Due to the serious weather that hit eastern Kentucky, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, originally scheduled for January 23rd, was rescheduled. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 5-9 pm at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead, Kentucky located at 111 East First Street in Morehead, KY.
Join us for an inspiring night of film and activism! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, one of the largest environmental film festivals in North America, is making its debut in Morehead, Kentucky, on Saturday, February 6, 2016, featuring 15 stunning, inspiring films, and showcasing regional businesses who support outdoor recreation in Kentucky, as well as groups who work on outdoor recreation and environmental issues. Kentucky Heartwood and the Sheltowee Trace Association are thrilled to be partnering to bring the film festival to the spacious and welcoming Morehead Conference Center. Online ticket sales end at 11:59 pm Friday Feb 5th. After that tickets must be purchased at the door. Note that we've added a new ticket option. You can now choose to donate a ticket to a student! We understand that some folks cannot attend because the new date no longer works for them. And others perhaps just want to help a student attend the film fest. So, here's your chance! Choose the "donate a ticket to a student" option and we will make these tickets available to students in need! Get tickets here: http://www.kyheartwood.org/tickets.html
Just before the we got our winter storm, we received confirmation from the Wolfe County Search & Rescue Team and Powell Search-Rescue that they will both be at the film festival with some "show and tell". We are excited to see what they bring, and are so grateful to both of them for what they do!
We are so proud to announce that we will be featuring food from local Morehead establishments. Come out on Saturday and enjoy some fabulous pizza from Pasquales Morehead, and baked goods from The Bakery on Main, as well as coffee from Fuzzy Duck Coffeeshop. We will also be serving Ale-8-One from Winchester! Lots for everyone to enjoy in addition to the amazing films, booths from local organizations and a growing list of fun raffle items! Local Films! We will be showing a local film from our friends at the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, called The Wildlands of Pine Mountain. We are also excited to be featuring a local film by the Explore Kentucky Initiative calledA(s)cend the Red. Film descriptions for the lineup of 15 films, including two local films, can be viewed on our website here: http://www.kyheartwood.org/wild--scenic-film-selections-2015.html We can't thank our sponsors enough!! Come out and help us thank them by visiting their booths at the film fest!! The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is possible because of the generous support of local and national sponsors including Red River Outdoors, Wild Birds Unlimited, Earth Tools, Kentucky Back Country Horsemen, Kentucky Resources Council, Explore Kentucky, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, JRS Printing, Homeplace High Adventure, Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Orion Magazine, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.
We can't wait to see you there!
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival informs, inspires and ignites solutions, and creates positive probabilities to restore the earth and human communities. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999.