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US Fish & Wildlife Service FieldNotes

Winter Film Festival at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Region 3, March 5, 2013
Winter Film Festival Flyer
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For nearly 30 years the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, in cooperation with Seney Natural History Association, has conducted a Winter Film Festival for members of the community. Films are shown Tuesday evenings in February at 6:30 p.m. on various topics including environmental, nature and sustainability films. This year, 110 people attended the events, averaging 28 people per night.


This year’s films included:

  • February 5th – “The Botany of Desire”
  • February 12th – “The Beauty of Ugly” and “The Teakettle Experiment: Fire and Forest Health“
  • February 26th – “A Murder of Crows” and “Can the Gulf Survive?”
  • March 5th (originally scheduled for February 19th but rescheduled due to a blizzard) – “The Magic of the Snowy Owl” and “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion”

The favorite film this year was “A Murder of Crows." This film received many positive comments from the 38 people that showed up to watch it.

These films are purchased and shown with the permission of the publication companies. There are several film companies which specialize in selling films to non-profit organizations and libraries. The Seney Natural History Association purchases films with Public Performance Rights from the following companies:

On a few occasions, contacting the film makers directly and asking for special permission to show their film at the film festival has granted special permission to show the film one time.

No admission is charged for the films and the Seney Natural History Association donates the movies, beverages, popcorn and cookies for the events.

Contact Info: Sara Giles, (906) 586-9851 x10, Sara_Giles@fws.gov