Over the past 100 years, the Lake Tahoe and Truckee region has been promoted through hundreds of films that were shown at cinemas around the world. Known for its magnificent scenery on one side of the Sierra, to the lush ranchlands below, the area has been captured in countless feature-length films.
By far the most famous was the sequel to The Godfather: Part II that captured the world’s attention of the ‘ever-since-famous’ West Shore of Lake Tahoe.
Fast-forward to this upcoming month where cinephiles (movie aficionados) can continue to enjoy hours of short films and full-length features right here in and around our hometown.
After you have enjoyed an invigorating day on the slopes and trails this winter, check out the numerous opportunities to take in a new flick or two through the various film festivals and video competitions that are coming our way well into 2020.
And if you ever want more ideas on what to do throughout the Truckee and Lake Tahoe region, never hesitate to come by Elder Group Tahoe Real Estate office in Truckee, CA or contact us at any time
Returning after several successful years, Tahoe Film Fest continues its passion to showcase some of the most intriguing films about the environment. As noted on their website:
“Those who live in and around Lake Tahoe respect their environment and there are countless organizations that exist to protect beautiful Lake Tahoe. The premiere section of our programming are environmental films. We try to locate new and important environmental films to showcase as a way of not only educating our young people but celebrating the efforts of everyone who helps to maintain the beauty of such a pristine lake and its surroundings.”
In addition to environmental features, the organization will also present selections from the American Tahoe Independent Films, New Films from Latin America, and a Filmmaker Tribute.
See a complete schedule with excellent descriptions of the movies at TahoeFilmFest.org.
A bonus to the entire festival is that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the US Davis Environmental Research Center (TERC). This is an exceptional organization that focuses on the health and wellness of Lake Tahoe. If you have yet to visit the center in Incline Village, at the campus of Sierra Nevada College, we encourage you to do so. They offer a very informative film where you can see ‘below the depths of Lake Tahoe’ and participate in a variety of educational lectures, workshops, and events.
The Tahoe Adventure Film Festival continues to refine its positioning as a rather unique event in the perception of film festivals. Their promoters say it best:
“This is not your typical stuffy film festival. This fun high-energy evening will fuel your passion for action and ignite your senses for adventure. We highlight the best adventure sports films of the year and showcase the action sports world best talent.”
Prior to the festival, the organizers review the submissions from action sports filmmakers from around the world. Once that list is established, the artists then are requested to capture and produce a short segment to be presented during the event.
Much like the Tahoe Film Fest, this event is also a fundraiser and will support the Sierra Avalanche Center. Raffle tickets could land you a heli-ski trip with “enough gear and swag to stock any adventurer enthusiast’s garage.”
For more details about what’s in store on and off the stage, visit TahoeFilmFestival.com.
This is another excellent option that ties in the return presentation of “Winterland,” paired with a farm to table dinner at the Olympic Village Lodge. It’s presented by the well-respected Teton Gravity Research group that consistently impresses all with their action sports flicks that are captured on the slopes and off.
This dinner and show include a holiday-themed dinner complemented with High West Distillery whiskey tastings and dessert to follow. PLUS, you’ll leave with a stocking full of treasures that include YETI Ramblers, TGR films, and more.
If you are still marking off your calendar for when you will be making your trips to Tahoe next year or planning some local ‘date nights’ ahead of schedule, mark off February 15 – 23, 2020.
It’s the return of the Alpenglow Mountain Festival. For nine days you can participate in an impressive list of 80 events that spotlight some of our favorite sports to enjoy in the Sierra, plus critically acclaimed films and other activities.
The best part, most of the events are free for this annual family-friendly festival that includes natural history presentations, educational workshops, yoga, cross-country skiing, snowshoe treks, wilderness first aid for dogs, and one of our favorite fundraisers – the Daren Ralves Intermediate Backcountry Ski Tour.
For a complete calendar of events, visit AlpenglowSports.com/mountainfestival.
As locals for over 20 years, we know there’s an endless list of things to do in see in the wintertime in Truckee/Tahoe. Perhaps this year, or next, you might want to take in a few films or outdoor adventures to support some local non-profit organizations, too!
Speaking of which, don’t forget that the Give Back Tahoe campaign starts December 3! For more details, see our blog from earlier in the month that provides you with opportunities to contribute to local non-profit organizations that offer an impressive list of services to keep our mountain communities active, environmentally healthy, and vibrant year-round.
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