Environmental awareness films connect 180+ communities around the world, benefits Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

March 16, 2021 - Jupiter, Fla. It’s back for a 7th year and it’s about to get ‘wild & scenic’! The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is excited to present the Wild & Scenic Film Festival - On Tour (WSFF) to your living room on Saturday, April 10th, 6:30-9:00 pm. This year’s Virtual Film Festival Experience brings an adrenaline pumping, heart thumping, curated collection of films right to you! They capture epic international outdoor adventures & research, kindle a love for nature, and inspire environmental stewardship through the art of filmmaking.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals in North America. Created by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) the “On Tour” version ‘Resilient By Nature’ is being hosted by 180 organizations around the country and by the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for its seventh year running.

The 11 films featured in the April event are from all over the world and range from adventures in Miami, northern Norway, and Oregon, to scientific research being done in Antarctica and the Kuril Islands. They also peer into the struggles and work being done to preserve nature in the Pacific Islands and Ethiopia. The films create an awareness of our world and its wonderful possibilities, while highlighting the wonders of resilience through stunning cinematography and inspiring stories.

“This year’s theme, ‘Resilient By Nature’ has a special meaning to so many people. The name for the theme was sparked from a conversation I had last March with the film festival folks in California. They were experiencing the overwhelming impact of wildfires and the virus and our conversation turned to envisioning the future beyond the devastation and holding onto that hope," said Kathleen Glover, Director of Marketing & WSFF Jupiter Coordinator, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. "We spoke about how humans - like nature - are resilient and inevitably come out on the other side to flourish again. I was thrilled when they told me their board unanimously selected that message for this year’s theme,” Glover states.

Extra fun this year includes Film Festival ticket access to the online streaming event with special guest hosts, live chat room, Wild & Scenic Kid’s activity pages, an event program, and prizes! Delicious take-out food options will be available directly from Tommy Bahama Restaurant in Jupiter and will be viewable on the Lighthouse’s WSFF event page. Make a night of it!

Every ticket holder will be automatically entered to win WSFF Door Prize drawings courtesy of local donors. Prizes include: gift card from Tommy Bahama Restaurant and a basket of goodies from the Tommy Bahama Store - Jupiter, tickets to Lion Country Safari, generous gift certificates from Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street: the Beacon, Lucky Shuck, Topside at the Beacon & The Tacklebox, and gift baskets from the Lighthouse Gift Shop. Anyone taking advantage of the Lighthouse Special Membership offer that day will be automatically entered in a National Prize Basket drawing with items donated by our National Sponsors. Winners will be announced on the Lighthouse’s WSFF event page on Sunday, April 11th.

This year we invite the community to enjoy our film festival together - from the comfort and safety of their own living rooms or backyard or from any smart TV or smart device. Lobby time and live chat begins at 6:30 pm and films begin at 7:00 pm. Ticket holders will be sent a link to access in early April to prepare for the event.

Tickets start at $20, purchase online at https://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/special-events-tickets/wild-scenic-film-festival/.  All ticket proceeds benefit the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and support its nonprofit mission.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum hosts the national festival as a vital part of our mission as partners at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Event Supporters include: Bright Lights Partner: Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley Attorneys at Law; Gold Level Corporate Partner: Joseph C Kempe Professional Association Attorneys and Counselors at Law; Inlet Partners: The Fig Sisters, Blue Heron Clan; Event Partners: Tommy Bahama Restaurant – Jupiter, Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street; Media Partners: 97.9 WRMF, New Country 103.1, Sunny 107.9, X102.3, Party 96.3, Fox Sports 640AM, 850 WFTL, Palm Beach Florida Weekly; Additional Support: Modica Family and The Joe Namath Foundation; National Sponsors: Klean Kanteen, EarthJustice, Peak Design, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

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About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival/South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 19th year! Wild & Scenic focuses on films that speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The five-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. National Partners: Peak Design, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – A Virtual Film Festival Experience
April 10, 2021
Lobby Time & Chat: 6:30-7:00 pm   Films: 7-9 pm  
Virtual Tickets - $20, non-refundable, benefit for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Tickets: https://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/special-events-tickets/wild-scenic-film-festival/
Information: https://www.jupiterlighthouse.org/special-events-tickets/wild-scenic-film-festival/
Website: https://www.jupiterlighthouse.org

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armour’s Way
Jupiter, FL 33469 
Operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing partner in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, National Conservation Lands.