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NORTH LAKE TAHOE – TRUCKEE – The 3rd Annual Tahoe Film Fest which is presented by SWEP (Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships), will take place November 30 – December 3, 2017. Films are being presented at the Incline Village and Northstar Village Cinemas as well as at the Truckee High School Auditorium.

The primary focus of Tahoe Film Fest is environmental. This year, of the thirty+ films being screened, thirteen are new and important environmental films. A few of the highlights include Jane, a recent release through National Geographic Studios which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. This documentary includes never before seen footage of a 26-year old Jane Goodall and some of her first encounters with chimpanzees in the wild. Narrated by Jane herself with a moving score by Philip Glass. Trophy, which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, explores many of the endangered African wildlife species. In Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution, filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. Other award-winning environmental films being presented include: Under the Arctic Sky, An Inconvenient Sequel, No Man’s Land, What Lies Upstream, From the Ashes and Water & Power – A California Heist.

Tahoe Film Fest is proud to present a French Sidebar – which includes five award-winning French films – The Midwife, Back to Burgundy, Frantz, The Innocents and the documentary Faces Places which recently received a great deal of attention when actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Angelina Jolie showed up at the film’s premiere.

Special screenings include The Gold Rush – a 1925 silent film directed by Charlie Chaplin which was filmed on location in Truckee, Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, LA 92 – based on the decades old Los Angeles riots, Sieranevada – a Romanian film that was nominated for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Elian – a new documentary which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and includes recent interviews with the five-year-old Cuban boy who was found adrift off the coast of Florida on Thanksgiving Day in 1999 trying to seek refuge in the US and gained international attention, El Vigilante (The Night Guard) – a new film from Mexico that recently won Best Film at the Los Angeles Film Fest and Listen to Me Marlon – a documentary about a great movie star that is based on personal audios and visual materials over the course of his lifetime. Listen to Me Marlon will be introduced by Marlon Brando’s son, Miko Brando.

Tahoe Film Fest wishes to thank our Founding Partners – North Lake Tahoe, Northstar California, Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District and Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate and our Signature Partners – Welk Resorts, Reno Tahoe, Hampton Inn & Suites, Crystal Bay Casino, Hyatt Regency, Best Western, Fetzer, The Truckee Hotel, FiftyFifty Brewing Company and the Sierra Sun.

Over thirty VIP special guests and filmmakers will be attending the film fest from Los Angeles and New York to introduce some of their films and experience the beauty of Lake Tahoe.

Learn more about all the films by visiting our website at

Tickets are available for purchase online through our website or at the theater box office.

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December 2016

SWEP Gala and Closing Night Festivities for the Tahoe Film Fest

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) will hold the second annual SWEP Gala as part of the Tahoe Film Fest closing night festivities on December 4 at Northstar. The event begins with your choice of two new feature length environmental films: Antarctic – Ice and Sky or Before the Flood at Northstar Cinemas at 4 pm. Following the film, complimentary appetizers and beverages will be serviced at the Copper Lane Café, next to theater, from 6-9pm. A silent auction is part of the night’s events. The ticket price includes the films and gala.

In Antarctic: Ice and Sky, Claude Lorius revisits the part of the world he knows best and recounts his story, from his first tentative steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning achievement of his career, receiving the Blue Planet Prize in 2008. Claude Lorius discovered his destiny at the age of 23 when he joined an expedition to the world’s most southernmost continent in 1955, land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. Lorius would go on to participate in twenty-two polar expeditions, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges in an effort to discover the planet’s secrets held in small bubbles of air beneath the surface. The film presents remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography. Equal parts contemplative memoir and ardent call to action Antarctica: Ice and the Sky is the culmination of sixty years of discovery an epic tale where science and adventure meet.

Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change first hand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

Tahoe Film Fest, December 1 through 4, will present Environmental, American Independent and Special Screenings at Incline Village and Northstar Cinemas. These feature length films that have been screened in various festivals throughout the world. Other special Events during the festival include: Opening Film party, Thursday – December 1, at the North Tahoe Events Center at 8:30pm, free to all ticket holders at the Opening Film, “Certain Women” (Incline Village Cinema at 6pm); and Film Premier Party, Friday – December 2, at the North Tahoe Events Center at 9:30 pm, free to all ticket holders at the Premier, “You’re Killing Me, Susanna” (Incline Village Cinema at 8pm). All Special Events include complimentary appetizers and beverages donated by local restaurants.

For a complete list of films and events schedule please check our website: Tickets are available online or the day of at the Cinema box offices. Movie tickets are $12 each. SWEP Gala and Closing Night Film tickets are $50. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit SWEP.


November 1, 2016


Tahoe Film Fest Announces Line-up of Films

NORTH LAKE TAHOE – Tahoe Film Fest is proud to announce the program for it’s second annual film festival which will take place December 1-4, 2016. All films will be screened at the Incline Village Cinema and the Village Cinemas at Northstar California.

As the environment plays a major force in the festival, eight outstanding new environmental feature films will be presented within this section: When Two Worlds Collide, Unlocking the Cage, Sherpa, Before the Flood, Landfill Harmonic, Seasons,  Antarctica – Ice and the Sky and Sonic Sea. Another section of American Independent and Documentary Films include: Certain Woman (recently awarded Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival), The Architect, For the Love of Spock, The Last Laugh, Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Small Apartments, Thank You for Your Service and Casting By. There will also be a section of special screenings which will include: A Man Called Ove (Sweden), Ruta Madre (Mexico), Mr. Pig (Mexico), Habana Instant (Cuba), and Me estas matando Susana (Mexico), starring Gael Garcia.

Special guests include directors Roland Emmerich, Agustin Castaneda, Tom Donahue, Guillermo Ivan, Roberto Sneider and actors Paul Rodriguez, Maria Conchita Alonso, Andrew Keegan, Rafael de la Fuente, Reynaldo Pacheco, Patricia De Leon, Sol Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, David Castro, Travis Hope and others to be announced.

Tahoe Film Fest would like to acknowledge their Founding Partners: SWEP (Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships), North Lake Tahoe, Coldwell Banker and Northstar California.

Signature Partners: Crystal Bay Casino, Welk Resorts, Tahoe Mountain Lodging, Hampton Inn & Suites, Best Western Truckee, Truckee Hotel, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe, Bonterra Wines and Stella Artois.

For detailed information about the films as well as film festival updates, please visit:



Tahoe Film Fest slated for December 1 – 4, 2016

Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships (SWEP) promotes environmental stewardship by connecting students to their community and local environment through comprehensive watershed education and service learning.

SWEP fulfills its mission through collaboration with local teachers, school districts, community partners and individuals to teach about pertinent environmental issues. Since 1996, SWEP programs have engaged over 9,000 students each year in grades K12, emphasizing service learning that provides multiple benefits to students and their communities. SWEP is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.

Tahoe Film Fest is scheduled to take place December 1 – 4, 2016. Each day, film screenings will be held at the Incline Village and Northstar Village Cinemas. The festival will consist of a premiere section of new Environmental films as well as important American Independent films, Latin American films and a special Filmmaker Tribute.

SWEP has partnered with a professional film programmer and publicist who has worked in the film industry for over 35 years and has been involved with many successful film festivals. We plan to invite filmmakers, talent and press to attend the festival.

Tahoe Film Fest is presented by SWEP, North Lake Tahoe CVB, Reno CVB, Northstar Village, Charter, Welk Resorts and Tahoe Mountain Lodging and others, with an additional 30+ sponsors at various other levels.

We are currently in search of additional participating sponsors and much needed volunteers.

Tahoe Film Fest will promise to be a new and exciting annual cultural event for the North Lake Tahoe region. If interested, please contact us via email: or