NTFF Excited by Submissions for 2020!


NTFF2020 is going to be another MUST ATTEND film festival!

Since the beginning of June, the NatureTrack Film Festival has been watching the submissions pour into NTFF’s FilmFreeway page. The team has been very excited to view the entries and astounded by the quality of filmmaking. It is clear to see that nature provides a boundless opportunity to share amazing adventures, conservation efforts, and exotic locales.

Viewing the hundreds of submitted films each year is an intense educational experience on a variety of subjects, and this year it will be even harder to choose the best of the best for the 2020 NatureTrack Film Festival, but our team is up to the task!

Submissions are open until September 30 – and we’re looking toward our wider audience to help share the information far and wide so that we reach all corners of the earth with our “call to action” to Directors who focus on producing nature-based films. We know there are still more amazing stories out there!

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A festival with one cause…

Kids puzzling the mysteries of nature; that’s NatureTrack’s story and we make it happen over 4000 times a year. We transport students outside, successfully engage their enthusiasm to focus on wild things like bird songs, animal tracks, and bones. We load their brains with nature, relating field science to school standards. They return to their teacher more curious and better grounded to ask the intelligent questions and make better decisions tomorrow about our planet. FREE NatureTrack field trips fill the school budget gap with ingenuity and wonder! We even cover the costs of getting there.

Founded by Sue Eisaguirre, NatureTrack introduces school children to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County. Our mission at NatureTrack is to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources. Since its founding in 2011, NatureTrack has provided nearly 18,000 outdoor experiences for K-12 students in Santa Barbara County.

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.”

NTFF Directors Home from the Summer Outdoor Retail Market

Trip to Outdoor Summer Market artist David Rollyn creating one-of-a-kind product for sale to raise funds for Keep America Beautiful Big Blue Bear looking in to conference center Directors shooting the rapids KC with Jen at Patagonia Provisions KC playing with SOLE's wine cork board 2019 Partner Stasher FinalStraw

Everybody should go to the Outdoor Retail Market!

Sue, KC, and Holly all made it safely back from the Summer Outdoor Retail Market in Denver, Colorado. What an exciting trip! The Directors made new contacts and were able to meet up with some of the Partners who came on board for the 2019 NTFF. Sue, KC, and Holly really appreciated the opportunity to meet with representatives of these companies and express a heartfelt “Thank you!” personally.

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The market covered almost every square inch of the Denver Convention Center, and spilled out onto the sidewalk in front. Thousands of people converged to learn about the latest products and celebrate all things outdoorsy. The energy was upbeat, everyone was friendly and willing to talk and share about their products.

The NatureTrack “cause” resonated with all of the people that the directors spoke with, and they have high hopes of continuing to add to NTFFs sponsor Partner family.

Back in Santa Barbara county, the directors are catching up on all of the films that have been submitted so far for the 2020 NTFF event. So many wonderful films from talented directors! Submissions are open through September 30 through FilmFreeway. 

The trip was a good opportunity to reenergize with synergy among like-minded nature enthusiasts and brainstorm between the directors about improved experiences for the 2020 NTFF. Sue, KC, and Holly are READY TO ROCK the next NatureTrack Film Festival!

Don’t forget to Save the Date: March 20-22, 2020 in Los Olivos, California!

NTFF Directors head to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market!

Trip to Outdoor Summer Market

Sue, KC, and Holly are hitting the road!

In a few days, the directors of the NatureTrack Film Festival will be hitting the road towards the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, CO. Known as North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry, ORSM draws attendees from around the world!

The directors will be sharing information about NatureTrack and inviting companies to check out the NatureTrack film festival. This is a great opportunity to learn about new products/trends and get to know like-minded businesses and organizations who appreciate the importance of getting kids connected with nature at an early age and are eager to support endeavors that get people of all ages excited about going outdoors and utilizing the excellent products they produce.

While there, Sue, KC, and Holly will be able to share information about the wonderful opportunities that abound within the Santa Ynez Valley area. Known for its excellent backcountry, biking, and horseback riding trails, in addition to its close proximity to Cachuma Lake and the Pacific ocean – visitors can enjoy fishing, kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, kitesurfing, whale watching and more! AND – after a fun day, we know they’ll enjoy a world-class meal at one of our many top restaurants with a delightful glass of locally produced wine, before snuggling in at a comfortable hotel such as the Hampton Inn & Suites in Buellton or ForFriends Inn in Santa Ynez.

Stay tuned as the directors explore the Summer Market and introduce wonderful businesses to the NatureTrack family!

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Partner with us as we continue to bring inspiring films to the Santa Ynez Valley.

The NatureTrack Film Festival is dedicated to connecting our audiences to the natural world through the power of film.

There are six Partner levels to choose from, each offering a different menu of promotional opportunities for businesses to reach new audiences and show their support for this destination event.

As a Partner, you will have impact far beyond that of just a logo on a brochure. Proceeds support NatureTrack, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to taking K-12 students out on local trails and beaches during the traditional school day. Our mission at NatureTrack is to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources.

To Learn more about Sponsor Partnerships CLICK HERE.

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