Film Festival

CELEBRATE THE 13TH ANNUAL WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL – LAKE TAHOE

Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee & Patagonia Lake Tahoe host Lake Tahoe’s Premier Environmental & Adventure Film Festival benefitting the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership.
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Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia South Lake Tahoe, the 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival South Lake Tahoe combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism.
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Featured films will include exciting outdoor adventures, environmental battles and inspirational stories of people making a difference. The film festival will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the MontBleu Showroom in South Lake Tahoe. New this year, the festival will include a Wild Child Children’s Film Session in additional to our traditional Wild & Scenic Feature Film Session.
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“We’ll be featuring adventure films with powerful environmental messages,” said Carley O’Connell, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance. “The films highlight local action to protect the beauty of the places we love throughout the Sierra Nevada and the world.”
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The 13th annual film festival will feature a VIP backstage reception, a silent auction, giveaways, and beer & wine. The film festival will also include an Activism Area where festival goers can learn more from Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Members about the issues affecting the Sierra Nevada.
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The Film Festival is showing two feature films. The first, Kokota: The Islet of Hope: “Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from a small East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago, he visited a tiny neighboring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do? Kokota: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk’s quest to save the islet.” The other featured film is The Curve of Time: “Professional skiers Greg Hill and Chris Rubens peer into the future and have a conversation with their future selves, contemplating the sobering climate change forecast and the impact their thirst for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. With an eye on the clock, they launch themselves into an experiment: can they each remain committed skiers while significantly reducing their carbon footprints?” The film festival will also be showing eight other short films – all with a powerful and inspiring message.
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Tickets for our Wild and Scenic Children’s Film Session are $7 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5 – 12, and free for kids 4 and under. Prices for the Wild and Scenic Children’s Film Fest will be the same in advance as at the door. Advance tickets for our Wild & Scenic Feature Film Session are $12 for Sierra Nevada Alliance members, $15 for non-members and $10 for students. Tickets at the door for the Wild & Scenic Feature Film Session will be $20. Advance tickets for both film sessions can be purchased at www.sierranevadaalliance.org/events and at Patagonia South Lake Tahoe in March. Tickets will be available at MontBleu the day of the event beginning at 2:30 p.m.
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Doors for the Wild Child Children’s Film Session open at 2:30 p.m. and the films will be 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Doors for the Wild & Scenic Feature Film Session open at 6 p.m. and the films will be 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Sierra Nevada Alliance is a nonprofit organization that’s been protecting Sierra waters, lands, wildlife, and communities since 1993. The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership is a project of the Sierra Nevada Alliance. Since 2008, it has placed AmeriCorps members at different conservation agencies and organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada to conduct watershed restoration and monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support. Members have restored more than 13,000 acres, educated more than 155,000 individuals, and recruited more than 24,000 volunteers. For more information, visit www.sierranevadaalliance.org.
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For more information, please contact the Sierra Nevada Alliance at (530) 542-4546 or info@sierranevadaalliance.org, or visit www.SierraNevadaAlliance.org/events.