PRC Wild & Scenic Film Festival Two Weeks Away!

Posted by: Stacy Albin on September 30, 2020

National and local films showcase earth and adventure as country’s largest environmental film festival stops in Pennsylvania during nationwide tour

On Thursday, October 15, the country’s largest environmental film festival will make a stop in Pennsylvania during its nationwide tour when the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) hosts the “Wild & Scenic Film Festival” as a virtual fundraiser to benefit the commonwealth’s oldest grassroots environmental organization.

“PRC is excited to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a sixth consecutive year with an exciting new format this year that will enable us to reach film fans living throughout Pennsylvania,” according to PRC Environmental Coordinator Stacy Albin.  “This online, virtual event will feature a series of thought-provoking and breathtaking local and national short films exploring the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters, food systems, climate change, biodiversity, litter prevention and other global issues.”

The film festival will take place on Thursday, October 15, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. as a livestream event and online chat.

In addition to showcasing the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festival presented by South Yuba River Citizens League, the 90-minute event will feature interactive chat to encourage Pennsylvanians to become inspired to take action in their own communities after witnessing how individuals and communities around the world are taking action.

 

Tickets are available at www.prc.org/filmfestival through October 15:

STUDENT:                    $10

FILM FAN:                    $20

BENEFACTOR:             $50 (includes PRC individual membership)

SUPPORTER:               $100 (includes PRC individual membership and raffle entries)

 

“The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is an outstanding example of how the art of film can influence us to become more active in the protection of our environment,” said Albin.  “The festival offers individuals clear opportunities to engage with us and other organizations in pursuit of a cleaner and healthier environment.”

2020 festival sponsors are PECO, Branton Strategies, Fox Rothschild LLP, Google, WQED Pittsburgh and Entercom’s 1 Thing Sustainability Initiative.

ABOUT THE “WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL” Initially a project of SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League), the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival works to combine beautiful and moving filmmaking and environmental issues to inspire citizens across the nation to protect the environment and take action for our local and global communities.  Since 2003, the SYRCL has partnered with a diverse array of environmental nonprofits to bring the festival to communities across the nation, creating unique film festival experiences and using the festival to raise awareness of local environmental issues and raise funds to support the host organizations’ missions