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Julien Balmer Julien L. Balmer
Festival Co-Director

Julien, a Swiss independent filmmaker who has backpacked to more than 30 countries and speaks five languages, is also a Yoga practitioner and teacher living a contemplative life on the spectacular northwest side of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand. He produced and co-directed Through the Eastern Gate, a poetic documentary about three young Westerners searching for meaning in modern times; the film has so far screened in 11 film festivals on 4 continents, and was picked up by Alive Mind Media/Lorber HT Digital for DVD distribution in late 2008.

In 2008, Julien conceived and initiated the Phangan Film Festival (PFF) – an annual open-air event bringing high-quality independent films from around the world to the beautiful island of Phangan.

Julien's greatest love is for film that reveals the magic and depth of spiritual life and transformation. He hopes that the mystical path of Self-discovery may be unveiled and accessed through films which serve to inspire and lead those everywhere who search for the true meaning of life.

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Monika Nataraj   Monika Nataraj
Festival Co-Director

Indian-born and US-raised Monika is a global citizen, having journeyed to more than 70 countries and all 7 continents. Since 1999, she has lived full-time "on the road" as a nomadic mystic adventurer of the soul, teaching Yoga, dance and tantric meditation.
Monika's commitment to the celebration of consciousness and creativity is reflected in her life's work. She is the creator of the Mystical Dance® method and teacher training program, co-founder of the Agama Yoga and Dance center in Dharamsala, India, is the former Education and Culture and the Arts Program Officer for the Prudential Foundation, former Director of HR Policy and Strategy for Prudential Financial, National Advisory Board member of the Ford Foundation's Community Development Corporation/Arts Resource Initiative, and a devoted performer of sacred dance. 
Carrie Stiles   Carrie Stiles
Festival Marketing

Carrie Stiles is the founder of Good Karma Media. She is a peace scholar, multimedia producer and social media strategist who has worked and played in over 35 countries on five continents. Carrie earned her M.A. in Conflict Resolution and is certified in Negotiation & Mediation. She recently completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Lorraine Taylor, and has a 200hr certification in Tao Tantric Arts. Carrie’s multimedia pilgrimages have taken her high in the Himalayas & deep in the Sahara. She has shared her international journey as a long time contributor to Elephant Journal, and on her Environmental Conflict Resolution blog. She also offers social media insights on her blog Know Social. You can connect with her on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter.

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Program for DFF 2015

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