Short environmental films make up festival
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival opens at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 180 Prince Lucien Campbell Hall, 1501 Kincaid St. on the University of Oregon campus.
Cascadia Wildlands and the University of Oregon's Outdoor Program host the festival, which features two sets of films and information about Cascadia's conservation work.
"Sit back and enjoy stunning landscapes, inspiring activism and learn about the people's campaigns working to keep the Earth's wild places wild," a news release says.
Tickets are $5 for students and Outdoor Program and Cascadia members, and $7 for the general public.
Proceeds go to efforts to protect imperiled species and landscapes in the Cascadia region, the release says.
The first half of the program includes the following titles: "Ladybug Swarm," "Flathead Wild," "A Year in the Desert," a segment from "Planting Hope," "Ascending the Giants" and "Generations."
During intermission, representatives from Cascadia will give an update on their conservation work.
A screening of "Devil's Staircase" is not part of the touring film festival, but it will lead off the second set. The second half also includes "Fun Theory, Piano" and "Fun Theory, Bottle Bank."
An hourlong film inspired by one of Farley Mowat's most acclaimed books, "Finding Farley," will be screened to conclude the festival at about 10 p.m.
Find descriptions of all the films at cascwild .org/wildandscenic2010 .html.
Two-day film contest registration is today
Registration for the da Vinci Film Festival's Fast Film Project starts today at 5 p.m. in Corvallis.
The 48-hour frenzy of filmmaking is open to individuals and teams of all ages and abilities, a news release says.
Each filmmaker or team has two days to write, shoot, edit and submit a short film.
Registration, which is free, takes place between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. today at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., Corvallis.
There is no limit on the number of entries, but filmmakers must register in person.
Films must be submitted by 6:30 p.m. Sunday to the da Vinci Days office, 568 S.W. Third St., Corvallis.
Films must include elements provided during registration and cannot be longer than 10 minutes.
The festival provides no equipment and films must be submitted in DVD format.
The prize for first place is $50, and some of the Fast Films will be screened during the da Vinci Film Festival in July.
For more information on the contest, call the da Vinci Days office at 541-757-6363 or visit davincifilmfest.org.
- The Register-Guard