2016 gleff Program 

*No Print Program.

  Save the trees.

 
Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Marquette Hall 300, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
ALL FILMS ARE FREE and open to the public!
 
1 Minute Nature
Katinka Baehr, Director
3 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

1 Minute Nature is a series of short animated documentaries for children. We began by interviewing children, with the aim of creating 1 minute real life stories with a fairytale feeling, and then bringing the audio to life with animation. The central topic is how children see and experience nature.

Flying Over Michigan
Jeremy Davidson, Director
3 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

A film that features the beauty of the Great Lakes State through the eyes of a drone.  

Growing Good Bugs
Julie Phillips, Director
3 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

Ron Whitehurst is a pest control adviser and biocontrol entomologist. He produces insects at a rate of around four million a day during the summer months. Why? Because Ron believes that his business can support farmers in moving away from toxic pesticides by finding a biological way to control pests.

Norma's Story
Alex Hawley, Director
6 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

Norma's Story is a true tale of change. 
It documents the effects of climate change on the environment , culture and food security of the Vuntut Gwitchin people of the Northern Yukon as seen through the eyes of Norma Kassi.

Rainmakers of Nganyi
Steven McDonald, Director
9 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

Researchers at Kenyan universities were faced with a problem: the weather forecasts that they were providing weren’t being taken seriously. Faced with climate change and climatic extremes, farmers were losing crops and finding it increasingly difficult to predict the weather. 

The researchers hoped their forecasts would help people adapt to climate extremes, but the people did not trust the scientific forecasts and listened only to traditional rainmakers.

Oil & Water
Spencer Chumbley, Director
Discourse Films / Vice News
17 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/21
7:30 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

The Straits of Mackinac connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, and divide Michigan’s lower peninsula from its upper peninsula. But the gorgeous blue expanse of this part of the Great Lakes region is threatened by a danger lurking just beneath its surface: two degrading oil pipelines.

If just one of the pipelines ruptured, it would result in a spill of 1.5 million gallons of oil—and that’s if Enbridge, the company that owns them, is able to fix the pipeline immediately.

 

Talkback with the filmmaker following the screening!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Marquette Hall 100, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
Johnston Hall 103, Marquette University, 1131 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
A Farmer's Road
John Murray
74 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
1:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 300
 

A Farmer’s Road tells the story of how two PhD soil scientists traded the security of academic tenure at the University of Illinois for the relentless challenges and economic uncertainty of operating a Grade A goat dairy and farmstead creamery in central Illinois. The film follows them over a four-year period capturing the transformation of a previously cash grain landscape into diversified perennial crops and livestock while they strive to embody the core principles of sustainability.

 

Director John Murray will be in attendance!

 

 

 

Fable of the Wolf
Charlie Cardillo, Director
2 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
3:00 pm screening block
Johnston Hall Room 103
 

Wolves once roamed the U.S. before decades of slaughter pushed them to the brink of extinction. It wasn’t until they were missing that people recognized the crucial role wolves play in balancing the natural world. The animated short unearths the ancient relationship between wolf and man, celebrating the wild nature of this deeply misunderstood species.

 

 

More Than Just Parks
Jim & Will Pattiz, Directors
4 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
3:00 pm screening block
Johnston Hall Room 103
 

MTJP | Redwood is the culmination of several weeks spent exploring Redwood National and State Parks. Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California are home to the tallest trees in the world, the mighty Redwood, which can reach staggering heights of over 360ft and weigh more than 500 tons. These parks feature magical forests, miles of spectacular beaches, stunning overlooks, and the largest herd of Roosevelt elk on the planet. This short film was shot entirely in 4K.

 

 

Don't Frack With Denton
Garrett Graham, Director
50 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
3:oo pm screening block
Johnston Hall Room 103
 

Filmmaker and Denton resident Garrett Graham’s feature-length documentary, Don’t Frack With Denton tells the empowering story of how his hometown became the first city in Texas to ban the drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deep in the heart of the oil and gas empire

 

Filmmakers will be in attendance!

A Lakefront Day
Anna Otto & Noah Simpson, Directors
3 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall Room 100
 

A short meditation on Milwaukee's harbor in winter. This film was produced by Marquette students in the spring of 2016!

 

Anna Otto & Noah Simpson will be in attendance!

The Path of Grey Owl
Goh Iromoto, Director
11 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall Room 100
 

“The question is not what we get out of nature, but what can we give back to nature.”

 

The Path of Grey Owl is a new film by Goh Iromoto, shot on location in Ontario, Canada. It follows world renowned bushcraft export Ray Mears through the wilderness of the Temagami region, as he explores the path of acclaimed author and conservationist Grey Owl (also known as Archibald Belaney).

 

 

An American Ascent
G. Potter & A. Adkins, Directors
70 mins
Screening: Fri 4/22
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber the white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of these people do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain

 

Scott Briscoe, expedition member will conduct a talkback after the film!

 

 

Fri Night Afterparty
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub
1203 N. 10th St, MKE, 53205
9:30 pm – 12:00 am
 

Come join the GLEFF staff, visiting filmmakers, and other festival attendees for a film festival style party! Take a photo with "Camera Crane," the GLEFF mascot, score some schwag, and engage in some environmentally minded discussion.

 

Light refreshments will be served. Beverages and other food for purchase. 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Marquette Hall 100, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
Campus Birding Walk
Presented by SOAR
Event: Sat 4/23
9:30 am
Depart from 1131 W. Wisconsin Ave, Johnston Hall
 

Join us for a leisurely walk of the Marquette campus as we identify birds and the various obstacles they encounter while flying in an urban environment. Matthew Grcic, director of SOAR, and Fr. Stephen Mitten S.J., from Loyola University Chicago, will talk about how they reduced bird fatalities at Loyola  by decreasing bird collisions with buildings.

 

Learn more about SOAR here. 

Filmmaker Panel
Directors talk about their work
Panel: Sat 4/23
11:00 am 
Marquette Hall 100
 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be an environmental filmmaker? Or how you might start a film on a topic that's important to you? Come out to our Sat morning panel to hear from our visiting filmmakers. This event is designed for audience interaction– come equiped with questions!.

1 Minute Nature
Katrinka Baehr, Director 
3 min
Screening: Sat 4/23
1:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

1 Minute Nature is a series of short animated documentaries for children. We began by interviewing children, with the aim of creating 1 minute real life stories with a fairytale feeling, and then bringing the audio to life with animation. The central topic is how children see and experience nature.

The Festival
Taylor Stanton, Director 
12 min
Screening: Sat 4/23
1:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Each June, a small Michigan town is over run by amphibious insects called fishflies. Fishflies live only 24 hours, just enough time to lay new eggs, before they die and leave a rotting fish smell. Determined to make the most of their short lives, the town celebrates them in an annual carnival, the Bay-Rama Fishfly Festival. 

“The Festival” is a portrait of the unique celebration, the small-town that hosts it, and those who come to visit — human and insects alike.

Graveyard of the Great Lakes
Eric Seals, Director
50 mins
Screening: Sat 4/23
1:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Great Lakes historians say up to 10,000 shipwrecks are at the bottom and they are full of history. 74-year-old shipwreck hunter David Trotter has spent half his life hunting for them, exploring and telling their stories. 
This documentary is about of three of the many shipwrecks he has found on Lake Huron. You'll learn about the life and death struggle aboard for the sailors, the heroic connection to the past and the story of a lone survivor

 

Filmmaker Eric Seals will conduct a Q&A after the film.

SOAR
Matthew Grcic, Director
12 mins
Screening: Sat 4/23
3:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Over 6,000 birds are found dead in Chicago every year from window strikes. SOAR, Student Operation for Avian Relief, is a Loyola University Chicago initiative to minimize bird window collisions on campus. This film shows what initiatives Chicago and Loyola are taking to save migratory birds from preventable deaths.

 

Filmmaker Matthew Grcic will conduct a Q&A after the film!

Operation Wolf Patrol
Joe Brown, Director
20 mins
Screening: Sat 4/23
3:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Operation Wolf Patrol is a documentary that focuses on the controversial "wildlife monitoring group 'Wolf Patrol,'" and the group's leader, Rod Coronado, a so called "eco-terrorist." The film is a work-in-progress. 

 

Joe Brown, filmmaker and GLEFF director, will present!

Shipping Home
C. Zaluski & S. Smartt, Directors
20 mins
Screening: Sat 4/23
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Shipping Home follows the year-long construction of Asheville, North Carolina’s first shipping container residence. But this is no HGTV fairytale. - Ryan and Brook must balance life and parenthood with their aspirations of a sustainable dream house..

 

Filmmaker Sam Smartt will conduct a Q&A after the film!

Our Local Epic
Will Taggart, Director 
47 mins
Screening: Thurs 4/23
7:00 pm screening block
Marquette Hall 100
 

Flowing through one of North America’s deepest canyons, filled with dangerous whitewater, the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone’s sheer granite walls are a perfect place for a massive dam. Follow the story of this amazing river from the flight of the Nez Perce to the adventures of modern day explorers, as kayaking led to conservation and the Clarks Fork was saved from damnation as Wyoming’s first Wild & Scenic River.

Starring Yvon Chouinard, Lamar Empey, Rob Lesser, Mick Hopkinson, and Aaron Pruzan.

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