Each year, Wild & Scenic Film Festival shares an urgent call to environmental action with attendees across the country and around the world. The flagship festival each year is the largest fundraiser for Wild and Scenic Rivers, and local screenings raise funds for partner organizations working on critical conservation issues.
On October 15, the Northern Alaska Environmental Center will host a hybrid in-person and virtual screening in Fairbanks and online. We will show a series of eleven short films featuring Indigenous organizers and wild places close to home and around the world. Highlights from each of the films can be found here. Below, see the trailer for Paving Tundra, one of the films being screened at the event:
Right now, you can screen a bonus film at home. Newtok is a film about the Yup’ik village of Newtok seeking justice in the face of climate disaster. [Note: After the release of this film, Newtok was one of the villages in Western Alaska impacted by Typhoon Merbok.]
The in person Wild & Scenic event will take place at Davis Concert Hall at University of Alaska Fairbanks, and feature refreshments, door prizes, and Northern Center merch for sale. The Northern Alaska Environmental Center is supported fully by private donations. We do not accept federal, state, or municipal funding. When you purchase and wear Northern Center merch, it not only directly funds our programmatic work in Alaska, but it also exposes a new audience to our organization and what we do.
Doors open at 5:30, and a selection of eleven short films will run between 6:00 and 8:00 PM with a brief intermission for refreshments.
Tickets are available at bit.ly/northernwsff and priced as follows:
- General Admission in person – $30
- Military Discount – $20 with code NAECmilitary22
- Student Discount – $10 with code NAECstudent22
- Virtual Screening – $10
Thank you to our sponsors Running Reindeer Ranch, Uncruise Adventures, and CSG Inc. Wild & Scenic Film Festival national sponsors are Peak Design, Earthjustice, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, and MiiR.