Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Posted on Aug 10, 2016


Thank you for another successful Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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Thank you for making our 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival a success!

It was another sellout crowd!

More than 500 people converged on Friends of Casco Bay’s 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on November 12th. We laughed, gasped, and applauded 14 amazing films, the most we’ve ever featured.

Our guests commented on how the films profiled not only the biodiversity of ecosystems around the world, but also the variety of ways that people explored the splendor of nature, whether by  kayaking down waterfalls, bicycling the coast of South America, or walking on a tightrope to find your center.

You can see photos from the event on the Maine Faces Facebook Page and on our Facebook Page.

Many thanks to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors, the supporters who made it possible for us to host our 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

If you attended the event, this year or in the past, we invite you to share a testimonial about attending the event by emailing Sarah at slyman [at] cascobay [dot] org.This will help us garner additional support as we enter the planning stages for our 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. 

Hope to see you again next year!

To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started visit SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page.


Thank you to our sponsors:

Sponsor Logos updated 7-20-16

Dufour Tax Group, LLC
KMA Human Resources Consulting, LLC
Oakhurst Dairy
Woodard & Curran, Inc.
Bath Savings Institution
Brunswick Dental Health Associates
East Coast Yacht Sales
Poole Group of Companies
RBC Wealth Management
Bayview Rigging & Sails, Inc.
Becker Structural Engineers, Inc.
Clark Insurance
Crockett Furniture
Plimsoll Mark Capital
Pratt-Abbott Corp.
Scott Simons Architects
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.
Water Resource Protection, City of South Portland


This year’s films are:

  • Avaatara, which shows that climbing treacherous, vertical cliffs is as much art as sport.
  • Bringing Back the Brook, a film that follows a forgotten native of Appalachia and efforts to restore the South Appalachia Brook Trout to the rivers of Tennessee.
  • Comes with Baggage, which documents the evolution of bicycle travel, from bone shakers to today’s long-distance bike packers.
  • In Current, the story of a river guide who has “the most coveted job in the world”–rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon.
  • Bison, a film about preserving the symbol of the Old West on the plains of Yellowstone National Park.
  • Invisible Ocean, a film that shows the impact of plastics in the ocean through a gigantic sculpture of microscopic plankton.
  • Denali, a film that will make you want to go home and hug your dog, or go out and rescue one.
  • Soil Carbon Cowboys, a film about innovative ranchers who work with nature instead of against it.
  • The Accidental Environmentalist, the story of John Wathan, the Hurricane Creek Waterkeeper, who has spent his life fighting for people who bear the brunt of pollution but had no way to make their voices heard.
  • A Climate Calamity in the Gulf of Maine: Acid in the Gulf, an animated film that explains how changes in the ocean’s chemistry can have a grim impact on sea life in the Gulf of Maine, presented in an engaging way that anyone can understand.
  • To Slow Down Breathe, a film that urges us to walk in balance with nature—literally.
  • Nature Rx, a film that has all the trappings of a pharmaceutical commercial, but with a better remedy.
  • The Thousand Year Journey, a film that takes us on a bicycle trip from Oregon to Patagonia, but shows that we don’t have to go to such extremes to get out of our routine.
  • Our Local Epic, a film that combines amazing scenes of whitewater rafting with the story of how kayakers and conservationists fought to save Wyoming’s Clarks Fork Canyon from being dammed and flooded.

To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started visit SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page.