Rivers are Life Returns to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

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July 01, 2024

Rivers are Life is thrilled to participate in the Wild & Scenic Film Festival for the second year in a row. This festival is renowned for showcasing some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking environmental films, and its On Tour program extends its reach far beyond its flagship event in Nevada City, CA. 

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour program partners with a diverse array of organizations, including environmental groups, nature centers, museums, schools, and more. These partnerships help to create unique film festivals in local communities across the U.S. and beyond, using the festival to raise awareness of local environmental issues, engage new audiences, and support fundraising efforts. By lending four films to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and, by extension, more than 155 organizations and events nationwide1, Rivers are Life is advancing its mission of inspiration, preservation, and exploration. 

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In addition to all the films featured as part of the Wild & Scenic library, On Tour festival organizers were able to pick from four Rivers are Life films over the last two years. For the 2023 season, hosts could opt to show Voices from the Water at their event. Starting in 2024, they could also choose to show Chasing the Bono, Study Aboard, and/or Toxic Art. These films not only highlight the beauty of rivers and natural landscapes but also the challenges they face and the people working to preserve them. 

Rivers are Life originally got involved with South Yuba River Citizens League, who hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival each year, in 2023 as a sponsor of the flagship festival.  

"We are excited to be part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour once again," says Julia Regeski, Impact Manager at Rivers are Life. "This festival is a powerful platform for storytelling and advocacy, and we are proud to support its mission of promoting environmental awareness and action." 

What Wild & Scenic Accomplishes 

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour provides hosts with extensive support, including event planning resources, marketing materials, and promotion through the festival’s website. This comprehensive support ensures that each event is successful and impactful, bringing communities together around a shared love of nature and a commitment to conservation. 

All in all, Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour events have raised more than $80,000 for hosting organizations. By continuing to support the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Rivers are Life is not only enhancing the reach of impactful storytelling, but also strengthening the national movement towards environmental stewardship.  

For more information about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour and how to host an event, visit the official On Tour page.