Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Lost Coast Interpretation Association presents this year’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival, August 12th, at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville.  The fun starts at 5 pm with live music by Skyline Swing, food, drinks and silent auction. This year’s award winning film collection Best Of Fest starts at 5 pm.  There will also be door prizes and a raffle for a $600 24 speed mountain bike!

Tickets are $15 Adults/ $10 Seniors & Students/$0 Under 12 and are available via [email protected] or at the door. All proceeds go to support the many environmental educational programs of LCIA such as the Lost Coast Environmental Education Resource lessons for local schools, scholarships for our Youth Interpreters, Summer Adventure Camp, hikes, lectures, and our Education Center with Native Garden.

We hope to see you there!

This Year’s Films

A Letter to Congress / 3 min Land Preservation Film

Wallace Stegner’s 1960 letter to Congress about the importance of wilderness is the framework for a new message, one in which our unified voice can help prevent the transfer of our most valuable heritage— our public lands— to private and corporate interests.

Imagination / 4.5 min Adventure Film

We’ve all been that kid sitting in the back seat of our family car, wishing we were somewhere else. Through the boredom, the driveway snow piles, sidewalk handrails and stair sets start to tease our inner skier. Watch day dreams come to life as Tom Wallisch shreds the snowy streets of Nelson, British Columbia.

Forgotten but not gone The Pacific Fisher / 9 min Environmental Justice Film

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, populations of the fisher (Pekania pennanti)—a forest-dwelling member of the weasel and otter family—were in steep decline across much of its native range of northern North America. Both fur trapping and habitat loss from logging and urbanization took a heavy toll. However, once trapping bans and timber harvest restrictions were put in place, the species rebounded in many regions.

Selah: Water from Stone / 8 min Habitat Restoration Film

Fifty Years ago David Bamberger devoted his life to restoring a neglected and overgrazed ranch in the Texas Hill Country. The result? Water from Stone. By restoring natural ecological functions, David filled hillside aquifers, brought springs back to life, created riparian habitat, and inspired a landscape movement.

Shift / 28 min Adventure Film

Diverse culture, hopeful, and adventuresome, A group of indigenous youth spent 10 years converting traditional trails around Carcross, Yukon into a world-class mountain biking destination and have transformed the community – and themselves – along the way.

Where The Wild Things Play / 4 min Adventure Film

Friday night at the local watering hole and … where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, performing tricks on slacklines, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, skiing back country lines and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes by Krystle Wright leaves no doubt about the state of women in today’s outdoor world: badass.

Unofficial History of National Parks / 4 min Animation Film 

Parks Project teamed up with friend & Filmmaker Ryan Maxey (maxeyfishandsea.com) to celebrate the National Park Centennial with an informative, subjective, and off the wall mini doc on the history of the National Parks. Scouring through over a century monumental moments, we are delighted to share how the formation of America’s National Parks has been a massive undertaking by a lot of amazing people. This is all amidst an ever changing arena of visitation, policy and moving parks parts. Remember conservationists are responsible for the establishment our nations parks, and it’s up to us to pay it forward for generations to come.

Lost in Light / 3 min Environmental Preservation Film

Lost in Light, a short film on how light pollution affects the view of the night skies. Shot mostly in California, the movie shows how the view gets progressively better as you move away from the lights. Finding locations to shoot at every level of light pollution was a challenge and getting to the darkest skies without light pollution was a journey in itself. Here’s why I think we should care more.

Wild Olympics / 13.5 Adventure Film

Follow paddlers Adam and Susan Elliott as they kayak, fish, pack, raft and explore the wild rivers of the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula’s wild rivers give us clean water, world-class recreation and unmatched opportunities for inspiration and solitude.

Every Bend / 8 min Environmental Justice

Three Montanans talk about how clean, free-flowing, wild rivers enrich their lives. We focus on the power of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and how it has benefited just a few Montana rivers, and relatively few nationwide. In doing so, we are reminded of what is at stake if we don’t protect more of our cherished rivers.

Dream Day / 10 min Adventure Film

What would it feel like to begin your day in fresh powder and end it in the briny Pacific on the perfect sunset wave? It would probably feel like a dream. Four athletes, Jeremy Jones, Hilaree O’Neil, Matt Hunter and Greg Long, set out to see if they could make that dream a reality –starting out in the Sierra backcountry then rock climbing, cruising down Mt. Tam on mountain bikes, and capping it off with a surf at Stinson Beach. Amazing adventures are possible when you get outside and dream big.

The Nature of Maps / 10 Land Preservation

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.


Additional film information and trailers can be found at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival site.


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