The Ohio River Foundation is bringing the annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Over-the-Rhine in April to showcase Cincinnati’s love of nature and commitment to environmental activism.
The festival will be held Friday, April 21 at the Woodward Theater starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for food, refreshments and socializing. A series of short films from environmental filmmakers from all over the world will be featured. There will also be light bites, a cash bar and a raffle.
If you can’t attend the film festival in person, you can also choose to experience it virtually and on demand.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival began in 2003 by the watershed advocacy group South Yuba River Citizens League in California. The festival partners with environmental groups across the country to host local film festivals as a way to inspire conservation activism in the community, as well as raise funds to combat environmental issues.
The Ohio River Foundation (ORF), a regional conservation nonprofit headquartered in Cincinnati, says the film festival is a natural extension of its work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment.
“ORF hopes to use the festival to provide community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our role as stewards to keep it healthy for the next generations,” the nonprofit said in a press release.
Proceeds from the festival will support ORF’s mission of education, restoration and advocacy programs to help protect the Ohio River watershed.
You can buy tickets for the festival here. In-person tickets are $30 ($25 if you buy on Friday, March 31) or $20 for the virtual experience.
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Woodward Theater, 1404 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. More information on the Wild & Scenic Film Festival: ohioriverfdn.org.