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2015 Guest Speaker – Luke Hildebrand Sauer

2015 Guest Speaker – Luke Hildebrand Sauer

Luke Hildebrand Sauer / Director of Photography and Stedicam Operator UC Santa Cruz ’02 Film and Digital Media Production Graduate Recent work ’14,’15: Wives With Knives (season 4) The Day I Almost Died Secret America Sex Sent Me to the Slammer My Strange Criminal Addiction The Tenor from Abidjan (Independent Documentary) Upcoming Projects: I Almost […]

2015 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS and SCHEDULE!

2015 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS and SCHEDULE!

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE and PRINT on legal size paper (full-color) ALL FILMS are screened at the Historic Sonora Opera Hall in downtown Sonora, CA The following film schedule is subject to change with or without notice. *Submission by filmmaker 18 years old and under   FRIDAY, November 13, 2015  SEGMENT 1 / 6 pm If You […]

The Emotional Dimensions of the James River

This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside […]

Fragile Waters

One of the most endangered populations of orca whales are on the brink of extinction. ‘Fragile Waters’ tells the stories of those fighting to save them, and their environment. Through interviews with the world’s leading scientific experts researching Southern Resident Killer Whales, Native tribal leaders, and environmentalists, the film is a cautionary tale of a […]

Sweet, Sexy Ocean

This vibrant, character-driven nature film documents and brings awareness to the red sea urchin business in San Diego, California, emphasizing the beauty of southern California’s kelp beds, the passionate life of an urchin diver, and the consumption of these spiny creatures in markets and restaurants. The ideas of collaborating to conserve the coastal environment through […]

Two Weeks in Iceland

Iceland is one of the most amazing, and untouched, places on Earth. Truly life-changing experiences can be found around every corner of the Island. Enjoy! Director: Casey Kiernan  Casey has over 20 year experience as a Professional Photographer. He now focuses on creating timelapse experiences around the world.

Tales of the Sand

The Sand … we look at it without paying any attention. Yet it is an amazing world of life of adaptations and behaviors as unique as they are varied! Burying, hiding, digging, covering, crisscrossing, and resting: an apparently ordinary world inhabited by extraordinary animals.

Run crab run!

Rub Crab Run(2014) follows a duo of crabs as they try to escape their fate in the cruise ship’s kitchen and their journey towards the ocean. Director: Wei Lu Wei Lu Artist’s Bio Originally from China, Wei Lu is a multi-background computer art artist. He completed his B.S. degree of Electrical Engineering at 2007 and worked […]

Prescription Strength

One lost man, longing for the apocalypse, neutered and crippled by modern life, finds an answer…a hilarious and obvious truth he was missing (and as he discovers – many of us were missing) all along. Rediscovering who he really is, he recognizes how absurdly disconnected he was from himself, his loved ones, and the world […]

Tortoise in Peril

Most people have only a “big picture” view of their impact on the environment. They don’t understand the impact of simple everyday actions, like feeding wild animals when they shouldn’t. In the U.S. humans have helped ravens move into the desert which was previously inhospitable for ravens. People provide ravens with food, water and nesting […]

How Do I get Tickets?

Because of the generosity of our sponsors, our festival is FREE to the public this year for Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, November 13, 2016.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION TICKET PURCHASE for Friday, November 11, 2016:
David Vassar presents "Generation on the Wind" TICKET PURCHASE.

Location is at the Historic Sonora Opera Hall in downtown Sonora, California.

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