2019 Festival Film Schedule

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Feb
21
Thu
Golden Community Night Reception and Silent Auction @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Alaska Thaw @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Alaska Thaw @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2 Minutes

Director: Bjorn Olsen

Alaska Thaw is the 2018 Winner of the the Witnessing Change Video Competition. Filmmaker Bjørn Olson’s short film uses images of the people and landscape of his home state of Alaska to create a haunting film that elicits the connection between history, memory, and landscape, and questions what it means for all of these things when thousands of years of culture and geological history starts to vanish in the space of a human lifetime.

CEFF Awards Ceremony @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CEFF Awards Ceremony @ FOSS Theater

Join us for our Festival Award Ceremony as a part of the film screening on Thursday Night!  FREE with RSVP.

2019 Awards:

  • Best of the Fest
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Youth Film
  • Spirit of Activism
Hearts of Glass @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hearts of Glass @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:06

Director: Jennifer Tennican

Trailer: Hearts of Glass

Cutting-edge food production meets social good in an ambitious experiment to provide year-round produce to a mountain town, while employing community members with disabilities.

The Color of Our Earth @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Color of Our Earth @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:03

Director: Levi Goodan

A 6-year-old’s plea to protect the ocean — the sea birds, the sharks and ocean-life in the midnight zone.

The Living Plant @ FOSS Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Living Plant @ FOSS Theater

Length: 15:42

Director:Justin Bogardus

Trailer: The Living Plant

The future is here. Every once in awhile, a product comes along that changes everything. A revolutionary product that increases your productivity, creativity, health, well-being – gorgeous to look at, perfectly designed for the work space of the future. NatureRX introduces The LivingPlant™.

Feb
22
Fri
Alaska Thaw (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alaska Thaw (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2:31

Director: Bjorn Olsen

Alaska Thaw is the 2018 Winner of the the Witnessing Change Video Competition. Filmmaker Bjørn Olson’s short film uses images of the people and landscape of his home state of Alaska to create a haunting film that elicits the connection between history, memory, and landscape, and questions what it means for all of these things when thousands of years of culture and geological history starts to vanish in the space of a human lifetime.

At the Source (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
At the Source (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2:48

Director: Natalia Polinskey

At the Source features a county Department of Water Supply employee who zips around protecting Maui’s source water in true superhero fashion. The film won the county’s 2018 Source Water Protection video contest.

Developing a Technology for Water Quality Testing (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Developing a Technology for Water Quality Testing (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:21

Director: Gitanjali Rao

Millions of people around the world are exposed to lead contamination of water and its harmful effects. Exposure to lead, especially in children, have lasting effects to development of brain, nervous system, and organs. It is estimated that over 5000  water systems, in US alone, have lead contamination issues. The problem is compounded by the fact that accurate and actionable detection of lead in water today is an expensive and time consuming process.

Earth Doctor (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Earth Doctor (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 7:30

Director: Malia Cahill

In this short film made by Maui middle school students, Earth visits a doctor to diagnose her unusual symptoms before being sent to a therapist to get to the “root of the problem”.

Ecological Forecasting: The Science of Predicting Ecosystems (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ecological Forecasting: The Science of Predicting Ecosystems (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 5:09

Director: Colin Williams

A short animation about Ecological forecasting and how it attempts to predict environmental conditions based on interactions between organisms and their environment on a longer time scale. This field of research is important because it can provide a glimpse into the future state of an ecosystem, from wildlands, like forests and marshes, to managed lands, like farms and cities.

Eddy Co-variance: Measuring an Ecosystem’s Breath (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Eddy Co-variance: Measuring an Ecosystem's Breath (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 4:10

Director: Colin Williams

Eddy Covariance is how an ecosystem’s “breathing” is measured, as explained in this video. It’s the CO2 and other gases that are exchanged between soil, vegetation, and the air in an ecosystem. The data it provides helps scientists to develop models that forecast long-term trends in CO2 and greenhouse gases.

Grass Skis (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Grass Skis (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 4:26

Director: Sebastian Aragón, Will Hassel, Owen Jolles

Climate change is coming, and it’s coming fast. To conquer the bare slopes this winter, buy grass skis! It’s simple. Just tape them to your feet, butter them up, and your ready to go. This new alternative to skiing on snow is cheap, easy to use, and a great way to adapt to to a changing climate.

Iceland – Into the Flow of Your True Nature (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Iceland - Into the Flow of Your True Nature (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2 min

Director: Ilan Shamir

Website: https://www.yourtruenature.com/

Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us  and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.

Junk (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Junk (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 28:00

Director: Christopher Jacob Jones

A Marine veteran turned scientist teams up with a scrappy sailor to shed light on plastic pollution in our oceans via an extravagant stunt: sailing from California to Hawaii on a raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles. Dogged by leaky bottles, foul weather, and dwindling supplies, what was planned as a five week spectacle slowly unravels into an 88 day odyssey

Our Lives, Our River (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Our Lives, Our River (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:06

Directors: Kai Kanzer, Elan Bouchet, George Soukup, Foster Lemkau

Running from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, serving 40 million people, the Colorado River is running dry.

Out of Balance (Ceff 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Out of Balance (Ceff 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 4:04

Directors: JT Haberern, Cole Fenton, Gage Balderson

Cows farts could change the world.

Streamflow in the Crystal River (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Streamflow in the Crystal River (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:25

Directors: Maddox Stainton, Braden Stainton, and Mykerson Hentschel

Low flows on the river are affecting the ecological community which includes people.

The Adventures of Zack and Molly (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Adventures of Zack and Molly (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 11:31

Director: Jim Toomey

Zack’s online request for a roommate is answered by Molly, a tech-savvy dumbo octopus on a mission to tell the world about the importance of the deep ocean.

The Color of Our Earth (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Color of Our Earth (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:03

Director: Levi Goodan

A 6-year-old’s plea to protect the ocean — the sea birds, the sharks and ocean-life in the midnight zone.

The Ocean Our Foundation (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Ocean Our Foundation (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 4:15

Director: Malia Cahill

This short film full of ocean imagery references the coral polyp’s central role in the Kumulipo, or Hawaiian creation chant, as a metaphor for its current role as warning sign of the destruction modern humans are doing to our oceans. The film features voiceovers by local ocean advocates Ekolu Lindsey, Lily Solano and Paige Alms about rediscovering our kuleana to protect our ocean.

Turn Back Time (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Turn Back Time (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS Theater

Length: 3:38

Director: Malia Cahill

Inspired by the 21 Pilots song Stressed Out, this mixed media musical parody employs various stop motion and animation styles to represent the environmental impacts of modern society set to an original song written by Maui middle school students.

 

Water from the Source (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Water from the Source (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS

Length: 7:23

A short documentary on cutting edge atmospheric water harvesting technology, and its installation at the Denver Botanic Gardens

 

Wild Creatures with Dane Ottman (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Wild Creatures with Dane Ottman (CEFF 4 Kids Event) @ FOSS

Length: 5:27

This National Geographic style “mockumentary” examines the modern life and behaviors of “couchus dominus” and the consequences its lifestyle has for the Earth and its fellow species.

Spears from All Sides @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spears from All Sides @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length:1:30:00

Director: Christopher Walker

The story of how one small Amazon tribe is fighting furiously to defend their future – and ours.

The Fracking Threat @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Fracking Threat @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Director:Justin Bogardus

Length: 5 minutes

TrailerThe Fracking Threat

Produced by local citizen activists, this short documentary is a tool for everyone to inform and empower friends and neighbors to take action against the real threat of fracking.

Eco-Expo @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Eco-Expo @ American Mountaineering Center

CEFF’s Call2Action Eco Expo programming answers the question, “What can I personally do to affect this issue?” The Eco Expo welcomes solutions-based organizations focused on environmental issues. Our film-goers come out of our theaters galvanized to take action on a multitude of environmental concerns presented in the films. CEFF seeks organizations which offer action or education-oriented solutions to the issues addressed in our films. Come be a dynamic part of the Call2Action!

Check out our 2019 Eco-Expo Participating Businesses and Organizations!

Ecological Forcasting @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Ecological Forcasting @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 05:09

Director: Colin Williams

Trailer: http://www.colinwilliamsmultimedia.com

A short animation about Ecological forecasting and how it attempts to predict environmental conditions based on interactions between organisms and their environment on a longer time scale. This field of research is important because it can provide a glimpse into the future state of an ecosystem, from wildlands, like forests and marshes, to managed lands, like farms and cities.

Iceland – Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Iceland - Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2 min

Director: Ilan Shamir

Website: https://www.yourtruenature.com/

Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us  and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.

India’s Healing Forests @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
India's Healing Forests @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 50:00

Director: Nitin Das

Trailer: https://healingforest.org/india

Explore some fascinating forests across India and find out the remarkable ways in which forests can heal our body, mind and spirit.

Into the Arctic: Awakening @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Into the Arctic: Awakening @ FOSS Theater

Length:  1:31

Director: Cory Trepanier

Trailer: Into the Arctic: Awakening

Preparing for a touring exhibition to premiere in Washington DC, artist Cory Trépanier heads to Canada’s Arctic on a 9 week expedition to complete a decade-long vision. Can a paintbrush awaken others to a polar world undergoing great change?

Offshore @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Offshore @ FOSS Theater

Length: 14:49

Director: Jenna Miller

Trailer: Offshore

There is so little we know about our planet’s oceans. The members of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, a National Science Foundation funded program, work together to gather data that will teach us about life in the oceans and how to care for them for future generations.

Six Mile Stretch @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Six Mile Stretch @ FOSS Theater

Length: 4:48

Director: Carol Chambers

Trailer: Six Mile Stretch

A hand painted film in oils about the last wild six mile stretch of a California river, threatened by a dam proposal. Painted birds and animals move around their painted scenery. Starring an otter, a bear and several birds.

Treeline @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Treeline @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 40:00

Director: Jordan Manley

Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAuFIf2dNHk

The film brings extraordinary forests in British Columbia, Japan and Nevada ‘to life’ through cinematic exploration of playful, yet powerful experience of gliding through each forest on snow. We accompany scientists who translate what the oldest trees have to teach us, illuminating the reciprocal bond between humanity and nature —  a relationship we can’t survive without.

Bee Sharp HoneyBee @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bee Sharp HoneyBee @ FOSS Theater

Length: 19:18

Director: Deacon Warner

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/241186554#

An Australian composer, on a six week visit to Minnesota, collaborates with musicians, scientists, beekeepers and animators to create an original multi-media string quartet composition based on audio recordings of honeybees.

Cascade Crossroads @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cascade Crossroads @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 30:58

Director: Ted Grudowski

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/162715904#

2018 WINNER OF GOLD AND BRONZE TELLY AWARDSA documentary film about building bridges, both literal and metaphorical. Cascade Crossroads chronicles the amazing story of seemingly opposite interests joining forces to restore a critical wildlife corridor while improving Washington State’s vital transportation corridor over the Cascade Mountains. Told in the varied voices of the men and women who worked across ideological, political, and geographical differences to set in motion the world’s largest wildlife project of its kind, Cascade Crossroads shows what can happen – for people and the environment – when we build bridges.

Sacred Land, Sacred Water @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sacred Land, Sacred Water @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 53:00

Director: Lewis Jacobs

Trailer: Sacred Land, Sacred Water

Sacred Land, Sacred Water, a multimedia documentary, is the story of science and citizens working together to resist the oil and gas lobby’s efforts to pass a fracking-friendly ordinance in Sandoval County, New Mexico – threatening the sole drinking water aquifer for the population of the greater Albuquerque area.

The Butterfly Trees @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Butterfly Trees @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:22

Director: Kay Milam

Trailer: http://www.butterflytrees.com

The Butterfly Trees is a documentary feature film that captures the transcontinental journey of the eastern monarch butterflies on their epic migration from the forested shores of Southern Canada to the rare and ancient oyamel fir trees of Central Mexico. Part science, part adventure, and part love story, the film is a captivating reflection on the profound mysteries of the natural world and the ties that irrevocably connect us all. The story weaves together a wondrous tapestry of stunning visuals, passion for discovery, and the eclectic mix of the people for whom these butterflies have become a magnificent obsession.

The Passage @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Passage @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 25:18

Director: Nathan Dappen

Trailer: The Passage

In 1974, my 20-year-old parents and uncle Andy built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. My brother and I grew up paddling those wooden canoes in the Virginia rivers and the 1974 adventure became legend in our family – shaping who we’ve become, how we view our parents, and how our parents view themselves. In the summer of 2017, we renovated those canoes and with our aging parents completed their 1974 journey. The Passage is a story about growing up, growing old, and the wild places that define us.

Photo Exhibition Reception @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Photography Keynote with Bo Cheatham @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Photography Keynote with Bo Cheatham @ FOSS Theater

Join Bo Cheatham from Alpine Image Works for an engaging presentation on Overcoming Adversity through environmental photography!

From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 1:26:38

Director: Katharina Stieffenhofer

Trailer: From Seed to Seed

Terry & Monique gave up their careers as opera singers in Europe to pursue their passion for ecological farming and to build a food-community in the heart of Canada. We follow their young family and a select group of farmers and scientists through a challenging season as they blend ancient traditions and cutting edge science to grow food ecologically in a Changing Climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a Global social movement that aims to regenerate the land, farming and communities toward a healthier and more sustainable future for all of us.

Iceland – Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Iceland - Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ FOSS Theater

Length: 2 min

Director: Ilan Shamir

Website: https://www.yourtruenature.com/

Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us  and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.

Offshore @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Offshore @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 14:49

Director: Jenna Miller

Trailer: Offshore

There is so little we know about our planet’s oceans. The members of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, a National Science Foundation funded program, work together to gather data that will teach us about life in the oceans and how to care for them for future generations.

Our Last Trash @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Our Last Trash @ FOSS Theater

Length: 20:00

Director: Joanne Yue

Our Last Trash highlights the current global recycling crisis and the adverse effects of disposable plastics on the environment. The film explores the meaning of a “zero waste” lifestyle, and how some individuals are combating this plastic issue one reusable item at a time. Colorful animations and riveting interviews reveal how we can create a more sustainable planet.

Six Mile Stretch @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Six Mile Stretch @ FOSS Theater

Length:4:48

Director: Carol Chambers

Trailer: Six Mile Stretch

A hand painted film in oils about the last wild six mile stretch of a California river, threatened by a dam proposal. Painted birds and animals move around their painted scenery. Starring an otter, a bear and several birds.

 

The Human Element @ FOSS Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Human Element @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:16:00

Director: Mathew Testa

Trailer: The Human Element

In this riveting and visually rich drama, blending art and science, we follow renowned environmental photographer James Balog as he explores the impact of wildfires, hurricanes, sea level rise, a struggling coal mining community, and our changing air. With rare compassion and heart, THE HUMAN ELEMENT highlights Americans who are on the frostlines of climate change, inspiring us to re-evaluate our relationship with the natural world.

Toxic Treasure @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Toxic Treasure @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 16:00

Director:Mario Benassi

The greater Haines area is a singularity in the world. The Chilkat Valley represents one of the last untouched wilderness areas. The Bald Eagle Preserve and the Chilkat Indian Village have a right to exist. This intrinsic value should not be threatened by a looming, foreign, extractive corporation.

Friday Night Happy Hour and Drink Specials at Mountain Toad @ Mountain Toad Brewery
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday Night Happy Hour and Drink Specials at Mountain Toad @ Mountain Toad Brewery

$1 off Beer with CEFF ticket

Thank you to our friends at Mountain Toad Brewing for being a fabulous sponsor and for donating 10% of the evening proceeds back to CEFF!

Feb
23
Sat
From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
From Seed to Seed @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 1:26:38

Director: Katharina Stieffenhofer

Trailer: From Seed to Seed

Terry & Monique gave up their careers as opera singers in Europe to pursue their passion for ecological farming and to build a food-community in the heart of Canada. We follow their young family and a select group of farmers and scientists through a challenging season as they blend ancient traditions and cutting edge science to grow food ecologically in a Changing Climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a Global social movement that aims to regenerate the land, farming and communities toward a healthier and more sustainable future for all of us.

Junk @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Junk @ FOSS Theater

Length: 28:30

Director: Christopher Jacob Jones

Trailer: Junk

A Marine veteran turned scientist teams up with a scrappy sailor to shed light on plastic pollution in our oceans via an extravagant stunt: sailing from California to Hawaii on a raft made of 15,000 plastic bottles. Dogged by leaky bottles, foul weather, and dwindling supplies, what was planned as a five week spectacle slowly unravels into an 88 day odyssey.

Once I was a Dragonfly @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Once I was a Dragonfly @ FOSS Theater

Length: 1:04:00

Director: Elli Toivoniemi

Trailer: http://www.tuffifilms.com/

A coming of age story about a boy who doesn’t see beauty in the society out there but instead in the microscopic world of dragonflies.

The Blue Devil @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Blue Devil @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 24:10

Director: Nebiat Assefa Melles & Olivia Rempel Melles

Trailer: The Blue Devil

An invasive plant is spreading across Ethiopia’s largest lake. This film takes you to the frontline of this environmental catastrophe and how the community is working to stop this plant and save the lake.

Too Precious To Mine @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Too Precious To Mine @ FOSS Theater

Length: 09:36

Director: Justin Clifton

Trailer: Too Precious To Mine

The Havasupai Tribe (“People of the blue-green waters”) has lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination?

Elephant Path @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Elephant Path @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 52:00

Director: Todd McGrain

Trailer: Elephant Path

An indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest.  Together, elephant behavioral biologist, Andrea Turkalo, and indigenous tracker, Sessely Bernard, will be tested by the realities of war and the limits of hope for the majestic animals they have committed their lives to study and protect.

Legacy @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Legacy @ FOSS Theater

Length: 06:45

Director: Barry Mitchell

Trailer: Legacy

In a cavern by the sea, a woman and three children sit by a fire. As their meal cooks, she tells them a story about what happened to their ancestors. Their ancestors are us.

Of Apples and Anthracite @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Of Apples and Anthracite @ FOSS Theater

Length: 42:09

Director: Clara Boland Pena

Trailer: Of Apples and Anthracite

Of Apples and Anthracite documents the developmental pressures on different generations in a small Western town. With the coal mines drying up, grandparents, parents, children and residents tell the story of how they arrived, how they stay or are forced to leave, and how they return.

Return of the Desert Bighorn @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Return of the Desert Bighorn @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 09:28

Director: Ben Masters

After all native desert bighorn sheep were eliminated from Texas by the 1960s, conservationists began the long fight for their return. ‘Return of the Desert Bighorn’ follows wildlife biologists as they capture, collar, and relocate desert bighorn to restore a healthy population in West Texas.

Run Wild, Run Free @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Run Wild, Run Free @ FOSS Theater

Length: 44:00

Director: Shane Anderson

Trailer: Run Wild, Run Free

50 years of Wild and Scenic Rivers

Wild Hope @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Wild Hope @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 35:02

Director: Susan Jacobson

Trailer: Wild Hope

Using personal story, science, and passion in a unique mix, Wild Hope inspires viewers to protect wild ecosystems against an unrelenting materialistic culture that’s producing social malaise and an uninhabitable planet. Our economic system fails us, but our tie to the natural world is elemental. Wild Hope challenges the economic underpinnings driving climate change, and awakens us to the possibility of a more meaningful life—a life defined not by consumption, but by compassion.

Reinventing Power @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reinventing Power @ FOSS Theater

Length: 49:16

Director: Tony Valentino

Trailer: Reinventing Power

America is experiencing a clean energy revolution. Reinventing how we power our world is driving innovation and opportunity from rooftops in Indiana to reservations in Montana. It is reshaping the American workforce, communities and the environment. Clean energy currently generates 10% of America’s power, and it employs more people and supports more communities than the fossil fuel industry. This film will take you to communities across the country working in, benefiting from and building a clean energy future.

Stroop @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stroop @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 2:13:00

Director: http://ceff.net/tickets/

Trailer: Stroop

Two first-time filmmakers stop their lives to find out why rhinos are being killed for their horns. Carving out six months for the project, the women quickly find themselves immersed in a world far larger and more dangerous than they had imagined, only emerging from their odyssey four years later.

The Living Plant @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Living Plant @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 15:42

Director: Justin Bogardus

Trailer: The Living Plant

The future is here. Every once in awhile, a product comes along that changes everything. A revolutionary product that increases your productivity, creativity, health, well-being – gorgeous to look at, perfectly designed for the work space of the future. NatureRX introduces The LivingPlant™.

The Trolley @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Trolley @ FOSS Theater

Time: 45 minutes

Director: Stephen Lowe

WebsiteThe Trolley

The film stares down the automobile. In climate change, humanity faces a global crisis that is in scale and complexity unlike anything we have encountered before, yet we already have the solutions.

Iceland – Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Iceland - Into the Flow of Your True Nature @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 2 min

Director: Ilan Shamir

Website: https://www.yourtruenature.com/

Allowing the voice of nature to flow over us  and take us deeper into an expanded awareness is always a gift when we slow down, take time and breathe in the vastness of beautiful places. The roaring waterfalls of Iceland share their wisdom, as they pour over the volcanic formations and speak to your body with their powerful presence. Your heart beats with the intensity of the churning water, and you once again realize there is no separation between you and Nature.

 

Living in the Future’s Past @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living in the Future's Past @ FOSS Theater

Length: 01:40:00

Director: Susan Kucera

Trailer: Living in the Future’s Past

What kind of future to we want to live in? Jeff Bridges presents this beautifully photographed 4K tour de force of original thinking on who we are and the life challenges we face. This film upends our way of thinking and provides original insights into our subconscious motivations, the unintended consequences, and how our fundamental nature influences our future as Humankind.

The Accidental Environmentalist @ FOSS Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Accidental Environmentalist @ FOSS Theater

Length: 10:10

Director: Ellen Esling

Trailer: The Accidental Environmentalist

A mosquito bite decades ago leads Catherine Coleman Flowers on her life’s journey.

The Call of Pashima @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Call of Pashima @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 15:42

Director: Taira Malaney

Trailer: The Call of Pashima

After news of a tragic snow storm in Changtang (Ladakh) reaches him, a Kashmiri man quits his job and embarks on a journey to become a shepherd. Six years later, he starts the Pashmina Goat Project – an NGO to protect the Changpa community and their goats from the harsh implications of climate change in the region.

The Promise of JPSS @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Promise of JPSS @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 11:00

Director: Dan Cohen

There is a game changing technology leap in weather forecasting, and the benefits are saving lives and helping to protect property. As big storms become more severe, JPSS, a new Earth observation satellite from NOAA, is collecting data and high resolution images that is improving weather forecasts. As JPSS takes the pulse of the planet, extreme weather and the impacts of a changing climate can be monitored well in advance of threatening storms, fires, volcanic ash, and floods, allowing us to become a more weather ready nation…and be more resilient.

Under Review: Gold Butte @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Under Review: Gold Butte @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 09:55

Director: Kelly Todd

Trailer: Under Review: Gold Butte

Under Review: Gold Butte is the first film in a four film environmental dance series made to bring awareness to the threatened land of the American National Monuments. In 2017, the President drastically reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah to allow for oil and gas development: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. This reduction put 25 other national monuments and 40 national parks at risk for industrial development.

Wilder Than Wild @ Colorado Public Television Theater
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilder Than Wild @ Colorado Public Television Theater

Length: 57:16

Director: Kevin White

Trailer: Wilder Than Wild

WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.

End of Festival Party @ American Mountaineering Center
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm