The festival is HERE, and it is just as exciting as our first film circuit ten years ago! Wild Virginia is excited to announce our film selections, locations, and information on how you can be a part of the environmental community.  This year, we will be putting on an extra show here in Charlottesville!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival started with the South Yuba River Citizen League (SYRCL), a hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed in California. This annual celebration of the environment brings together recreation / outdoor enthusiasts, filmmakers and activists to discover the best in the wild places of our planet.

The festival introduces attendees to wild and special places and to the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve them. The film festival not only highlights environmental concerns, but also provides solutions, reaching people through beautiful imagery. 

“If you’re an adrenaline junkie, environmental advocate, avid hiker, a laid-back recreationist, or wildlife identifier, these nights you won’t want to miss,” says Publicity & Outreach Chair, Katie Keller. “There is nothing like discovering beautiful images and visuals of our world, and finding out ways you can become an advocate yourself.”

Local business support for the Wild & Scenic Film Fest plays a huge role in the life of the Festival; we feel privileged to partner with some of Virginia’s organizations whose contributions enhance the festival experience.

We are extremely grateful to our community relationships and are excited to raffle off items from Ducard Vineyards, Bring Your Own LLCRebecca’sHot Cakes Redwood and Co. Shenandoah Pizza and TaphouseYelping DogLatitudes,Smooth Sailing BallroomAmerican Shakespeare CenterBlue Ridge Bucha Sigora Solar, and Shenandoah Mountain Guides.  A special sponsor thanks to the Violet Crown, Vinegar Hill Theatre, & the Visulite Cinema for hosting our festival over three nights this spring.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place at the following locations:

Sunday, April 28thThe Visulite Cinema, Staunton6:30pm

Wednesday, May 1stThe Violet Crown, Charlottesville6:30pm

Thursday, May 2ndVinegar Hill (Lighthouse Studios), Charlottesville, 6:30pm

So come learn about Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, our National Parks, Mexican Fishing Bats, and fragile wilderness. You’ll even see a film about a musician that travels to wilderness areas around the West creating music from the natural sounds she finds. For tickets, please visit: http://wildvirginia.org/our-programs/recreation/film-festival/.  

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Wild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is protecting and connecting your favorite wild places. We educate citizens, landowners, and other stakeholders about threats to our forests through hikes, outings, and events. We advocate for the connectivity and integrity of Virginia’s forests and waters. We influence decision makers by mobilizing citizens.