120 Days: Tarpon Season, 8 min. Directed by Ben Knight and Travis Rummel
This film offers an evocative and artful reflection on the art of saltwater flyfishing as well as the art and craft of filmmaking.
Chocolate Spokes, 6 min. Directed by Brendan Leonard
The dapper owner of a owner of a pioneering bike shop in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood uses his shop to expand boundaries.
The Perfect Flight, 6 min. Directed by Joshua Isenberg
For falconer Shawn Hayes, the perfect flight shares with others the love and awe he feels from partnering with a wild animal — sharing with kids, especially, to help keep them away from a life of trouble.
Cowtown, 11 min. Directed by Greg Kohs
The oldest weekly professional rodeo in the United States is a place called Cowtown, located in the unexpected eastern state of New Jersey, where the third-generation proprietor—a former bull rider and lifelong cowboy—strives to keep his birthright intact, running horses, producing a weekly show and fending off exorbitant offers to purchase and develop his prime land.
The High Five, 11 min. Directed by Michael Jacobs
On October 2, 1977, Dusty Baker hit his 30th home run of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. As he rounded the bases, an excited rookie named Glenn Burke met him at home plate and slapped Baker's hand with the first high five recorded in the history of sports. A year later, Burke was forced out of baseball amid rumors of his sexual orientation. This uses the gesture of the high five to explore the larger issue of what it means — then and now — to be gay in professional sports.
The Rugby Boys of Memphis, 13 min. Directed by David Darg
The rise of an inner-city Memphis high school's first rugby team shows how the unlikely sport is more than a game for the young players.
GoPro: Record-Breaking Jump with David Wise, 2 min. Directed by Sean Balmer
Kids, don’t try this at home.
John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale, 7 min. Directed by Ryan Heffernan and Grayson Shaeffer
He lived with his parents until he was 26, took a minimum-wage guide position at the age of 39, and at 52 still hasn’t landed what society would deem a real job. But refusing to grow up has worked out well for John Shocklee, who splits his time between ski guiding in Silverton, Colorado, and rowing dories down the Grand Canyon in a still fulfilling life.
Doing it Scared, 12 min. Directed by Matthew Newton
Eighteen years after suffering a life-changing accident on a gravity-defying tower off the coast of Tasmania, a climbers returns to the site to challenge himself in a new way.
My Irnik, 16 min. Directed by Francois Lebeau and Matthew Hood
In the Canadian Arctic, in the remote community of Kuujjuaq, a young father and mother are raising their son with an emphasis on shared adventures, connection to the land, the heritage of dog sledding, learning from the environment, and experiencing all that is the Far North.
Person of the Forest, 17 min., Directed by Tim Laman and Melissa Lesh
In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviors in wild orangutans before it’s too late.
Owl Dancing, 2 min. Directed by Megan Lorenz
Burrowing owls demonstrate their moves in a hilarious dance-off.