MountainTrue presents:

WSFF-LogoOn tour in: Highlands —  June 13 Asheville  — June 23

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Join us as one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals comes back to Western North Carolina. PhotoWebsiteFor nearly a decade, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been touring the country and it’s coming back this summer to make its fourth annual appearance in Western North Carolina, and first in Macon County.  We invite you to join us for these exciting events.

The beautiful cinematography illustrates the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. It will leave you with a sense of wonder, a deep appreciation for the natural word and inspire you to take action.

This year’s lineup features films juried by the South Yuba River Citizens League which showcase the theme “A Wild Life.”

Festival-goers can expect to themes of wildlife and nature; land preservation; water and fish conservation; energy & climate change; and adventure with a purpose intermingled with charming, child-friendly short films. Bring the whole family for great films, food and drink.

Two Festivals:

Highlands, NC

  • When: Saturday, June 13; 6:30-9 p.m; Films start at 7 p.m.
  • Theater:  Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut St.
  • Details: Food/Drink, & Films (Check out the film synopses HERE)
  • VIP Event: VIP Special Access Pre-Festival Event will take place at Highlands Performing Arts Center from
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Meet a filmmaker, and view extra shorts specific to our Southern Appalachian region!
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets through Highlands Performing Arts Center at (828) 526-9047
  • or (case-sensitive)

Asheville, NC

  • When:  Tuesday, June 23 2015; 6:30-9 p.m; Films start at 7 p.m.
  • Theater:  Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut St
  • Details: Films, food/drink, raffles
  • Tickets: Purchase tickets through Asheville Community Theatre at (828) 254-1320
  • or (case-sensitive)

For more information, contact MountainTrue’s AmeriCorps Education & Outings Coordinator Rachel Stevens at (828) 258-8737, ext. 215 or

We would like to extend a special Thank You to our 2015 sponsors:

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Western North Carolina is blessed with more than 1.5 million acres of public land, including Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and several state-owned parks, forests and natural areas. These public lands support the headwaters of our rivers, beautiful mountain vistas, one of the most diverse temperate forests on the planet, and a thriving economy in tourism, crafts and recreation.
During its 30-year history, WNCA (now MountainTrue) has twice prevented logging in the Asheville Watershed, first in 1990 and again in 2004. Eventually the City of Asheville placed a conservation easement over 17,356 acres of the watershed.