Riverfest: Wild & Scenic Film Festival for Families and Children, June 17-21


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires a love for nature through film. This line-up, from the nation's largest environmental film festival, is designed for families and children (K-4) but there is something for everyone!

Watch and share this selection of 2020 award-winning shorts from the comfort of your home. Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy!

The films will be streamed on demand for 5 days. Wednesday, June 17 – Sunday, June 21. These films are free for your viewing but you must register here to get your link for viewing.

These eleven films totaling 44 minutes will be shown:

Land Without Evil Throughout history, people have always been searching for a perfect place. This short film, based on GuaranĂ­ mythology (Tierra sin mal), offers another point of view on paradise: what is the real paradise is inside us and lies in the harmony and unity of everything alive?
Raccoon and the Light
A raccoon finds a flashlight in the woods.
A Bird in the Hand
Birds amaze us with flight, song, and beauty, but their abundance in North America has declined by almost a third in the past 50 years. A team of committed volunteers is working together at Empire Mine State Historic Park to understand local songbird populations and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards.
Daniel Honorable Mention
Every day (and, we mean every day) you can see Daniel riding his bike along Highway 50. And, while he's out there, he's picking up trash and doing his part to make the Lake Tahoe area better for everyone.
Wave Hands Like Clouds
Suspended in the airy expanse between heaven and Earth, highliners walk a thin, wiggly piece of nylon webbing that's been rigged between two points, very high up. 'Wave Hands Like Clouds' is an ode to finding focus and balance in a moment of exposed vulnerability that leaves the viewer breathless.
DreamRide III
Mike Hopkins' epic journey through a magical world comes to an end in the final chapter of the DreamRide trilogy.
Where the Wild things Keep Playing An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures.
Rocky Intertidal Zones Filmed on the stunning Oregon Coast, this short film follows a 7-year-old boy as he explores rocky intertidal zones. Prehistoric creatures and art materials further inspire musings about ancient and present day life.
Every Nine Minutes Every nine minutes, the weight of a blue whale (300,000 pounds) in plastic makes its way into our ocean. To call attention to this, the Monterey Bay Aquarium built a life-sized replica of a blue whale made of single-use, locally sourced plastic trash. Certified by Guinness World Records, the whale is the largest sculpture of its kind ever built.
Kids Speak on Plastic Pollution What do kids think about the growing problem of plastic pollution? Our students explore young perspectives on plastic pollution causes, impacts, and solutions through interviews with Maui kids ages five through ten.
Bring Your Own Inspired by the popular OMI song "Cheerleader", this musical parody set to a student-written song, highlights the importance of 'bringing your own' in the fight against plastic pollution.