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Meet & Greets with a Filmmaker

Two for One Tastings or other discount

Corner House Café
Date TBD
2902 San Marcos Ave, Los Olivos

Dragonette Cellars
Date TBD
2445 Alamo Pintado Ave, Los Olivos

Global Gardens
Date TBD

Larner Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room
Date TBD

Workshops

Included in the Epic Pass
$10 at the door. Limited space.

Equipment Needs for Filming
in Nature
Saturday
Noon-1:00 PM

 

Join Michael Hanrahan, lecturer in the Department of Film & Media Studies at UCSB and Co-founder of Blue Horizons at the Carsey-Wolfe Center at UCSB, for an informative workshop on the equipment needed for nature filming.

Michael has studied marine science and film at the University of Miami. For the past twenty years, he has told stories about the natural world for clients like the Discovery Channel, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The Last Extinction is the first in his series of environmental thrillers.

Interacting with Nature
while Filming
Sunday • Noon-1:00 PM

Join Nicholas Triolo, filmmaker, writer, and long distance runner, for this informative workshop about how to navigate through nature while filming in the wild.

Nicholas has had writing, films, and photography featured in Orion Magazine, Terrain.org, Trail Runner Magazine, The Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Patagonia's Podcast, The Dirtbag Diaries, and Whitefish Review, Clackamas Review, etc. Currently he is at work on his first book: The Way Around, about pilgrimage, ecology, and revolution.

 

Receptions

Opening Reception
Included in the Epic and Patron Passes. $20 at the Door.

Matteis' Tavern
Friday, March 23 • 4:00-6:00 PM
2350 Railway, Los Olivos
www.matteistavern1886.com
805.729.2857
matteisreservations@gmail.com

Matteis' Tavern was built by Felix Mattei in 1886 as a stage coach stop. The historic building has been an iconic destination point for visitors ever since. Recently the fabled Tavern was purchased by Brian and Shara Strange, with the restaurant leased by Chef Maili Halme. Opening in December, Halme brings back the charm of yesteryear with delicious food and warm hospitality.

The opening reception will offer hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and live music. It is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with filmmakers. NatureTrack Film Festival wine will be provided by the Terravant Wine Company and beer will be provided by the M. Special Brewing Company.

Closing Reception
Included in the Epic and Patron Passes. $20 at the Door.

Sunday, March 25 • 3:00-5:00 PM

The closing reception will offer hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and live music. This evening will feature the Award ceremony to honor our top filmmakers. Come join us in congratulating our winners and have a last opportunity to get to know them better.  NatureTrack Film Festival wine will be provided by the Terravant Wine Company and beer will be provided by the M. Special Brewing Company.

No Host Bar

Wine and Beer will be available to purchase at $5 per glass. 16oz NTFF stainless steel tumblers can be purchased at both receptions too, which includes the first wine or beer with the purchase.

Filmmakers' Bakery Breakfast

$$

Bakery Farm Stand
Sunday, March 25 • 8:00-9:00AM
2280 Olivet St, Los Olivos

The Bakery Farmstand was established in 2013. They use as many local ingredients as possible and always what is freshest in the season. They open on Saturday at 8:30 AM until they sell out. The menu changes every week, but every Saturday they offer a couple different kinds of muffins and scones!

Free Movie Night @ Corner House Cafe

Saturday, March 24 • 8:00-10:00 PM

Corner House Cafe
2902 San Marcos Ave, Los Olivos

Bring your blankets and chairs to sit under the stars on the beautiful patio at Corner House Cafe for a family-friendly nature inspired movie.

Free Nature Hikes

Saturday and Sunday Mornings

NatureTrack will be offering docent led hikes for those wishing to take advantage of the abundant natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley for a more immersive outdoor experience. Leaving from the nearby Midland School parking lot, hikers can enjoy walking the entire Lovers Loop trail or a portion of it to view the beautiful landscape and possible wildflower show. As described by the Santa Barbara Trails Council: “Lover’s Loop” is a combination of meandering trail through grass-and-oak-covered hillsides, awesome ridges and grass meadows - all with views of the impressive slopes of Grass Mountain.

Saturday, March 24 • 8:00 AM
Join docents for a 4-mile loop. Plan 2-3 hours. The hiking is moderate with elevation gains.

Saturday, March 24 • 9:00 AM
Join docents for a shorter, floral, hike. Plan 1 hour. The hiking is moderate with elevation gains.

Sunday, March 25 • 8:00 AM
Join docents for a 4-mile loop. Plan 2-3 hours. The hiking is moderate with elevation gains.