Wild & Scenic Film Festival

A Live Virtual Event
Earth Day, April 22, 2021 - 7 to 9pm

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, it combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. Attendees enjoy award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure and conservation, including many that relate to Seatuck’s work on Long Island.

For a sneak peek Seatuck’s 2021 Festival, download our program guide.

Download the 2021 Program Guide

Featured Films

Disappearing Penguins

A team of scientists travels to Elephant Island, a remote island off the Antarctic peninsula, to find out how its penguin population is faring. Penguins are not just charismatic animals. They are a keystone species in Antarctica and an important indicator of the health of the Antarctic ecosystem.

Here We Stand

For generations, conservation has been about keeping people from places. Now, Save the Redwoods League and Teresa Baker ask what it would look like for conservation to include all people, even those that normally are in the margins.

Chasing Ghosts

In their quest to identify the pollinator of the ghost orchid for the first time, a team of explorers, photographers, and filmmakers spent three summers standing waist-deep in alligator-laden water. They came away with a startling new discovery that may help to conserve both the endangered orchid and its shrinking home.

Feathers in Flight

The Bird Genoscape project brings together researchers from all over the Americas in an effort to protect the birds that tie the Western Hemisphere together

Ticket Pricing

Friend ($35):

  • General Admission (Access to Live Virtual Event)

Patron ($50):

  • General Admission
  • 2 Raffle Tickets

Supporter ($100):

  • General Admission
  • 5 Raffle Tickets
  • Movie Snack Pack- delivered to your door*
  • Event Program Listing
 

Champion ($250):

  • General Admission
  • 10 Raffle Tickets
  • Movie Snack Pack-delivered to your door*
  • Event Webpage, and Program Listing
*Movie Snack Pack includes 16oz. ceramic Seatuck mug, tea, candy, popcorn & cookies. Delivery guaranteed through April 21, 2021 in Nassau/Suffolk Counties.

Raffle Prizes

  • 26″ Sun Revolutions Cruiser Bike (Black-Unisex-$370.00 value)
  • 2 Tickets to Seatuck’s 2021 Bats & Brews Benefit (October)
  • “Long Island Wildlife Series” framed art collection of six native species by local artist Steve Terr
  • $125.00 Gift Certificate to Henley’s Village Tavern-Brightwaters
  • $125.00 Gift Certificate to The Linwood- Bay Shore
  • Wild & Scenic National Sponsor Adventure Pack– includes Kleen Kanteen 16 oz. Tumbler, Peak Design Everyday Sling bag, Sierra Nevada hat & tote bag and more!

Thank you to our Ticket Champions: The Branco Family and Ed & Kelly Zebro

Thank You to our 2021 Earth Day Sponsors

Overton Funeral Home Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your sponsorship not only helps further Seatuck’s important conservation work but also showcases your commitment to our natural world to thousands of conservation minded Long Islanders.

River Otter Sponsor ($5,000):

  • Opportunity for remarks during Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Prominent logo on Wild & Scenic Film Festival programs
  • Live recognition during Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Prominent logo shown during live virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
  • Live Logo on Earth Day Events Social Media and email announcements
  • Press release highlighting your support
  • Live Logo on Earth Day Events Web pages
  • Eight tickets to Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Spotted Turtle Sponsor ($2,500):

  • Prominent logo on Wild & Scenic Film Festival programs
  • Live recognition during Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • Prominent logo shown during live virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
  • Live Logo on social media and email announcements 
  • Press release highlighting your support
  • Live Logo on Earth Day Events Web pages
  • Six tickets to Wild & Scenic Film Festival 

Oyster Sponsor ($1,000):

  • Live recognition during Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
  • Listing shown during live virtual Wild & Scenic Film Festival 
  • Live Logo on Earth Day Events Web pages 
  • Press release highlighting your support
  • Four tickets to Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Salamander Sponsor ($500):

  • Live Logo on Earth Day Events Web pages 
  • Press release highlighting your support
  • Two tickets to Wild & Scenic Film Festival

About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Created in 2003 by California’s South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), the Wild & Scenic Film Festival promotes grassroots environmental activism through art and film. Each year, SYRCL curates the best in environmental documentaries, shorts, and adventure films for their flagship festival in Nevada City, California. 

To share these incredible films with more people, they take the festival “On Tour,” partnering to produce nearly 250 events each year, each creating unique film festivals in their own communities and using the festival to raise funds, reach new contacts, and raise awareness of local issues. Seatuck has been SYRCL’s Long Island partner since 2019.

Related Information

Suffolk County Environmental Center

The Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata) is a small, secretive, semi-aquatic species that is found in a wide variety of shallow wetland habitats and their adjacent upland areas. It was once considered the most common turtle in New York State and the New York City region.

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Founders Circle

The Founders Circle Bluestone Project is a unique donor recognition program that provides participants the opportunity to have their name (or the name of a loved one) become a permanent part of Seatuck’s home at the Scully Estate. The program supports Seatuck’s work to conserve Long Island wildlife and the environment. It provides important support to Seatuck’s conservation policy initiatives and education programs.

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LI Natural History Conference

The Long Island Natural History Conference was established by the Long Island Nature Organization (LINO) in 2012 to support education and research about the natural history of Long Island. The conference resulted from the vision and dedication of Mike Bottini, Tim Green, John Turner and the late James Monaco.

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