Join us this Valentine’s season at Fest HQ for an encore screening of stunning shorts from the 2019 Festival – plus a reception with wine, cheese, music and good friends. We invite you to reconnect with nature, reimagine intimacy, and rekindle some love for the planet. This shorts showcase magnifies some of our planet’s most delicate and breathtaking creatures. These stories illuminate the fragile beauty of nature and share the stories of the passionate people dedicated to protecting it.
The Love Bugs · Allison Otto & Maria Clinton · USA · 2019 · 34 min.
The Love Bugs is a light-hearted portrait of two aging but dedicated scientists that captures the tender moments, inside jokes and good-natured bickering that can only come from sharing a marriage and career for 55 years.
Chiripajas · Olga Poliektova & Jaume Quiles · Russia · 2017 · 2 min.
An ecological film about big adventure of one small turtle, which is trying to find his family when faced with the pressing problem of the polluted oceans.
The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating · Elisabeth Tova Bailey · USA · 2019 · 15 mins
Together, the woman and snail share an intimate journey of survival and resilience. Their captivating and graceful explorations expand the boundaries of the bedroom. This film is an adaptation of Bailey’s award-winning nonfiction memoir.
A Few Acres at a Time . Will Sardinsky · USA · 2017 · 7 mins
Follow self-proclaimed “gypsy goat lady” as she herds 500 goats around the Western U.S. as a form of ecological weed control.
More to be announced!