THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL delivers an urgent call to action, encouraging us to learn more about what we can do to save our threatened planet and create positive outcomes for future generations. It is one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, now in its 20th year, that features 150 of the best environmental films. Combining stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling, these films inform and inspire solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities. Wild & Scenic goes on tour globally to over 180 events hosted by organizations that use the festival as a platform to inspire action in their own communities. Each host selects a unique film program for the greatest impact in their specific community. This will be the 4th year in Santa Fe, an ideal host city for Wild and Scenic On Tour given the number of citizens who care deeply about our beautiful rivers, wild lands, and wildlife habitat.
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A big thank-you to the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary for the use of their recently constructed David Jay Henderson Pavilion for the in-person part of this year’s Festival. This brand-new Pavilion, adjacent to the wooded slopes of the municipal watershed, shares some of the advantages of a covered space and an outdoor venue. It allows the event to take place rain-or-shine, and it has large sliding doors that we can throw open on a balmy September evening to bring the outdoors in and have plenty of natural ventilation, plus great views of the wooded slopes of the upper watershed. It also has a large wrap-around covered porch which is ideal for tabling by SFWA and other organizations, and for Festival merchandise offered as a thank-you for a cash donation or pledge. The porch will be perfect for outdoor meet-and-greet and conversation before and after the event, and during Intermission. The fire capacity is 99 people, which is well below the physical capacity of the Pavilion, leaving plenty of space for the audience to spread out. These are just some of the safeguards that will ensure a COVID safe experience. More of the Pavilion’s amenities are: a built-in screen, padded folding chairs, and 2 gender-neutral bathrooms — with additional bathrooms in other parts of the Center. Once you have negotiated the unpaved part of Upper Canyon Road to the Audubon Center you will be directed to a parking space, then a short stroll through the beautiful grounds will bring you to the Pavilion. We would all love to see you there, we have gone too long without a social gathering.