Wilderness comes home with Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Festival goes virtual in 2021

By Reader Staff

Breathtaking vistas. High adventure. Stories that celebrate both nature and the human spirit. 

It’s what the wilderness experience is all about and that’s what’s on offer with the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. 

Wild Toddler Chronicles: Legacy, produced by Brian Lewis, is one of the films featured in this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Presented by the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, the annual lineup of the best nature films the world has to offer is back — albeit in a virtual format this year 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30. 

The film festival is one of FSPW’s regular annual events; but, of course, 2021 is far from a regular year. In keeping with the times, viewers can tune into the film festival this year from the comfort of their own homes. Visit scotchmanpeaks.org/events to buy tickets, then follow the provided instructions to stream the festival on the night of the event.

There are nine short films on the roster this year, but that’s just the beginning. Hang out afterward for a live Q&A session with professional filmmakers like Erik Daarstad, David Rennke and Joe Foster.

Utara Brewing is also teaming up with FSPW to offer ticket and food bundles. Festival “goers” will be able to pick up Utara beer, naan pizzas and the brewery’s famous curry pot pies — a specialty menu item just for the occasion — with which to enjoy the films. Organizers stressed that food tickets are limited, so order soon. 

For a little extra excitement, pick up some raffle tickets. Items up for grabs include a backpacking pack from Six Moon Designs, a daypack from Peak Designs and Klean Kanteen travel mugs. Raffle tickets may be added to your film festival order upon checkout at scotchmanpeaks.org/events. 

“So order up those tickets and food. Throw on some pajamas. And get ready to lose yourself in some amazing stories of wilderness adventure,” FSPW festival organizers stated. “It’s a one-of-a-kind film festival and, this year, it’s coming right into your home.”

While we have you ...

... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.

You can contribute at either Paypal or Patreon.

Contribute at Patreon Contribute at Paypal

You may also like...

Close [x]

Want to support independent local journalism?

The Sandpoint Reader is our town's local, independent weekly newspaper. "Independent" means that the Reader is locally owned, in a partnership between Publisher Ben Olson and Keokee Co. Publishing, the media company owned by Chris Bessler that also publishes Sandpoint Magazine and Sandpoint Online. Sandpoint Reader LLC is a completely independent business unit; no big newspaper group or corporate conglomerate or billionaire owner dictates our editorial policy. And we want the news, opinion and lifestyle stories we report to be freely available to all interested readers - so unlike many other newspapers and media websites, we have NO PAYWALL on our website. The Reader relies wholly on the support of our valued advertisers, as well as readers who voluntarily contribute. Want to ensure that local, independent journalism survives in our town? You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.