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.  

Oil & Water
Spencer Chumbley, Director
Discourse Films / Vice News
17 mins
Screening: Fri 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
Filmmaking Panel
Directors talk about their work
75 mins
Panel time: Sat 5/2
11:00 am
Johnston Hall 103
 

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!

 

7+ Filmmakers will be in attendance!

 

 

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 - environmental stewardship, economic viability, and social responsibility.

 

 

 

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!

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

 

 

Sat 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. 

 

Free shuttle from MU to Jackson's.

 

 

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Marquette Hall 100, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave, MKE
Shorts Block 1
Screening: Sun 5/3
1:00 pm screening block
Varsity Theater

 

Water (1 min)

Rozaliya Dimitrova, Director

 

A short film about the necessity of water.

 

Right to Water (3 mins)

Sohel Mohammad Rana

 

A story about a woman struggling to gather drinking water in Bangladesh. 

 

#Plant4PeaceSTL (5 mins)

Corinne MacAfee, Director

 

In post-Ferguson St. Louis, neighbors gather to plant trees in an act of solidarity, unity and understanding. 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies & Bulldozers
Steve and Ann Dunsky, Directors
62 mins
Screening: Sun 5/3
1:oo pm screening block
Varsity Theater
 

This film deals with the global dilemma of economic growth versus species preservation. San Bruno Mountain provides a context to explore these complex questions. The mountain is San Francisco's lost landscape, a mostly intact remnant of the ecosystem that once covered the city's hills. It is the site of the nation's first Habitat Conservation Plan, a controversial compromise that trades development for additional habitat preservation and management. 

 

Filmmakers will be in attendance!

Working With the Grain
Henry Willette, Director
5 mins
Screening: Sun 5/3
3:oo pm screening block
Varsity Theater
 
From the streets of Minneapolis to downtown luxury apartments, 'Working With The Grain' documents the process of making a custom piece of wood furniture.
 
Film produced by a Marquette University Student!
 

 

The Life & Death of Glaciers
Chip Duncan, Director
39 mins
Screening: Sun 5/3
3:oo pm screening block
Varsity Theater
 
A film about the life cycle of glaciers.
 
 

 

OME: Tales from a Vanishing Homeland
Raul Paz Pastrana, Director
39 mins
Screening: Sun 5/3
3:oo pm screening block
Varsity Theater
 
Filmed in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Yasuni Biosphere, "OME" offers incredible access to the unique and ancient way of life of the Huaorani, one of Ecuadors most isolated indigenouse groups. OME explores the intracacies of the Huaorani way of life, highlighting their connection to the land while raising questions about their future survival as oil companies encroach upon their homeland.
 
Film producer David Bartecchi will be in attendance!