Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Invermere Nov. 25
The aim of the much-anticipated fourth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival is to inspire and motivate the community with stories that highlight the spirit of adventure, and the efforts made by individuals to make positive changes in the world.
As part of a World Tour that plays in over 150 cities in North America, Wildsight chooses its own unique program. This year the 13 films span the globe: from Iran, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Nepal, and Patagonia to Texas, Alaska and Alberta. They tell diverse stories of climbing and skiing, land conservation, ‘living forests,’ agriculture and fair trade practices, saving salmon, climate change and celebrating indigenous culture.
Held in the Columbia Valley’s new Columbia Valley Centre, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better. The event is organized by Wildsight Invermere, and serves as its annual fundraiser. The evening includes popcorn, pizza and a cash bar, lots of door prizes, an awesome silent auction, and many cool mountain people in attendance.
The festival begins at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, with films starting at 6 p.m.
The film program can be viewed online on the Wildsight website.
Tickets are available online on the website or at Circle Health Food.
Wildsight Invermere would like to thank the Festival’s Catalyst Sponsors for their support: Basecamp Innovations, Cleanline Automotive, Columbia Basin Trust, Diana Lake Lodge & Alpine Tea House, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Quiniscoe Homes, RKHeliski.
Above photo: Emcee Cam Gillies at the 2016 Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Invermere. Pat Morrow photo