The Whinnies! Best of Equine Film 

Announcing The Whinnies! at the 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival, November 7 - 11

2 great films screen together in 3 fabulous locations


2018 Films

Devil’s Garden (7:20)

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Devil’s Garden is a national forest treasure in the far northeast corner of California, and home to the last sustainable herd of wild horses in this state. However, they are in danger of becoming completely wiped away because of profit taking entities on our public lands. 

 Directors Victoria Bergqvist and Scott Powers, are two documentary filmmaking students based in Los Angeles. Victoria is originally from Sweden and Scott from New York. They have worked on numerous projects together but lately they had spent their time filming the wild horses in America.

Directors Victoria Bergqvist and Scott Powers, are two documentary filmmaking students based in Los Angeles. Victoria is originally from Sweden and Scott from New York. They have worked on numerous projects together but lately they had spent their time filming the wild horses in America.


High-Sensitive Youth
In the Horse-Heart-Space
(70:00)

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What happens when adopted and foster children and rescued horses, cast off by their owners, meet? Where do the life-parallels between these youth and these horses help the other to claim their sense of belonging? How does this human-horse-love relationship create ambassadors for a better world? Is it possible horses can help create a more loving generation of humans who care about taking repsonsibility for themselves, and each other?

 This documentary by Swiss filmmaker Jolanda Ellenberger, whose film Freedom of the Heart screened at The Whinnies! at Napa in 2014, explores the friendship between two beings so different and yet so alike. A friendship where both sides long to connect their heart-space.

This documentary by Swiss filmmaker Jolanda Ellenberger, whose film Freedom of the Heart screened at The Whinnies! at Napa in 2014, explores the friendship between two beings so different and yet so alike. A friendship where both sides long to connect their heart-space.


PURCHASE TICKETS

Napa ticket information: All-Festival and Day Passes will be accepted at all screenings. You can purchase these passes in advance at napavalleyfilmfest.org.

Rush tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

The festival is offering an advance ticket sale for the Sunday morning (November 11th) screening at the Uptown Theater in Napa at 10am. To purchase tickets for this screening only, click here.

Most of The Whinnies! screenings sold out in 2017 so we strongly suggest you purchase passes and/or choose the larger venues and/or arrive early.

Following each screening will be a lively discussion with the filmmakers about the challenges and discoveries each film explores. Kimberly Carlisle, the curator of The Whinnies! and co-founder of Flag Ranch will be your host.

The Whinnies! are dedicated to Flag, a fierce, mischievous and loving horse who inspired them and the creation of Flag Ranch. He passed on in 2017 after 34 amazing years on Earth.