Igniting Passion for Nature Through Film

This 3-day event will excite, energize, and deepen your connection to the outdoors through the power of film. There will also be opportunities to interact intimately with nature through docent-led hikes and delicious dinners focused on particular films and filmmakers. The quaint town of Los Olivos, located at the gate way to the Dick Smith Wilderness, is the perfect location to launch this premiere event in the Santa Ynez Valley. Visitors will be able to easily stroll the town between films; enjoying wine tasting, unique shopping, and world-class cuisine. Spring is a wonderful time of the year to celebrate nature!

Learn about the cause: NatureTrack

NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides cost-free outdoor field trips for Santa Barbara County school-aged children, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout the county.

At NatureTrack our mission is to instill students with the leadership skills, attitudes, and habits for lifelong learning and inspire them to be respectful stewards of our natural world. The NatureTrack Film Festival is a companion event which expands upon our core mission by "igniting passion for nature through film" at all age levels. The NatureTrack Film Festival invites filmmakers from around the world to share their adventures, stories, and documentaries with an appreciative audience. Located in Los Olivos, in the heart of Santa Barbara county (birthplace of Earth Day) we invite you to discover a Film Festival that supports the next generation of empowered nature lovers.

Learn More at www.naturetrack.org

Learn About Los Olivos

Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, the charming historic town of Los Olivos is a rewarding and relaxing weekend getaway or fun-filled day. Boasting expansive views of Santa Barbara County’s vineyards and horse ranches, Los Olivos is noted for its love of the arts, wine tasting opportunities, unique shopping, epicurean restaurants, fun festivals, antiques, recreational landscapes, and friendly residents found throughout the village. Foxen Canyon Wine Trail starts in Los Olivos and stretches north, winding its way through beautiful wineries and vineyards.

Visit the Santa Ynez Valley

The picturesque Santa Ynez Valley encompasses six communities clustered closely together like wine grapes. From the charming, tiny gem of rural Ballard, the bustling gateway city of Buellton, the vintage western town of Los Alamos, the arts-influenced wine-infused town of Los Olivos and the turn-of-the-20th-century township of Santa Ynez, to the northern European atmosphere of the city of Solvang founded by Danish-Americans in 1911, it’s relaxing and refreshing to meander and experience them all. Just two hours up the coast from Los Angeles, it feels like a world away with endless possibilities.

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winners

Looking for the Wild • 2018 Best in Festival Award Winner
Nesting with the Devil • 2018 Audience Favorite Award Winner
Yellowstone • 2018 Conservation Award Winner
Fishpeople • 2018 Adventure Award Winner
Looking for the Wild • 2018 Kids Connecting with Nature Award Winner
Ursa Major • 2018 Student Award Winner
The White Maze • 2018 Outdoors & Out of Bounds Award Winner