ACT To Bring Wild Film Festival To Resort Nov. 17

OCEAN CITY — The local and visiting community is invited to join Assateague Coastal Trust for the 6th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour at Seacrets’ Morley Hall on Nov. 17 at 6 p.m.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, Calif. that is now in its 14th year, Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” said Tour Associate Director, Amelia Workman. “In today’s busy world, it is easy to disconnect from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us, we start making a difference. Come get inspired.”

Featured at the tour event in Ocean City are 17 short films spanning multiple genres from adventure to advocacy and from drama to satire. Soar with ospreys over the Chesapeake and ski with penguins in Antartica. Slackline in Arches National Park and tumble down the mighty Colorado through the Grand Canyon. When presented on Morley Hall’s state-of-the-art projection system, these films leap off the screen in spectacular fashion.

The festival includes several short documentaries of inspiring environmental activism and is a natural extension of Assateague Coastal Trust’s work to engage people to act on behalf of our fragile land and waterscapes. There will even be a short film highlighting the environmental and economic threats posed by offshore oil drilling.

The event will also include Seacrets’ fine menu of food and drink, door prizes and a silent auction featuring offerings from local artists such as Kirk McBride and Lynn Lockhart, a week’s stay in the Florida Keys, gift baskets from numerous local stores and food and drink packages from top local restaurants.

Tickets for the festival are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. If you buy three tickets in advance, ACT will throw in a fourth ticket for free. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 410-629-1538.