Staff Report

The NatureTrack Film Festival in Los Olivos is now accepting submissions for its 2020 run in multiple categories, in both short and feature lengths.

Both live and animated films will be accepted in categories of Adventure, Animation, Biography, Conservation, Kids Connecting With Nature, Scenic, Student, and a special category called Outdoors & Out of Bounds.

Until Aug. 31 there is no fee to submit a film for consideration. Beginning Sept. 1, the fee is $10. The submission deadline Sept. 30.

Adventure: Emphasizing exploration and interaction with nature.

Animation: Focused on nature, conservation efforts, or the environment.

Biography: Focused on a person who has lived, or is living, a lifestyle that enhances our understanding of nature, conservation, and/or our environment.

Conservation: Focused on conservation efforts that work toward preserving and/or protecting nature and the environment.

Kids Connecting with Nature: Showcasing children connecting with nature through learning, exploring, discovering, or through community service.

Outdoors & Out of Bounds: Extreme adventure and athletic interaction with nature and the natural environment.

Scenic: The beauty, majesty, or exploration of interesting environments that can be found in nature.

Student: Films in this category must be submitted by a student (with proof of student enrollment at the time the film was created).

Films will be judged by a jury of film industry professionals and nature experts, cash prizes up to $1,000 for overall Best in Festival.

Complete entry application and rules are available at

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