The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is an inspiring night of short films about our natural resources and the brave people striving to protect them.
On the big screen, you’ll see the beauty of nature, amazing wildlife, and stories of citizens speaking truth to power — including local citizens involved in defending our forests. See the event line-up below.
Be there for a night of music, prizes, and networking with people who love Indiana’s wild places!
PRICING: $25 (including IFA members); Youth under 18 & Students w/ ID: $15.00 (youth/student tickets available at the door only). BUY YOUR TICKET via the Buskirk-Chumley website or box office at 114 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408 (812-323-3020).
5:00 p.m.: DOORS OPEN
Enjoy refreshments from The Big Cheeze food truck, meet fellow IFA members, buy a chance to win amazing raffle prizes, check out partner booths!
5:30 p.m.: MUSIC: The Hammer and the Hatchet
FILM: Pale Blue Dot (4 min.): Set to the words of Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot reminds us that regardless of our differences, we are one species living on Earth.
FILM: The Wild President (7 mins.): Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, President Jimmy Carter urges all Americans to protect more wild rivers.
MUSIC: Tim Grimm
FILM: The Living Forest (10 mins.): Follow the indigenous people of the Amazon in Ecuador while they fight oil companies to protect their ancestral land at the Paris COP21 climate conference.
FILM: Selah: A Water from Stone (8 mins.): By restoring natural ecological function, one man restored a neglected and overgrazed ranch in Texas Hill Country to its former glory.
MUSIC: Tom Roznowski
FILM: Still Falling (15 mins.): In the jungles of Tasmania, a young woman risks it all to protect the place she loves most from rampant deforestation.
6:45: INTERMISSION & RAFFLE PRIZE BIDDING
FILM: Faces of the Forest (4 mins.): Two short films by Sarah Johnson feature three Hoosiers sharing their connection to and appreciation for Indiana forests: Liam Murphy, Prasad Rajamani, and Courtney Porter.
FILM: White River Stories (6 mins.): Created by Mark Dawson to oppose the destructive, and ultimately failed Mounds Lake Reservoir proposal, “White RiverStories” is a series of two short films that profile key individuals that have a unique connection to the beautiful treasures along the White River.
MUSIC: Cari Ray
FILM: Little Warriors (15 mins.): A 2017 documentary film by Sam Mirpoorian about a group of Indianapolis youth who successfully inspired their City County Council to adopt a youth-driven Climate Recovery Resolution.
MUSIC: Malcolm Dalglish
FILM: To-be-named Yellowwood film by John & Hannah Boggs
MUSIC: Group Performance
What’s the deal with food? A few options: you can grab an early dinner at Bloomingfoods or other great B-ton eateries. You can grab some eats from The Big Cheeze food truck during the course of the event, or purchase popcorn and drinks from the Buskirk-Chumley Theater concession stand. Or you can have a late dinner after the program ends at 8 pm at Big Woods Bloomington (they’re open til 10) or other great dining spots.
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