Virtual film festival to benefit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s preservation efforts

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will highlight films about nature, conservation and activism

An at-home film festival in June will look to help Georgia’s natural world.

Proceeds from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will benefit the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s efforts to protect the Chattahoochee River and preserve its ecological health.

The virtual film festival will show "award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and more," according to Facebook event.

Tickets for the June 18 event are $12 per household. In addition to benefiting the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s work, $1 of every ticket sold will go toward the North Georgia Community Foundation’s coronavirus relief fund.

"While we know that this could never replace the true theatrical, in-person experience of a film festival, we believe that gathering the hearts and minds of our community (whether near of far) is crucial during these challenging times," according to a post on the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper's website.

While it is taking a different form this year amid social distancing efforts, this is the sixth year the film festival has been held.

Attendees who purchase a ticket will receive information on June 18 on how to join the virtual gathering. There will also be raffle prizes, chances to connect with other viewers and information on the health of the river.

The exact film lineup has not yet been announced.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival
6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, June 18