Wild and Scenic Film Festival

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper hosted the 4th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, May 12th to a sold-out crowd of 300 at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

An Environmental Expo was held prior to the films and featured the following 15 local organizations spreading the word about their cause:

  • Blue Ridge Broadband
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Neighborhood Water Watch
Citizens Climate Lobby
Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Friends of the Parks
Gainesville Water Resources
  • Georgia Forest Watch
Jubilee Farm
Lumpkin Coalition
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
  • North East Georgia Locally Grown
  • Sierra Club
  • Society of St Andrew
Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP)
  • University of North Georgia Institute of Environmental and Spatial Analysis
  • US Forest Service

We had dozens of raffle prizes from local businesses in the Headwaters region – paddle trips, cabin stays, gift certificates – over $2,500 worth of prizes! Thank you to the following businesses that donated to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival raffle:

  • 2 Dog Restaurant
  • Appalachian Outfitters
Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville
  • Atlanta Seafood Market
BiBa’s Italian Restaurant
  • Caroline’s Lucky Dog Salon
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Crossroads Deli
  • Diamond AutoSpa and Lube
Downtown Drafts
  • Dress Up Gainesville
  • Elevation Fitness
  • Forest Hills Resort
  • Friends of GA State Parks
  • Glenda’s
  • Home Depot
  • Honey Baked Ham
  • Ken Beck Fishing Tours
Lake Lanier Canopy Tours
Longstreet Café
  • Natural Juice Café
  • Outside World Outfitters
  • Paradise Boat Rentals
  • Patagonia
  • Pelican Pete’s
  • Pet Pleasers Bakery
  • Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club
  • Southern Smoq BBQ
  • Studio 5 Salon
  • The 02 Lift @ the Spa on Green St.
  • The Collegiate Grill
Truelove Celebrations Bakery
  • Uncle Maddio’s Pizza
  • Vine and Cheese
  • Wild Wings Café
  • Wildwood Outfitters


With continued threats to our river, CRK needs your support more than ever.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Becca Klein at (404) 352-9828, ext. 19 or bklein@chattahoochee.org. View or download our event sponsor packet here.

2018 Films

A Letter to Congress


Dragging 235 lbs Uphill Both Ways

History of the National Parks

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Lost in Light

PROTECTED: A Wild & Scenic River Portrait

Rupununi, The Fight for El Dorado

See Changes

Standing Tall


The Nature of Maps

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

2018 Wild and Scenic® Film Festival Sponsors

Thank you to our partners:

River Conservator

River Steward

River Patron

  • Mike and Lynn Briggs
  • David Chester
  • Gainesville Flooring
  • Nantahala Outdoor Center
North Georgia Label

Friend of the River

  • Susan and Bill Brooksher
CORE Benefit Solutions
  • Jake Martin & Son Contractors Inc.
Karen and John McHugh
  • Joanne Steele

River Supporter

  • A Garden for Wellness
  • Clermont Vet Hospital
  • Gainesville Physical Therapy
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Milton Martin Toyota
  • Rushton + Company
  • The Tire Barn – Bill and Jack Roper

National Sponsors

  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
  • CLIF Bar
  • Earthjustice
  • Klean Kanteen
  • Orion Magazine
  • Patagonia
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company