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NatureTrack announces selections for film festival


The NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF), scheduled for March 22 through 24 in Los Olivos, recently announced its official entry selections.
Films selected to be shown at the festival include The Human Element from director Matthew Testa and National Geographic photographer James Balog; Forbidden Zone: Wildlife on the Battlefield features the story of a Hungarian battlefield used for the military since the 1800s; The Malaysian Snake Guardian by director Manuel Coronado Acevedo; No Man’s Land: Expedition Antarctica from Matthias Mayr of Germany; and Arctic 3: The Last Chapter, as well as Natural Flow, a film by Santa Ynez Valley soccer player Boston Fitzpatrick. Several student-made films will also be featured in the festival including Our Last Trash from UCSB student film director Joanne Yue who examines trash and zero-waste lifestyles.
Awards for Best Student Film, Best in Category, Best Depiction of Children Connecting to Nature, Audience Favorite, and overall Best in Festival will be presented. The festival starts on March 22 with a reception at St. Mark’s In-the-Valley Church; films will be screened at St. Marks as well as the Santa Ynez Valley Grange and the Gates Foss Community Center at Los Olivos School.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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