Wild & Scenic Film Festival, an activist playground, coming to a screen near you in two weeks

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By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications Director, Leadership Team

In two weeks, Rocky Mountain Wild is bringing a virtual showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to a screen near you for an evening of environmental films, direct action, and fun!

For those of you who have never been, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a film festival unlike any other. It was created by activists for activists, showing films that illustrate the challenges our planet is currently facing as well as work that communities and individuals are doing to protect the environment. It seeks to highlight actions we can all do to be responsible stewards of the planet.

Years ago, Rocky Mountain Wild sought to up the ante and include actual activism in the evening’s events! So, we created the Community Action Hub – an area of the theatre where local environmental non-profits had timely direct actions for festival attendees to take on the spot!

Just because we’re doing the event remotely this year doesn’t mean we won’t still have the opportunity to take direct action!

Our nonprofit partners with direct actions will be available to you in virtual Wild & Scenic Days of Action from 12:00-1:00 pm on October 18 and 19 on Zoom, to present direct actions you can take to make the world a greener place! And, both Wild & Scenic Days of Acton are completely free to attend.

On October 18, take action with Defenders of Wildlife to urge Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper to oppose Senator Manchin’s Dirty Deal and help ensure that it is not attached to any legislation in the future. Register to save your spot.

On October 19, take action with Wild Connections and The Wilderness Society. Wild Connections will present how to protect your local Bureau of Land Management Lands from the mountains to the Arkansas River Canyonlands! Register to save your spot.

Stay tuned here for more additions to our Wild & Scenic Days of Action.

This year, thanks to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s National Hosts, we are also hosting a raffle! Tickets are 1 for $1 or 15 for $10 and are sold at event registration. Prizes include a Sierra Nevada swag tote (tote bag, trucker hat, coozie, and fold-away tote), Earthjustice swag (coasters, gavel pencils, and copies of their quarterly magazine), hhmi “Stories that Spark” mug, hhmi local pollinators’ wildflower seed mix (for Western U.S. residents only as the mix is specific to our region), MiiR’s commemorative Wild & Scenic Film Festival camp cup with slide lid, Peak Design’s Field Pouch, and much more!

Plus, we are also holding our Wild & Scenic Online Auction, which you won’t want to miss. The auction opens on Saturday, October 15 at noon, and we’ll be adding donated items right up until then!

Tickets to the Film Festival are $15 for an individual ticket, $50 for a watch party of four people or more, and $5 for economy tickets (intended for students, seniors, young professionals, or anyone else who may need a discounted option). Get your tickets today!

We understand that a lot of families have been hit hard by the coronavirus and everything that’s happened since then. While this event is our largest fundraiser of the year, it is our goal that everyone who wants to attend the festival can, regardless of their current financial situation. If you have been impacted and would like to attend the film festival, please contact me at chris@rockymountainwild.org to arrange for a complimentary ticket.

For the Wild!

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Chris Talbot-Heindl

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