The Alabama Rivers Alliance is pleased to be the hosting organization to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival throughout Alabama every year.


through film & conversation

As of 2019, ARA has brought thought-provoking and engaging films to more than fourteen Alabama cities and communities.  Interested in bringing Wild & Scenic to your community? Contact Kelly Marshall at kmarshall (at) or call her at 205-322-6395.



January 11, 2020

NEW THIS YEAR! Two screening times from 2 – 5 pm and 6- 9 pm!

Straight to Ale Brewing Company

Tickets on sale now!

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October 20 from 2 – 6 pm

at the NEW Sidewalk Cinema!

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November 10, 2019 | 2 – 5 pm

Auburn University at Montgomery

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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 bioengineering, 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. 

Check out teasers of the films here:


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