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2023 Awards

BEST FEATURE FILM

Nominees for the best overall film 40 minutes or longer:

  • Big Wave Guardians – (Winner)
  • Cactus Hotel
  • Out There: A National Parks Story – (Honorable Mention)
  • Peak Season

BEST SHORT FILM

Nominees for the best overall film under 40 minutes in length:

  • Between Earth & Sky – (Winner)
  • Caiçara
  • good boy
  • Love
  • Range Rider – (Honorable Mention)
  • Resistance Climbing – (Honorable Mention)
  • The Awakening of the Vietnamese Elephant

BEST STUDENT FILM

For the best overall film produced as part of a university class or program, all student films are in contention.

  • Diagonal – (Winner)
  • My Neighbour is a bear – (Honorable Mention)

AUDIENCE AWARD

Selected by audience members attending the festival. Online voting open until 6:30pm Sunday 10/8. More info on p13 of Festival Program.

  • Hudson River Wild – (Winner)
  • Range Rider – (Runner-up)

CONNECTING WITH NATURE DAN CONAWAY AWARD

In memory of Dan Conaway’s dedication and invaluable contributions to the NatureTrack Foundation as a board member and docent.

Nominees for the film that best inspires a connection to and passion for the natural world: 

  • The Little Fox of Limuw – (Honorable Mention)
  • Ocean Minded
  • My Alaskan Journey
  • Creatures of the Kaleidoscope
  • Between Earth &
  • Sky – (Winner)