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Danette Wolpert

Danette Wolpert


Danette Wolpert is the Founder and Executive Director of the ILLUMINATE Film Festival. Prior to founding ILLUMINATE, Danette spent 10 years in film production, programming and festival management. Danette is the recipient of the National Association for Women Business Owners 2016 Visionary Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

ILLUMINATE found me. Just as “the one” falls into one’s life and screams “this is it”, so did this love of my life. More than a film festival, ILLUMINATE is the vehicle by which I have chosen to make my contribution to the planet. I humbly watch as the genuine, the talented, the seeking, and the conscious are inextricably called to this venture and compelled to join me in expanding consciousness through cinema. I invite the world to join us, and be illuminated.

Upcoming Programs

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Retreat

October 6-9, 2017
Friday - Monday, 3 nights

Attention conscious creatives! This is not your ordinary retreat. Look forward to a weekend sure to awaken your spirit and empower your heart...