Films for Social Distancing

All across the globe humans are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and the social distancing and time at home that come with it.  With this in mind we couldn’t think of a better time to share some past Wild & Scenic Official Selections with you. We plan to put a new film up every few days so be sure to check back in here. We hope you all enjoy these momentary respites from the news of the day and wish you the very best as you navigate these challenging times.


  • “Dragging 235 lbs Uphill Both Ways” – Christina Franklin | 2017 | 8 min. | 2018 Official Selection | *Kid Friendly, 2018 Sat. Morning Kids Program
    • The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged in to electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. This will have enormous effects on future conservationism. A mother of four kids decides to turn off the screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.


  • The Gnomist” – Sharon Liese, Cynthia Wade, Ty Jones, Jeremy Carr, Samantha Hake | 18min | 2017 Official Selection | *Kid Friendly, 2017 Award Winner: Best Kids Film
    • “The Gnomist” a true story about the mysterious appearance of fairy homes in a suburban forest and the magical experience shared by three women.

  • “Lost in Light” – Sriram Murali | 2016 | 3 min. | 2018 Official Selection
    • “Lost in Light” is a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, this piece shows how the night sky view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights:



  • “Biomimicry” – Janine Benyus, Leonardo DiCaprio, Oliver Stanton, Leila Conners, Tree Media | 2015 | 22 min. | 2018 Official Selection
    • “Biomimicry”, the practice of looking deeply into nature for solutions to engineering, design and other challenges, has inspired a film about it’s ground-breaking vision for creating a long-term, sustainable world. This film covers how mimicking nature solves some of our most pressing problems, from reducing carbon emissions to saving water: