About Us

We have a big vision here at BolderLife, and we are excited to bring it to the world. Please read on to find out why we do what we do.


The Vision: Exploring Life – Inspiring Change

Here at BolderLife, we believe in a that world nurtures freedom and love and one that holds space for the whole spectrum of human experience. We believe in the power of standing and facing the truth with integrity, no matter how that truth manifests itself – in tenderness, love, rage, or despair. We believe in building a world-wide community that practices inclusion, has difficult and courageous conversations, and embraces the beauty of diversity. We invite all stories, from the hate-filled, misguided adolescent to a mother who unconditionally loves her child; from the forgotten grandparent with Alzheimer’s preparing for solitary death to the brave and generous everyday hero; from the sick and fatigued cancer patient to the passionate lover; from the thriving and energetic athlete to the inspired and stretched artist, and all the vast and infinite ways in which life is embodied.

We believe that freedom, love, dignity, grace, presence and purpose are experienced through fearlessness and non-judgement of all moments of living, leading to more courageous and fulfilled lives for every person on this planet. Ultimately, we seek to celebrate and inspire solutions that promote a more conscious approach to living, whether on a personal, community, or global level, inspiring everyone to live a Bolder Life.

BolderLife explores adversity and diversity through film, theater, education, fine art, and conversation. BolderLife brings these exploratory modalities to adults and youth alike in local and international communities through our festival events and online platforms. Our festival topics and settings are designed to empower our audiences to openly question paradigms and explore new ways of thinking, communicating, and living.

IMG_0967The Mission

BolderLife is a 501c3 non-profit that supports emotional education and growth with programming aimed at high-school students and the wider community. We introduce difficult and taboo topics through film, theatre, dance and fine art, then deepen the conversation with professional speakers and workshops that help audiences explore discomfort, cultivate mindfulness and live in courage. Our event brings community together to learn and grow both locally at our yearly event and internationally through our live-stream.

The Festival

For filmmakers, artists, educators and those fueled by inspiration; the adventurers and the passionately curious, the BolderLife Festival provides a common platform for you extraordinary people to share your life stories, purpose and innovation.

2011 LADmatters Opening Gala

2011 LADmatters Opening Gala

The People

The BolderLife Festival is brought you by a talented and skilled team of people who believe in bringing the vision of the festival to life for all to experience and enjoy. Read all about them on the staff page.

BolderLife Films

The BolderLife Films are carefully selected to shed light on timely topics to cultivate discussions to create a platform for growth, learning and inspiration.

BolderLife Educators

BolderLife invites a diverse selection of speakers and educators in complement to the selected films to provide an authentic voice on topics and themes that are highlighted in the festival line-up.

BolderLife Theatre

At the BolderLife Festival, we seek to continue exploring the conflicts in life through theater. The beauty of theater is the live setting where people are moving and breathing in front of you, connecting in the most human way possible.

BolderLife Dance

BolderLife believes dance, by probing difficult emotions, expressing feelings, and communicating information in ways words cannot, has a great power to address the difficult issues faced by our community, and by society around the world.

Festival Details

All of the information for the BolderLife Festival including dates, films, plays, educational workshops, original art and music can be found at the BolderLife Home page or at the menus at the top of the site.