Prescription Strength (USA)
Directed by Justin Bogardus
Prescription Strength is an award winning 3 part comedy series about the humorous and beneficial aspects of getting out in nature more often, set in a suitably ironic post-modern capsule - a prescription drug commercial. It is also the launch of the Nature-Rx.org grassroots movement, you can be a part of, to promote getting outdoors in innovative and entertaining ways to reach all kinds of people about how getting outdoors more often can benefit humans (you) and what sustains you (nature) both. Win-Win. Join us at Nature-Rx.org and on social media.
Directed by Corinne McAfee
In post-Ferguson St. Louis, neighbors gather to plant trees in an act of solidarity, unity and understanding.
Being Freegan (UK)
Directed by Joe Clifford
A short documentary, centered on Freeganism and the Freegan lifestyle. Following Joe Clifford as he explores the world of bin-diving.
Animal Park (Italy – filmed on location in the Democratic Republic of Congo)
Directed by AFEA
Since 1996, The Democratic Republic of Congo has been in a permanent state of warfare. On the
eastern border of the country lies the oldest park of the African continent, the Virunga National Park.
The main priority of the park's management is the protection of nature, and in order to pursue this goal, rangers burn down villages, kill men, and rape women.
We Got Your Back (Sweden)
Directed by Viktor Hertz
There is so much to feel guilty about nowadays, when you think about it. Sure, we all care about the environment, but honestly, don't you just want to toss all the junk in the same waste bin, sometimes? What if there was a simple service that got your back covered, on a monthly direct debit plan?
Dreams of the Last Butterflies (USA)
Directed by Zina Brown
A live-action dark faerie tale with an urgent environmental message. A tale about the loss of butterflies in our world, and why they are disappearing, as told by the last Butterfly Queens themselves.
Combining otherworldly costumes, epic faerie-tale poetry, cutting-edge cinematography, and a new song by electronic artist Kai Altair, it features stunning performances by tribal belly dancers, ballerinas, fire masters, contortionists, and a cast of New York City's underground stars. Each Butterfly Queen represents an endangered butterfly from around the world, and together they enter human dreams hoping to save the last of their kind.
Deer and Firework (China)
Directed by Cheng Yixuan
This story was adapted from a true news story. The nondescript city is connected with the snowy forest by the city’s firework shows. City people stop and watch the sky. A couple of deer also watch the fireworks. Finally, the fireworks show ends and people return to their lives, but the two deer’s story is only beginning……
Directed by Kuesti Fraun
< 1 min.
A description of capacity, as it exists in general and un/limited nature for man and his environment
Green Zombies (USA)
Directed by Krishna Devine
An ambitious sales woman stumbles upon a group of zombies who want more than brains.
For All the Marbles (USA)
Directed by Nick Paonessa
Bill Barron is a Salt Lake City carpenter who turns his passion for the environment towards a seat in Congress. This film documents Bill's unconventional political campaign as he rides his bike over 650 miles through the state of Utah in the hopes to raise awareness for climate change.
28 Percent Pure (Iran)
Directed by Khashayar Rahimi & Shahin Djavadi Nejad
The simple story of a theft, happening in the near future.
Shadow Tree (Tanzania)
Directed by Biju Viswanath
When a Zanzibari boy finds a fish in muddy water, the challenge of keeping it alive pushes him in an
unexpected direction, which turns out to be the ultimate test of his faith in the universe.
Indonesia: Dayaks & Drones (UK – filmed on location in Indonesia)
Directed by Paul Redman
Even a well-managed, recognized forest faces constant challenges but innovative drone GPS technology, cooperative campaigning, local government support, and eco-tourism are helping the Setulang people thrive. They have shown that community rights, the environment, and development go hand in hand.
Setulang boasts clean water, sustainable fishing and hunting, building materials, fruit, and traditional medicine, a ‘life bank’ for future generations. But by being in a heavily forested area they still face the growing threat of timber, oil palm, and mining companies. The head of the village is looking to find new and innovative solutions to protect his land and a team of experts from West Kalimantan may have the answer. GPS based drones are being used for the first time to map community land, and the results have been impressive.
Poop on Poverty (South Africa – filmed on location in India)
Directed by Vijay S. Jodha
Set on the edge of the Thar desert and in the middle of world’s biggest camel fair, this film looks at the underbelly of one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in the world. The film highlight a challenge faced by 2.5 billion people on our planet everyday – access to cooking fuel. It is also a tribute to human ingenuity and sound environmental practice – turning animal waste into energy that reduces dependency on biomass and conserves natural resources.
If You Love Your Children (Canada)
Directed by Sanjay Patel
Raj Camarta has it all, a great job, a beautiful wife, a comfortable home, but he is haunted by the loss of innocent people in a natural disaster fueled by climate change. He begins a crusade to educate the world and in so doing destroys his marriage, loses his home and his livelihood. Raj finds his commitment to be stronger than his desires and ultimately rises above his losses to realize his dream.
Thank you so much to this team of students, staff, and friends for their time and dedication. This festival would not have happened without the many, many hours that they put in to pick the perfect mix of films and get the word out about the festival.
Special thanks to these individuals and organizations for their support of this event.