NatureTrack Film Festival Postponed

After careful consideration and consultation with multiple stakeholders, the NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) has made the difficult decision to postpone our March 20-22, 2020 event to October 9-11, 2020. Our primary concern is the health, safety and welfare of our guests, filmmakers and volunteers. Recent federal, state and county public health advisories have stressed the critical importance of avoiding crowd contact (“social distancing”) during the global Covid-19 crisis. We take these advisories very seriously and want to do our part to reduce risk for all parties connected with the NatureTrack Film Festival. We greatly regret any inconvenience and disappointment this causes for everyone who was looking forward to joining us in Los Olivos just eight days from now. This was a very hard call and we did not make it lightly.

We are greatly looking forward to our rescheduled dates in October when we will proceed with the same incredible slate of films we had cued up for this month. We invite you to continue to follow the NTFF on social media and check our website for updates.

We thank our amazing filmmakers from around the world for their patience and understanding as we shift our focus to October, and we look forward to welcoming them back in the Fall.

All passes and tickets currently held by patrons will be honored at the rescheduled October 9-11, 2020 NatureTrack Film Festival.

We wish everyone a safe passage through this uncertain time as we all do our part to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities healthy and safe. We at NatureTrack believe one of the very best ways to relieve stress, and practice self-care, is to get outdoors for a quiet and rejuvenating walk in the restorative beauty of nature.

We thank you for your continued support, and we will see you in October for a wonderful weekend of “igniting passion for nature through film.”

Sue Eisaguirre 
Founder-Director

KC Murphy Thompson 
Co-Director

Holly Cline 
Co-Director

3 thoughts on “NatureTrack Film Festival Postponed”

  1. Am SO looking forward to October 11.

    Thanks for all you do in pulling this wonderful nature film festival together in Los Olivos and especially that you’re willing again in October.

  2. Dear Nature Track Organizers,
    I worked with Holly during the ‘Quick Draw’ event a few years ago and know how she and your team try to make this film festival a valuable attribute in the SYV and especially Los Olivos. I had a thought that if this festival is being postponed it might actually be a golden opportunity of bringing it into people’s households via streaming, rather than theater participation this year. The organizers could charge a flat fee (say maybe $200) to have all the films stream directly to the viewer. There might be a public TV station which could be dedicated for this purpose and/or it could be sent via a link to home computers once payment is received.
    With schools out indefinitely and children not able to socialize this might be promoted as a golden learning alternative for parents who might be stir-crazy with everyone self-quarantined indoors. By streaming the ‘festival’ you could promote it continuously throughout the summer when expectations are that schools might also be closed.
    I would be pleased to assist in making some calls to local tech experts who might assist in helping set up a blog-like format for the film-makers to introduce their film before it’s shown, then discuss it afterward.
    Sincerely,
    John
    805 688-1780

    1. Hi John, I remember working with you! Thank you for your suggestion. We are looking at all kinds of options, but at this time, still planning on the festival in October. I’ll keep your contact info – thank you for the support!

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