Opening Night Party


Join us for our Opening Night Film & Party!

Earth: One Amazing Day

The long-awaited sequel to BBC’s seminal nature doc, Earth, is narrated by Academy Award® winner Robert Redford.

Over the course of 24 hours, Earth: One Amazing Day tracks the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, to the most glorious jungles. Astounding breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters: a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically, and a sloth on the hunt for love. Told with humor, intimacy, emotion, and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor, Earth: One Amazing Day spectacularly highlights how every day is filled with more unseen dramas and wonders than you could possibly imagine— until now!

Stick around for our Opening Night Gala Party after the film, and plunge deep into theBlu where you will come face to face with an 80 foot whale. It's a room scale VR experience like nothing you've seen before, and it's not to be missed! You will also have the opportunity to make a hologram on your smart phone and envelop yourself in the nature-filled sounds of DJ Millie Wissar. Don't forget to get your picture taken at our exclusive photo booth and have a slice of our decadent 20th anniversary cake! 



Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and 360° Video are some of the new frontiers for innovative storytellers to explore. Come and check out these groundbreaking, immersive experiences at our Gala Anniversary Party!


Check out our festival trailers!