Best in Festival Films

Check out the Best in Festival Films over the years

The Biggest Little Farm
Best in Festival 2020
Director: John Chester
USA, 2019, 93m
The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and their beloved dog when they make a choice that takes them out of their tiny L.A. apartment and into the countryside to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete coexistence with nature.

When Lambs Become Lions
Best in Festival 2019
Director: Jon Kasbe
USA, 2018, 76m
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, two men try to hold onto their increasingly fragile status quo. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.

Best in Festival 2018
Director: Brett Morgen
USA, 2017, 90m
Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that had been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for more than 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Goodall.

Before the Flood
Best in Festival 2017
Director: Fisher Stevens
USA, 2016, 95m
Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Best in Festival 2016
Director: Phillip Baribeau
USA, 2015, 106m
Unbranded follows four men and sixteen mustangs on an epic 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada through the American West to inspire adoptions for the 50,000 wild horses and burros in government captivity.

Best in Festival 2015
Director: Orlando von Einsiedel
USA, 1h 40m
A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

Africa: Kalahari
Best in Festival 2014
Director: Katrina Bartlam
USA, 2013, 49m
In Africa’s ancient south west corner, two extraordinary deserts sit side by side. Water is in short supply, yet these deserts are somehow full of life.