Host An Event

Raise Support.  Raise Awareness.  Protect Your Wild.

Host Applications

Who Hosts?

Wild & Scenic On Tour partners with environmental groups, nature centers, museums, nonprofits, outdoor retailers, conscious businesses, schools, churches and colleges who host the film festival to raise awareness for their campaigns, attract new supporters, raise funds, and bring global and regional issues to the local level. Wild & Scenic reaches over 65,000 people annually. And every year we add new venues to the tour– more people see the films, more activists get inspired, and the groundswell for the environmental movement grows.

A Wild & Scenic Film Festival banner hanging over a train.

Why Host?

Hosting is good for your group and good for the environment! Draw attention to your organization and get people excited about the work you are doing.

  • Grow your cause
  • Raise funds
  • Raise awareness
  • Attract new members and supporters
  • Build community
  • Inspire solutions
  • Have a good time!

“What is jaw dropping, mind-bending, artistically creative, and adrenaline and emotion-filled all bottled up in one place? Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour. Go see it or host it in your community.”
-Cascadia Wildlands, Eugene, OR

Awesome films, beer (did we mention we’re sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewery?!), like-minded folks, guest filmmakers and mixing it up with the coolest audience in town—all celebrating solutions to heal the earth. Does it get any better?

How Do I Host?Plymouth State festival: a volunteer with a rescued hawk

  1. Apply
  2. Pick a venue
  3. Pick a date
  4. Pick your programming
  5. Start promoting!

You can apply and secure a spot on our tour calendar without a set date or venue. The festival staff does NOT travel to your venue. We have created a streamlined program so we don’t have to travel to venues. This reduces our carbon footprint and keeps your costs low. And since your event is not dependent on our travel schedule, you pick the date that works best for your organization and community!

We’ve done the tricky legwork – generating graphics, choosing the films, developing strategies to leverage the fest, compiling 15 years of experience in executing successful film festivals. We want to share our tools and resources with you! We are providing a turnkey event so you can focus on making connections with your community, raising funds, and spreading the word about your campaigns and programs.

 “SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival gives us a fun, educational, and inspiring vehicle for reaching out to our members and for gaining new supporters … People really respond to the inspiring nature of the festival – SYRCL has it dialed!”

– Mono Lake Committee, El Segundo, CA

Perks Included in Hosting the Wild & Scenic ON TOUR

Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy's film festival

  • Status as a Wild & Scenic ON TOUR partner —draw attention to your group, your cause!
  • The WSFF screens more than 400 environmental films and selects over 125 to show at the opening festival. Over 75 films are selected to tour and from these you build-your-own program that includes up to 2.5 hours of films.
  • We package the film program on to an easy to play, high quality Blu-ray. Each tour program disc starts with the Wild & Scenic Opening Trailer and includes multiple slides thanking your organization for hosting the festival.
  • WSFF negotiates all filmmaker contracts and fees.
  • Pick your own date—one that works for you (you do not need a set date and venue to apply). We do not travel to your venue. Our turn-key program provides everything you need to host the event.
  • Event kits drop-shipped that include items from our National Partners: Sierra Nevada Brewing, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice, and Peak Design.
  • Complete graphics package. Includes all the collateral for the promoting the event (poster, tickets, handbill, program, ads, film stills, etc.).
  • Comprehensive Festival Tool Kit including a comprehensive event planning guide, strategies for increasing membership, promotional requirements, and technical guidelines.
  • Contacts for all the filmmakers! Filmmakers love to be invited to your event and are happy to do phone interviews on your local radio station.
  • On-line and on-call support from the festival’s tour manager.

What Your Organization Provides

  • Projection equipment
  • A venue with an adequate sound system and a screen
  • Technical staff to run projector and Blu-ray player (can be a volunteer!)
  • Support staff (volunteers) for ticket sales, publicity, setup, cleanup, etc…
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Tickets and ticket pricingCrowd shot at a film festival


The price of our custom package may vary depending on the scale of your event and film program. Please inquire if you would like more information; call Theresa Huck at 530-265-5961 x 204.

Keep in mind that most of our hosts easily cover the cost of the program with ticket sales and local sponsorship. In fact, 85% of our hosts use this as their biggest fundraiser/membership drive of the year!

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