Nature Connection

Restoring humanity’s connection to nature one story at a time

The rhythms and pressures of our fast-paced, modern-day culture—that revolves around keeping up with schedules, screens, safety, and basic survival—has us functioning more and more like an indoor species and has disconnected us from the natural world.

This growing disconnection from nature negatively affects us in significant ways—from health problems exacerbated by nature deprivation to systemic inequities reinforced when communities lack access to the outdoors. Despite this, we believe that together, we can share stories that help shift our cultural outlook and connection to the natural world.

Learn more about our 2024 Nature Connection Pitch at Mountainfilm.

Our Nature Connection work celebrates filmmakers and films that spotlight the physical, mental, spiritual, social, and planetary benefits of restoring and strengthening humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

“With public awareness and support for environmental and climate action at an all-time high, it’s important to remember a key marker of our success will be a world where everyone can safely access and thrive outdoors and in nature.”

Jill Tidman

Executive Director, The Redford Center