Ohio River Foundation Presents SYRCL’s The Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is excited to bring The Wild & Scenic Film Festival to Cincinnati to show our city’s commitment to environmental activism and love for nature. The festival will be on Friday, April 19 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine.

The festival will feature a series of short films from talented environmental filmmakers from all over the world, lite bites, a cash bar, and a raffle. Tickets are on sale now. For more info, the list of 2024 films, and to purchase tickets, visit ohioriverfdn.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival/.


  • Date and Time: Friday, April 19. Films start at 7:30 pm. (Doors will open at 6:00 pm for food, refreshments, and socializing.)
  • Ticket Prices: $25 early bird rate until Sunday, 3/31; $30 after 3/31; $35 at door
  • Event Info/Tickets: org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival/

The festival is a natural extension of ORF’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. ORF hopes to use the festival to provide community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and our role as stewards to keep it healthy for the next generations.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival works with environmental groups across the US to host local film festivals as a way to reach into their communities, inspire activism, increase awareness for grassroots environmental causes, and generate critical funds. Wild & Scenic on Tour is taking place in cities across the country including Chicago, Houston, Washington DC, and many others.

Concerned citizens worldwide know the urgency of the many environmental crises facing our planet today, but most don’t know how they can contribute to the fight. Now, attendees in Cincinnati can support their own local advocates for the environment by attending Ohio River Foundation’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour event.

ORF is a regional conservation non-profit headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Proceeds from the event will support ORF’s exciting education, restoration, and advocacy programs that fulfill its mission to protect and improve the ecology in the Ohio River watershed, a source of drinking water to more than five million people. The Ohio River Watershed stretches across 200,000 square miles, 14 states, and is home to 25 million people.

For more information and tickets, visit  https://ohioriverfdn.org/events/wild-scenic-film-festival/.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is made possible in Cincinnati by many generous sponsors including The Thomas & Anthony Sullivan Foundation, Dan & Jill Freshley, Towne Properties, Michaelson Homes, Prysmian Group, Michaelson Homes, United Dairy Farmers, William Hayes Environmental Counsel at Frost Brown Todd, the Hillside Trust, and March First Brands.


About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of National Partners: American Rivers, Earthjustice, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Nia Impact Capital and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios.

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