Festival Information

10:00a – 11:00p
Ross’ Landing
Rain or Shine

Live music, food, beer, film festival, and over 50 vendor booths.
Come try the specially crafted Chattanooga Challenge Golden Ale. This brew is a medium-bodied beer with a lightly hopped profile and aroma, followed by a crisp, refreshing finish. The Chattanooga Challenge Golden Ale will also be available at Big River Grille & Brewing Works (downtown and Hamilton Place), Bluewater Grille, Rhythm & Brews, and other select restaurants and bars!
12:30 p.m.
A Man Called Bruce
1:15 p.m.
Ryan Oyer
2:00 p.m.
Jennifer Hope & the FNG's
2:45 p.m.
Jordan Hallquist
3:30 p.m.
Jennifer Daniels
4:00 p.m.
Eight Knives
5:00 p.m.
Soul Mechanic
6:00 p.m.
Sidecar Special
7:00 p.m.
Smooth Dialects
8:00 p.m.
Headliner: Kat Graham, star of the hit show "Vampire Diaries"
The Pacific Oceanscape
8 min - Eastern US Premiere
The Pacific Oceanscape is a political commitment by countries of the Pacific Islands Forum to understand, guard, and conserve the Pacific Ocean for the benefit of all. Fifteen countries of the Pacific Islands Forum have committed to create the largest protected area network on earth.
23 Feet
29 min
23 Feet is film about a community of people who make the conscious choice to live simply to do what they love in the great outdoors. Three women set out across the west in their 23 foot, 1970 Airstream to search for the stories of people who have turned their backs on the creature comforts of society to live in school buses, vans, and other small spaces. From an inspiring campfire chat with legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk, to hearing the powerful story of a woman who changed her whole life for surfing, 23 Feet gives an intimate look at the ups and downs of dedicating your life to your outdoor passion.
What the Tree Remembers, The Axe Forgets
9 min - World Premiere
The axe is the oldest and most invaluable tool known to mankind. The axe chops the wood that feeds the fire that both gives life and destroys. This film explores the enigmatic dual nature that comes with this gift.
The Shapeshifter
7 min
The supernatural… does it exist? The curious explore unbound by restrictions of place and mind and perhaps discover things we haven't understood. Legend whitewater kayaker Ben Marr shreds the upper reaches of Quebec, pushing limits to new and undiscovered levels.
Why We Climb
12 min - Eastern US Premiere
A connection to nature, a place in the world, an artistic outlet, and a need to constantly push our limits. For this group of Southern California climbers, rock climbing isn't just a sport, its an outlet, an escape, and a way of life. 'Why We Climb' explores this raw passion and commitment through its poetic and cinematography-driven aesthetic.
Peruvian Ice Maiden
6 min - Tennessee Filmmaker
Photographer Stephen Alvarez talks about going blind in one eye during his first National Geographic Magazine assignment.
Julio Solis: Move Shake
11 min
The MoveShake film series presents the story of Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Baja California, Mexico. In his youth, Julio was a poacher of sea turtles until a life changing mentor shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean. Julio is now working to protect the sea turtles by running a nonprofit dedicated to preserving Magdalena Bay's natural resources. His story is one of perseverance and personal growth as he works to change the tide for the future of his community. Julio Solis, a MoveShake Story, was a recipient of the Moving Mountains Award at the 2012 Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
The Majestic Plastic Bag
4 min
This mockumentary is narrated by Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and tracks the “migration” of a plastic bag from a grocery store parking lot to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” in the Pacific Ocean.
The Earth from Below
4 min - Georgia Filmmaker
Stephen Alvarez showing off his worldwide caving project. Locations include Tennessee, Abkasia, Belize, Oman and New Guinea.
Cache Quest
8 min - Florida Filmmaker
Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt where you use your GPS device to find boxes in the woods. Adventure seekers of all ages and locations are invited to join in the scavenging fun, and some in Tallahassee, Florida are decidedly dedicated to the world of Geocaching. They’ve got all the tools and tricks of the trade and are ready to show you around some of the coolest and most creative caches in town.
Caving for Cures
9 min - Georgia Filmmaker
Brian Bachmann, an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, has combined his interest in natural products drug production with his hobby of caving to set up the first systematic program to search for novel drugs produced by cave-dwelling microorganisms. Microbes that thrive in these highly competitive environments are good candidates for producing compounds that can be used to fight disease.
The Warrior
9 min
What are you willing to fight for? Growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, surfing was Christopher Peterson’s life. He fought for his place in the sport, for family, and for friends. When his grandmother called and asked for help, he left the islands – only to find tragedy. He has not surfed in the ocean for over 6 years. Now he discovers solace and release surfing the rivers of the American West.
Clinch Knot
5 min - Georgia Filmmaker
Haley Waldrop climbs some beautiful boulders at Hound Ears, NC: Thunder Prow (V6) and The Crescent (V5) and talks about teaching, learning, and the ties that bind.
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