For all you west coasters there is a film festival happening in Seattle called Damah which looks awesome. For everyone else, you can watch the short films online and vote. They also have compilation DVDs of their submissions from previous years. Pretty neat. The info is below:
October 2-3, 2009 in Seattle
@ Seattle Center
325 5th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Damah encourages an emerging generation of filmmakers from diverse perspectives to voice the spiritual aspect of the human experience through film and provides a forum for these artists to develop, discuss and display their vision.
Damah is a non-profit organization that relies on the submissions, contributions and the goodwill of many diverse communities.
In January, 2001, a group of individuals met to brainstorm about how they could support artists who desired to explore spirituality. They had a desire to create an event where people from a wide spectrum of spiritual backgrounds could come together to form a community where ideas, thoughts and perspectives on the spiritual aspect of life could be explored through the art of the short film.
Out of this initial meeting, The Damah Film Festival, was born. With little time to prepare, this eclectic group of visionaries partnered with other like-minded film enthusiasts, and in October 2001, the first festival was held in Seattle, WA. It was an amazing success and we’ve never looked back.
We’re now in our 8th year and looking forward to what lies ahead.
Check out our Compilation DVDs.
Damah is the only short film festival with the unique focus of exploring the spiritual dimension of life through diverse perspectives.
We have awarded over $50,000 in prize money and received over 1000 film submissions from 20 countries over the past four festivals.
Our past festivals have featured Screenings, Panel Discussions and Workshops, Interactive Screenings and Q&As – all designed to stimulate discussion and provide a platform for spiritual expression.