Festival Year: 2023, 2019, 2017


Pete McBride

Roles: Director

Coloradan Pete McBride is a self-taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker who has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for clients including the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Google and Sony. He has spoken on stages for The World Economic Forum, Nat Geo Live, Pixar and more. In 2016, McBride hiked the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park—over 750 miles without a trail—to highlight development challenges facing this iconic landscape. After the project, McBride authored Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim that won a National Outdoor Book Award, and directed an Emmy-nominated feature documentary, Into the Grand Canyon, for Disney+. His latest book, Seeing Silence (Rizzoli, 2021), explores the power and fragility of natural sounds and quietude and was named a top photography book of 2021 by Smithsonian magazine. McBride holds a BA from Dartmouth College, was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Festival Year: 2023, 2019, 2017



(US, 2022, 12min)
Director: Pete McBride

Into the Canyon

(US, 2019, 84min)
Director: Pete McBride

Holy (un)Holy River

(US, 2016, 60min)

Delta Dawn

(US, 2014, 16min)