Tickets available now for Environmental Film Festival

Photo courtesy Colorado Environmental Film Festival and Paul Robert Wolf Wilson

The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership’s (GGP’s) 2024 Environmental Film Festival celebrates spring. Each year since 2013, the GGP has produced a fun and educational film event for the Pagosa Springs community. 

The Tennyson Building Event Center will be the site of this year’s film festival, Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20. 

Proceeds benefit the GGP’s year-round vegetable production, demonstration of direct-use geothermal energy, environmental education and spirit of community service.

The GGP is truly a partnership. Local governments, businesses, schools and numerous volunteers contribute support to the donation-driven nonprofit. The 501(c)(3) organization uses donations to drive its operations in Centennial Park, to provide educational experiences for all ages and to beautify the San Juan Riverwalk. 

The Environmental Film Festival is GGP’s largest fundraiser planned for 2024. All nine 2024 films are from the Colorado Environmental Film Festival Caravan. All are new to Pagosa Springs. All films are thought-provoking and will inspire conversations about our shared ecological responsibilities: our water, our locally grown food supply and the sustainability of our lifestyles.

The GGP invites you to the Premiere Gala on Friday evening, April 19, from 5 to 10 p.m. The celebration will include live music by Steve Blechschmidt and a delicious catered dinner by Pagosa’s most popular chefs. Guests will enjoy two feature-length films, both 2024 award winners. “Flyways: The Untold Story of Migratory Shorebirds” and “The Covenant of the Salmon People” will be introduced by knowledgeable locals on Friday evening.

Framed photographs by the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be displayed and for sale. Several photographers have donated their works to benefit the GGP. The photographs are an extra visual treat for the GGP’s supporters.

Guests to the Premiere Gala will be admitted all day on Saturday, April 20. A cash bar will be available to guests Friday and Saturday, and a food truck will offer a variety of casual eats on Saturday.

Friday’s Premiere Gala is $60. Saturday’s film lineup is $10. Tickets are on sale now at Tickets can also be purchased at the door. 

Ticket holders do not receive paper tickets. Your names will be at the entry table, where GGP volunteers will welcome and wristband you. 

Purchasing your tickets online is greatly encouraged and only available through Friday, April 19. When online ticket sales end, tickets must be purchased at the door. 

All nine films will be shown on Saturday. The doors open at 9 a.m. Some films will be shown twice so that all environmental film enthusiasts have a chance to see each film. 

Saturday’s schedule of films is shown here in order:

• “A Reason for Hope” (10 a.m. start).

• “Documerica.”

• “Paddle Tribal Waters.”

• “True Survivors.”

• Lunch break.

• “Flyways: The Untold Journey of Migratory Shorebirds (1 p.m. start).

• “A Reason for Hope.”

• “Native Suns.”

• “Dark Sacred Night.”

• “Documerica.”

• “Paddle Tribal Waters.”

• “True Survivors.”

• “Requiem for a River.”

• “Covenant of the Salmon People” (7 p.m. start).

The GGP’s film festival has sold out in recent years. Round up your friends and purchase your tickets today. Go to Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The GGP thanks the Pagosa community of environmentally aware supporters for enthusiasm and a continuing spirit of stewardship. GGP is “growing food and community with local energy.” See you at the film festival and on the Riverwalk.