11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival played to a sell-out crowd!

It was an energetic and inspirational evening once again!
Our 11th Wild & Scenic Film Festival filled Maynard's Fine Arts Theatre Place with movie-goers from throughout our watersheds and beyond. Thank you one and all for joining us.

A huge thank you to Will Collura, Mark Grundstrum, Deana Cijan, and Steven Trumble of the Fine Arts Theatre Place for making the evening possible. We also wish to thank our sponsors (below) for their support. And thank you to our favorite emcee EJ Labb for entertaining us. OARS is grateful for the support of the many volunteers and organizations who helped make the evening a huge success!

We look forward to seeing you next year at our 12th!

The evening lineup was a selection of 2019 award-winning films from the nation's largest environmental film festival. Here's a glimpse of the evening:

Climbing out of Disaster 2019 Best Short
In the immediate aftermath of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria, a group of local climbers bands together to use their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community.
Brotherhood of Skiing
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul and smiles to the mountain. Formed during the height of the black power movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snow sports. Today, the NBS hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the US and represents 53 ski clubs with over 3,000 members across the country.
Hear Our Olympics
The wild Olympic Peninsula is like nowhere else. It has been recognized as a National Park, a wilderness area, an International Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, and the quietest space in the lower 48. Yet, the park's rare and distinctive soundscape is threatened by new and unnatural noises: Navy electronic warfare training by jets in the skies over the park.
Blue
Explore the mountains, glaciers, and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes hailing from Alaska and beyond. Blue is a fantastical journey into a young girl's imagination and a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation, and strength forged in women of the north.

Local Sponsors


Community Sponsors


National Sponsors

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