Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020
Saturday, January 25th, 5-10pm @ Swamp Head Brewery Gainesville, FL:
The Florida Trail Association (FTA) is proud to present: the 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF)!
For this outdoor screening, we chose a unique program of environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it. Climb the highest peaks and trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.
There will be 14 films, live music, guest speakers, exciting raffle items, beverages including a special one-night-only Florida Trail Ale (courtesy of Swamp Head Brewery), and food vendors. Folks will also have the chance to interact with organizations dedicated to supporting inclusive outdoor recreation and environmental conservation.
$15 @ Door ($12 Pre-Pay) – General Admission
$12 @ Door ($10 Pre-Pay) – Students, Senior Citizens (55 and older), and Veterans (with valid ID presented at event)
$12 @ Door ($10 Pre-Pay) – Active FTA Members (with confirmation by FTA Administrators
Free for Youth (10 and younger)
**Event starts at 5pm (food and drinks available for purchase throughout the evening)
All-levels yoga classes led by Wildflowers Yoga, 5 – 6:30pm
Live music performance by The Front Porch Backsteppers, 5:30 – 6:30pm
~ Films start at 6:30pm ~
*Be sure to bring warm layers, a camp chair and/or cozy blanket for enjoying the films under the stars, and $$$ for food, beverages and our awesome gear raffle!
All proceeds go to support the Florida Trail Association and the U.S. Forest Service’s efforts to Complete the Florida Trail; closing gaps in the FT through long-range planning, acquisition and agreements for long term protection of the Trail corridor. Come learn about the FTA and discover how you can get involved with us!
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a nonprofit river conservation organization located in Nevada City, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.The organization was formed in 1983 when a small group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each January featuring over 125 award-winning films and welcoming filmmakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.
SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth.
Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, SYRCL shares their success with other organizations by taking the film festival On Tour to 185+ communities worldwide. The tour is building a grassroots network of organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.The festival’s five National Partners: CLIF Bar, Klean Kanteen, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Earthjustice and Peak Design have joined together to support this campaign. They help to bring these inspiring and provocative films to communities across the globe.
Jason Lauritsen & Nicole Brand, Florida Wildlife Corridor
Jessie Johnson & Matt Schneider, Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers
Lindsay Cross, Florida Conservation Voters
Hillary Van Dyke & Angie Riviere, Outdoor Afro
Chelsey & Chris Stevens, Sunshine State Seekers
Anastasia Dieter, Brigitte Loper & Co., REI Co-op Florida
Becca Burton, Hannah Brown & Anna Hamilton, The Marjorie
Nicole Llinas, Current Problems
Humble Wood Fire
For one night only at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Swamp Head Brewery is re-branding their light, easy drinking blonde ale after the Florida Trail! It’s crisp and refreshing, like a winter’s day on the trail. For every pint purchased of the Florida Trail Ale at the festival, a dollar will be donated by Swamp Head Brewery to the Florida Trail Association!
We will be raffling off an amazing assortment of gear and other merchandise! These items were generously donated by WSFF National Sponsors: Kleen Kanteen®, Sierra Nevada® & Peak Design®; as well as by Granite Gear®, Osprey® and other amazing companies. We’re also throwing in some Florida Trail merch from the FTA Store. More details to come!
Be sure to purchase raffle tickets at the event.
Adventure Outpost is also donating 1 River Tour Coupon (value of $50) to the raffle!
Adventure Outpost is an outfitter and guide service located in High Springs, Florida. In addition to selling and renting kayaks, canoes and outdoor gear, they offer a wide variety of tours on over 60 Florida waterways. The coupon can be used toward any trip they lead. You can see a calendar of upcoming trips and dates on their website – http://www.adventureoutpost.net
$3 per raffle ticket or two tickets for $5
Cash or credit accepted