Story last updated at 10/21/2009 - 1:33 pm
SITKA - The largest environmental film festival in North America is coming to Sitka. Sitka Conservation Society will host the second annual Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with informative and action booths hosted by local community groups and organizations. The films will begin at 6:30 p.m.
"The films include narratives coming directly from people throughout the world engaged in protecting our natural resources and wild places," says tour manager Susie Sutphin.
A new film trailer by local filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein will be shown during the festival as well as several other films from around the world.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and are available at Old Harbor Books, Mountain Miss or the door. Discounted and free tickets are available for individuals and families who sign up to be a Sitka Conservation Society member.
The film festival will also include door prizes and Young Alaskans Building Affordable Housing will sell concessions during intermission. For more information visit www.sitkawild.org or call 747-7509.