Wild & Scenic Film Fest

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a three-day event presented annually by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the city of Evanston.  Different movies are shown on the three separate days of the festival.  This is the festival's eighth year in Evanston and its popularity in past years has now led to the addition of a third day to provide matinee showing times! 

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. 

2019 Dates/Times

  • Friday, February 22, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, March 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 9, 2:00 pm - 4: 00 pm (New in 2019!)


The 2019 festival will again take 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 $10.

EEA Individual members get $5 off their film fest ticket. All other EEA member types get $5 off their ticket and $2 off each guest ticket. JOIN the EEA now to get film fest, green ball, garden walk ticket discounts and much more

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for the 2019 film festival are now on sale!  Please follow the links below for the showtimes you wish to register for:

February 22, 2019 - Wild & Scenic Film Fest Registration

March 8, 2019 - Wild & Scenic Film Fest Registration

March 9, 2019 (Matinee) - Wild & Scenic Film Fest Registration


Click HERE for short descriptions of each film being shown! Below, links have also been provided where you can also find trailers (if available) for the films and more information on their run times, directors, and producers!


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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