We invite you to watch beautiful, daring, and thought-provoking short films about the environment and the people who passionately care for its inhabitants and resources. 

Nature’s Perspective is the proud main sponsor of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening right here in Evanston on Saturday, February 28th and on Saturday, March 13th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. UPDATE: The March 13th festival has been cancelled and may be shown at a future date. Details to follow.

Tickets sell out fast, so buy your tickets now. Here’s more information from the Evanston Environmental Association website.


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a two-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston.  Different movies are shown on the two dates of the festival.  This is the festival’s ninth year.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizens League), and was started in part to help environmental organizations like the EEA grow their membership.

The festival offers a line-up of the best in environmental and adventure short films covering a variety of topics relevant to those concerned about the future of our planet. Check out this year’s list of 19 films.


One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Third Floor Theater, Evanston. Parking is available in the One Rotary Center parking garage, street parking and in parking garages within two blocks at 821 Davis St. and 1501 Sherman Ave. (Holiday Inn lower level).

Buy Tickets Online

General admission tickets for the film festival are $12. EEA Individual members pay $7 for themselves (a $5 discount) and $12 for guest tickets. All other EEA member types pay $7 for themselves (a $5 discount) and $10 per guest ticket (a $2 discount). JOIN the EEA now to get Wild & Scenic Film Fest, Nature’s Night Out, Evanston Garden Walk ticket discounts and much more.


Tickets for the 2020 film festival are now on sale!  Please follow the links below to register for the for the nights you wish to attend:

Friday, February 28, 2020 – Wild & Scenic Film Fest Registration

Friday, March 13, 2020 – Wild & Scenic Film Fest Registration

About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The 5-day flagship festival is held in annually January in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California, and features over 100+ films, workshops, visiting filmmaker and activist talks, family-friendly programs, art exhibitions, parties, and more.

Afterwards, the festival goes on tour, partnering with groups who are working to protect and restore the important places in their communities. Globally, Wild & Scenic On Tour generates critical funds and increases awareness for grassroots environmental causes. Check out their website.