Do you know what it feels like to ski awesome powder? Then you know how Kai feels. This film shows the best parts of being in the snow. You might know how it feels to ski, but if not, watch this film and you will!
—Joe Galbo, age 13
In this short, Mike Hopkins rides his bike through incredibly stunning landscapes, taking us on a journey through places he likes to call “beautifully strange.” —Lilah Lerner, age 14
Strong, brave and powerful. Hannah Jordan is all of these things in this inspiring film. —Townes Merritt, age 12
Do you like to ride your bike even when it is winter? If so, then you’ll love this film about a little girl and her bike.
—Caroline Merritt, age 8
March of the Newts
Do you like getting funky out in the woods? Well, these newts sure do. —Townes Merritt, age 12
Every Nine Minutes
Artists find a unique way to raise awareness about plastic waste. —Henry Martin, age 15
Think Like a Scientist: Renewal
Think Like a Scientist: Renewal is a breathtaking film about the un-damming of the Elwha River and the impact it had on migrating salmon. This film discusses how humans have manipulated the environment and looks at one scientist who is watching the Elwha River renew to its original state, while also observing the animals around it.
—Brooke Shifrin, age 16
Melon Kuma is a skiing adventure featuring the Melon Kuma, a popular bear mascot in Japan. Melon Kuma shows some awesome ski shots of the mascot and some funny and cute dance moves as well — featuring his small bear friend. —Brooke Shifrin, age 16
One Small Step
This bittersweet Oscar-nominated film presents a father and a daughter, and shows the sacrifices that a parent has to make for his or her children. Although kids might disregard you and act like they don’t appreciate what you do for them, it’s still important to show them that One Small Step toward fulfilling their dreams. —Sadie Steinberg, age 14
Lids on Kids
A film about why kids wear helmets and who they become behind the mask. —Jake Martin, age 13
Richard Permin is skiing on the roofs of buildings, in France! He defies the definition of skiing and turns heads as he shreds through the powder on slanted roofs. Every morning he is motivated to do something he loves, now that is cool! —Arabella Galbo, age 16
Margo Hayes, Paige Claassen and Emily Harrington are three of the world’s fiercest climbers. In this film, they travel to Spain, where they send stunning sport routes, go deep water soloing and embody the term slaydies, i.e. ladies who slay.
Have you ever been misunderstood? If you have, then you will make a connection with this film.
—Caroline Merritt, age 8
18-year-old Aji Piper is one of 21 youths ages 11 to 22 who are suing the federal government for refusing to act on climate change. He will talk about his love of nature, why he decided to devote his life to climate justice and how his generation is motivated to change the world.
In Person: Aji Piper