Wild & Scenic Film Fest

The March 13, 2020 showing of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. The EEA is currently working on rescheduling that March 13 showing for sometime in the fall of 2020. Stay tuned for details.

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 different Fridays of the festival.  This is the festival's ninth year. It was initially held at the Evanston Ecology Center, but in more recent years has been presented at One Rotary Center to take advantage of the larger capacity of that building's theater.  

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. 

2020 Dates/Times

  • Friday, February 28, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, March 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CANCELLED, RESCHEDULING FOR FALL OF 2020. STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS.)


The 2020 festival takes place in the 3rd floor theater of the One Rotary Center building on Sherman Avenue, allowing more people to enjoy the fest's inspirational environmental films in a larger and more comfortable space.

Address: One Rotary Center, 1560 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.

EEA Member Ticket Discounts

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

Purchase Tickets

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 (CANCELLED, MAY BE RESCHEDULED IN 2020)

Film Descriptions

Click HERE to see brief summaries of this year's films. 


Parking will be available in the One Rotary Center building parking garage (which is in the same building as the theater). This garage can be entered from the north side of Grove St., just west of Sherman Ave.  There is also street parking nearby and public parking garages within two blocks at 821 Davis St. and 1501 Sherman Ave. (Holiday Inn lower level).


Press releases and articles will be posted here as they come available.


Thank you to Nature's Perspective Landscaping for being this year's major sponsor.


Thank you to Dempster Auto Rebuilders for being this year's refreshments sponsor.


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