Posted on December 1, 2017
The official film selections for the 16th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival have been finalized! 135 films were selected out of 500 submissions. Over 900 quality hours were spent in front of the screen to create this year’s line-up of world-class environmental and adventure films, including 10 world premieres!
Our all-volunteer Program Committee and lead festival staff screened, evaluated, and debated the film submissions. We’d like to extend our immense gratitude to all the filmmakers who submitted their films. We are delighted by the wonderful projects that we had the opportunity review this season. It has been remarkably inspiring to see submissions from all over the world, in dozens of languages, that highlight the dedication of every day citizens who are working to protect our increasingly threatened planet and its inhabitants. We would also like to thank the Program Committee: Carrie Rose d’Inzillo, Karl Ronning, Kurt Lorenz, Leslie Stager, Sharon Lane, Yasha Aginsky, Brennan Maine, Lisa Ronald, Teresa Baker, Scott Beesley and Aviva Fiske, for their dedicated contribution.
Film descriptions and many trailers are available now to give you a taste of what to expect come January. Congratulations to the filmmakers of this year’s official selections; we deeply respect the tireless effort, time and passion that went into creating each film.
See you in January!