NatureTrack Film Festival Lineup & Ribbon Cutting

Lights, camera, action! Here is the lineup for the NatureTrack Film Festival coming to Goleta for the first time October 6-8. The three-day festival celebrating nature and outdoor adventure will be at the Metropolitan Fairview Theater located at 225 N. Fairview Avenue. The diverse films chosen by co-directors Francisco Lopez and Mitchka Saberi include one dozen features and 30 shorts. There will also be two panels. Check out this trailer to for a taste of what you will see: Learn more and view the lineup here:

Besides watching the films there is a lot more to look forward to including a grand opening night at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, VIP Pass holder and filmmaker mixer on Saturday, and an Awards Ceremony with a closing Party on Sunday – both at The Leta Hotel.

You are also invited to a Field Trip early Sunday morning, October 8, to Lake Los Carneros to get an up-close look at the birds that call this place home. Festival goers can experience what NatureTrack, the founding organization, has been doing since 2011 for more than 35,000 kids K-12 in Santa Barbara County to generate interest in becoming stewards of nature for future generations.

To welcome the Festival to Goleta, a ribbon-cutting was held on August 24 in front of the Metropolitan Fairview Theatre. The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber organized the event which had a great turnout. Mayor Pro-Tempore Kyle Richards, 2nd District Councilmember Luz Reyes-Martín, 1st District Councilmember James Kyriaco, and City Manager Robert Nisbet attended the special event.

Tickets are on sale at

Feature film “The Way of the Cheetah”

Short film “Ice Merchants”

Ribbon cutting event