A celebration of our environment, in film

The Solar Energy Solutions Wild and Scenic Film Festival is returning to Lexington, KY’s Lyric Theater on Friday, October 20th!

The Kentucky Conservation Committee is excited to be bringing our 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival to you. We want to offer your the opportunity to see the nation’s largest environmental film festival.

The KYCC has welcomed you to Lexington for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour, which expresses nature, landscape, and human experience through film- and also helps raise funds for the nonprofit Kentucky Conservation Committee’s education and advocacy initiatives.

Concerned citizens know about the environmental crises facing our planet today, but many do not know how they can contribute to the fight. Now, attendees in Lexington can support their own local advocates for the environment by attending the Solar Energy Solutions Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour event, hosted by Kentucky Conservation Committee. The event is supported by such local sponsors as Solar Energy Solutions, Pedal Power Bike Shop, Republic Bank, Wild Birds Unlimited (Lexington), Paladin Engineers, Good Foods Co-Op, J&H Outdoors, Canoe Kentucky, Michler’s Florist and Oakford Multimedia.

These engaging films inspire activism and transport audiences to the farthest reaches of the globe. Enjoy fabulous film making, gorgeous cinematography, and wonderful storytelling during an evening that offers films about nature, hiking, kayaking, cycling, wildlife and environmental justice.

The film festival features 11 short films, including

  • “Game Hawker: A Wild Journey to Falconry,” about noted Black falconer Shawn Hayes and his life’s work training falcons to live independently
  • “Lost on Purpose,” which reveals how gravel-road cyclists and the Connected Communities movement are bringing new opportunities to an economically struggling California region
  • “Breaking Trail,” the story of one women’s 1,200-mile winter trek with only a borrowed sled dog for company
  • “Elevated,” about how a Deaf climber’s life outdoors embodies her belief that being Deaf is a gift that does not make you “less than.”

as well as many animated and claymation films.

The festival is a natural extension of Kentucky Conservation Committee’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. Established in 1975, Kentucky Conservation Committee is a conservation and policy collaborative that provides a trusted voice of the public in Kentucky’s capitol and throughout the commonwealth, effectively advocating for protection, restoration, and sustainable use of natural resources for the equitable benefit of all citizens in our commonwealth.

The film festival will also feature giveaways and a silent auction, and there is a virtual option for those who cannot attend in person. Virtual attendees will be able to view the films for five days.


Date and time: The Lyric Theater; Friday, October 20th

Doors open at 6:30pm and shows start at 7pm

Tickets can be purchased only online. For tickets and more information, visit kyconservation.org.

Questions? Call 502-209-9659

Katherine Johnson

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