Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Inspiring action and a sense of adventure one film at a time

For the past four years, the Alliance’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival has brought beautiful cinematography and inspiring stories to viewers across our diverse region.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in March for our 5th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

About the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Since 2019, the Alliance has brought communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC together by hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in all four states on the same night. This spring, the Film Festival will provide warmth, inspire action, and raise hope during a time of growth and rebirth.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival brings together incredible selections of films that inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American, and indigenous cultures.


The Film Festival is a natural extension of the Alliance’s mission to bring together communities, companies, and conservationists to improve the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. After pivoting to a virtual Film Festival in 2021 and 2022, we look forward to coming together again in 2023 – more details coming soon!

We hope you will join us at a future Wild & Scenic Film Festival! If you’re interested in being the first to hear 2024 event updates, please sign up for The Confluence!

2023 WSFF In Review

Over 500 of our friends and partners gathered to enjoy 11 short films across our four in-person events in PA, MD, VA, and DC, along with our virtual attendees. Film topics covered engaging topics like fly fishing, overcoming adversity, inclusion in the outdoors, plastic pollution, kayaking, cooking, climbing, and more.

The Alliance Your support of WSFF raised over $38,000 which continues to help us achieve our mission of restoring the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed!

Many thanks to all of our incredible sponsors for helping us raise over $21K!


Sponsor Wild & Scenic

By sponsoring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, your brand will reach dedicated and energetic
communities across the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Consider supporting the Alliance today by becoming a Wild & Scenic Film Festival sponsor!

Please reach out to Kate Fritz at kfritz@allianceforthebay.org if you have any sponsorship questions.

Sponsor the Film Fest Today!

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program