Just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself this weekend! Thanks for an incredible slate of nature films to educate, inspire, and nourish. It was also fun to connect with people in this community that I hadn’t met before…Looking forward to what you choose next year! I am considering how to get involved as a NT volunteer too! ~ Lisa Blanton
We are so grateful to all of the filmmakers and guests who came to the recent NatureTrack Film Festival! We love having the opportunity to meet with everyone and have the filmmakers share their insights and compelling stories with our audience. We also love the opportunity to showcase the charming town of Los Olivos and the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley with them!
What a wonderful event. Sue and her team made this 2nd annual festival a well-oiled machine. Great location and hospitality. A well curated list of very interesting and topical films made this one of the most memorable festivals we have ever attended. The social events were well done and we met a lot of interesting new friends. The Festival team were extremely good with all communications - before, during and after the event. We were honored to be part of this great festival and hope to return next year.
~ Jim Wilmer, Producer of "Water"
Thank you! It was such a great pleasure. Should you have need for a judge next year, or anything else, please reach out. I’d love to continue supporting your wonderful festival and town.
~ Matthew Testa, Director "The Human Element"
We all had a blast at the festival! Well organized, great films, amazing volunteers, great events, tasty food, yummy wine and beer, and an exceptional community. We can't thank you enough for letting us be part of it. If there's ever anything I can do to help support the NatureTrack cause, don't hesitate to ask.
~ Chris Smead, Director "The High Sierra Trail"It was an honor and a pleasure to have been a part of the NatureTrack Film Festival. Everything was so well thought out and impeccably organized - from the fun reception and delicious dinner event, to the great film selection and scheduling. The location of the venue was terrific, and we thoroughly enjoyed discovering Los Olivos, needless to say, the Hampton Inn made for a very pleasant retreat after a long, busy day. Our sincere thanks goes out to all directors, board members, judges, volunteers, and sponsors. I will be submitting films to NatureTrack again - and look forward to being a part of it again next year!
~ John Dutton, Director "The Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle"