Prepare to be inspired

Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Bend

Will Nepali punk rocker Sareena Rai bag a first ascent? How does renowned climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk define success? Where is the highest concentration of National Wild & Scenic Rivers in the U.S.?

Find out on October 5 at the Tower Theatre in Bend as ONDA hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This evening features 10 stunning short films that bring epic adventure together with powerful environmental advocacy.

 

Tickets are on sale now for two back-to-back screenings with all proceeds going directly to high desert conservation efforts:

Matinee: Doors 3:30 p.m. | Show 4:30 p.m. | $15 for general admission, $11 for minors and students

Evening: 
Doors 7 p.m. | Show 8 p.m. | $17 for general admission, $11 for minors and students

 

All ticket prices include processing fees. Come for the films, stay for the raffle with amazing prizes from Patagonia and more!

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Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

Aaron Tani, Sage Society Member

“It feels good to support ONDA on a monthly basis, because I know they never stop supporting our public lands. ONDA works to help make our lands a better place for the future, and I feel like I’m a part of that every month with my support.”

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Taylor Goforth, Sage Sustainers member

Taylor Goforth, Sage Sustainers member

“I support ONDA on a monthly basis as a way I can keep in touch with the root of my conservation ethic and allow for their strong advocacy work to keep going. I count on them!”

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Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

Mary McCord, ONDA Volunteer

“I find enjoyment in the peaceful wide open spaces, geology, and rich history of Oregon’s high desert,” says Mary. Reflecting on volunteering, she continues, “If you have the ability and desire, it’s important to do something to contribute. It doesn’t have to be big, because every little bit helps.”

Some of the films are serious, some are lighthearted and each features a different beautiful wild place, traveling the world with stops in Nepal, Patagonia, Alaska and, of course, Oregon. And, what is the common thread that ties these ten far-flung films together? All will inspire you to explore and protect the natural world.

The film festival, presented by Bend-based E2 Solar, is a benefit for ONDA. Learn more about the event at ONDA.org/wsff.