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Wild and Working Lands Film Festival

Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources

Wild and working lands Film festival

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Join us for the 2023 festival!

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Gryphon Theatre, Laramie, Wyoming

Doors at 6:30, films at 7:00 p.m.

 

Sponsor mixer: Phoenix Ballroom, Laramie Plains Civic Center, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

(Info on becoming a sponsor below.)

 


 

The second annual Wild and Working Lands Film Festival, hosted by the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming, values diversity, justice, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, sound information, and real-world solutions.

From our home at the University of Wyoming, we highlight films set in our surrounding ecoregion, including wild and rural areas of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and high desert sagebrush steppe as well as stories from afar that inform our experience in the American West.

Awards

Best Film About Wyoming

Best Film Showcasing an Indigenous Perspective

Festival Grand Prize

People's Choice

What are we interested in?

What is featured in the festival?

The festival features films that inspire audiences to better understand our current world and work toward a future where people and natural environments prosper together by:

  • Communicating innovative research, 
  • Highlighting ground-breaking solutions,  
  • Arguing for paradigm shifts in our framing of environmental issues, 
  • Presenting portraits of people, places, environments, and relationships between them, 
  • Raising awareness of emerging issues, or  
  • Sharing indigenous and local ways of knowing. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are invited to a social hour preceding the festival. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, chat with other storytelling enthusiasts, and hear a 30-minute keynote presentation.

 

Grassland

$500

Name/logo on website and on screen with other Grassland sponsors 

2 tickets to VIP wine-and-cheese mixer 

 

 

 

Sagebrush

$1000

Name/logo on website, posters, and screen with other Sagebrush sponsors  

4 tickets to VIP wine-and-cheese mixer 

Serve as guest judge (optional) 

 

 

 

Forest

$1500

Name/logo on website, posters, and screen on its own slide 

6 tickets to VIP wine-and-cheese mixer 

Serve as guest judge (optional) 

 

Alpine

$2000

Name/logo on website, posters, and screen on its own slide  

8 tickets to VIP wine-and-cheese mixer 

Serve as guest judge (optional) 

Award a named prize to a film 

Summit

$4000

Name/logo on website, posters, and screen on its own slide  

10 tickets to VIP wine-and-cheese mixer 

Serve as guest judge (optional) 

Take the stage to award a named prize to a film

*All sponsors may put items out on a sponsors table in the lobby during the festival.

 The Wild and Working Lands Film Festival brings our campus and community together to better understand our current world and work toward a future where people and natural environments prosper together. We invite you to be part of this inspiring event.

For more info about becoming a sponsor please email festival director Emilene Ostlind at emilene@uwyo.edu.

 


 

2022 Festival

2022 Festival

Please view our 2022 festival films here! 

May 5, Program (No Specific Order | Film title - Film Director(s))

  • The Last Last Hike - Céline François
  • Cracked - MAHMUT TAŞ
  • High Plains Wild - Mariah Lundgren
  • Creating Miracles in the desert - Carol Evans
  • The Fish & the Flame - Day's Edge Productions
  • A Flyfishing Refugee - Brian Kelley
  • Denizens of the Steep - Zach Montes & Dan Gibeau
  • (RE)CONNECTING WILD - Jake Willers
  • Elk in Paradise: Rancher, Ecologist, Hunter - Holly Fretwell
  • Returning Fire to the Land - Lara Tomov
  • Horse Rich Dirt Poor - Ben Masters & Charles Post
  • Backcountry Bear Poles - Jeremy Roberts
  • If We Take Care of the Land - Alyssa Acosta
  • Game and Fish Presents-Martin Hicks - Chris Martin

 

 

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Rules and Terms

Rules and Terms

Click here to view the Wild and Working Lands Film Festival page on Film Freeway.

  • We will consider films up to 20 minutes in length for the festival.
  • The submitter must have permission (licenses) to use any non-original audio (i.e., music) or video content. Films should be made up of mostly (>90%) original video content.
  • Film submissions must not promote a specific product or brand. We are more interested in documentary storytelling than marketing.
  • Film submissions must be based on accurate information and should not encourage an idea or viewpoint reflecting a bias or misleading viewpoint.
  • We reserve the right to use portions of your film and your still images for future festival outreach activities.
  • We request permission to make accepted films available online for two weeks following the in-person festival. For films that are otherwise freely available online, we request permission to make them available via the festival website long-term.
  • Films accepted to our festival must provide captions.
  • Non-English films must include subtitles.

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Contacts and callouts

Haub School of ENR

University of Wyoming
Bim Kendall House
804 E Fremont St
Laramie, WY 82072

Phone: (307) 766-5080
Fax: (307) 766-5099
Email: haub.school@uwyo.edu

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