2019 Festival Film Schedule

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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.