The EQUUS Film Festival, which will be showcased for its fifth year in New York City, November 17-19, has been traveling around the U.S. and abroad with mini tours along the way. Next on the calendar is a tour stop at the Madras Performing Arts Center in Madras, Oregon.
Hosted by Warm Springs Horse Network, this fundraising tour stop will help orphan foals find a home, all while guests enjoy three days of captivating stories of human equine interaction. In between experiencing films on the silver screen you will also have the opportunity to learn various Tribal traditions and the romance of the horse, as well as meet local artisans, including photography and beadwork designs from Tribal professionals.
In total close to 30 films will be shown and some will even give those present a chance to meet the filmmakers and have their questions answered. Filmmaker Julianne Neal and trainer Bruce Anderson will be onsite when their film, The Edge – Bruce Anderson Natural Humanship is shown. In this film Anderson shows why he believes that man’s capacity to reduce the wild is the cause and effect of mental imbalance. As a boy, he spent most of his time in “Mother Nature’s classroom” learning key tools to balance the mindset; be more AlphA. The impact that horses have had on his life is fundamental to his work which uses a 1000 pound animal to deliver an epiphany: you are merely a steward of this earth. This film was the winner of the 2016 Equestrian Environmental Awareness WINNIE Award.
Yet another feature being showcased is Corrals To Competition and director Tori Kelly will be present to talk to guests. This film is about training wild horses in 100 days. The documentary follows Oregon horse trainer/clinician Stacey Riggs on her journey of gentling, training and riding two wild mustangs for two separate Extreme Mustang Makeover competitions.
While there you’ll want to revel in the local attractions, such as the Deschutes River and Smith Rock. Along the way visit the local winery and whiskey brewery.
For more information and to sign up check out the following:
PRESENTED BY: Warm Springs Horse Network
LOCATION: Madras Center for The Preforming Arts
412 Buff St – Madras, Oregon – 97741 – Shannon Aherne – 541-475-4327
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/warm-springs-horse-network-and-equus-film-festival-14402198588 or MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR
OFFICIAL HOTEL: The Inn at Cross Keys Station – 66 NW Cedar St, Madras, OR 97741 – 541-475-5800
THURSDAY, September 21: Gathering Museum at Warm Springs 6 pm – 10 pm
Will include performance of Tribal Dancing Warm Springs equine regalia
FRIDAY, September 22 FILMS: 2 pm – 10:45 pm
SATURDAY September 23 KIDS FILMS – 10 am – 12 pm – Kids Film that adults will love…
SATURDAY September 23 FILMS – 2 pm – 10 pm
Warm Springs Horse Network is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the placement of orphan foals. It focuses on the promotion of the Warm Springs horses from the Confederated Tribes in Warm Springs, Oregon and also offers educational opportunities that may be present to adults and children.
The fifth annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place November 17-19 in New York City and is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers of the horse world, with films, documentaries, videos, commercials and shorts from around the world and also cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature. EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. The 2017 WINNIE Award Winners will be announced at the end of this year’s festival. For more information contact: Lisa Diersen (Founder/Director) [email protected], 630-272-3077. For sponsorships and/or media: Co-organizer Diana De Rosa, [email protected], 516-848-4867.