10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival
We look forward to seeing you at our 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!
Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour at University of Southern Maines Abromson Center for the 10th year! Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose as we bring together story-tellers and stories that reflect a love and appreciation for the natural world. The Festival is a benefit for Friends of Casco Bays work to keep Casco Bay blue.
We expect this years films will make this a great event for children 10 and up, as well as adults.
NEW THIS YEAR: Buy a VIP ticket and join us at the 10th Anniversary Reception with OChang Studios
As we celebrate our 10th year hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour, we invite you to join us at a special reception with OChang Studios, an award-winning, Maine-based animation team led by Hanji Chang and Andy O'Brien. OChang Studios uses humor and serious science to tell stories on how our environment is changing. At the reception, Hanji and Andy will share their storytelling process through a pecha kucha-style slideshow. We will show one of their films and offer a question and answer session so we all can learn more about how they approach their work. The reception will also feature a cash bar and free snacks.
The 10th Anniversary Reception will be fun and informative and will give us all added insight as we watch the films chosen for this years Festival. VIP tickets allow you to pick out the best seats in the house as the Reception will take place from 2 to 3 p.m., immediately prior to the opening of the Film Festival. Doors for the reception will open at 1:45 p.m.
Tickets sell out early! Buy yours today:
VIP Packageincludes Film Festival AND reception with OChang Studios (2 to 7 p.m.): $50
Film Festival only, in advance (3-7 p.m.): $30
Film Festival only, at the door (3-7 p.m.): $35
When: Saturday, November 4, 2017
10th Anniversary Reception with OChang Studios begins at 2 p.m. (Doors for the reception will open at 1:45 p.m.)
Wild & Scenic Film Festival doors open at 3 p.m.. Arrive early to get a good seat. We will offer food, snacks, cash bar, a raffle.
Wild & Scenic films begin at 4 p.m.
Films end at 7 p.m.
Where: University of Southern Maine, 88 Bedford Street, Portland
Free Parking: Free parking for this event is available in the USM parking garage. The parking garage is the best place to park on the campus. The entrance and exit gates are open for free parking and no tickets are dispensed. The entrance to the parking garage is near the Bedford St. skywalk.
Bring Cash: There will be a cash bar and raffle tickets for sale.
Double your support of Friends of Casco Bay
We also offering an opportunity to double your support for Friends of Casco Bay through a matching gift opportunity. A generous Friend of the Bay, Eddie Woodin, has offered a $5,000 matching challenge to us through the Festival. By making a donation between now and the Film Festival, your support will be matched! Double your impact by making a donation to support our work here: https://donate.cascobay.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298. We send a big Thank you to Eddie Woodin of Woodin & Company for Matching Challenge!
NEW THIS YEAR: Grand Drawing
In addition to the wonderful raffle packages we have offered in years past, we will also be holding a Grand Drawing for four incredible prizes: a week stay at a waterfront condo in beautiful Bonaire in the Southern Caribbean [valued at $1,500], a new hand-made wooden kayak [valued at $2,500], a gently used and beautifully kept hand-made wooden kayak [valued at $2,000], and a beautiful 48 by 36 painting by Philip Barter, Seal Hunter, Gotthab, Fjord [valued at more than $3,000]. We'll post on our website, cascobay.org when tickets for the Grand Drawing tickets are available. Unlike our raffle at the Film Festival, you do not need to be present to win the Grand Drawing prizes.
To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started, visit SYRCLs (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page: https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/on-tour/
Abromson Center, USM (View)
88 Bedford Street
Portland, ME 04101
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|