2018 films

It's our best film line-up ever! 

When the sun goes down, the sky will light up with a lineup of beautiful, educational and exhilarating short films. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is so much more than just movies. It is a wonderful reminder about why getting out in to nature it is one of life's greatest pleasures and protecting it is vitally important to our health and the health of our planet. Don't miss out on your chance to chance to sit back, relax and become inspired.

Water Take One: Ventura Land Trust 8 minutes In April, 2018, Ventura Land Trust was honored to receive the "Community Organization Award" at the Ventura Water's 6th Annual Water Take 1 Film Festival. Festival organizers created a short film showcasing VLT's vital work to protect and preserve Ventura County's beautiful open space and natural resources - including the Ventura River watershed.  
Imagination: Tom Wallisch 5 minutes We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the
boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams
come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.
Brothers of Climbing 7 minutes How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are
there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'” A small group of climbers began to
challenge that thought. The Brothers of Climbing is a crew that's making the climbing community more welcoming.
Watch to see how they created a community where one wasn’t.
Blind Sushi 17 minutes The film tell the story of a blind travel writer who goes foraging and diving with the world’s first sustainable sushi chef, in search of enlightenment and a new way to see the world
Dragging 235 lbs. Uphill Both Ways 8 minutes The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged in to electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. This will
have enormous effects on future conservationism. A mother of four kids decides to turn off the screens and make a
change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.
Where the Wild Things Play 4 minutes Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs,
performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing backcountry lines and generally
leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of
women in today’s outdoor world: "badass."


Lost in Light 3 minutes Lost in Light is a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece
shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights.
The Nature of Maps 10 minutes Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are modern day pioneers: roaming some of the world’s last remaining wild lands to
create maps to help conserve these precious places. Through their project with conservationist Kris Tompkins and
Conservacion Patagonica to map the new Patagonia Park in Chile, The Nature of Maps explores the integral role maps
play in conservation, adventure and our understanding of wild places.
Love of Place 10 minutes When an invasive species plant threatens to take over a beautiful desert river, an obsessive park ranger sets out to kill
Grandad 3 minutes Every morning in the summer, Granddad rises at dawn to row twice around the lake. Join him on his morning
A Letter to Congress 3 minutes Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

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