Wild & Scenic Film Festival

What is the Wild & Scenic Film Festival?

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), in 2003.  Read more here:  https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/about/.  Over the past 14 years it has evolved into the largest environmental film festival in the nation.  The annual event each January in Nevada City, CA kicks off the nationwide tour to over 140 cities. We think the films are just too good, and the messages too powerful to keep them to ourselves. Come watch and see for yourself!

This year’s festival includes:

  • Free tickets for students and science teachers courtesy of our Educational Sponsor, Westar Green Team (must RSVP!) Tickets limited, first come first serve.
  • Lots of door prizes!
  • Opportunity to participate in a Members-Only Raffle for a  Kayak (value of $1,095 donated by Sunflower Outdoors & the Friends of the Kaw Board!)  If you aren’t a Friends of the Kaw member you can join for $15 and then buy as many $10 raffle tickets as you want. Drawing will be held at the finale of the Liberty Hall event – you DO NOT have to be present to win!  Buy your tickets at the events, online below, or at the Lawrence Earth Day Celebration!

Who does it benefit?

Friends of the Kaw! We are hosting the 9th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and all proceeds from the event will benefit Friends of the Kaw and the Kansas Riverkeeper.

The festival is possible due to support from many national and local sponsors for this event. Thanks to the Westar Green Team science teachers and students can attend the event for free but you must RSVP in advance at 785 312 7200 or via email! Tickets limited!  

When is it?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Wildcat Chamber @ K-State Union in Manhattan

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Cinetopia (in Prairie Fire, next to REI) in Overland Park

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

The program includes an hour and a half of exciting films and other entertainment.

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $15 and are FREE for students and teachers a the Lawrence event (you must RSVP!). To get your tickets:

  • Purchase tickets in advance or the day of the show at each venue or online (links above).
  • For FREE Educational tickets RSVP in advance to this email (riverkeeper@kansasriver.org) or at 785 312 7200


K-State Union (Wildcat Chamber)
918 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506

Choose ticket:


5724 136th Terr.
Overland Park, KS


Liberty Hall
644 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS 66044



You can also buy tickets in advance at their box office.

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Learn more about the Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Many thanks to our national and local sponsors for helping us put on this great event!              

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