The Wild & Scenic Film Festival invites submissions of environmental and adventure films to be considered for official selection in the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA happening Jan. 14-18, 2016.
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) who produces the festival, seeks cutting-edge and provocative films about a wide variety of topics including, nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures.
“While all films will be considered, we are especially interested in films that interpret our theme this year, “A Change of Course,” said Melinda Booth, Festival Director. “This theme was chosen because issues surrounding water and our watercourses are timely and warrant special attention. We see a need for change in the fundamental ways we interact with our environment, and we need bold leadership to show us the “course” we might take to begin to live in a more sustainable way.”
Following the January film festival in Nevada City, CA, the festival goes on tour and travels to more than 150 locations across the globe; more than 30,000 people annually are inspired by these films.
Wild & Scenic raises funds and awareness for SYRCL’s initiatives to recover California’s wild salmon and to protect and restore the Yuba River Watershed. What began as a grassroots fundraising effort in 2003 has grown to become the largest environmental film festival in the United States.
Open submissions run from May 15 through September 28, 2016. Visit www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org for more information and to submit a film.