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NatureTrack Film Festival

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on March 24, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on March 25, 2018 at 8:00am

$7 - $10

The NatureTrack Film Festival kicks off on Friday, March 23, 2018 with an opening reception at the historic and newly reopened Mattei’s Tavern prior to screenings that day. A full slate of films will be offered on Saturday, and the festival will conclude on Sunday with a half day of programming and a closing reception (location TBD). Films will screen at three venues in Los Olivos: the Santa Ynez Valley Grange, the Gates Foss Community Center at Los Olivos School, and St. Mark’s In-The-Valley Church.

Filmmaker “Meet & Greets” are planned for local food and wine establishments, along with special bonus screenings and an outdoor free family movie night. NatureTrack will also offer docent led hikes for those wishing to take advantage of the abundant natural beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley for a more immersive outdoor experience. A not-to-be-missed falconry demonstration will also take place during the NatureTrack Film Festival.

Over 1,500 long and short film entries from around the world were submitted to the NTFF in both live and animated form in the categories of Student, Adventure, Conservation, Kids Connecting With Nature and a special category called Outdoors and Out of Bounds. The festival will select approximately two dozen for screening with juried awards given for Audience Favorite, Best Student Film, Best in Category (Feature or Short), Best Depiction of Children Connecting to Nature – the “Dan Conaway Award” and overall Best in Festival.

Passes and punch cards for the first ever NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) are on sale now at The NatureTrack Film Festival will debut March 23-25, 2018 in Los Olivos with over 20 films dedicated to outdoor themes, wildlife and nature content.

The following passes and punch cards are now available online:

$25 Punch card good for 3 films

$50 Punch card good for 7 films

Each punch is good for access to one film

$200 Patron Pass includes:

  • Access to all film pass lines for all films
  • Priority entry for 1 workshop
  • Two-for-one wine tasting at a Meet & Greet
  • Admission to Opening & Closing receptions
  • 1 complimentary wine or beer at Opening & Closing receptions
  • 1 bottle of NTFF wine (available for pick-up at NTFF headquarters during the festival)
  • Access to VIP lounge
    *Purchase by Dec. 31, 2017 and get a free NTFF re-useable 16oz. stainless steel tumbler

$400 Epic Pass includes:

  • Immediate entry to all films (up to 15 min before show time)
  • Immediate entry to all workshops (up to 15 min before start time); limited seating
  • Two-for-one wine tasting at all Meet & Greets
  • Admission to Opening & Closing receptions
  • Complimentary beer and wine at receptions
  • Access to VIP lounge
  • 2 bottles of NTFF wine (available for pick up at NTFF headquarters during the festival)
  • 1 NTFF re-useable 16oz. stainless steel tumbler
  • 1 NTFF seat cushion
  • $100 of the Epic Pass purchase is tax deductible

and…Special winemaker dinner at Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, with filmmaker and UCSB professor Chris Jenkins discussing the legacy of the iconic Mutual of Omaha program Wild Kingdom, including a demonstration of the original cameras and equipment used to shoot this groundbreaking TV show. Complimentary transportation from Los Olivos to Bottlest and back will be provided.

*Advance reservations are required to guarantee a seat at this dinner.