Finding Solitude – 8:00 pm SID 22 min

Finding Solitude – 8:00 pm SID 22 min

Finding Solitude

Closing Night 8:00 pm SID

22 min.


Filmmakers:  Jaiden George & Tristan Hinder-Hohlweg

Filmmakers attending. 



Finding Solitude is about saving the alpine, glaciers and forests on Vancouver Island. The film illuminates traditional outlooks, spiritual connections and land use principles of the Ahousaht, Tla-O-Qui-Aht and K’omoks peoples including the cultural history of maintaining healthy territories. The future of all glaciers on Vancouver Island, including Queneesh in the Comox Valley, is bleak. Through interviews with scientific, environmental and indigenous cultural leaders, the film explores the importance of these critical ecosystems. Given the current state of the region, what practices will need to be adopted or revitalized in order to ensure the Island’s land is preserved for future generations?  Beautiful cinematography!

From Seed to Seed – 8:00 pm SID 87 min.

From Seed to Seed – 8:00 pm SID 87 min.

From Seed to Seed 

Closing Night 8:00 SID

87 min.


Bullfrog Films

Filmmaker: Katharina Stieffenhofer


In Southern Manitoba,Terry and Monique are pouring their hearts into a small, ecological farm. In love with the land, their methods are derived from generations of farming tradition, along with the best current knowledge of organic farming. Raising crops and several types of livestock, they struggle mightily against a foe their agricultural predecessors never anticipated; global climate change. 

Depicting large as well as small operations, the film shows what farmers are up against, and how determined many are to adopt environmentally responsible strategies, despite the seductive conveniences of modern agricultural practices. Through one setback after another, the film’s subjects display tenacity, endurance, humour and a sustaining dedication to family and community.  

From Seed to Seed exemplifies the best qualities of those who farm, and provides a hopeful look at a modern movement that will prove vital in turning the tide of environmental destruction.  Numerous awards include: Best of the Fest, Colorado Environmental Film Festival; Audience Choice Award, Soo Film Festival; Best Environmental Film, Ridgefield Independent Film Festival