HOSTED BY ROSE FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT
5 PM Happy Hour/Doors Open | 7 PM Films Start
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR FILM FESTIVAL
Thank you so much for coming out to our Second Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on April 24, 2015. The night was a perfect way to end a week of Earth Day celebrations, and the best way to celebrate our beautiful community, our grantees’ work, and our courageous New Voices Are Rising youth leaders. Like us on Facebook and tag yourself in photos from the event!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The full schedule of events including film summaries and more can be found here. You can also preview the 2015 Film Fest Event Program here. Remember your ticket gets you entry into the event at any time, but come early so you can get the most out of the event!
5:00PM Happy Hour & Environmental Fair Begins: Featuring Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Sierra Nevada beer, and delicious rice bowls and banh mi from Bicycle Banh Mi. Bid on fun silent auction items, enter the opportunity drawing (featuring valuable prizes from Patagonia, Klean Kanteen and more), and talk to businesses and community organizations in our tabling area. OPEN TO ALL TICKET HOLDERS!
7:00PM FILMS START: Be sure to arrive by 6:45 to guarantee your seat and see all the films!
15 Minute Intermission. Silent Auction Closes around 8:40PM
10PM Thank You, Close, & Silent Auction Payment & Pick Up (Registration in the Lobby)
THANK YOU TO OUR LOCAL SPONSORS
Emigrant Trails Greenway Trust & Patty Schifferle
Tim Little & Jill Ratner | Altshuler Berzon LLP | The Henry Levy Group
As You Sow Foundation | Amy Lyons | Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Center for Environmental Health | Community Bank of the Bay |
Cindy Tsai Schultz and Peter Schultz
East Bay Municipal Utility District | Entrekin Family Foundation
Ephraim Grier | Lawyers for Clean Water | Rainbow Grocery Cooperative
SEIU Local 1021 | Selerum Inc. | Trillium Asset Management LLC
The Goldman Environmental Prize | The Robin Hood Tax
Consumer Action | Beverly Cherner | David Irving LMFT | East Bay Express | George Holland Sr. Attorney at Law
Inkworks Press | Kesler Creative Communications | Kevin Hendrick & Jill Dovre | Klean Kanteen | Lyft
Krishna Copy Center | Misao Kusuda & Dave Michelfelder
Nancy Berlin & Paul Tepper | Saul’s Restaurant & Delicatessen | Urban Habitat
Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s 2015 theme A Wild Life will get you excited and empowered to protect our communities and the environment. We were so grateful for all of you that joined us last year at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center for a fun, inspiring, and, dare we say, empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation’s grantmaking and community programs and we hope to see you again this April!
Want to learn more about how to get involved? Click on the links above to learn about sponsoring this signature community event and donating a silent auction item – this is a great opportunity to make people aware of your brand and commitment to environmental stewardship. Or would you like to volunteer at the event? Contact Marion Gee, Development & Communications Coordinator for more information or with any questions at 510-658-0702 ext. 304 or by email at mgee[AT]rosefdn.org (replace [AT] with @)
WHAT IS THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL?
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a watershed advocacy group based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each winter featuring over 100 award-winning films.
Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, the 4-day film festival gets packaged up into a one-night festival which visits over 100 communities nationwide and helps local communities rally to action and local non-profits raise funds for their programs. The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.
WHY IS ROSE FOUNDATION HOSTING THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL ON TOUR?
The mission of Rose Foundation is to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. We are hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, “where activism gets inspired”, as a fundraiser for our grantmaking and community-based programs. The festival is an ideal forum for us to bring together our grantees, our New Voices Are Rising youth leaders, supporters, partners and greater community in Oakland and the Bay Area to instill or renew our commitment to protecting and enhancing our communities and environment.
The films will make us laugh, cry, ask questions, discuss solutions, and take action.
We hope you will join us for this fun and empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation!