Seven Idaho-produced nature films will be part of the inaugural Les Bois Film Festival on Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown Boise. The event also will include nine regional and international films dedicated to the outdoors.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m., with an intermission between two film sessions.
The event is a collaboration between the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley and Wild Lens, a Boise-based, non-profit film production company focused on wildlife conservation issues.
The Land Trust previously hosted the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which included “Bluebird Man” by Wild Lens last year. The two organizations decided to work together on a locally produced film festival this year.
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The Idaho-produced films selected for the event: “Bird by Bird,” about a K-12 education project (produced by Wild Lens); “Building Hippie Shake Trail Time Elapse” (Jim Benning); “Foothills: Land, Sea and Air,” which explores the Boise icon through three perspectives (Glenn Oakley); “View from a Pedal Buggy,” about Gregory Allen’s pedal-powered, electric-assisted tricycles (Zach Voss); “Teewinot,” about a family camping trip in the Idaho wilderness (Phillip Schoen); “Life on the Range: Tom Page and the Sage Grouse” (Steve Stuebner) and “Into Africa: The Idaho Gorongosa Connection” (Idaho Public Television).
“Boise is increasingly becoming known for its creative culture, and this new film festival provides us the opportunity to celebrate this creativity while recognizing the inspiration provided by the natural world,” festival co-director and Wild Lens co-founder Matt Podolsky said.