Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Confluence Park

Saturday, September 30, 2023

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The San Antonio River Foundation and the San Antonio River Authority invite you to Confluence Park on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 7:00 – 9:30pm for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Paired with delightful Hawai’ian morsels from Aloha Kitchen and libations from Viva Beer, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a fundraising event that will galvanize stewardship, awaken your love of nature, and support the San Antonio River Foundation’s mission and programs. 

Screening is scheduled to begin at 7:45pm. 

Note: This event is BYO chair and blanket. Arrive early to claim your spot! 

And be sure to check out the Nature of Art Camp gallery,  stop by the Hawai’ian lei making area and visit with some of our awesome local partners before the films start!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival shows environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Started in 2003, the annual Film Festival in Nevada City, California, is a gathering for filmmakers and environmentalists from all around the world. 

Tickets for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival are:

  • General Tickets: $50
  • Student Tickets: $40 
  • (12 and Under- FREE)

Student and State ID’s will be checked at the door, and attendees over 21 years of age will receive wristbands for access to complimentary alcoholic beverages. 


The San Antonio River Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit partner of the San Antonio River Authority, established to provide amenities and enhancements along the San Antonio River and its tributaries not funded by public monies. The River Foundation invests in and manages public projects that provide opportunities for residents and tourists to enjoy the river’s natural beauty, immerse themselves in its history and become thoughtful stewards of its future.


The River Foundation creates unprecedented opportunities to enjoy and learn more about our river through free public programming and educational field trips at Confluence Park, numerous recreational experiences along, and on, the river, and funding and installing exciting urban art projects by renowned regional, national, and international artists. The River Foundation helps the citizens of San Antonio and its visitors become more thoughtful stewards of the land and water resources of the San Antonio River Basin.


Held each January in Nevada City, California, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival celebrates the beauty and wonder of our natural world, and inspires audiences everywhere to take action to protect it. A fundraiser for SYRCL (the South Yuba River Citizen’s League), proceeds from the flagship festival each year go directly to fostering the science, advocacy, activism and education that are crucial to keeping the river healthy and beautiful. Concerned citizens worldwide know the urgency of the many environmental crises facing our planet today, but most don’t know how they can contribute to the fight. Now, attendees in San Antonio can support their own local advocates for the environment by attending The San Antonio River Foundation’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour event.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations. The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of National Partners: Peak Design, Hipcamp, EarthJustice, Miir and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience.


Venue and Parking

Parking can be found at the Confluence Park,310 W. Mitchell Street. In addition to the park’s modest parking lot, parking can be found on King Roger St, McKay Ave, and Mitchell Street. Because this evening acknowledges the park’s low environmental footprint, we encourage you to consider biking,  carpooling, or using rideshare like Uber and Lyft.  


Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We offer multiple sponsorship levels, each with numerous benefits. For questions, please contact Danica Bullis at 210.317.9879 or Danica@sariverfound.org  

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San Antonio, TX 78212

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Your Generosity Has Changed Your World

Since 2003, our Foundation has privately raised and reinvested over $38 million dollars in enhancing your San Antonio River experience. Our project partners —the San Antonio River Authority, Bexar County, the City of San Antonio, and the US Army Corps of Engineers — have invested over $384 million in river improvements for our community. Together, our investments have added over $1.5 billion in economic impact through adjacent private investment and development.