SustainaFest to host film screenings at St. John's College

sustainafest-in-AnnapolisLove to interact with filmmakers and leaders that are working to make a difference in their communities? You can at Films to Inspire a Sustainability Revolution, coming next month in Annapolis. The event is sponsored by SustainaFest, which leads events that leverage the power of art and entertainment to spark dialogue and drive action on the most pressing social, environmental, and economic issues of our time.

Films to Inspire a Sustainability Revolution

SustainaFest, a Maryland nonprofit, is hosting this night of inspiring film and engaging conversation on Oct. 6 at Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College.

The event features six award-winning films from the renowned Mountainfilm in Telluride Tour Stop program. These films highlight the importance of locally based economies, the challenge of water sustainability, the connection of African Americans to National Parks, the relationship between sport and the human spirit, and the need for a renewed environmental ethic.

"Our partnership with SustainaFest opens a new opportunity to get the message to students and adults alike," states Henry Lystad, director of Mountainfilm's Tour Stop Program. "We're thrilled to add Mountainfilm's powerful films to the effort."

From 5:30-7 p.m., enjoy beer, wine and hor d' oeuvres while you talk with filmmakers, SustainFest leaders, and other VIPs. Tickets are $40.

Film screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to discuss issues presented in the films and interact with filmmakers and other guest speakers. Tickets are $15 until Sept. 24; $20 after.

About SustainaFest

SustainaFest connects people and ideas with direct action. "We live at a time of great challenge and opportunity, a time when we are being called to reinvent the very foundations of how we live and interact with each other and the natural environment," notes SustainaFest CEO, George Chmael II. "We use the power of cutting-edge film, inspiring music, visionary speakers, social entrepreneurs, seasoned educators and innovative projects to drive new solutions."

SustainaFest's four Founding Partners are the Council Fire, Key School in Annapolis, Living Classrooms Foundation, and Washington College in Chestertown, Md. They are committed to the organization's mission to educate and engage people of all ages and interests to take action in their everyday lives to strengthen the community, improve our environment, and support our local economy.

Living Classroom Foundation's Vice President Scott Raymond remarks, "Our children are the ones who will be called upon to make change happen. SustainaFest gives them the tools they will need to succeed."

Join the ongoing conversation on what we can all do to create a healthier, more prosperous, and sustainable Chesapeake Bay region. To learn more about SustainaFest and its events, visit sustainafest.org or email info@sustainafest.org.