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).

401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

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