2020 Festival Information–POSTPONED
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour inspires environmental activism and a love for nature through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festivalgoers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet, and to take action. Watch the festival trailer!
Where Life Begins – Along the Arctic Coast, at the northmost point on American soil, we explore the importance of protecting the place Where Life Begins. Watch the trailer for Where Life Begins!
Colors of Change – Experience Greenland through the eyes of Artist Zaria Forman, NASA scientist John Sonntag, and Inuit Elder as art, culture, and science collide in a region defined by climate change. Watch the trailer for Colors of Change!
Spawning Hope – Spawning Hope follows a team of scientists as they attempt to introduce coral DNA to new populations of elkhorn coral. If this technique works, it could have lasting impacts on how conservationists are able to protect and restore endangered corals from near extinction
Hidden Pacific, and Filmmaker / Photographer Ian Shive
As a conservation filmmaker, Ian Shive’s work documents some of the world’s most pristine environments and brings to the public important conservation stories from around the globe. His recent expeditions to the remote marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean are featured in Midway: Edge of Tomorrow (2017), timed to coincide with the 75th commemoration of the Battle of Midway, and Hidden Pacific (2019).
Hidden Pacific is a pioneering film profiling the Pacific Ocean’s protected and remote national wildlife refuge islands and marine national monuments. Hidden Pacific seeks to educate about the critical role these marine monuments play in the face of environmental threats such as climate change, global warming, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, overfishing, and plastics pollution.
A recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Shive’s photographic work has appeared in numerous media outlets and environmental campaigns, and he is the author of three photography books that celebrate American national parks and outdoor adventure. Follow him @IanShivePhoto.
Watch the trailer for Hidden Pacific!
Films about Local Issues…
Sonora Rising – Water and wheat have been foundations of life for millennia across the American Southwest. Explore three Tucson visionaries who are creating and growing the circular economy of water in the arid Sonoran desert. Watch the trailer for Sonora Rising!
Into the Black – Human ignited ‘prescribed burns,’ are an essential technique to mimic natural processes that maintain and restore critical habitats. With extensive efforts to restore large areas of native habitats, partnerships are critical to provide the capacity necessary to implement fire on the scale needed.
Too Precious to Mine – The Havasupai have lived at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for centuries. But now, uranium mining on the canyon’s rims is putting the tribe’s drinking water and its way of life at risk. What would you do to protect your home from uranium contamination?
Space to Explore – Natalie Panek is an aerospace engineer, a pilot, an influencer, an avid explorer. On an outdoor adventure to the Mars-like terrain of Moab, Utah she searches with her friend to reconcile life’s stumbles, redirections, and challenges. Watch the trailer for Space to Explore!
Our Last Trash – The film highlights the current global recycling crisis and explores the meaning of a “zero waste” lifestyle. Some individuals are combating this plastic issue one reusable item at a time.