Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to South Shore |

Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to South Shore

Tribune staff report

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Lake Tahoe’s South Shore this week with the goal of inspiring local activism through the power of film.

Featured films at the 10th annual event include “Outdoor Adventures, Environmental Battles and Inspirational Stories of People Making a Difference,” according to a press release.

The festival starts Thursday at 7 p.m. at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. The Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia South Lake Tahoe are presenting the event.

“This year we’ve chosen adventure films with a message and inspiring environmental stories to encourage the audience to take action on issues that impact our environment, ourselves and our world,” said Lynn Baumgartner, Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program director at the Sierra Nevada Alliance, in a statement. “The films highlight the beauty of our natural world, the awe of outdoor adventure, and the determination of people making a difference.”

The festival features a VIP backstage reception, silent auction, giveaways and beer and wine. It also includes an activism area, where participants can learn from Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members about issues impacting the Sierra Nevada.

Tickets purchased in advance cost $15 for general admission, $12 for Alliance members and $10 for students. However, they can also be purchased at the door for $20. Tickets are available at and at Patagonia South Lake Tahoe. Doors open at 6 p.m.