EUGENE, Ore. - Patagonia's Wild and Scenic Film Festival comes to the University of Oregon campus Feb. 22.
The 4th annual festival is from 7-10 p.m. in 180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall.
You can win raffle items donated by local business Tactics at intermission (raffle ticket comes with price of admission).
All tickets at the door: $5 Outdoor Program and Cascadia members/$7 general public.
All proceeds go to efforts to protect imperiled species and landscapes in Cascadia.
The event is sponsored by Cascadia Wildlands, University of Oregon Outdoor Program and Backcountry Gear
Scattered Flurries (4 min)
Ben closes his eyes and dreams of winter in his hometown. Filmed in-bounds and out of bounds at the Telluride Ski Area this cinematic exploration of deep powder and a tight knit community will leave you aching for winter in the San Juans. By Ben Knight
The Greatest Migration (20 min)
Snake River salmon swim more than 900 miles inland and climb almost 7,000 feet to reach their spawning grounds. These iconic fish travel farther and higher than any other salmon on Earth, but a gauntlet of dams blocks their great migration and is pushing them to extinction. By Andy Maser, Trip Jennings
Witness (18 min)
Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers president Cristina Mittermeier share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. By Neil Ever Osborne, Chad A. Stevens
Dear and Yonder (32 min)
Geophysicist Judith Sheridan fearlessly charges the brutal surf of Ocean Beach. Far out to sea, Captain Liz Clark uses wind power to sail the world in search of the best waves. Ashley Lloyd designs, shapes and surfs a board utilizing a soy-based material, while Belinda Baggs sews her own surf shorts from vintage fabrics. This dynamic cast of women share not only their skills in the water, but also their positive relations with the natural world, each other and themselves. By Tiffany Campbell, Andria Lessler
BikeUmentary (5 min)
A short film chronicling two cyclists on their respective commutes to UCLA, presents bicycling as a cost-effective, sustainable transportation option. Upon arrival, the protagonists share a brief (dramatized) interaction signifying the unspoken connection between commuters in an otherwise impersonal city. The film includes interviews of the two main characters, eye-catching cinematography of their commutes, and original score. By Brent Pantell
Nico's Challenge (15 min)
A 13 year-old boy faces special challenges as he climbs mount Kilimanjaro, the world's highest freestanding mountain. His goal is to raise money and deliver free wheelchairs to the people of Tanzania. By Steve Audette
Skiers Journey: Kashmir (5 min)
Two skiers travel halfway around the world to Kashmir to ski the high altitude Gulmarg gondola, only to find the snow pack is a ticking time bomb. Never the less, they find safe areas to ski and discover the beauty of Kashmir and the Himalaya - its people and its landscape.
Eagle Among the Swarm (3 min)
Pacific Dunlin birds spend the winter in Boundary Bay, British Columbia. At the season's peak, numbers can reach up to 20,000 birds at a time and the packs can be seen flocking in great numbers, while continuously evading hungry falcons. By Mike McKinlay
Eastern Rises (39 min)
A wild band of fly fishermen journey to one of the last wild places on earth, Kamchatka, Russia in the Russian Far East. They brave Cold War helicopters, grizzlies, mosquitoes, and even Bigfoot to explore rivers and search for the ultimate fish story. By Ben Knight, Travis Rummel