Wild & Scenic Film Festival

On Tour in Santa Fe 2022

Friday, Sept 16

It’s A Wrap! 

To those who joined the festival: thank you for supporting us. If you loved the films, please recommend Wild & Scenic to others. Your word-of-mouth testimonials to your network of friends, family, and neighbors are the best way to grow awareness of our event.

Beautiful Surroundings: the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Executive Director Morika Vorenberg Hensley: welcomes festival goers

The Perfect Venue: the audience watches inspiring films in the new David Jay Henderson Pavilion

The Reviews Are In: Best Fest Yet!

“My family and I attended the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and just wanted to thank you for an extraordinary evening.  We loved the films, and, of course, the venue.  Thank you for an excellent evening.  We hope it proved to be a successful fundraiser for your great organization.”

“…The films were really great … It really was exceptional!”

“The WSFF was a very special evening that really brought out the best of the SFWA … A night full of fantastic films that was memorable.”

“…what a wonderful event … It was a lovely evening”

Details Of WSFF 2023 Will Be Posted When Available
Join WSFF 2023 to find out why audience member love the Festival

THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL delivers an urgent call to action, encouraging us to learn more about what we can do to save our threatened planet and create positive outcomes for future generations. It is one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, now in its 20th year, that features 150 of the best environmental films. Combining stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling, these films inform and inspire solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities. Wild & Scenic goes on tour globally to over 180 events hosted by organizations that use the festival as a platform to inspire action in their own communities. Each host selects a unique film program for the greatest impact in their specific community. This will be the 4th year in Santa Fe, an ideal host city for Wild and Scenic On Tour given the number of citizens who care deeply about our beautiful rivers, wild lands, and wildlife habitat.


The Venue

A big thank-you to the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary for the use of their recently constructed David Jay Henderson Pavilion for the in-person part of this year’s Festival. This brand-new Pavilion, adjacent to the wooded slopes of the municipal watershed, shares some of the advantages of a covered space and an outdoor venue. It allows the event to take place rain-or-shine, and it has large sliding doors that we can throw open on a balmy September evening to bring the outdoors in and have plenty of natural ventilation, plus great views of the wooded slopes of the upper watershed. It also has a large wrap-around covered porch which is ideal for tabling by SFWA and other organizations, and for Festival merchandise offered as a thank-you for a cash donation or pledge. The porch will be perfect for outdoor meet-and-greet and conversation before and after the event, and during Intermission. The fire capacity is 99 people, which is well below the physical capacity of the Pavilion, leaving plenty of space for the audience to spread out. These are just some of the safeguards that will ensure a COVID safe experience. More of the Pavilion’s amenities are: a built-in screen, padded folding chairs, and 2 gender-neutral bathrooms — with additional bathrooms in other parts of the Center. Once you have negotiated the unpaved part of Upper Canyon Road to the Audubon Center you will be directed to a parking space, then a short stroll through the beautiful grounds will bring you to the Pavilion. We would all love to see you there, we have gone too long without a social gathering.

Speakers at the Festival

the torch has been passed to a new generation” (JFK Inaugural speech.)

Our 25th year marks a change in leadership of the Association. Whether participating in the Festival in-person or virtually, you will hear from Andy Otto who steps down as ED, and from our new ED Mori Hensley. In person festival goers will be able to question Mori about her vision for the Watershed.

A limited number of in-person tickets include a Walk & Talk on the Audubon Center and Sanctuary grounds led by our Board President Steven Hamp before the film program. Steven is a docent at the Center and on the walk he is in a great position to answer questions about Audubon and the Watershed Association in a small group setting.

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