2016 ACFF STUDENT AWARD WINNER
Filmmaker: Oliver Mueller
The New Forest of England has remained unchanged for centuries and while many of the country’s ancient beasts have long since vanished, here the creatures of old can still be found. This film captures their lives using macro, slow motion and time-lapse techniques to reveal behaviors beyond the capabilities of the human eye. Dueling dragonflies, acid-firing ants and jousting stag beetles take center stage in this world of medieval monsters.
Two Screenings! Screens on Sunday, October 23 during BLOCK 8, which begins at 3:30 pm at Reynolds Hall on the Shepherd University Campus. Encore screening on Sunday, October 30 during BLOCK 16, which begins at 6:00 pm at the Frank Center on the Shepherd University Campus.
From the green hills of Ireland to arid Ethiopia, to London’s Chelsea, Dare to be Wild is a romantic adventure based on the against-all-odds true story of Mary Reynolds, a modern-day heroine, whose quest is to show the world the power of wild nature as she reaches for her dreams – one garden, one vast desert, at a time.
Filmmakers: Kira Ivanoff and Jess Reiss
In the network of rivers and streams that crisscross the Amazon there is a hidden electric grid – a bizarre community of fish that have an electric sixth sense. They can communicate wirelessly, control each other remotely and emit shocks that can stop a human heart. Electric Amazon unlocks their electric code.
12:40 pm on Saturday at NCTC Family Theater – Block 4
Filmmakers: Turk Pipkin, Christy Pipkin
The Nobelity Project takes a stunning look at the critical threat to East Africa’s millions of flamingos from proposed soda ash mining at Lake Natron in Tanzania and demonstrates how local acts have global impacts.
12:30 pm on Saturday at the NCTC Family Theater – Block 4
Filmmaker: Francois Odendaal Productions
One beautiful, sunny day on the edge of the Karoo, South Africa, a zany scientist and a group of young adventurers go on a quest to find a legendary cheetah called White Eye in the Mountain Zebra National Park.
1:35 pm on Saturday at the NCTC Family Theater – Block 4
Filmmakers: James Sherwood, Danielle Ryan
A colony of just under 70 pairs of little penguins are struggling to survive in the big city around Sydney’s northern beaches in Australia. They are the state of New South Wale’s last mainland colony of little penguins.
When it comes to the world’s biggest and most bizarre frogs, prepare for sheer weirdness. Cold-blooded predatory instinct has transformed some frogs into snake-repelling toxic killers. Others defy gravity, return from the dead, or even fly. Hop into the world of crazy monster frogs—a real-life amphibian freak show.
Filmmakers: David Douglas, Drew Fellman
Originally an IMAX 3D release, Morgan Freeman narrates the incredible adventures of nature’s greatest explorers –lemurs. This family friendly film takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They’ve since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered.