14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

OARS is excited to present our 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Currents of Hope.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 15 a selection of 2022 award-winning films from the nation's largest environmental film festival will be screened at the Maynard Fine Arts Theatre and also streamed to you LIVE in the comfort of your home.

Can't make it? Ticketholders will have access to view the the films on demand for 5 days.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature through film. Each story gives us a sense of place and understanding of what it means to be a responsible steward! Whether in person or online, the festival always brings together a unique community to share in our appreciation for the natural world.

Join OARS and emcee EJ Labb for an evening filled with inspiration, nature, and adventure.

HOW TO WATCH (please note: Tickets are available online only)

Join us in person
Wednesday, June 15 at the Maynard Fine Arts Theatre, 19 Summer Street, Maynard
Doors open at 6:30 pm, films start at 7 pm.

Watch "Live Virtually" from anywhere
Wednesday, June 15, Virtual "lobby" open at 6:30, films at 7pm.

Streaming on-demand
Wednesday, June 15 (10:30 pm) - Monday, June 20 (11:55 pm)

Raffle prizes.

How to watch virtually.

A complete program, will be available here by June 13th. Here's a sneak preview of some of the ten films that will be shown:

The Magical Forest and the Things. Award Winner: 2022 Best Kids Film
As a Covid lockdown project, 6 year old Calliope narrates a story animated by artist Dave Russo depicting a critical yet child-like observation of human consumption habits and the social reinforcements that influence it (in her words, of course).
Ghost Ponds. Award Winner: 2022 Best Student Filmmaker A grassroots movement seeks to reverse biodiversity loss by recovering a lost feature of the landscape... ghost ponds.
After losing her mother to poachers, an unruly elephant named Shaba is rescued to the mountains of northern Kenya to be rehabilitated back to the wild. The women keepers of Reteti Sanctuary have a maternal solution to soften Shaba's heart.
The Interconnectedness of All Living Things
Artist Georgia Hodges paints a mural paying homage to life on earth and to H.R. 109, the Green New Deal Resolution.

Film Festival Sponsors As of 5/12/22
Interested in sponsoring our festival? Please contact Julia or call 978-369-3956.

Community Friends As of 5/12/22

National Sponsors