I Want to Live in the Zoo
Sasha decides that living in a zoo is much more exciting than living at home where she is responsible for chores, homework and eating vegetables. She’ll eventually need to determine whether or not giraffes and penguins make for better parents.
10 Year Old Kai Jones' Mind-Blowing Season Edit
Kai Jones is a 10-year-old who’s already making a name for himself as a big mountain skier. Kai takes on the legendary Corbet’s Couloir in Jackson Hole, dubbed “America’s scariest ski slope.”
Intersection: Micayla Gatto
Professional mountain biker and artist Micayla Gatto recreates in her paintings the sweeping vistas of ridgelines she rides on her bike. Both cornering berms and putting paintbrush to canvas allow Gatto to achieve that magical flow state where she exists completely and happily in the present moment. Intersection takes us inside the vibrant space where artist and athlete collide, as Gatto pedals through her artwork with a splash of color.
Imagination: Tom Wallisch
From the boredom of the backseat of his parents’ station wagon, a young skier imagines the passing front-yard snow piles and sloping roofs as suburban ski terrain. His daydream suddenly springs to life as freeskier Tom Wallisch flies over Airstreams and garbage cans, and down the steps and rails of Nelson, British Columbia, sparks flying when his skis meet pavement. Imagination is an homage to the late Canadian freeskier J.P. Auclair’s iconic street segment from the film All.I.Can. (Mountainfilm 2011), which proves with a little snow and creativity anything is possible.
My Mom Vala
Rivers run through Vala Árnadóttir’s blood; she was raised by fishing guides. She lives in the city of Reykjavík, Iceland, with her 10-year-old daughter Mathilda, and teaches Mathilda the art of casting, the tricks of fish, the peace of standing on the banks watching the water flow by. But when Vala travels to Greenland for guiding work, immersing herself in a landscape that’s as beautiful and fertile as it is barren and unforgiving, Mathilda doesn’t come along. Not yet. This short film paints the fantastical and mysterious country of Greenland through Mathilda’s fantasies and Vala’s eyes.
Up All Night
Five-year-old Dorothy Jean Ross invites us along on an all-night adventure dreamscape, where we all get to enjoy a child’s limitless imagination with her own narration and some animation help from her father.
What wonderful delights await when we put away our phones and observe the world around us. This animated short film shares and fosters creativity and imagination.
Dear Mr. President
Remember when adults were, like, really smart? Here’s one, talking about climate change: “I believe there is weather, I believe there is change and I believe it goes up and it goes down and it goes up again and it changes depending on the years and centuries.” But wiser voices are weighing in. “Burning all these fossil fuels creates carbon dioxide into our atmosphere and gets stuck,” That’s Diego, 12, reading from his letter, one of thousands collected by Protect Our Winters as part of its effort to mobilize the outdoor sports community against climate change. Who’s the grown-up now?
This short film shares the story of five students from Telluride, Colorado who have started an environmental advocacy group to bring awareness to the use of plastics, specifically bottled water in their community.
The Day I Beat the Sky
Crashing thunder and lightning can be scary, but this animated film gives a young boy the motivation and rhythm to rock out until the clouds clear.
The Piñata King
In Mexico, no child’s birthday party is complete without a piñata. Piñatas made by the Piñata King, along with his family, friends and most of his fellow townspeople, are unique pieces of crafted artisanship. For some kids, the beauty of the piñata is worth more than the sweet goodies hidden inside. For others, it’s still all about the goodies.
A New View of the Moon
Wylie Overstreet was hanging out in his L.A. apartment one night and, out of boredom, decided to take his high-powered telescope out to the street to peer at the moon. Pretty soon people began wandering up and asking him what he was up to. When he showed them, they nearly fell over in awe. A New View of the Moon is just the reminder we need to keep looking up. Because as Galileo said, back in 1610, “it’s a beautiful and wondrous sight to behold the body of the moon.”
40th Anniversary Retrospective: From the Vault Program
In this animated delight, a lone sea turtle travels through space, creating a magical world of forests, rivers, mountains and monkeys with her breath.
Meet the Real Wolf
Throughout history, myths about the “big bad wolf” generated scary stereotypes of the animal that crept out of fairy tales and into human consciousness. By the 1950s, wolves were pushed to the brink of extinction in the lower 48. In this short film, predator becomes protagonist as we learn what happens when the wolf is no longer antagonized, but recognized as the missing link in a healthy ecosystem.
Telluride local, championship runner and 2017 Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner, Soleil Gaylord will speak on the power of hard work, commitment and the inspiration she gains from running in the mountains.
In Person: Soleil Gaylord