Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2016

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is on tour again this year, and making a stop to Denver’s Sie FilmCenter on January 28th! The evening will include award-winning environmental and outdoor adventure films from around the world that have been selected not only for their great visual stories, but also to inspire and motivate us to continue the cause to keep Rocky Mountain wild.

The film festival is made by activists for activists and sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.

A portion of the proceeds of the event will benefit Rocky Mountain Wild!

The films start promptly at 7 pm, but before that, join us for an opening reception from 5:30-7 pm. During the reception, you can speak with some of the filmmakers, and take part in direct actions in our Citizens Action Hub! The Hub will feature a myriad of direct actions from local non-profits.

When: Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7pm, with an opening reception from 5:30-7pm
Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Avenue

WSFF Purchase Tickets Button Tickets are now available on the Denver Film Society website!
$14 for DFS members; $15 for non-members.Get tickets here!

Get Involved

We are seeking sponsorship, volunteers, and donations of raffle prizes for the event! To get involved, email Chris Talbot-Heindl.

Check out our Sponsorship Information Packet!

Film Selection

SpaceshipEarth2Spaceship Earth Passenger Safety Briefing
Dave Gardner, Lynsey Jones, GrowthBusters | 2 min.
Airline passengers are routinely briefed on how to make their flight safe and comfortable. Imagine if every passenger on Spaceship Earth were similarly briefed. Buckle up and hold on…

The Colorado River
Jeff Litton | 6 min.
The Colorado River is more than beautiful, it sustains life for 11,000 species including us. Seasoned Expedition Leader Dave Edwards shares a funny story & what he takes away after almost 40 years of rowing down the Grand Canyon. We drink the river dry, but right now you can send 1,000 gallons back to the river by texting “RIVER” to 77177 or visit ChangeTheCourse.us


Catch It
Sarah Menzies, Let Media | 10 min.
Léa Brassy grew up surfing Southern France. Accustomed to a life on the road, her nomadic lifestyle takes a pause at the Unstad break in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway. Trading in her bikini for a thick wetsuit, she connects with the surrounding mountains, Arctic surf, and simple living. Whether it’s paddling hard for a wave, or chasing after a passion, Léa reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru In The Night
Emily V. Driscoll, James Karl Fischer, BonSci Films | 12 min.
Explores the importance of darkness, and the erosion of it, through the study and preservation of firefly habitats in Japan and the U.S. Fireflies disappear as artificial night lights disrupt their “languages of light.” The film showcases scientists on different continents studying firefly flash patterns and how to live among wildlife in urban settings.

Pride of Namibia
Pride of Namibia
Andy Maser & Jenny Nichols | 7 min.
Namibia is home to one of the greatest wildlife recovery story ever told. “Pride of Namibia” tells the story of communities committed to protecting wildlife, of a nation that has enshrined conservation into its constitution, and of the future of responsible travel – tourism that directly benefits the people who give wildlife freedom to roam.

Adventure Science: Juneau Microplastic Project
Andrew Davidson Jr., Erica Prather | 4 min.
Microplastics are invisible particles, which enter Earth’s oceans and rivers via landfill waste and synthetic products. They have lasting effects on human health as well as the biosphere. A team in Juneau, Alaska sampled freshwater at various sites in collaboration with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (ASC). Please help support ASC and join a project at adventurescience.org

I Heard
Michael Ramsey, Abbey Smith, Stacy Bare | 3 min.
A Seussical glimpse into more than 110 million acres of designated wilderness that we have to enjoy in the US. The Sierra Club tapped award-winning filmmaker Michael Ramsey to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Featuring young actors Finella Guy and Oliver Lamond-Ramsey and some of our country’s most iconic places and nature’s most incredible creatures.


Jeremy Collins, James Q Martin | 42 min.
Award Winner: 2015 Jury Award at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Merging film and illustration, this film transports you on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home in the Yosemite Valley as Jeremy Collins embarks on an epic voyage to honor a beloved friend.


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