Join us at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, co-hosted with Patagonia Burlington.
Location: Main Street Landing, 60 Lake St, Burlington
Doors open at 5:30 pm and films start at 6 pm.
Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets are still available at the door.
Turning Adventure Into Activism
This year’s festival is focused on “turning adventure into activism,” featuring films that will inspire outdoor enthusiasts and activists alike. We’ll be serving up locally sourced food catered by the farm-to-school program in the Burlington School District, drinks by Zero Gravity Brewery, and will have a robust silent auction, which you can start bidding on here.
All event proceeds will benefit VNRC, Vermont’s oldest independent environmental advocacy organization. VNRC works from the grassroots to the Legislature to advance policies, programs, and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont’s economy thrives — vibrant communities, clean water, working farms and forests, wild places, and clean energy.
Please join us after the festival at a FREE after party with live music by Red Hot Juba, food, and drink specials at the Skinny Pancake. A percentage of proceeds from the party will be donated to VNRC, so continue the conversation, get involved and have some fun supporting Vermont’s environment!
We’d like to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors. Check them out!
Adventures With A Purpose: A Higher Calling
Renowned snowboarder, Jeremy Jones, teams up with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to study glacial fresh water reserves across the globe. Teaming up with Dr Natalie Kehrwald, Jones collects ice samples from the high peaks of the Himalaya, on a mission to protect the places where we play.
A Dam Problem
Building successful relationships takes time but those relationships are the key to completing a successful dam removal and floodplain restoration project near Sisters, OR, that benefited farmers, fish and the surrounding ecosystem.
Dryden – The Small Town That Changed the Fracking Game
The industry kept saying: ‘We have the power; you have none. We are coming. Get out of the way or leave,” said Joanne Cipolla-Dennis, recalling what happened when the oil and gas industry came to her town of Dryden, NY. But Joanne and her neighbors came up with a plan. This is the true story of people who discovered their shared strength and turned the tables on a powerful industry.
This award-winning comedy series is about a struggle affecting many of us today. Set in the world of a spoofed prescription drug commercial, Nature Rx offers a hearty dose of laughs and the outdoors – two timeless prescriptions for whatever ails you. Side effects may include confidence, authenticity, remembering you have a body, and being in a good mood for no apparent reason.
AINA – That Which Feeds Us
The best-kept secret on Kaua`i isn’t a secluded beach or surf spot, it’s that four of the world’s largest chemical companies use the island for open-air testing of pesticides on genetically modified crops. Contrasting this is the traditional agriculture system that allowed Hawaiians to live in abundance for over a thousand years with roughly the same population as today.
Mile for Mile
Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape.
What would Planet Earth post about humans on its profile? The Earth fast forwards through a virtual relationship with humans — but soon starts to ask itself whether it wants to be friends with a species that exploits its natural resources and threatens animals and plants.
The Fisherman’s Son
Born and raised in a small fishing community in Chile, Ramón Navarro found his passion riding some of the biggest waves on the planet. From humble beginnings at Punta de Lobos, his skill and bravery in the ocean brought him national fame in his home country and made him a star in the surfing world. But today, his accomplishments in giant waves are just one part of a bigger vision to preserve the culture and environment of his beloved Chilean coast. The Fisherman’s Son focuses on Ramón’s rise to fame and how he’s using his legend status in surfing to speak out for the protection of his lifelong home
The Thousand Mile Journey: Oregon to Patagonia
Jedidiah Jenkins quit a job that he loved to ride his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of Patagonia. Friend and filmmaker Kenny Laubbacher joined him for a month and a half to pose the question: Why? Jenkins’ poignant answers are woven together with sun-soaked travel footage and shots of life on the move in this short film about shattering routines, staying open hearted and keeping the flames of inspiration not just burning, but raging. The Thousand Year Journey is a paean to travel, adventure and, as Jenkins puts it, “turning your 100 years on this planet into 1,000.”