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 and Wednesday, November 18, 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.
Members of the LIVE screening will select one of the films shown at October’s festival and one film from November to be shown at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January 2021. An additional “fan favorite” from either show will be nominated during December from online polling. More importantly, CEC hopes to expose a broader audience to local environmental stories and to honor the top films.
Submit a Film
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. Deadline for November show: October 30, 2020.
THE LINE UP:
October 2020 Wild About Houston Features: Houston Parks Board, Houston Audubon, Urban Harvest, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Bayou Land Conservancy, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Native Prairies Association of Texas, Houston Renewable Energy Group, W. H. Jones Forest and Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
November 2020 Wild About Houston Features: A Trip Around the Sun, Keep Houston Beautiful, Galveston Bay Foundation, Harris, Galveston and Fort Bend Subsidence Districts, City of Pearland, Armand Bayou Nature Center, HARC, and a few more surprises. Stay tuned or make your submission by October 29.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour is returning to the Bayou City for two inspiring nights of environmental cinema on January 28 and 29, 2020. Hosted for the sixth straight year by the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition, this ever-popular film fest will be screened once again at the historic River Oaks Theatre.
The January festival is just one of many offerings as part of the Houston Green Film Series, including the Wild About Houston Film Festival. CEC is using this festival to tell local environmental stories, highlight the work of CEC’s member organizations, and inspire our residents and visitors to make a difference in the local environment and our quality of life.
The auction has some GREAT items, including a boat ride on Buffalo Bayou, a pontoon ride through Armand Bayou, a bat chat with Houston’s Wildlife Biologist, an exclusive photograph from Jaime Gonzalez, a farm-to-table dinner with a chef from Central City Co-op, and a Peak Design Every Day Tote. Plus, fun door prizes.
Sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to align your organization with our environmental community and inspire people to take action where they live. You support over 130 local organizations that are part of the CEC, and raise awareness for your own green initiatives. To learn more, please contact [email protected] or 713-524-4232 after reviewing the sponsorship flier below.