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.\u00a0\u00a0This year, we will be putting on an extra show here in Charlottesville!\n\n\n\nThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival started with the South Yuba River Citizen League (SYRCL), a\u00a0hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed in California.\u00a0This annual celebration of the environment brings together recreation \/ outdoor enthusiasts, filmmakers and activists to discover the best in the wild places of our planet.\n\n\n\nThe 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. \n\n\n\n"If you\u2019re an adrenaline junkie, environmental advocate, avid hiker, a laid-back recreationist, or wildlife identifier, these nights you won\u2019t want to miss," says Publicity & Outreach Chair, Katie Keller. \u201cThere is nothing like discovering beautiful images and visuals of our world, and finding out ways you can become an advocate yourself.\u201d\n\n\n\nLocal 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\u2019s organizations whose contributions enhance the festival experience.\n\n\n\nWe are extremely grateful to our community relationships and are excited to raffle off items from Ducard Vineyards, Bring Your Own LLC, Rebecca\u2019s, Hot Cakes , Redwood and Co. , Shenandoah Pizza and Taphouse, Yelping Dog, Latitudes,Smooth Sailing Ballroom, American Shakespeare Center, Blue 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.\n\n\n\nThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place at the following locations:\n\n\n\nSunday, April 28th, The Visulite Cinema, Staunton, 6:30pm\n\n\n\nWednesday, May 1st, The Violet Crown, Charlottesville. 6:30pm\n\n\n\nThursday, May 2nd, Vinegar Hill (Lighthouse Studios), Charlottesville, 6:30pm\n\n\n\nSo come learn about Mountain Yellow-Legged Frogs, our National Parks, Mexican Fishing Bats, and fragile wilderness. You\u2019ll 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\/. \n\n\n\n----------\n\n\n\nWild Virginia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is protecting and connecting your favorite wild places.\u00a0We educate citizens, landowners, and other stakeholders about threats to our forests through hikes, outings, and events. We advocate\u00a0for\u00a0the connectivity and integrity of Virginia\u2019s forests and waters.\u00a0We influence\u00a0decision makers by mobilizing citizens.