No Man's Land Virtual Film Festival Screening
Join us on Friday, November 13 for a virtual film festival screening in partnership with No Man's Land!
Join us for a film festival screening and enjoy free access to 12 incredible short films that aim to #undefinefeminine and amplify the voices of those whose stories have traditionally been left out of the outdoor adventure narrative. All Conference attendees have complimentary access to the screening. The screening will be available from 6:00PM EST- 11:00PM EST on Friday, November 13. You are free to pop in and out during that time and watch any of the short films in the program. All of the films in the program are kid friendly.
About No Man's Land:
No Man's Land Film Festival is an adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect individuals who identify as women in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of humans who are deeply engaged in enhancing the feminine presence in the adventure arena. The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely feminine lens, and above all, love adventure.
Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a groundbreaking point of view, No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change. Our mission transcends the films presented; this festival acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry. At No Man's Land, we aim to undefine feminine in adventure and sport through film.
2020 No Man's Land Film Festival Kid-Friendly Program
Films with the * next to the title indicate female involvement in the production. It also indicates that they are in the running for the “Fem-Wow” award; ie. all-female production. (0:0) indicates run time
Women You Won't See on TV* (2:12)
Director: Bronwyn Davies
Producers: Mike Goldstein and Luc Doucet
An anthemic celebration of the women you won't see on TV: the women who won’t go on to the Olympics or break any world records, but who enjoy being physically active in their own individual way. Because girls who are physically active are more likely to succeed. And people are more likely to follow in the footsteps of people who look like them. Featuring a range of ages, bodies and backgrounds, this film embodies a wide spectrum that is often unseen in sport.
Mi Mamá* (5:38)
Directors: James 'Q' Martin and Jade Begay
Producers: Jayme Dittmar, Sheila Smithson and Chris Steinkamp
Skydiver, runner, climber and cardiac nurse Nadia Mercado credits her mother, an immigrant from Quisqueya (now the Dominican Republic and Haiti), with her love of the outdoors. Thirty-seven years ago, her mother traveled to Arches National Park and dreamed of returning with her children. Together, the two return to explore their own connection, and the familial bond through nature.
Hannah’s Ride (5:38)
Director: Andrew Schoneberger
Producer: Brett Williams
Born with a rare metabolic disorder that kept her confined to a hospital bed until age 6, competitive junior cyclist Hannah Jordan defied doctors' prognosis and beat the odds to rise to the highest level of her sport.
Faces of the Canyon - Meet Amy Jane “Cricket” (3:31)
Director: Andrew Schoneberger
Producer: Brett Williams
Amy Jane “Cricket” Rust, boatbuilder and boatman, leads us through the Grand Canyon’s dory boat culture. This is one of the films in a four-series compilation celebrating how the Grand Canyon shaped the course of four individuals’ lives.
Any Body Can Do It, with Mirna Valerio (1:49)
Director and Producer: Garmin
The ultrarunner that defies expectations, shuns labels, can’t stop moving and - sometimes - can’t stop singing. Meet the one and only Mirna Valerio...the Mirnavator.
Do Better Together* (6:50)
Director and Producer: Shelma Jun
Ayesha McGowan is a young black woman from New Jersey who is determined to become the first female African-American pro road cyclist. She won her first state championship in her third race and quickly noticed that she was one of the very few females of African-American descent on the scene. In fact, she discovered that there had not been a single African-American pro road cyclist, ever. She has taken it upon herself to become the first.
Down With Adventure (8:24)
Director: Tim Kressin
Producer: Davis Goslin
Spending time outdoors has created a unique bond between Melody Buck Forsyth and Ruby, who was born with Down syndrome. Every day may not be easy for the Forsyth family, but every day is a new adventure. Through their goal to visit all 61 national parks, the family hopes to inspire others.
Directors: Charles Post, Daniel Holz and Kaare Iverson
Producer: Daniel Holz
Peering out her tall bedroom windows to the highway below, Caitlin Davis dreamed of life as an ecologist. When she saw mountains for the first time on a backpacking trip after college, her fate was sealed. Today, in Idaho’s demanding sagebrush country, the raptor biologist spends her days rappelling into golden eagle nests studying how human impact affects their reproduction and productivity.
20/20: Two Decades of Women Leading Climbing and Skiing* (14:46)
Director: Zach Wolfson
Producers: Zach Wolfson and Kitty Calhoun
Mountain landscapes have changed drastically in the last two decades–not only dynamically, but in the representation of women climbing to the peaks of mountains, the depths of wilderness, and the reaches of their personal limits. When Kitty Calhoun started ice climbing, she climbed primarily with men, and made a name for herself as one of the first women in the sport. We've come a long way since then, and are proud to be using our achievements in climbing and skiing as a platform from which to speak about greater environmental and social issues. 20/20 follows eight adventure athletes as they look back on their careers and their collective successes of many firsts–like the first female summit of Makalu, first female ski descent of Lhotse, and the first woman to ski all 90 lines of the Chuting Gallery - and look forward to sharing their insights on the challenges ahead of us.
A Grand Journey* (15:00)
Director: Amon Barker
Producers: Karissa Akin and Eric Seymour
Born and raised in Jackson, WY Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira's fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira's. In A Grand Journey short documentary film we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.
The Ripple Effect* (8:53)
Directors: Sarah Menzies and Jenny Nichols
Producer: Erika Derylo and Amber Geiger
2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. To celebrate the women who fought tirelessly to get it added to the constitution, Colorado artist Jane DeDecker created a monument that would be placed in the nation’s capital to serve enduring reminders of the sacrifices made for this most basic freedom. The first monument in our nation’s capital dedicated to the women who made it possible for women to vote is pending Senate approval. To help raise awareness, we sent three of the most powerful women we know, Trail Sisters’ Gina Lucrezi, Mirna Valerio, and Anna Frost to Jane’s studio in Loveland, Colorado to learn more about the artist and the movement.
“If women read a womanless history, they’ll think that they are worthless.” – Jane DeDecker
Where The Wild Things Keep Playing* (3:46)
Director and Producer: Krystle Wright
An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures. Director Krystle Wright brings this next installment since the wild things never stopped playing.