Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1st at the Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University!

Check back for more details in 2019!

PRC is excited to announce that we will be partnering with Allegheny CleanWays to host the Annual Pittsburgh Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Initially a project of SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League), the Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines inspirational and beautiful filmmaking with pressing environmental issues to educate citizens and communities and to inspire action across the nation to protect the environment. From coast to coast, citizens are inspired to get outdoors and explore our local places and empowered to make change in their own lives and communities.

For the past 4 years, festival goers have gathered at local theaters across the Pittsburgh area to learn about issues relating to litter, ocean and river health, air pollution and much more! Festival-goers were excited to connect with local non-profits and initiatives to make change in the region.

This years film festivable will feature three locally made short films that highlight enviromental issues in our region.  Join us in June, as we partner with Point Park University.

2019 Sponsors

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Purchase Tickets

Early bird tickets will become available for the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival soon! Check back regularly for more information about tickets for the 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming to Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse on Saturday, June 1!

In the spirit of zero waste, please note that no tickets need to be printed for either festival. Purchasing a ticket will place you on our Will Call list for each event; simply stop by the Will Call table at the front of the theater on the evening of the festival to check in. 

2018 Films

Check out these teasers from some of the films being screened at the 4th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Return from Desolation

Standing Tall

The Invisible Mammal: The Bat Rescuer

2017 Festival Success!

PRC and Allegheny CleanWays were proud to partner with Chatham University to host the 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to a SOLD OUT house!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festival and stopped in Pittsburgh on March 9 as part of its nationwide tour to showcase environmental films that inspire action.

PRC and Allegheny CleanWays were joined by hundreds of local community members for an amazing night of award-winning films, local raffle prizes, sustainable beer, and volunteer opportunities. The films were the centerpiece of the Festival, featuring stories of individuals exploring the outdoors, communities coming together to protect their local wild spaces, and how consumers can make real and positive impact on the world.

The house was packed with 300 change-makers learning about environmental and health issues facing the region and the planet. Festival-goers ranged from high school students to seasoned veterans of the environmental movement, which ignited positive dialogue about current issues facing the environment. The film festival featured films on topics ranging from the impacts of the existing US-Mexico border wall on indigenous speciesthe importance of the “Fair Trade” label, and adventurers exploring the American Southwest and the worlds highest peaks!

Dozens of attendees signed up to volunteer to clean up illegal dumpsites and enable the recycling of materials such as televisions, paints, pharmaceuticals and more! This boost in volunteers will enable PRC and Allegheny CleanWays to be even more effective in protecting Southwestern Pennsylvania’s environment in 2017!