Wild Child

Country: Multi-national, United States
Language: English or no dialogue
Multiple Film Types | 2019 |
Recommended for all ages (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

WILD CHILD: Wild & Scenic Film Festival reel curated for kids. 

As one of the top four youth film festivals in North America, PCFF invites short film compilations from other prestigious festivals to be part of our festival. We are delighted to begin collaborating with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The 2020 Wild Child curated program is intended to equip children with an appreciation for our planet, and with the knowledge and skills to fare well as its passengers and stewards. 

72 mins

Rocky Intertidal Zones

Filmed on the stunning Oregon Coast, this short film follows a 7-year-old boy as he explores rocky intertidal zones. Prehistoric creatures and art materials further inspire musings about ancient and present day life.

Land Without Evil

Throughout history, people have always been searching for a perfect place. This short film, based on Guaraní mythology (Tierra sin mal), offers another point of view on paradise: what is the real paradise is inside us and lies in the harmony and unity of everything alive?

See Animals

This short, animated film shows unwelcome changes in an uncertain future.

A Bird in the Hand

Birds amaze us with flight, song, and beauty, but their abundance in North America has declined by almost a third in the past 50 years. A team of committed volunteers is working together at Empire Mine State Historic Park to understand local songbird populations and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards

There’s Something in the Water

Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia. There’s Something in the Water is an 8-minute animated documentary featuring interviews with peoplewho live and work on the lake, demonstrating the damage that has been caused, and how everyone can work together to try and fix it.

Bring Your Own

Wild & Scenic Film Festival School Program, K-4th Grade: Inspired by the popular OMI song “Cheerleader”, this musical parody set to a student-written song, highlights the importance of ‘bringing your own’ in the fight against plastic pollution.

Love, Trails & Dinosaurs

This heartwarming film tells the story of the first person with autism to hike every trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Garan Moore. His mother, Theresa, shares their story of a journey for weight loss that developed into a passion for hiking – and 900 miles later…one historic achievement.

Wave Hands Like Clouds

Suspended in the airy expanse between heaven and Earth, highliners walk a thin, wiggly piece of nylon webbing that’s been rigged between two points, very high up. ‘Wave Hands Like Clouds’ is an ode to finding focus and balance in a moment of exposed vulnerability that leaves the viewer breathless.

Nature Now

Made with no flights, recycled footage, and zero net carbon. Given away for free. Viewed 53 million times, played to the United Nations. This film is a personal and passionate call to arms from Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot to use nature to heal our broken climate.

Raccoon and the Light

A raccoon finds a flashlight in the woods

Green Gone

This infomercial parody made by Maui youth pokes fun at the overuse of pesticides and herbicides and the psychology used to market them.

Kids Speak on Plastic Pollution

What do kids think about the growing problem of plastic pollution? Our students explore young perspectives on plastic pollution causes, impacts, and solutions through interviews with Maui kids ages five through ten.

Words Have Power

Ten-year-old Jaysa’s dynamic speeches at rallies and city hall catalyze her community against the coal-fired power plant that causes her asthma – and they succeed in shutting it down. Evoking social justice and environmental racism, she wonders why so many such plants are put in her neighborhood. The film’s wonderful soundtrack is provided by her father, a reggae musician.

Blooming Culture

Fourth-grade students from Palouse Prairie Charter School (PPCS) in Idaho share their experience building Blooming Culture, a canoe that combines European and Indigenous styles. Students and traditional canoe families paddle together to acknowledge the colonization of indigenous peoples and celebrate our hopes for a continued confluence of cultures. Avery Caudill is a PPCS graduate and made this film in his transition from high school to college.

Wild Toddler Chronicles: Legacy

With an endless supply of fruit snacks, plenty of extra underwear and a pile of old photographs, two parents set out to retrace the route of an old adventure, this time with a two-year-old in tow, hoping to inspire the next generation to care about wild places.