NTFF brings impactful biographies to Los Olivos March 22-23

Are you Ready?

Experience a weekend that will ignite your passion for nature!

Life is an Adventure...

The NatureTrack Film Festival invites you to visit their official selections and check out the exciting trailers attached to many of our films.  Visit now and start planning how you will spend your time during the  March 22-24, 2019, weekend!

Boy Nomad

Director: Niobe Thompson
Director: Dennis Wells
Country of Origin: Canada
2018

Boy Nomad follows a year in the life of 9-yeard old Janibek, who lives with his family in Mongolia's Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad's life: the winter migration. When the film crew arrives, they discover the Altai is gripped by a "zhut", a hard winter that blocks the passes and threatens to wipe out the family's only possession: their animals.

Loved by All:
The Story of Apa Sherpa

Director: Eric Crosland
Country of Origin: Canada
2017

Loved by All: The Story of Apa Sherpa documents the present day struggles of Pemba Sherpa, a young boy who's life path mirrors Apa when he was a child, and the work of the Apa Sherpa Foundation, as it aims to give the children of rural Nepal new opportunities. According to Apa, "without education you have no choice."

The Frenchy

Director: Michelle Smith
Country of Origin: United States
2017

Jacques "The Frenchy" Houot (pronounced "oo-oh" is a Colrado icon. He is an 82-year-old athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit.

A festival with a cause…

Founded by Sue Eisaguirre, NatureTrack introduces school children to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County by providing cost-free outdoor field trips. Utilizing local trails and beaches throughout the county, NatureTrack instills students with leadership skills, attitudes and habits for lifelong learning, inspiring them to be respectful stewards of the natural world. Since 2011, over 18,000 students have had the opportunity to experience a NatureTrack field trip. Demand for the curriculum coordinated program has increased every year with teachers praising the docent-led excursions that align with classroom instruction.

Sue was inspired to bring her outdoor vision indoors and onscreen at the NatureTrack Film Festival so more people could enjoy and appreciate what her docents and students practice and experience in their outdoor “classrooms.”