Join Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) as we co-host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. The film program will be available virtually to all who register for the event, available to watch from the comfort of your home anytime between Saturday, April 23rd and Friday, April 29th. 
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind, showcasing the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films. Festival viewers can expect to see award-winning environmentally inspired short films, and have the opportunity to learn more about POST and Midpen’s work here on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
We will share our 2022 film program in the coming months. Meanwhile, take a look at the list of films we included in our program in 2021 and the 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Trailer.
This is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST

About the Film Festival

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, Wild & Scenic features award-winning short films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

The films will be organized such that the first half of the program is more appropriate for kids, with films created from the perspective of Youth, and films focused on animals. The second half will delve into a few topics in more depth with films that are slightly longer.

The Films


Finding Salmon

Follow 11-year-old, Keyona, into a wondrous world of trees, water, and friendly fish… and find the spirit of Salmon Watch, a program that connects Oregon youth to their backyard river ecosystems.


The Magical Forest and the Things

Dave and Callie (6 years old) spent the first three weeks of Covid19 distancing in a make-shift shared studio now called the Quarantine Attic. It’s an original story depicting a critical yet child-like observation of human consumption habits and the social reinforcements that influence it.

The Facemask

A facemask whisks away through the skies, traversing across the city on its way to the coast, threatening to end its journey at the bottom of the ocean.

Goodbye Home

As bushfires approach a small, Australian coastal town, animal and human families prepare to evacuate their homes.

I am Cheo

Cheo wants you to be the change we want to see to protect Mother Nature.

Cormie: The Pickpocket Cormorant

A rescued cormorant will go to any lengths to help her wildlife center stay afloat.

The Bat Woman and Bat Man of India

‘The Bat Woman’ and ‘Bat Man’ of India are on a strange and perilous journey to save India’s critically endangered bats.


After losing her mother to poachers, an unruly elephant named Shaba is rescued to the mountains of northern Kenya to be rehabilitated back to the wild. The women keepers of Reteti Sanctuary have a maternal solution to soften Shaba’s heart.

Denizens of the Steep

Denizens of the Steep explores the intersection of backcountry recreation and the conservation of an iconic species of big horn sheep in Grand Teton National Park.

Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire

Oshkigin – Spirit of Fire shows the ways that traditional fire uses can reconnect us with the land and preserve the natural world.

After Ice

Glaciers of Southeast Iceland reflect our past and reveal our future.

Guardians of the River

Klamath River Indigenous leaders and youth fight to free their river from life-killing dams, restoring salmon, economy, and culture.

The Last Last Hike

83-year-old Nimblewill Nomad is about to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

About the Co-Hosts

Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all. Since 1977, POST has protected over 80,000 acres in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an independent special district in the San Francisco Bay Area that has preserved a regional greenbelt system of over 63,000 acres of public land and manages 26 open space preserves.

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