12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - LIVE Virtual

OARS is excited to be bringing our 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to you virtually! We would have loved to see you in person, but we have realized that we cannot do it safely and we do not want to miss out in sharing our selection of 2020 award-winning films from the nation's largest environmental film festival.

These engaging films inspire activism and transport audiences to the farthest reaches of the globe. Enjoy fabulous film making, gorgeous cinematography, and wonderful storytelling during an evening that offers films about nature, communities, wildlife, environmental justice, and indigenous cultures.

Join us on Wednesday, August 19 for an evening of humor, adventure, and inspiration from the comfort and safety of your home. Films will be available for streaming for 5 days.

LIVE Virtual with Live Chat: Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 7 - 9:30 pm ('doors' open at 6:30 pm)
On-demand Streaming : Thursday, August 20 through midnight Monday, August 24, at your convenience.
Cost: $15 Admission, $30 Admission and NEW Membership to OARS
If you previously purchased a ticket for our March 25 Film Festival, you already have your ticket for this event!

Fourteen films ranging from 1 to 27 minutes will be shown. Here's a sneak preview!!
Download the evening program

Daniel: A Cyclist with TBI Making a Difference Honorable Mention
Every day (and, we mean every day) you can see Daniel riding his bike along Highway 50. And, while he's out there, he's picking up trash and doing his part to make the Lake Tahoe area better for everyone.
Giants details the efforts and challenges that Portland's Eastmoreland neighbors confronted in their attempts to save three giant sequoias. The film brings a fresh look into local activism and highlights the importance of community organizing.
From Camel to Cup
In Kenya, extreme weather has pushed pastoralists to bank on camels and their milk as a drought-safe investment. Camels are highly adapted to climate change, while their milk has been dubbed "white gold" by food experts who say it could help conquer malnutrition.
Raccoon and the Light
A raccoon finds a flashlight in the woods.

Film Sponsors

Local Supporters

Community Friends

National Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Julia or call 978-369-3956.