A Cruise for Spiritual Movie Lovers
By Arielle Ford



The 3rd annual Spiritual Cinema Festival-at-Sea will be a unique floating film festival featuring movies that uplift and inspire. Targeted to film lovers who consider themselves “spiritual but not religious”, this non-denominational festival will take place on Holland America’s M/S Zuiderdam, from March 31 to April 7, 2006.

Departing from Fort Lauderdale for a week-long Caribbean cruise, the festival will feature 25 hours of screenings of short- and feature-length films, along with discussions with filmmakers and special guests. Ports of call will include Turk & Caicos Islands, Tortola, St. Thomas Virgin Islands and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas.

Filmmakers are particularly fond of the Spiritual Cinema Festival-at-Sea, because unlike many festivals where multiple films screen simultaneously and the audiences can be quite small, filmmakers have the rare opportunity to be seen and appreciated by the entire group of 400 plus.

Mark Vicente, the director of “What the Bleep Do We Know”, attended a past event and says: “Where else could I have been hanging out in the ocean discussing a creative issue with other filmmakers? I found the solution to a  story problem I have had for years in just a matter of minutes while having an amazing time. This festival is a milestone event that will grow bigger and bigger.”

Sponsored by The Spiritual Cinema Circle, America’s fastest growing DVD club, the festival will provide a unique opportunity to spend a week with like-minded people from around the world while watching films about life, love, art and transcendence.

For more information, visit: www.spiritualcinemafestival.com

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