ep. 1

dir. Davide Carlini, 2019

Italy, 8 min.

The first chapter of this experimental mid-footage introduces Edam's experience; a man like everyone who is between the sky and the abyss, between doubt and faith and among the endless "Influences of the Dark."

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CHESS AND THE STRANGER

dir. Charles Ortiz, 2016

USA, 24 min.

A desperate man encounters a stranger eager to play a chess match but the game becomes a path to something more.

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CROWNED AND CONQUERING

dir. Zareh Tjeknavorian, 2019

USA, 12 min.

Shot on 16mm film, “Crowned & Conquering” is inspired by the philosophy of the occultist, ceremonial magician, and writer, Aleister Crowley. The work visualizes the alchemical process of chrysopoeia, the transmutation of the spirit from lead into gold: a cinematic allegory of the gnostic path in sight and sound.

MUSICA DE ESFERAS

Dir by Logan Fry, 2019

USA, 7 min.

A brain scan sequence set to music.

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PROPOLIS

Dir Pat Wells, 2018

USA, 3 min.

Liz and Beaux are a sister and brother, trapped in a closet as punishment by an alcoholic mother, but escape means they must face a far more nefarious world outside the doors of the closet.

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IN A FOREIGN TOWN

dir. Michael Shlain, 2019

France, 11 min.

Based on the stories of acclaimed horror author, Thomas Ligotti.A troubled man recounts a strange childhood journey to a town with no name.

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EVE

dir. Marcelo Mottola, 2017

USA, 13 min.

Eve, a young teen, is abducted and hidden away in a new city. She becomes captivated with a foreboding house and a young girl that astonishingly is her spitting image. Seduced by the cryptic house and mysterious girl, Eve is infused with their supernatural powers and readied for battle against the very evil that enslaves her.

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ARTIST BURLESQUE

dir. John Bickerton, 2018

USA, 7 min.

This film uses found footage, public domain footage and stock footage to create a surrealist tone poem extending the collage techniques pioneered by Cornell in works like “Rose Hobart.”

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ALEPH

dir. Jonathan Sirtes-Sharon, 2018

Israel, 5 min.

A writer prolongs his life to write a perfect suicide letter. This is not about death. This is about perfectionism.

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STORMS

dir. Joao Pedro Oliveira, 2018

Brazil, 8 min.

A moving meditation on storms. Storms are unpredictable. They move fast and change suddenly. There is rain, static energy, light, noise and movement. Colors are grey, dark blue white.

The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival is now taking entries for its second season which will take place in New York City May 2019

The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival is an exploration of altered states of consciousness achieved thru meditation, magick,shamanism, psychedelics, film, music, art,virtual reality and other mediums.

We accept films short and features that cover the non ordinary reality experience /altered states of consciousness.

The films should come from all niches drama, surrealism, sci-fi, horror, experimental, fantastic, bizarre,shamanism,psychic archaeology.

Everyday people have anomalous experiences. Our goal is to demonstrate we live in a more diverse and strange world we can imagine.

We also look at documentaries that explore personalities involved in the psychedelic and transpersonal world. These documentaries can cover the full range of anomalousresearch from psychedelics to yoga, to meditation to shamanism, to cognitive reengineeering of the mind, to transhumanism.

We are looking for live music events bands, trance work, virtual reality installations that create the psychedelic and transpersonal experiences.

The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway, the world's #1 submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD screeners, unlimited video storage, filmmaker profiles, and more.

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