In summer 2020, the Alliance received a small grant from Sauk County to plan a…
On Saturday, November 9th, approximately 230 individuals participated in the first (annual) Conserve Sauk Film Festival at the University of Wisconsin Baraboo campus. During the festival, 22 different films were shown, including the two documentaries produced by Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, “Restoring the Sauk Prairie: A Story of Hope and Healing,” (27 minutes), a film about the transformation of the Badger Army Plant, and “Of Connection and Renewal: The Historic Apple Trees of the Badger Army Plant” (9 minutes). The award-winning films had already been announced in advance. Our “Restoring Sauk Prairie” film, produced by Drop Frame Productions of Prairie du Sac, won “Best of Fest” while “Of Connection and Renewal” produced by independent film-maker, Anders Gurda, won the “Best Production and Cinematography” award.
Festival participants were also offered the opportunity to vote for their favorite film of the event. We were surprised to learn that “Restoring the Sauk Prairie” was selected as “Fans’ Favorite.” So, the Alliance walked away with three of seven awards from the Festival!
If you haven’t had a chance to view our documentaries, here are links:
Drop Frame owner, Kurt Wenger, accepts the “Best of Fest” award for the production of “Restoring the Sauk Prairie.” On stage are (l to r) Alliance Treasurer/Secretary Joan Fordham, Jeff Elsoffer (Drop Frame), Kurt Wenger, Charlie Luthin, Mike Mossman and Curt Meine.