The Virtual Wild and Scenic Film Festival is Almost Here!

 

We have an exciting lineup of films highlighting the beauty and wonder of our world while featuring some amazing adventurers and athletes. Films from around Oregon and the world will transport you down epic rivers, up awe-inspiring mountains, through beautiful valleys and past the various people and places that define our lives. This is the fifth year this national tour of outdoor adventure and environmental films will be brought to Corvallis, please join us!

We look forward to sharing the 2020 Virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival with you! You will receive a link to the films at the time and date above at the email address you provide. You will have up to five days to view the films and can view them multiple times.

Film Lineup:

Where The Wild Things Keep Playing - 4 mins

 

An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures. Director Krystle Wright brings this next installment since the wild things never stopped playing.

 

Detroit Hives - 6 mins

 

East Detroit urban beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. 'Detroit Hives' explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

 

Bring Them Home - 18 mins

An intimate look at the only indigenous tribal-led buffalo drive in North America, Bring Them Home follows members of the Blackfeet Nation as they experience the power of the American bison while driving their herd through rough terrain and hostile weather to their winter pasture - a rare ritual of stewardship that brings hope for a modern-day cultural rebirth.

 

Last Wild Places - 12 mins

For 15 years, Mozambique was engulfed in a brutal civil war that devastated human and wildlife populations alike. Now, in part by focusing on empowering and educating women, Gorongosa National Park has become a model of successful conservation efforts. In this short film, follow elephant expert Dominique Gonçalves as she shares the powerful ways the park is working with local communities and gaining a new generation of brave women rangers and scientists.

 

Nature Now - 4 mins

Made with no flights, recycled footage, and zero net carbon. Given away for free. Viewed 53 million times, played to the United Nations. This film is a personal and passionate call to arms from Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot to use nature to heal our broken climate.

 

Sniper - 13 mins

In New Zealand, Yellow-eyed Penguin numbers have dwindled. Finding these penguins in the dense bush to monitor and conserve the population is tricky. But former ranger Leith Thomson has a way - Sniper. She is one of the 80 certified Conservation Dogs in New Zealand. Now every penguin counts and Sniper is on an adventure to protect these critically endangered birds.

 

Mi Mama - 6 mins

Nadia Mercado grew up in a working-class community with her single mother, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, and three sisters. In this film, Nadia recounts the ways that her mother helped shape the woman she is today: a cardiac nurse, an outdoor athlete, and a woman who is dedicated to helping the Latinx and POC outdoor communities.

 

Life of Pie - 11 mins

In 2002, mountain bikers and entrepreneurs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to Fruita, Colorado, in search of cheap rent, world-class single track, and free time to ride. Over 15 years later, the two unconventional women have helped reshape one of the state’s most conservative towns, uniting the community through advocacy, inclusivity, and damn good pizza.

 

Wild Possibilities - 12 mins

This film highlights unique conservation efforts of 5 different land trusts in Oregon to help show and explain their value to their local communities.

 

Where Life Begins - 10 mins

Along the Arctic Coast, at the northmost point on American soil, we explore the inseparable bond between mother and child, the sacred and fragile moments after birth, and the importance of protecting the place Where Life Begins.

 

Lowland Kids - 22 mins

The filming of 'Lowland Kids' began as an adventure. A trip down to Isle de Jean Charles to experience this magical place before it's gone. I had heard many stories about this sinking island and America's first climate refugees - many of which pitted the islanders against each other - those who want to stay vs. those who want to go. But when our small crew arrived on Isle de Jean Charles we discovered a different truth: No one here wants to leave. Every family on the island would spend the rest of their life here, if they had the choice.

 

Dream Ride III - 6 mins

Mike Hopkins' epic journey through a magical world comes to an end in the final chapter of the DreamRide trilogy.

**We will announce what we have for raffle prizes in October and will virtually announce the winners on November 12th!** Prizes will be mailed to recipients.

**We will be selling a variety of snack and activity boxes at our downtown office closer to the event so that families can still enjoy the full film festival experience, so stay tuned on our social media pages and website!**

Downtown Office

116 SW 4th Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-753-9211

Avery House Nature Center

1200 SW Avery Park Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-753-9198

SAGE Garden

4485 SW Country Club Drive
Corvallis, OR 97333
541-753-9211