Wild & Scenic Film Festival



ONE NIGHT ONLY! The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns to Dynamic Earth for the 2nd year! Considered the premiere environmental and adventure film festival, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities.

  • Date: April 30, 2015
  • Time: 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Place: Dynamic Earth Atlas Copco Theatre
  • Ticket price: Member $10 / Public $15
  • Tickets now on sale and can be purchased at the door or at Science North
  • This is a licensed, cash bar event featuring food from Bryston's

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Spaceship Earth Passenger Safety Briefing

Runtime: 2 minutes

Airline passengers are routinely briefed on how to make their flight safe and comfortable. Imagine if every passenger on Spaceship Earth were similarly briefed. Buckle up and hold on…

Twenty Eight Feet

Runtime: 8 minutes

David Welsford has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

OCEANS NORTH

Runtime: 5 minutes

Each summer, as the sea ice recedes, more than 57,000 beluga whales return to the estuaries along stunning western Hudson Bay in Manitoba. There they mate, molt, and feed, safe from predators.

But the whales need protection from potential risks like the impact of oil spills or traffic-related noise that threaten to move in through the Port of Churchill.


SLOMO

Runtime: 16 minutes

Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

The Curious Snail

Runtime: 1 minute

Immerse yourself in the beauty of a snail’s simple and small world. As we view their life up-close, you will see that a simple sludge to a puddle of water can be a mere expedition in their eyes! Diving even deeper, you will notice how these small smiley creatures move around their habitat.

Pride of Namibia

Runtime: 6 minutes

Namibia is home to one of the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. “Pride of Namibia” tells the story of communities committed to protecting wildlife, of a nation that has enshrined conservation into its constitution, and of the future of responsible travel – tourism that directly benefits the people who give wildlife freedom to roam.


Sufferfest

Runtime: 17 minutes

Behold as Cedar Wright and Alex Honnoldenchain all of the California’s 14,000 foot peaks using only bikes for transport, which when converted to meters sounds really pointless. This was the worst trip of their lives.

Joy of Air

Runtime: 4 minutes

Leave the ground beneath your feet,
Rise up, your inner legend greet.
A body in motion
Twisting, turning, churning, yearning
Apex found, heaven bound.
But remember, what goes up must come down.

Director Bryan Smith of Reel Water Productions explores the concept of catching air across a variety of sports. Words by Fitz Cahall.

Catch It

Runtime: 10 minutes

Léa Brassy grew up surfing the warm waters of Southern France. Accustomed to a life on the road, her nomadic lifestyle takes a pause at the Unstad break in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Trading in her bikini for a thick wetsuit, she connects with the surrounding mountains, Arctic surf, and simple living. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion, Léa reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.


Monarchs & Milkweed

Runtime: 8 minutes

Take a microcosmic safari through a field of milkweed and discover a whole world of life, from bees to wasps to hummingbirds to butterflies. The charismatic Monarch butterfly is completely dependent on milkweed for its survival, and places like Yosemite National Park offer protection for this often overlooked plant.

River of Eden

Runtime: 5 minutes

Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.

Higher

Runtime: 20 minutes

Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity Research elevate their game, taking their quest to the next level for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from the award-winning producers at TGR. Presented by Subaru, Higher traces Jones’ snowboarding journey from hiking Cape Cod’s Jailhouse Hill as a child to accumulating several generations’ worth of wisdom and expertise about thriving and surviving in the winter wilderness. Jones has gathered friends old and new to pass the torch to the next generation of big mountain rippers.


A Life Well Lived

Runtime: 4 minutes

Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Everest.

Sufferfest 2

Runtime: 26 minutes

Less than a year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in California, by bike, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright have forgotten that it was their worst trip ever and for some reason…they are at it again. This time they attack an ambitious goal to climb 45 of the American Southwest’s most iconic Desert Towers, via their most difficult routes, in an epic and scenic bike journey that takes them through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This movie has it all: gale force winds, hard climbing, snow in the desert, loose rock, and a puppy. What more could you ask for?

ONE NIGHT ONLY! The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic® Film Festival returns with a special, award-winning films selected specifically by & for teens -- and features a special presentation as well as hands-on demonstrations and local exhibitors.

Considered the premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities.

  • Date: April 24, 2015
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
  • Place: Dynamic Earth Atlas Copco Theatre
  • Ticket price: Member $10 / Public $15
  • Tickets now on sale and can be purchased at the door or at Science North
  • Concession available

Special intermission presentation: Join Ms. Shannon Katary, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) on “Why Innovators Matter – A mining perspective”. Take a step deeper into the world of mining with Ms. Katary to discover why mining really matters and how creative and innovative solutions from our community are modernizing the world in which we live.

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The Ridge

Runtime: 8 minutes

Danny Macaskill is a very good bike rider. A very, very good bike rider. So he climbed a mountain near his home on the Isle of Skye and did something that will make you scream with joy and horror.

Water & Wood

Runtime: 4 minutes

After more than a century of cleaning dead wood out of our rivers, we have accidentally removed critical life support systems needed for salmon and many other river creatures… and it is now time for some heavy lifting. “Water & Wood” shows how far some restoration groups are going to get this important habitat element back into rivers. Captured as part of the forthcoming film Willamette Futures.

14.c

Runtime: 9 minutes

Kai Lightener entered the world of rock climbing at the age of six. As fourteen-year-old Kai ascends to the top of the most difficult routes –rated 5.14c– and expands into outdoor climbing, he relies upon the support and encouragement of his single mother, Connie.


Twenty Eight Feet

Runtime: 8 minutes

David Welsford has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

Joy of Air

Runtime: 4 minutes

Leave the ground beneath your feet,
Rise up, your inner legend greet.
A body in motion
Twisting, turning, churning, yearning
Apex found, heaven bound.
But remember, what goes up must come down.

Director Bryan Smith of Reel Water Productions explores the concept of catching air across a variety of sports. Words by Fitz Cahall.

Dream

Runtime: 5 minutes

I wonder… if… one day… When a newbie kayaker goes paddling, he discovers a posse of pros on the river and wonders whether someday he could be that cool. A daydream in the eddy transforms the purple-helmeted rookie into a whitewater Adonis. Join kayaker Ben Marr as he takes us to a worldwhere a paddler’s wildest fantasies come true.


Bounce

Runtime: 4 minutes

Soccer. Football. It’s the world’s most popular game. For two years, Guillaume Blanchet traveled with his ball as a faithful companion. The result is Bounce.

River of Eden

Runtime: 5 minutes

Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth.

Earthbook

Runtime: 2 minutes

What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its natural resources and threatens animals and plants.


A Life Well Lived

Runtime: 4 minutes

Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Everest.

Sufferfest 2

Runtime: 26 minutes

Less than a year after enchaining the fifteen tallest peaks in California, by bike, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright have forgotten that it was their worst trip ever and for some reason…they are at it again. This time they attack an ambitious goal to climb 45 of the American Southwest’s most iconic Desert Towers, via their most difficult routes, in an epic and scenic bike journey that takes them through Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. This movie has it all: gale force winds, hard climbing, snow in the desert, loose rock, and a puppy. What more could you ask for?