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Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Birmingham!

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm



October 20
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Alabama Rivers Alliance
Alabama Environmental Council


Sidewalk Cinema
310 18th St N #404
Birmingham, AL 35203 United States
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The Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council are thrilled to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Alabama for the 13th year.


through film & conversation

As of 2019, we have brought thought-provoking and engaging films to more than 15 Alabama locations. Interested in bringing Wild & Scenic to your community? Contact us today!

Sunday, October 20 from 2 – 6 pm

at the NEW Sidewalk Cinema 



What is the Wild & Scenic Film Festival?

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest environmental film festival in the United States. It sits apart from the hundreds of festivals around the world by leaving you feeling INSPIRED and MOTIVATED to go out and make a difference in your community and the world.


It’s a festival for activists by activists. The home event is organized and hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League in Nevada City, CA. Thanks to funding from national partners, the festival goes on tour across America to reach audiences across the country. In Alabama, it is hosted in Alabama by the Alabama Rivers Alliance and the Alabama Environmental Council.


We could not bring this open discussion through film to Alabama without the amazing support of our sponsors. Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of programs like this through the state.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2019 Sponsors Coming Soon!

Interested in sponsoring? Click here for more information!

What types of films are shown at Wild & Scenic Film Festival?

At the festival, you’ll LEARN new ideas from a selection of inspiring environmental films with hard hitting topics including  water issues, wilderness preservation, citizen activism and more. You’ll EXPERIENCE the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers, climbing the highest peaks and trekking across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll EXPLORE the issues and movements with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers, and celebrities. And you’ll CELEBRATE the natural and wild world.

What about local films?

Each year, in addition to the selection of films from the national film festival, we showcase films produced locally about issues specific to Alabama and the Southeast from the prestigious Southern Exposure film fellowship program.


SOUTHERN EXPOSURE is a film series about Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important environmental issues that impact all of us.

When it comes to natural landscapes, Alabama has it all: Southern Appalachian forests, world-class rivers, ancient cypress swamps, white sandy beaches, and much more. Alabama’s incredible geographic variety and natural resources supports a stunning array of species – some found nowhere else on Earth.

This innovative summer fellowship brings emerging filmmakers from across the country to tell authentic, engaging stories about Alabama’s environment and the people who cherish it, from the mountains to the coast.