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Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020 – NOW RESCHEDULED!!!
June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seatuck will host its second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival as a free, live-streaming event. Attendees will be treated to a selection of award-winning, family-friendly, short films about nature, community activism, adventure and conservation, including many that relate to Seatuck and its work on Long Island. Registration is required and can be accessed here.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals. It combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling that informs and inspires. This year’s selection includes films on the Hudson River, the endangered spike-thumb frog of Honduras’ emerald cloud forest, and newts – the forest’s funkiest creatures.
“Seatuck brought the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Long Island for the first-time last year to raise awareness of conservation issues and inspire our local community,” said Enrico Nardone, Seatuck’s Executive Director. “It was a great success and we’re thrilled that, even in the midst of a pandemic, we are able to host this incredible festival again.”
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is generously underwritten by Presenting Sponsor – Delesia Construction and Supporting Sponsors – Artisan Mortgage, National Waste Services, Northwell Health, Whole Foods Market, Budget Dumpster, Covanta Energy, Harvest Power, Leaf Filter, Long Island Power Solutions, Ross F. Mongiardo, CFP, NY Water Environment Association and PSEG.
The festival was founded in 2002 by the South Yuba River Citizens League, a grassroots organization based in Nevada City, California. The flagship festival, which features 100+ nature-based films is held each January in Nevada City. To share these films with more people, they take the festival “On Tour,” partnering to produce nearly 250 events each year, each creating unique film festivals in their own communities.
The Seatuck Environmental Association is dedicated to conserving Long Island wildlife and the environment. The organization pursues its mission by advocating for wildlife and advancing conservation projects, engaging citizen scientists in wildlife research, and offering high-quality environmental education opportunities for Long Islanders of all ages. Seatuck is based at the Suffolk County Environmental Center in Islip, which it operates through a partnership with the Suffolk County Department of Parks. The organization also manages the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip through a partnership with the Town of Islip.
Visit the festival home page for more information.