(short film Program)
Short film program curated from some of the finest outdoor adventure short films from around the globe. Following the short film program, filmmakers will be on hand to participate in an audience Q & A.
*Some films below may contain strong language and violence. Some content may not be suitable for viewers under the age of 13.
The Wonder by Goh Iromoto
“Nature and the beauty of the wilderness is far far greater than us.”
THE WONDER is a reflective journey exploring the human sense of awe and wonder amidst the landscape and wildlife of Kenya.
This film follows the story of Ninian Lowis, a safari guide who has spent much of his life amongst the wilderness of Africa - surrounded by rich savannah, mountains, forests, deserts and the extraordinary creatures that reside within these very landscapes. The story revolves around his reflections of how nature helped overcome a sense of purposelessness during his youth, and how he came to realize that a sense of solitude and deep exposure to wild environments had the ability to awaken his senses
Delineation by Bruce James
Based out of Des Moines, Mike Gustafson makes custom motorcycles as MONNOM Customs. Mike's love for motorcycles paired with his craftsmanship and vision helped to create MONNOM's unique builds. DELINEATION is an exploration of how Mike's love for all types of riding evolved into building and creating custom cafe racers.
Camel Finds Water by Ian Durkin and Trevor Gordon
Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
Adaptive by Taylor Zann
Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list...
In 2018, Jim invited a climber missing her left hand, Maureen Beck, to accompany him in attempting the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower (5.10+) in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables. The route is on the list of North America's 50 classic climbs and the 2,000 foot granite face is coveted by climbers everywhere. In "Adaptive", Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that "disabled" climbers are just differently––and equally––abled.
Speak To Me Softly by Henna Taylor
Experience fear and emotion alongside climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends a route while fighting the self-criticism and doubt from that little voice we all have in the back of our heads.
Trout Country: Fly Fishing on a Changing Yellowstone by Tony Valentino
Trout Country: Fly Fishing on a Changing Yellowstone takes us down the Yellowstone River to Paradise Valley, Montana, renowned for its world-class fly fishing. The stories in the 15 minute documentary demonstrate the very real economic, environmental, and emotional impacts of a rapidly changing climate for the community living in Paradise Valley. Trout Country delves into the fly fishing culture and livelihood of the folks in the film and rural communities that rely on the recreational fishing industry. The beauty of this iconic river contrasts with the harrowing reality of the warming of the Yellowstone River, which led to a massive die off of whitefish and a weeks-long closure of the river during the heart of fishing season in 2016. We watch as the communities along the river come together to develop and implement strategies to begin understanding the river’s climate change-driven changes.