Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2016


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a great night of short films about our natural resources and the brave people striving to protect them. It’s also a night of prizes, food & drink, and networking with all who care about Indiana’s wild places. Join us at the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis. Event emcee: City-County Councilman Zack Adamson.

Check out?the film line-up! Parking and food info?below.

Buy your ticket below. Your $25 ticket automatically makes you an IFA member.

$20 for current IFA members. $20 for high school and undergrad students (on-site ticket sales only; please a present valid ID).


Event Sponsors

Title Sponsors



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Additional sponsors:?

Shoefly Public House

Greenscape Geeks, LLC

Earth Fare


Pizzology Craft Pizza & Pub


New Day Meadery

Rolling in the Dough Market & Cafe

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Line-up

These films will remind you of the natural wonders of our?world, and what it takes to protect them. Some funny, some epic, all inspiring. View trailers for all films here.

* Nature Rx (2 min.): What does nature have in common with, say, Viagra?
* Avaatara: The First Route Out (6 mins.): Climber David Lama achieves first ascent of the Baatara gorge in Lebanon, a surreal ?Avatar?-like landscape, unexploited and untouched.
* Defined by the Line (7 mins.): A climber?s recreational visits to the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah slowly transform him into an activist.
* 62 Years (8 mins.): The son of David Brower, founder of the Sierra Club in 1952 and one of the leaders of the modern environmental movement, reflects on his father?s legacy.
* Won’t Pipe Down (23 mins.): A David vs. Goliath battle between the residents of Nelson County, Virginia and Dominion Power over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
* The Accidental Environmentalist (12 mins.): John Wathen was an average guy until coming into contact with toxic chemicals, picking up a video camera, and discovering his passion for protecting Alabama?s waters.
* Leave it as it Is (3 mins.): The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic landscapes on the planet, but it still faces a battery of threats.
* Parker’s Top 50 Favorite Things about Northwest Rivers (3 mins.): The best things about Northwest rivers, from a kid?s perspective.
* Co2ld Waters (11 mins.): Five of the most respected names in the fly fishing world converge on a Montana creek to discuss the single biggest threat to their timeless pursuit: climate change.
* The Last Dragons: Protecting Appalachia’s Hellbenders (10 mins.): The life and times of an ancient salamander, the largest in North America.
* Paddle for the North (33 mins.): Six friends traverse the Canadian north over two months and encounter a First Nations family and their at-risk way of life.
* To Slow Down and Breathe (3 mins.): Slacklining (outdoor tightrope walking) is as introspective as it is adventurous.


At the event, these goodies will be for sale at modest prices: Sun King beer, Calvin Fletcher coffee, bananas from Earth Fare, doughnuts from Long’s, pretzels from the Rathskeller, and hot popped popcorn.


There is a lot of metered street parking (cash or credit accepted) surrounding the Athenaeum. The cost is $1.50 per hour. There is also a $10 pay lot just east of the building on Michigan Street (it is a?Pay-and-Display Parking Lot).

Join Us!