Homegrown Adventure Film Festival Tours Skeena Watershed

Terrace, BC (October 23, 2013) --SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is excited to announce the 4th Annual SkeenaWild Film Festival is coming to five Northwest communities beginning November 6th and running through to November 10th, 2013.

“Started in 2010, the SWFF showcases the art of local filmmakers and photographers and acts as an important focal point for communities to come together and appreciate the varied, breathtaking, and increasingly ever-changing world that is our Skeena Watershed. With the majority of films and photos created by, and featuring, folks from the North, this year’s festival is truly By the Skeena, for the Skeena!”, stated Julia Hill, Project Coordinator for SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.

The SWFF is an interactive event where festivalgoers are given the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece in each photo and film category. The awards are spectacular and the door prizes equally engaging!

“Community events such as the SWFF wouldn’t be possible without support and contributions from local sponsors and the talented filmmakers and photographers”, mentioned Rod Brown, SkeenaWild’s Community Outreach Coordinator.

“It’s impressive to see the calibre of talent in our own communities. The support from local businesses, volunteers and artists has been heartening. It’s truly a testament to the pride that we have here in Skeena country”, added Brown.

Dates:

November 6th—Tom Rooney Playhouse, Prince Rupert (7-9:30pm)

November 7th—NWCC Long House, Terrace (7-9:30pm)

November 8th—Kispiox Community Hall, Kispiox (7-9:30pm)

November 9th—Della Herman Theatre, Smithers (7-9:30pm)

November 10th—River Lodge, Kitimat (7-9:30pm)

Cost: $10.00 Event

Trailer: http://youtu.be/rnS8rdKj85k 

Feature film trailers and more info: http://skeenawild.org/issues/2013-skeenawild-film-festival

About Skeena Wild

SkeenaWild Conservation Trust is a regionally based organization dedicated to bringing together governments, First Nations and members of the public to sustain the long-term health and resilience of the wild salmon ecosystem, while optimizing economic returns to First Nations and local communities.

Besides numerous public outreach events such as the Film Fest, the River’s Day salmon BBQ, and the Riverside Garbage clean up, SkeenaWild’s achievements are many, which include undertaking scientific research in order to better support management decisions, habitat, and public education. Skeena Wild works with various regional non-profits and First Nations groups to help restore salmon diversity and abundance, while working to create optimized economic returns for local and First Nations communities. For concrete project examples, visit: skeenawild.org/our-work/

More info:

Julia Hill, Projects Coordinator, SkeenaWild, julia@skeenawild.org, 250-638-0998

Rod Brown, Community Outreach Coordinator, SkeenaWild, rod@skeenawild.org, 250-638-0998