NatureTrack Film Festival Coming to Goleta in October

Early Bird VIP Festival Passes on Sale till August 18th

The City of Goleta is pleased to be the location for the NatureTrack Film Festival which is taking place October 6-8 at Metropolitan Fairview Theatre (225 N. Fairview Ave). This is the fifth year for the Film Festival, but the first year it will be held in Goleta. The three-day festival includes an opening night celebration at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara with a film about the world’s best kayaker. Opening Night tickets are on sale. Early Bird VIP Film Festival Passes are available until August 18th.  Individual tickets will be on sale once the full film lineup is released.

NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) is a celebration of nature and outdoor adventure through film. Since it began in 2018 in Los Olivos, the festival has showcased hundreds of national and international filmmakers’ works. The event typically includes more than 40 films with panels and parties. View festival teaser here.

City of Goleta Mayor Paula Perotte said she is thrilled to see NTFF coming to Goleta. She said, “Goleta is the perfect fit for this film festival. The Good Land is full of nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts and it’s wonderful to have a film festival that celebrates the natural world in our own backyard.”

NatureTrack Founder Sue Eisaguirre said coming to Goleta makes perfect sense. She said, “NatureTrack has been exploring the trails and beaches of Goleta with K-12 children since 2011. Thus, it was an easy decision to bring the only nature-centric film festival to the ‘Good Land.’  With its’ surrounding natural beauty, picturesque coastal landscapes, and scenic mountain views create an ideal backdrop for celebrating and appreciating nature through film. Moreover, Goleta’s vibrant community of nature enthusiasts and environmentally conscious individuals offers the perfect audience.”

While the schedule of films has yet to be announced, organizers have released that “Wild Waters” will be shown on opening night, October 6 at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. The new documentary is about a female kayaker, Nouria Newman, who is making a name for herself. There will be an after-party with lively conversation, live music, and light appetizers.

The festival continues October 7 & 8 at the Metropolitan Fairview Theatre with screenings on everything from nature documentaries to outdoor adventure films to narrative and animation films. Also look for panels, Q&A’s, a few parties, and an awards presentation on Sunday evening. In addition, the following weekend NTFF will present the Best of the Fest screenings in Los Olivos. 

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The NatureTrack Foundation is a 501c3 Non-Profit. All proceeds from the NatureTrack Film Festival will support NatureTrack in introducing school children and wheelchair users to outdoor spaces from the seashore to the inland oak woodlands of Santa Barbara County by providing cost-free outdoor field trips.

Number one kayaker in the world, Nouria Newman in action in the “Wild Waters” documentary set to open the NatureTrack Film Festival in Goleta