Join us, July 10-13 for the inaugural Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoors Film Festival (ENOFF)!

ENOFF celebrates the natural world through feature and short films. Inspired by nature’s beauty and global challenges we fall, ENOFF lets you gain a local and global perspective.

Films are just the beginning! We’ll have special guests on site to lead discussions and audience questions. Plus, of course, parties and other chances to mingle.
Updated June 17, 2019

ENOFF launches July 10 with the  GALA AND GREEN CARPET  (5:30 p.m. DAIRY ARTS CENTER LOBBY).

Swing to the tunes of the DOSCOCOS JAZZ TRIO, nosh on appetizers from Boulder’s premier caterer THREE LEAF, enjoy libations from NATURAL MERCHANTS WINE COLLECTION and OSKAR BLUES BREWERY. Try out virtual reality provided by Protect Our Winter and GOOGLE's Earth Wall and Sustainability Presentation. 

Opening night’s film:  THE RIVER AND THE WALL . A new documentary by filmmaker Ben Masters conveys the urgency of documenting the last remaining wilderness in Texas, now under the looming threat of border wall construction. Join Masters, NatGeo Explorer Filipe DeAndrade, ornithologist Heather Mackey, river guide Austin Alvarado, and conservationist Jay Kleberg on their two-and-a-half-month journey down 1,200 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Individual Tickets and Festival Passes for the Boulder Environmental/Nature/ Outdoors Film Festival can be purchased on the Dairy Arts Center web site  or at the Dairy Arts Center Box Office daily, 12 - 6PM daily. 

Opening Night is just the start! Don’t miss:

Thursday, July 11:
BLUE , a provocative journey into the ocean realm with commentary with Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of Ocean First Institute.  

THE CURRENT REVOLUTION  (followed by panel discussion on Renewable and Clean energy initiatives).

INTO THE CANYON , a breathtaking film by Colorado based Pete McBride of his travels along the entire 750 miles of the Grand Canyon with friend and journalist Kevin Fedarko. 

Friday, July 12:
ARTIFISHAL  a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. (Afterthoughts with The Nature Conservancy)

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE,  is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.   Joining us will be Martina Halik who attempts (with her 60-year-old mother) a bitterly cold 2300-kilometer ski trek from Canada to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains; a journey that has been completed only once before, and never by a female duo.

Saturday, July 13:
A series of  ECO/OUTDOORS  short films.

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM , the acclaimed film about a city couple who moves to the country to develop an environmentally sound farm. Commentary afterwards with Marcus McCauley from McCauley Family Farms and Ethan Steinberg from Propagate.

WOMAN AT WAR , the Icelandic adventure film about a woman who commits sabotage to fight the pollution caused by an aluminum plant.  Followed by our closing night party at  Hilton Garden Hotel (one block away).
ENOFF Guest Speakers Include (as of June 17):
·      Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza of Ocean First Institute
·      Martina Halik, subject of THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE
·      Marcus McCauley, McCauley Family Farms
·      Ethan Steinberg, Propagate. 

Thank you, Sponsors!
ENOFF is made possible by: Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau; Fjallraven; The Nature Conservancy;  Boulder Weekly ; Google; Justin’s; Dairy Arts Center; Zeal Optics; Carmichael Productions; Eldorado Natural Spring Water; Oskar Blues Brewery; Natural Merchants Wine Selections;  Boulder Magazine ; Popsockets; Protect Our Winters, Boulder Colorado Renewable Energy Society; Patagonia Boulder. 

Line Up at a Glance
(Click the title of the film to purchase tickets and to learn more about the film)


Individual Tickets: $15 per film, $10 CHILDREN 14 OR YOUNGER. Excludes Special Prices for Opening Night and Closing Night Events.

Opening Night Event - $75, Closing Night Event - $30


Individual Tickets are now available for purchase online or at the Dairy Arts Center box office daily (to avoid online fees).

Free Parking located at the Dairy Arts Center and surrounding residential streets. Additional low cost parking at the Hilton Garden/Embassy Suite Hotels - 1 block away.

For more information please contact or call us at 774-392-2972 for details.
Wednesday, July 10 at 5:30 PM

*OPENING NIGHT TICKET includes both party and film. Not sold separately.

5:30 to 7:30PM Reception in Dairy Arts Lobby


MUSIC: The Doscocos Trio
The Doscocos provides modern interpretations of classic jazz standards for a cool, elegant sound.

FOOD: Three Leaf Caterers - tasty appetizers

GREEN CARPET - Get Your Photo Taken: Bob Carmichael

LIBATIONS: Natural Merchants Wine Selections, Peak Brewing Organic Hard Selzers, Oskar Blues Beers, Eldorado Natural Springs

EXPERIENCES in lobby: POW Virtual Reality Kiosk, Google Earth Wall and Sustainability presentation, Festival Partners

FILM at 7:30PM: THE RIVER AND THE WALL (Colorado Premiere)

THE RIVER AND THE WALL : This film follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.

Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 PM
BLUE is the story our generation need to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 PM
THE CURRENT REVOLUTION and panel on renewable energy solutions . For decades, the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living with a business model that focused on centralized generation. But now, because of reduced demand from a number of factors, including more efficient energy systems, power companies face a crisis that requires them to capture new market share to survive in the 21st century. The industry has its sights on the transportation sector, which means a chance to catalyze the electric vehicle industry, but which also sets it on a collision course with major petroleum interests. And with the need for a smart, cybersecure grid, the tech and defense industries also have critical roles to play.

Thursday, July 11 at 7:00 PM
INTO THE CANYON : In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America's greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

Friday, July 12 at 4:00 PM
ARTIFISHAL  is a film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon's slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature. Prodcued by Patagonia

Friday, July 12 at 7:00 PM
THE MOUNTAIN LIFE : The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a province that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania attempt a bitterly cold 2300-kilometer ski trek from Canada to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains; a journey that has been completed only once before, and never by a female duo.

Join Us when we welcome Martina Halik to the festival to discuss her aspiring trek through the mountains.

Saturday, July 13 at 1:00 PM
INSPIRING ECO/OUTDOORS SHORT FILMS. A 80 min. program of inspiring short films with environmental/nature/ outdoors themes. Some of our selections, more to come:

USA / Duration: 9 mins
Directed by: Dominic Gill

USA / Duration: 6 mins 
Directed by: Jess Colquhoun

USA/ Duration: 3:15 mins
Directed by Duct Tape Then Beer

Saturday, July 13 at 4:00 PM
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM : This film chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chester's unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.

Joining is are Marcus McCauley, McCauley Family Farms and Ethan Steinberg of Propagate.

Grant provided by the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau
Festival Sponsors
Our Mission

Boulder Environmental/Nature/Outdoors Film Festival celebrates the natural world around us – the ocean, land, nature, and the air we breathe. The selection of feature and short films will be drawn from around the world to bring to you both a local and global perspective of the challenges and solutions ahead for our environment. The films are just the beginning. Making your festival experience more enlightening, special guests from film, media, politics and science will discuss the films’ issues with our audiences afterwards.

More information needed? Call us at 774-392-2972
P.O. Box 4393 Boulder, CO 80306-4393   
774-392-2972 www.