Redlands Forum to Host Wild & Scenic Film Festival

April 18, 2011

Redlands, California—The Wild & Scenic Film Festival traveling tour will come to the Esri Conference Center in Redlands April 22–23, 2011. This is the country’s largest film festival for environmental, nature, and outdoor adventure films.

Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town and Gown, hosts the free two-day community event. The Friday evening session starts at 7:00 and features 9 inspiring short documentaries. The Saturday morning children's show, beginning at 10:00, features 11 short films illustrated using various animation techniques.

Participants will see award-winning films about nature, community activism, conservation, energy, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, and Native American and indigenous cultures. The festival combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to motivate action toward restoring the earth and human communities and creating a positive future for the next generation.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be held at the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York Street, Redlands, California. Space is limited, so preregistration is advised. Film titles, descriptions, and registration information is available online at or by calling 909-748-8011.

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About University of Redlands Town & Gown
The Town & Gown organization strives to promote a positive relationship between the university ("gown") and the Inland Empire area ("town"), provides scholarships to qualified area students, and showcases the cultural and entertainment activities on campus. Town & Gown membership, which costs $30 annually per household, provides access to specific events as well as a variety of other arts and cultural events on campus. To join, contact the university's Alumni Relations office at 909-748-8011.

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Barbara Shields, Esri
Tel.: 909-793-2853, extension 1-2641
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