Wild and Scenic Film Festival
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021
AN EXCITING EVENING IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME!
A Celebration of Nature!
Join the Land Trust of Virginia and Goose Creek Association at our Wild and Scenic Film Festival, to be held virtually in 2021! Enjoy an evening of entertainment and connect with others as we screen films that feature the people, places, wildlife, and initiatives making a splash in nature and conservation today. We curated a lineup of the best in environmental short films that relate to our missions but take place against a global backdrop. With beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling, you will be informed and inspired. Watch and learn about the triumphs and joys of nature on land and water. The great outdoors, adventure, conservation, and much more are all there to see!
Grab some popcorn, or your favorite treats, and gather the family for an evening of film watching.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Time: Virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm EST, program runs from 7:00 -9:00 pm EST
Where: Virtual! Online! Your computer – your smart TV!
Other information: The program will be live streamed, and ticket holders will have access to ALL films via video-on-demand for 24 hours following the event
A Film Fest Raffle will also be held as part of this event! For more raffle information please click here:
All proceeds benefit the work of the Land Trust of Virginia and Goose Creek Association.
About the Film Festival
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in Nevada City, CA. Their flagship festival is held annually in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA and spans five days featuring over 100 films, workshops, visiting filmmakers and activist talks, family-friendly programs and art exhibitions.
Land Trust of Virginia and Goose Creek Association are a part of the Wild & Scenic’s On Tour program along with 250+ environmental nonprofits, schools, museums, and businesses across the county. We have the honor of choosing from a diverse lineup of outdoor adventure, nature and environmental films from around the globe.
While these film events have been previously held live in a theater through the Wild & Scenic organization , in 2020 and 2021 this has become a 100% virtual event.
FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY APRIL 9TH
24 Leeches (10 min): One part family adventure, one part environmental film, 24 Leeches is a tribute to a father’s best friend and adventure partner, his 10-year-old son. This film documents a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands of Ontario, Canada and more importantly a way of life.
Born From Junk (15 min): Tracing the outlaw roots of mountain biking back to its raw beginnings in Crested Butte, Born From Junk follows a crew of unlikely pioneers in pursuit of wild times in the mountains which then blossomed into a global phenomenon.
10 MINUTE INTERMISSION
Chasing Ghosts (15 min) In their quest to identify the pollinator of the ghost orchid for the first time, a team of explorers, photographers, and filmmakers spent three summers standing waist-deep in alligator and snake-laden water, swatting air blackened by mosquitoes, and climbing to sometimes nausea-inducing heights. They came away with a startling new discovery – and an even deeper love for Florida’s wildest wetlands – revelations that may help to conserve both the endangered orchid and its shrinking home.
The Waters that Heal Us (8 min) This film follows a group of veterans from Washington, D.C. on a fly fishing trip to the Shenandoah Valley. Lead by the National Capital Chapter of Project Healing Waters, they learn to fish for trout and enjoy the therapeutic aspects of comradery and nature.
Farmscape Ecology (27 min) Can farming and wildlife co-exist? Farmscape Ecology seeks to explore this question. A 1,500-acre research farm in New York’s Hudson Valley serves as backdrop of studies into soil, water, wildlife, and native meadows. The results may surprise you.