In 2015, the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition brought the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour to Houston for the first time, selling out the first showing and sharing the festival with an audience of thousands in following years. Despite the enthusiastic reception, CEC quickly realized that, while the WSFF was inspiring and meaningful, it did not showcase local environmental stories, issues, and heroes.
So CEC decided to create its own, local green film festival.
The CEC is proud to virtually host the third annual Wild About Houston Green Film Festival on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
CEC would like to use this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of CEC’s member organizations, and to inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the environment and our quality of life.
Two of the films shown at October’s Wild About Houston Green Film Festival will be selected to be shown at the WSFF in January 2021. More importantly, CEC hopes to expose a broader audience to local environmental stories and to honor the top films.
The CEC is inviting local organizations and groups to share films that focus on environmental stories and how you are making a difference in the Houston/Gulf Coast region. If you are interested in showcasing your film during the Wild About Houston Green Film Festival, please review our submission guidelines and submit your film using our Google Form.
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition is hosting Wild About Houston: A Green Film Festival. This is a one-night screening of short environmental films from the Greater Houston Area that tell the story of local environmental issues, their champions and how you can make a difference.
The audience will vote to determine which films will be shown at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour, hosted by the CEC on January 28 & 29, 2020. Many student and citizen-created films are part of the program. From air quality issues to hiking with spiders to a walk in the woods, Houstonians have great stories to share.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Tour the Rice University Holistic Garden (located next to the Media Center)
Cash taco bar on the patio
Exhibition fair in the lobby with our sponsors: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Houston Audubon, EcoRise, Galveston Bay Foundation, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Bayou Land Conservancy, Houston Parks Board, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Metro Houston, Urban Harvest and One Breath Partnership
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Video screening, featuring 24 organizations in the Gulf Coast Region
Vote for your favorites, which win a showing at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival at River Oaks Theater in January, 2020
Free to the public, though donations are kindly appreciated. You may also purchase an exhibitors table. Secure a ticket today, or register to host an exhibit table, via Eventbrite.
Please watch the contenders on the CEC YouTube Channel, and give a thumbs up to your favorites.
A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.