Soundscape - Timmy O’Neill (USA, 2023,14 mins)
Soundscape features Erik Weihenmayer, a global adventure athlete and author who is fully blind, as he ascends a massive alpine rock face deep in the Sierra Nevada. Using expert camera work and emotive, novel animation to bring to life a concept by adaptive climbing pioneer Timmy O’Neill, the film is a surprising and soulful adventure in echolocation, touch and imagination.
Reclaim Your Water: Natasha Smith - Faith Briggs Rose (USA, 2022, 5 min.)
Natasha didn’t grow up believing that “Black people don’t do that,” was going to be a limiting factor in her life. Not only does she ride dirt bikes, skate and surf, but she is also passionate about sharing those skills with others. Along with her friends at Ebony Beach Club, Natasha is reclaiming waves, creating an inclusive space, and spreading a love of surfing through her community.
Miles To Go - James Saunders (USA, 2022, 8 min.)
In 2022 alone there have been over 300 anti-LGBTQ+ bills proposed in various states across the country. Refusing to sit idly by, trans trail runner Perry Cohen (he/him) formed a team of fellow runners, who identify as trans men, with an aim to compete in trail races in states proposing and passing oppressive legislation. Miles to Go follows their journey into the world of trail running, where they find the freedom to be themselves.
Meet a Mad Farmer: A-Frame Farm - Kirk Horton, Brendan Davis (USA, 2022, 6 min.)
Luke and Ali Peterson aren't your normal, everyday farmers. Surrounded by corn and soybeans as far as the eye can see, their farm stands out as a beacon of diversity and soil health. To their neighbors, they're crazy. But to regenerative food and farming advocates, the Petersons are revolutionaries. This look into their everyday lives offers a glimmer of hope for a healthier food and farming system, showcasing that soil health can translate to healthier food and happier farmers too.
Not the Science Type: Gitanjali - Julio Palacio (USA, 2021, 7 min.)
Gitanjali Rao was named TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year in 2020 and at 16 years old, she is on a mission to create a global community of young innovators to solve problems all over the world.
The Ghost Rainforest - John Davies (UK, 2022, 10 min.)
Told through the eyes of Indigenous activist Narubia Werreria, The Ghost Rainforest follows a group of five Indigenous leaders and activists from the Amazon rainforest making an emotionally charged journey to the last remnant of a lost ecosystem — a desperately rare temperate rainforest habitat on the west coast of Scotland.
JoJo -A Toad Musical - Chelsea Jolly (USA, 2023, 8 min.)
"JOJO" celebrates a creative and musical portrait of JoJo Nyaribo, a young nature lover and wildlife advocate as he explores the meaning of biodiversity and stewardship in his own backyard.
Paddle Tribal Waters -Paul Robert Wolf Wilson, Rush Sturges (USA, 2022, 9 min.)
When the largest dam removal project in history begins, a group of indigenous youth learn to whitewater kayak in hopes of becoming the first people to paddle the restored river from source to sea.
The Nine Wheels - Santiago Burin des Roziers (UK, Spain, 2021, 22 min.)
Mountain bike stars of the future, Emric (10) and Raoul (13) are home-schooled by their parents Toni and Laetitia. They are the Schneeberger family, aka The Nine Wheels. They live in their motorhome going from bike park to bike park across Europe, a decision prompted by the discovery of a neurodegenerative disease in Laetitia. The Nine Wheels explores what it is like to live with a disability, the power of brotherly love, the devotion of parents, and ultimately, what it is like to live life fully one day at a time.
Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta - Daniel Mitchell, Trent Sugg (USA, 2022, 6 min.)
Well Worn Life is a short documentary film series that reveals the recipes of outdoor-minded individuals who love life deeply and live it to the fullest extent. Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of possibility. Reyes-Acosta is constantly moving through the landscapes of Southwest Colorado — by bike, on foot, on skis and clinging to the side of a boulder — to see where she fits into it.