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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival offers incredible stories of adventure and conservation, paired with stunning cinematography. This year, we’ve selected films that offer our audience a journey into some of the most beautiful places on earth, complemented by stories of inspiration, activism and finding solutions to restore our planet.

In addition to films, we will be celebrating 25 years in the community as well as the 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act!


Early Bird Tickets are available for a limited time only!

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Early Bird Price | $20

Save $5 on General Admission!

(Admission includes a seat at the festival, beverages and appetizers)


When: Friday, September 28, 2018
Where:  CSU’s Lory Student Center Theater
9 films | door prizes | food & drink

Doors open at 6:30 PM | Films begin at 7:00 PM


 2018 Featured Films

Canis LupasCanis Lupus Colorado

Ghosts are stirring in Colorado’s high country. These are the guardians of a delicate balance. They haunt the trees, the water, the animals – the very fabric of the land itself. Gray wolves shaped this place for eons only to disappear nearly overnight. Canis Lupus Colorado is the story of the past, present, and future of Colorado’s now extinct native wolf population. Now we’re at a tipping point: the emerging west, the future of our public wild lands, and the health of vast ecosystems are all at stake. And the choice is up to us. (USA, 2017, 15 min)

Chasing Wild: Into the Sacred Headwaters

Three friends set off on a 400km bike-packing and pack-raft expedition – pedaling through vast boreal forest, paddling frigid whitewater, battling monster trout, outrunning a grizzly – through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia, birthplace of three critical salmon rivers, and home to the Tahltan people. In the wake of the devastating Mount Polley Mine disaster, the team’s goal is to understand what is at stake as a wave of new mines are developed across this remote corner of the province. (USA, 2017, 13 min)

The Nature of Maps

Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue are modern day pioneers: roaming some of the world’s last remaining wild lands to create maps to help conserve these precious places. Through their project with conservationist Kris Tompkins and Conservacion Patagonica to map the new Patagonia Park in Chile, The Nature of Maps explores the integral role maps play in conservation, adventure and our understanding of wild places. (USA, 2017, 9 min) 


All proceeds will support programming for the Larimer County Conservation Corps. The mission of the Larimer County Conservation Corps (LCCC) is to promote individual development through service for the benefit of the environment and community.

Our programs empower corpsmembers to develop personal and professional skills, gain environmental awareness and actively engage in the community while developing self-sufficiency to help them become productive members of our community.

The LCCC is an accredited corps through the Colorado Youth Corps Association and The Corps Network.

To learn more about the National Film Festival go to: http://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org