Watch the 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Award Winners through 1/31!

We are excited to announce our 2021 Award Winners, which were chosen from over 100 films by a dedicated team of Jurors.  We are also pleased to share that if you missed the award winners during the fest, you are in luck. 

You can still purchase the award winning films individually or watch them as part of our two award winner sessions now through January 31st here!

Local’s Night Award Winners Session

TranSending (9 min)
District 15 (23 min)
River’s End (81 min)

Award Winners Session

Tengefu (9 min)
Church Forests of Ethiopia (9 min)
The Last Ice (83 min)

The award-winning films featured in these special sessions help to represent the depth and breadth of the work showcased over the course of the 11 days of the festival. The local, national, and international recipients of the awards explore a variety of environmental issues that range from documenting efforts to preserve the remaining forests of Ethiopia to the battle over public lands in the US to the fight in Indonesia against corporations for control of their resources led by local women.

These films help to highlight captivating stories and calls to action from around the globe.

“We hope the event was not only enjoyed, but that each attendee took away a dose of inspiration that will turn into action in 2021,” said Festival Director, Jess Swigonski.

We know you will be inspired by Wild & Scenic’s Award Winners! 

Best of Festival
The Last Ice

Spirit of Activism
Our Mothers’ Land

Inspiring Adventure
TranSending

Short short
Tengefu

Best Children’s Film
Disappearing Penguins

John de Graaf
Environmental Filmmaking Award
David Abel – Entangled

Student Filmmaker Award
Ellie Stones – The Pangolin Man

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