NatureTrack Film Festival Returns

July 6 Summer Screening Announced

The NatureTrack Film Festival (NTFF) is returning to Goleta October 11-13, 2024, at a new location, the Camino Real Cinemas at Camino Real Marketplace. Over three days, festival attendees will be wowed with adventure films, visually arresting documentaries, animated films, and films that defy conventional perceptions of nature-centered cinema. The full program of films will be announced in September.

Early Bird VIP passes for the 6th NatureTrack Film Festival are on sale now here.

Gareth Kelly, Managing Director for this year’s festival, said, “We’re excited to stage our biggest festival yet! We look forward to welcoming the community with a program of incredible films and events that will inspire people to connect with the natural world.”

With the mission to Ignite Passion for Nature Through Film, the 2024 festival will showcase over 50 films from around the world that focus on nature, share a passion for environmental stewardship, and celebrate outdoor adventure. The festival will feature an opening night party, filmmaker panels, tributes, and more!

Founded in Los Olivos, CA, in 2018, the NatureTrack Film Festival has become a yearly highlight for filmmakers, conservationists, and nature lovers from California and worldwide. Past NTFF films have won prestigious awards across the film festival circuit, including last year’s Oscar shortlisted Between Earth & Sky, and Range Rider – now a Patagonia Film.

New this year, the NatureTrack Foundation will present a family-friendly outdoor Summer Screening Series at El Capitan campground, in partnership with California State Parks, starting on Saturday, July 6th at 7:30 pm with a screening of The Beaver Believers (2020 NTFF Audience Award Winner). This screening series will be free, open to the public, and will feature films from past editions of NTFF. Also don’t miss the big reveal of this year’s special festival poster featuring art by a prominent local artist on July 11th at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Camino Real Cinemas.

Proceeds from the film festival directly support NatureTrack’s mission of providing outdoor experiences to children and wheelchair users, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to access, appreciate, and learn from nature’s wonders.

For more information about the festival, including film submissions, sponsorship opportunities, and ticket sales, please visit the newly revamped website: