2015 Wild & Scenic Film Fest

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015; Doors at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.

Where: Egyptian Theatre, 700 West Main Street, Boise, Idaho

Tickets: Get your tickets online today, Click here!

Ticket Pricing:  Adult $15 advance/$18 at the door; FREE with New Land Trust Membership; Youth 14 and under FREE; Students (15 and older) $5

Join the Land Trust for the 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, March 7th, and get inspired to conserve nature close to home!  The Film Festival showcases independent, award-winning films that tell the story of communities around the world working to preserve and protect the environment.


Questions? contact [at] lttv [dot] org or call 345-1452; 9-4pm Mon-Fri.


Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!













Glenn Oakley


Idahome is a short film made by Land Trust supporter and nature photographer and filmmaker, Glenn Oakley.  This film will make you say to yourself, "this is why we live in Idaho!"  Get inpired to conserve nature close to home with Idahome!


The Colorado River
Jeff Litton


The Colorado River is more than beautiful, it sustains life for 11,000 species including us.  Seasoned Expedition Leader Dave Edwards shares a funny story & what he takes away after almost 40 years of rowing down the Grand Canyon. We drink the river dry, but right now you can send 1,000 gallons back to the river by texting "RIVER" to 77177 or visit ChangeTheCourse.us (2014, 5 min.)

Bluebird Man
Neil Paprocki, Matthew Podolsky, Wild Lens

35 years ago Bluebird Man Al Larson joined a movement of citizen scientists who over the past several decades have helped reverse declines in bluebird populations by setting up networks of nestboxes designed specifically for this emblematic bird. Now, at age 92, Al continues to monitor and maintain over 300 nestboxes across Southwestern Idaho. (2014, 29 min.)

Ryan's Stories
Anson Fogel, Aimee Tetreault



Ryan Hudson grew up in and out of homeless shelters. At 14, Ryan was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach, dedicated to using outdoor activities to empower at risk youth. Now competing as a semi-pro athlete and serving as an ambassador for The North Face, Ryan's story shares just how transformational the outdoors can be. (USA, 2013, 7 min)

I Heard
Michael Ramsey Director, Abbey Smith Producer, Stacy Bare Executive Producer

A Seuss-esque journey into some of the 110+ million acres of designated American wilderness that we have to enjoy. Award-winning filmmaker Michael Ramsey's short film celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act which ensures that we will have places "...where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." (2014, 3 min.)

Phoebe’s Humpback Whale Adventure
Tom Fitz, Andi Campbell-Waite


Join high school student, Phoebe Fitz, in her quest to learn about humpback whales. She teams up with scientists who study the whales in Hawaii, and learns first-hand what it takes to work on the high seas with these magnificent animals. In Lahaina, she visits a local high school and meets students who are actively involved in the humpback studies. (2014, 15min.)


River of Eden
Peter McBride


Join filmmaker Pete McBride, a National Geographic Freshwater Hero, on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals said “no” to easy money from resource extraction, and how they turned to tourism to fund a conservation area that protects one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth. (2014, 5 min.)


Common Ground
Alexandria Bombach


Several ranching and farming communities living against the stunning landscape of the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana are faced with the decision of what is to become of this unprotected public land. As the community battles with the idea of proposing more wilderness areas, heritage and tradition are seemingly defended on both sides. When the people begin to raise their voices, they come to find that what is feared most is change. (2014, 18 min.)

Monarchs & Milkweed
Steven M. Bumgardner


Take a microcosmic safari through a field of milkweed and discover a whole world of life, from bees to wasps to hummingbirds to butterflies. The charismatic Monarch butterfly is completely dependent on milkweed for its survival, and places like Yosemite National Park offer protection for this often overlooked plant. (2014, 8 min.)

The Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary
Mark Decena


To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the film captures what drove us as a nation to create the Wilderness Act. Those motivations are partially rooted in the fight to protect, but also the wonderment of seeing and feeling these lands and realizing their priceless value to not only nature, but human nature. One of the contemporary themes addressed is wilderness as an antidote to our device-addicted culture. (2014, 8 min.)