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SCREENING BLOCK: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beauty & Bounty 

[Run Time: 2 and 1/2 minutes]

Documentary - Short

Director: Doug Armknecht

Country of Filming: USA 

Country of Origin: USA 

Language: English

Synopsis: Drones give us unique perspectives on the world, and this is especially striking over the sweeping landscapes of farm country. Jhan LaRosh describes how drones are used on his family farm to capture stunning views and share them with the world. This film shows the beauty of the Kansas plains and the bounty of wheat harvest.

 

Regenerative Secret 

[Run Time: 8 minutes]

Documentary - Short

Director: Finian Makepeace

Country of Filming: USA 

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Synopsis: A Regenerative Secret pulls back the curtain on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) and their detrimental impact on our ecosystem. More importantly, it offers an incredible alternative that most farmers, producers, chefs, and consumers aren't even aware of yet - regenerative agriculture.



 SkyGrazers: A Story of the Flying Farmers 

[Run Time: 1 hour, 14 minutes]

Documentary - Feature

Director: Annemarie Aronoff

Country of Filming: USA 

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Synopsis: Two lovebird ranchers make the leap to learn how to fly a plane together, realizing their lifetime dream of flying their own airplane from their grass airstrip on their farm, forever changing the path of their lives, they hope, for the better. But when tragedy strikes, and their plane crashes in a lake, was it all a mistake, that fateful decision they made together? To continue pursuing their dream, it takes a team, someone to share that path, to help the other get to the other side, together. Surrounded by a delightful age-old group, the International Flying Farmers, who share their love of agriculture, as stewards of the land, and a deep passion for aviation and flying, the lovebirds share their story, their plight in these changing times, and are determined keep the legacy of these 'cowboys in the sky' alive. A story of togetherness, family, and the pursuit of passion. A delightful ride in the sky! This uplifting documentary film celebrates a resilient group of rural aviators who show us that you're never too old to fly! Shedding light on the root of the pilot shortage, and the importance of agriculture in our changing times, SkyGrazers illustrates the triumphant stories and struggles of the International Flying Farmers.

Individual Ticket or Festival Pass

You can either purchase an individual ticket for a screening block for $10 or you can save money by buying a Festival Pass.


$  50  - Screenings Pass (see all  for one price)

$150 -  Festival Soiree Pass (screenings & parties)

$ 250 - Festival VIP Pass (screenings, parties, and special events)

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SHORTS BLOCK: 1:00PM - 3:30PM

 Blows with the Wind 

[Run Time: 6.5 minutes]

Narrative - Short (Animated)

Director: Hazhir As’adi**

Country: Iran (student film)

Language: English

Synopsis: After occurring some events for the scarecrow, scarecrow becomes human.

**Student Filmmaker


I Created You 

[Run Time: 14 minutes]

Documentary - Short

Director: Noel McIntyre

Country: Ireland

Language: English

Synopsis: Documentary on the creation of a life size carving of King Malachy, High King of Ireland.


What a Rancher Looks Like 

[Run Time: 13 and 1/2 minutes]

Documentary - Short

Director: Kelsie Moore

Country of Filming: USA

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Synopsis: It’s calving season on ranches around the West. For Maggie Schmidt, who grew up in Salt Lake City, it means cold, early mornings and cold, late nights. Maggie is a ranch manager in Deer Lodge, Montana and while there are moments she may still feel like an outsider, there usually isn’t time to worry about it. There is too much work to be done and always cows to be looked after.


Lily

[Run Time: 25 minutes]

Documentary - Short

Director: Adrienne Gruben

Country of Filming: USA

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Synopsis: (coming soon)


Individual Ticket or Festival Pass

You can either purchase an individual ticket for a screening block for $10 or you can save money by buying a Festival Pass.


$  50  - Screenings Pass (see all  for one price)

$150 -  Festival Soiree Pass (screenings & parties)

$ 250 - Festival VIP Pass (screenings, parties, and special events)

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FEATURE PRESENTATION: 3:30PM - 5:00PM

True Blue 

[Run Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes]

Documentary - Feature

Director: Swati Dandekar

Country of Filming: India

Country of Origin: India

Language: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu

Synopsis: Indigo is not just a colour, it never was... it was wealth, it was mystique, it was colonialism, tyranny and protest. It made history, but itself fell prey to the events and processes of time, until one day it seemed to disappear. 

As the world begins to demand natural dyes once again, it is back in the spot light. The stubborn dreamers who refused to forget their craft feel vindicated, but the world that once nurtured this difficult and capricious colour is no more. Crafting indigo requires body knowledge and commitment that is at variance with the ever-increasing demands dictated by fashions and trends that are themselves ephemeral but expect constancy from the craftsmen.  

As a dye, indigo is like no other; how does a green leaf yield blue colour? How do the different shades emerge? What is the chemistry that makes this possible? Neeli Raag explores the materiality and textures of this colour as it passes through myriad transformations to take its final avatar. This is juxtaposed cinematically with the meditative nature of the craftsman's work - in tune with the tools, immersed in the process for long hours. Skill, labour, material and craftsmanship... so enmeshed are these that it is difficult to say where one ends and the other begins.


Individual Ticket or Festival Pass

You can either purchase an individual ticket for a screening block for $10 or you can save money by buying a Festival Pass.


$  50  - Screenings Pass (see all  for one price)

$150 -  Festival Soiree Pass (screenings & parties)

$ 250 - Festival VIP Pass (screenings, parties, and special events)

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SCREENING IN ANDREWS PARK - 7:00 PM

Biggest Little Farm

[Run Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes]

Documentary - Feature

Director: John Chester

Country of Filming: USA

Country of Origin: USA

Language: English

Synopsis: A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Over the years, the desolate they purchase begins to thrive and its transformed.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

Bring a chair and hang out in the grass to watch this inspiring film that's perfect for the entire family under the stars. Food, beer and wine will be available to purchase.  There will be a mini-Farmers Market for the kids, some Vacaville Farmers selling their products, face painting for the kids, and more. Get there early to check everything out before the movie starts!