For the wildlife and film lovers that missed the first weekend of the first annual Rocky Mountain Wildlife Film Festival, the festival continues tomorrow, May 27, through Sunday May 29.
MGA’s clients at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge kicked off the festival last weekend. From films about spiders and ants to whales and sharks, more than 40 short and feature-length documentaries are included in the playlist.
The festival includes the world premiere of a number of films, including “Where the Whales Sing.” Director and Producer Andrew Stevenson takes viewers to the coastal waters of Bermuda to observe the migratory social behavior of humpback whales. The film also includes amazing up-close and personal footage of the whales in their winter breeding grounds in the Caribbean and their summer feeding grounds in the Labrador Sea off of eastern Canada.
The film – along with all others that were shown this last weekend – will repeat this weekend. Tickets are only $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and military personnel with ID. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges to support environmental education and conservation programs at the Refuge.
The film festival is also part of the celebration of the grand opening of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge’s new Visitor Center! The Refuge is a great place to experience 15,000 acres of open space and wildlife (there are 330 species of wildlife, including bison and owls!).
The local film fest is sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, an event that features some of the finest conservation, natural history and wildlife films in the world.