KWA's 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival premiered in-person Thursday, June 17 at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In in LaGrange, KY. Simultaneously, the virtual festival experience took place from June 17-June 22. 120 individuals attended our drive-in experience, and 60 households watched the virtual experience. At the drive-in we had several different organizations present: Beargrass Creek Alliance, Forecastle Foundation, Quest Outdoors, Kentuckiana Air Education, Louisville Grows, Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District, Kentucky Natural Lands Trust, Kentucky Conservation Committee, and Louisville Climate Action Network.
KWA Artist in Residence, Albertus Gorman, the Artist at Exit 0, was on site constructing a live sculptural exhibit. He had several different works on display, including his Waterfoul or Plastic Quackery Collection.
We were thrilled to be able to reconnect with KWA members, both new and old, and to celebrate by watching 10 environmental and adventure films together. Our guest emcee, Angie Fenton of Extol Magazine & Media, did a fabulous job introducing the films and sharing her personal connection to our natural world.