Co2ld Waters

11 min

Filmmaker: Jeremy Roberts

At the end of the 2014 fishing season, five respected fly fishermen came together to celebrate the joy and passion of fly fishing and to discuss the biggest threat anglers face: a changing climate and warming trout waters.

4:15 pm at the Opera House – Block 8



European Lake Trout

12 min

Filmmaker: Daniel Göz

Each fall the highly endangered European lake trout returns to its birthplace high in the Swiss Alps to reproduce. Driven by their instincts and guided by remarkable senses, the trout mate, displaying a complex spawning ritual in this harsh environment.

4:22 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13



The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders

10 min

Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk

The Last Dragons features North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander that lives as much in myth as in reality. In many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

3:53 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13


Hellbender in Tellico River.

Hellbender in Tellico River.


6 min

Filmmaker: Ryan Peterson

An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines, at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska, has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks that threaten multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries.

3:45 pm Sunday at the Opera House – Block 13

XBoundary Photo (1)

America’s Amazon

58 min.
Filmmakers:  Ben Raines, Lynn Rabren
The Mobile-Tensaw Delta is the most bio-diverse area in North America. This film provides a visually stunning look at the region, covering everything from the ancient climactic forces that shaped its evolution to its remarkable biological richness to current issues putting increased pressure on its fragile ecosystems.

Carpe Diem: A Fishy Tale

52 min.
Filmmaker:  Charlotte Engel
North America is under attack by a relentless aquatic invader. Accidentally released into the Mississippi River 30 years ago, the Asian Carp have been heading north ever since. Famous for their insatiable hunger and their jumping, Asian Carp are now only 100 kilometers south of Lake Michigan. Can they be stopped?


94 min.
Filmmakers:  Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker
Dam removal has gone beyond the Monkey Wrench Gang and gone mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other fish the right to return to spawning grounds. DamNation’s majestic cinematography moves through rivers and landscapes altered by dams. It also captures a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.


9 min.
Filmmakers:  Ethan Oser, Gabriel Felder, Paul Blake
The Northern Snakehead is a monster and it has invaded the Potomac River, but Maryland and Virginia have very different ways of dealing with this invasive species. Do we leave them be or eat them until they are all gone?
[Student Filmmakers]

Passion for Pike

29 min.
Filmmaker:  Jan Inge Mevold Skogheim
Pike is a controversial fish and as a predator it spreads fast in new areas. In Telemark, Norway they use the controversial poison rotenone to stop the unwanted spreading and have set up an electric fish barrier to prevent further spread. We go fly-fishing for the mythical monster pike.

America’s Wilderness: Wilderness Stewardship: Shenandoah

4 min.
Filmmaker:  Sarah Gulick.
Wild places offer incredible natural beauty and an opportunity for personal reflection, inspiration, and growth. Take a delightful immersive journey through America’s wild places, experiencing National Park Service Wilderness from a variety of perspectives. This short film of a series celebrates the range and richness of an American Wilderness experience.
[Student Filmmaker]