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Win a Pass for 2017! We Want Your Feedback.

The film fest team thinks it’s safe to say that the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival was a phenomenal success! The films reached.. Read More

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Inspiring Activism Through Film

What action did your experience at Wild & Scenic inspire? Share with us on Facebook The mission of Wild & Scenic is to inspire people and.. Read More

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

January 31st – Coloma, CA Hosting Partner: American River Conservancy About American River Conservancy: For more than 25 years, the American River Conservancy (ARC) has been preserving.. Read More

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It’s A Wrap!

Thank you all for a truly amazing weekend at the 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Wild & Scenic is more than just a.. Read More

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And They’re Off…

This February, the 2016 Tour Films begin their trip around the globe. Our annual event each January in Grass Valley and Nevada City, CA, kicks-off the.. Read More

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2016 Merchandise Now Available Online

We get it. Your schedule was so jam-packed over festival weekend that you never made it to the store at Headquarters. Worry no more! We.. Read More

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Media Lounge Schedule Announced

Meet filmmakers and activists in the Wild & Scenic Media Lounge hosted by Elisa Parker of See Jane Do, a social change multi-media organization. The Media.. Read More

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Weekend Parties at Wild & Scenic

Are you a mixer, a mingler and into dancing the night away? In addition to over 140 incredible films, there will be live music, parties, art.. Read More

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Tickets Still Available Online!

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off tonight! Tickets are ON SALE now, but going quickly, so purchase yours today. We have several weekend pass.. Read More

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World Premiere Films at Wild & Scenic

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Fest will play host to 23 films making their World Premieres. This will.. Read More

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Award Ceremonies, Screenings and Voting!

While planning your festival experience, don’t forget to schedule time to celebrate some of the festival award winners. Here’s your guide to all of the.. Read More

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Volunteers Still Needed for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Start your new year off right.  Sign up to volunteer; it’s not too late! The 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is just one.. Read More

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Grass Valley Fest Exclusives

We’re pleased to announce Wild & Scenic programming has tripled in Grass Valley for 2016! That’s more film sessions, venues, special events and programs all weekend long... Read More

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Public Events – Yes We Mean Free!

All of the special events listed below are free to the public so grab a friend, come out and enjoy the Wild & Scenic vibe... Read More

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Thank You To Our 2016 Sponsors!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival and the Festival On Tour wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for the generosity of our National Partners and Sponsors. .. Read More

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Final Day for Discounted Passes

Early Bird Pricing Ends Today! December 23 is the final day to purchase 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival weekend passes at the discounted rate... Read More

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Coffee Talks and Fireside Chats

Now doesn’t that sound nice and relaxing? Slow down your pace over festival weekend and take a minute to relax, learn something new and get.. Read More

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Youth Activities at Wild & Scenic

The Wild & Scenic Film Fest has plenty of activities for youth of all ages (and the young-at-heart!) to be inspired to take care of.. Read More

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Special Screening of 2015 Best of Fest Winner, All The Time In The World

Join SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival and the Nevada Theatre Film Series for a Special Holiday Event! We’ll be screening 2015’s Best of Fest.. Read More

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Full Festival Program Available Online – Discounted Passes Ends Soon!

Full Festival Program Available Online The 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival program is complete and online for your viewing pleasure. Download the complete 72-page.. Read More

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Workshop Schedule Is Now Online

Over Wild & Scenic festival weekend, we’ll have a series of 10 special workshops & presentations at the Activist Center in City Hall, downtown Nevada.. Read More

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

January 9th – Silver City, NM Hosting Partner: Gila Conservation Coalition About Gila Conservation Coalition: Organized in 1984 to protect the free flow of the Gila and San.. Read More

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2016 Schedule at a Glance Now Available

Your weekend planning starts now! The 2016 Wild & Scenic Schedule at a Glance is now available online. Familiarize yourself with our new schedule and tag the sessions.. Read More

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2016 Official Film Selections Announced

After many months of seeking and screening films, the 2016 Official Selections for SYRCL’s 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival have been made. 132 films.. Read More

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Meet the 2016 Jury Members

Our seven person jury will spend hours deliberating our 2016 official selections and we eagerly anticipate their decisions to name our 2016 Award Winning films! The.. Read More

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December 4th – Mammoth Lakes, CA Hosting Partner: Friends of the Inyo About Friends of the Inyo: Friends Of the Inyo was originally organized 25 years ago to.. Read More

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A Special Thanks

The annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival each January kicks off the worldwide tour as we partner with environmental groups, nature centers, nonprofits, museums, and universities. Each tour event is.. Read More

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Staff Pick – I Heard

I Heard Michael Ramsey, Abbey Smith, Stacy Bare | 2014 | 3 min. I Heard is a magical, Suessical journey which celebrates our wide open spaces. We.. Read More

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November 21st – Juneau, AK Hosting Partner: Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition About Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition: The Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition focuses on informed community watershed management and.. Read More

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What’s New for Wild & Scenic This January?

Well we’re glad you asked! The 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. New session schedules,.. Read More

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Act Now and Save…the World

Get informed about two current environmental campaigns that need your voice! Learn about, take action, or donate to a subject that matters to you. You don’t have.. Read More

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November 7th – Kimberley, BC, Canada Hosting Partner: Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook About Wildsight: Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook’s work focuses on promoting ecological sustainability in their own communities. Most of their.. Read More

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New Online Features at Wild & Scenic

Have you visited the Wild & Scenic website lately? If not, you’re missing out! We just added some new features that we think you’ll enjoy year-round. For example,.. Read More

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Staff Pick – Dream

Dream Skip Armstrong | 2014 | 6 min. This month’s staff pick comes from our new On Tour Associate Director, Amelia. It’s her first for.. Read More

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October 28th – Vancouver, BC, Canada Hosting Partner: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia Chapter About CPAWS-BC: CPAWS protects wilderness in every corner of B.C... Read More

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

October 10th – Truckee, CA Hosting Partner: Mountain Area Preservation About Mountain Area Preservation: The mission of Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) is to preserve the Truckee regions’ community character.. Read More

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Join us for a Special Screening of El Capitan

Nevada Theatre Film Series and SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival present: EL CAPITAN a film by Fred Padula 1978; 1 hr Widely regarded as.. Read More

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Final Film Submission Deadline Less Than 1 Week Away!

It’s not too late to have your film considered for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  The Final Submission Deadline is Monday, September 28th;.. Read More

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Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

September 26th & 27th – Winston-Salem, NC Hosting Partner: Yadkin Riverkeeper About Yadkin Riverkeeper: Yadkin Riverkeeper seeks to respect, protect and improve the Yadkin Pee Dee River Basin.. Read More

Calling All Artists!

The Early Application Deadline is September 18th! Enter your artwork by then to receive the lowest entry fee. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud.. Read More

Staff Pick – Available Now in our Film Library

Project Wild Thing David Bond, Ashley Jones, Green Lions Ltd (2013, 79 min) Meet the new Marketing Director for Nature, David Bond. David takes viewers.. Read More

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September 12th – Potsdam, NY Hosting Partner: Save the River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper About Save the River/Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper: Since 1978 Save The River has worked.. Read More

Still Accepting Films for 2016 Fest

It’s not too late to have your film considered for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  The late deadline is just around the corner.. Read More

We’re Hiring!

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival team is seeking a full time On Tour Manager for our growing program.  In its 9th year, Wild &.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

September 4th – Avon, CO Hosting Partner: Walking Mountains Science Center About Walking Mountains Science Center: The mission of Walking Mountains Science Center is to awaken a sense.. Read More

Environmental Call to Action!

STOP THE TONGUE RIVER RAILROAD This season’s Action Alert highlights a campaign led by seven time Wild & Scenic On Tour host Northern Plains Resource.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Welcomes Our Newest Team Member!

Wild & Scenic is stoked to welcome Amelia Workman to the team as our new On Tour Associate Director! She will be working with partner.. Read More

Staff Pick – Bluebird Man

Bluebird Man Neil Paprocki, Matthew Podolsky, Wild Lens (2014, 29 min) 35 years ago Bluebird Man Al Larson joined a movement of citizen scientists who.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

August 19th – Tuscon, AZ Hosting Partner: Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection: The Coalition works to create a community where: ecosystem health is protected;.. Read More

Call for Artists!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to again partner with Nevada County Arts for the fifth year in an effort to increase awareness of the intersection.. Read More

Regular Film Submission Deadline is Approaching

Attention filmmakers, friends of filmmakers and all Wild & Scenic enthusiasts… We want you to be a part of the 14th annual Wild & Scenic.. Read More

Special Screening: Merchants of Doubt

Nevada Theatre Film Series Nevada County Climate Change Coalition and SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival present:   MERCHANTS OF DOUBT Science Versus the Calculated.. Read More

Join the Team!

We’re hiring for our growing On Tour program!  Are you our next On Tour Manager?  In its 9th year, Wild & Scenic Film Festival On.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

August 7th – Sebastopol, CA  Hosting Partner: Conservation Action Fund for Education About Conservation Action Fund for Education: CAFE is a non-profit {501(c)3} education, advocacy.. Read More

Thinking Outside the Indoor Venue

Summer is in full swing, the days are longer, the nights are warmer and spending time outside is on everyone’s mind. If you’re looking to bring.. Read More

Help Spread the Wild & Scenic Spirit – Become a Sponsor!

Wild & Scenic thrives and exists because of our generous partners. Our sponsors allow the festival to execute its mission to education and inspire activism... Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic Events!

Wild & Scenic On Tour will be screening all weekend long at CA Worldfest in Grass Valley, CA. Films will screen each day, showcasing some.. Read More

Get Wild & Scenic at Worldfest!

Start each day during WorldFest with inspirational films from SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival! This year’s WorldFest is presented by The Center for the Arts,.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Alum’s Work on Display at State Capitol

Local artist Roseanne Burke’s painting “Golden – Hirschman’s Pond” has been selected to represent District 1 in the California State Senate Contemporary Art Collection. Her.. Read More

Staff Pick: Teton Hooping Contingency

Teton Hooping Contingency Madison Bayles, Yetifighter Films (2014, 8 min) Have you ever wondered what Extreme Hula Hooping looks like? Well, look no further than.. Read More

Early Film Submission Deadline is Approaching

Attention filmmakers, friends of filmmakers and all other Wild & Scenic enthusiasts. . . We want you to be a part of the 14th annual.. Read More

Kick Off Summer The Wild & Scenic Way

With a film of course! Summer solstice is upon us this Sunday and we wanted to celebrate the longest day of the year by sharing.. Read More

Don’t Miss This Upcoming Wild & Scenic Event!

June 23rd – Asheville, NC Hosting Partner: Mountain True About Mountain True: Mountain True champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina. Click here for more.. Read More

Your Art Could Inspire Activism Around the Globe

2016 Wild & Scenic Poster Art Contest Announced! This year marks the 14th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, to be held in Nevada City and.. Read More

Staff Pick: Brilliant Darkness – Hotaru in the Night

Brilliant Darkness: Hotaru in the Night Emily Driscoll, Executive Producer James Karl Fischer PhD and the The Zoological Lighting Institute (2014, 12 min) Did you know.. Read More

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June 11th – San Antonio, TX Hosting Partner: San Antonio River Authority About San Antonio River Authority: San Antonio River Authority is passionately committed to the preservation, protection and.. Read More

Submissions Are Open for 2016!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival invites submissions of environmental and adventure films to be considered for official selection in the 14th annual Wild &.. Read More

Environmental Call to Action!

The Wild & Scenic On Tour program brings us the good fortune of working with incredible partners around the globe. After speaking with some of our.. Read More

Need a Job and Want to Make a Difference?

SYRCL and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival are hiring! On Tour Associate Director: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is seeking a leader for our.. Read More

Don’t Miss This Upcoming On Tour Event

May 30th – Gainsville, GA Hosting Partner: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper About Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Established in 1994, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 7,000 members dedicated.. Read More

Submissions Open & Theme Announced

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival invites submissions of environmental and adventure films to be considered for official selection in the 14th annual Wild &.. Read More

Join the Team!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has an opening–are you right for the team?  We are seeking a leader for our On Tour program.  Currently.. Read More

Staff Pick: The Leopard in the Land

The Leopard in the Land James McEachen, Joe Rohde (2014, 59 min) When I first sat down to watch this film and consider making it.. Read More

Standing on Sacred Ground Film Series Airing on PBS

Around the world, indigenous people stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment. The Standing on.. Read More

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May 20th – Livingston, MT Hosting Partner: Greater Yellowstone Coalition About Greater Yellowstone Coalition: People protecting the lands, waters and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a vast network of.. Read More

Inspirational Earth Day Selections

At Wild & Scenic, we believe film is inspirational.  What better way to start your Earth Day than to check out a film or two. .. Read More

Take Action Today for a Better Tomorrow

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival prides itself on inspiring activism locally at our Home Festival and around the globe On Tour. Wild & Scenic.. Read More

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival plays part in over 30 Earth Day celebrations across the nation

Happy Earth Day!!! We are pleased to announce over 30 communities are hosting a Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in solidarity with thousands of Earth.. Read More

Wild & Scenic River Rally

Grab your paddle, notebook, and a bag of popcorn.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is joining our friends at this year’s River Rally on Sunday,.. Read More

Earth Day Offer From BriarPatch Co-Op Community Market

Every day is Earth Day at the BriarPatch seafood counter! BriarPatch Co-op Community Market is celebrating Earth Day with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.. Read More

Staff Pick – Twenty Eight Feet: Life on a little wooden boat

This week’s pick comes from Stephanie Romanella, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Coordinator. Steph was born and raised in New Jersey. After college and many.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

Wild & Scenic heads back to Northern California, with upcoming On Tour events in San Francisco, Rocklin and Grass Valley! April 18th – San Francisco, CA Hosting.. Read More

WSFF’s Melinda Booth to Speak at Sonoma International Film Fest

This weekend, the Sonoma International Film Festival is happening in the heart of California’s wine country, a short trip from Wild & Scenic headquarters here.. Read More

Staff Picks – The Story of Place

This week’s recommendation comes from Jess Swigonski, Wild & Scenic Filmmaker Liaison. As Filmmaker Liaison, Jess feels honored to have had the opportunity to work with.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

April 2nd – Knoxville, TN Hosting Partner: Tennessee Clean Water Network About Tennessee Clean Water Network: TCWN empowers Tennesseans to exercise their right to clean water and healthy communities by fostering.. Read More

A Life Well Lived – 4 minute film

Each year, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour features some truly inspiring films that awaken the adventurer, activist, tree-hugger, Earth lover in all of.. Read More

Caught on Film

During the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, local radio sation KVMR let us help break in their new studio space by generously hosting our.. Read More

Staff Picks – Common Ground

With more than 120 films in the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Library and about 75 films currently on the road at Wild & Scenic On Tour Events worldwide,.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

Here are your Wild & Scenic On Tour events through the end of March. We’re all over the map this month, be sure to check.. Read More

Wild & Scenic On Tour Comes to Auburn!

Join SYRCL, PARC and APPAC Saturday, March 7th for a Wild & Scenic On Tour event at the State Theatre in Auburn, CA! It’s going.. Read More

NEW to On Tour – Preselected Film Programs

Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling.. Read More

2015 Festival Merchandise Now Available Online

We get it. Your schedule was so jam-packed over festival weekend that you never made it to the store at Headquarters. Worry no more! We.. Read More

Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

We’re going global! In addition to 8 U.S tour stops over the next two weeks (including one in Auburn, CA), Wild & Scenic will also.. Read More

Cheers to new films, new friends, and a new year of inspiration!

We were honored to have such a strong presence of Wild & Scenic On Tour hosts attending our home festival last month. We had 28.. Read More

Coming Soon: 2015 Film Library

Mark your calendars – 2015 Film Selections will be added to the Wild & Scenic Film Library the last week of February! In preparation for your upcoming rental, here.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming On Tour Events!

February 7th – Keene, NH Hosting Partner: Stonewall Farm About Stonewall Farm: Stonewall Farm’s mission is to connect people to the land and to the role of agriculture in.. Read More

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Award Winners

Thanks to all of the filmmakers and artists who contributed their work to inspire all of us at the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival!.. Read More

Weekend in Photos

We want to thank all of the filmmakers, special guests, sponsors, volunteers, downtown Nevada City and downtown Grass Valley for an amazing weekend! This was.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

January 29th – Boston, MA Hosting Partner: South Boston Grows About South Boston Grows: South Boston Grows aims to improve community food access and allows for.. Read More

And the People’s Choice Award goes to…

Water for Gold Tom Weistar and Debra Weistar

Award Winning Film Screening Lineup Announced

Join us tonight!  7pm at the Nevada Theatre for a few of our award winning films.  Tickets are going fast, but currently still available.  The.. Read More

Tickets Are Still On Sale. . .

. . . but they’re going fast! Festival Headquarters opens tomorrow, and it is the place for all things Wild & Scenic. Fest HQ is.. Read More

Media Lounge Schedule & Events Announced!

The Media Lounge has moved to a new location for 2015, KVMR’s new building, 120 Bridge Street in Nevada City. Meet filmmakers and activists in.. Read More

Festival HQ and Commercial Street Music Schedules!

For the fourth year in a row, we’re excited to offer festival-goers an opportunity to take a break from films and check out music, performance.. Read More

Award Ceremonies, Screenings and Voting!

  While planning your festival experience, don’t forget to schedule time to celebrate some of the festival award winners. Here’s your guide to all of.. Read More

Greening the Festival

Did you know that Americans use 58 billion paper cups each year? Or that in a matter of just 24 seconds, Americans will use 44,110.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

January 17th – Creston, BC Hosting Partner: Wildsight Creston About Wildsight Creston: Wildsight Creston works locally, regionally and globally to protect biodiversity and encourage sustainable.. Read More

The Countdown Has Begun

We are T minus two weeks away from the launch of the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival and we need your help filling.. Read More

Public Events at the Festival (yes, we mean FREE!)

There’s so much happening all weekend long, it’s hard to keep up . . . and even harder to choose how to spend your time.. Read More

2015 National Partners & Sponsors!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival and the Festival On Tour wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for the generosity of our National Partners and Sponsors. .. Read More

Where to Start? Planning Your Weekend Film Lineup

The Wild & Scenic Program Committee spent almost 2,000 hours reviewing more than 400 films, selecting a total of 130 films to be featured, including.. Read More

Welcome our 2015 Special Guests

Filmmakers, activists, adventurers, and scientists will be gathering for the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival January 15-18, 2015. The power of the festival is.. Read More

For the films featured at Wild & Scenic, this is just the beginning

The annual event each January kicks off the worldwide tour as we partner with environmental groups, nature centers, nonprofits, museums, and universities. Each tour event is an opportunity for.. Read More

Final Day to Buy Discounted Passes!

Today is the final day to purchase your 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival weekend passes at the discounted rate! Passes are priced at $110.. Read More

2015 Program & Schedule at a Glance Now Available!

Your weekend planning starts now! The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival program is complete and online for your viewing pleasure, download the complete 64-page.. Read More

Workshop Schedule is Now Online!

Over Wild & Scenic festival weekend, we’ll have a series of 10 special workshops & presentations at the Activist Center in City Hall, downtown Nevada.. Read More

Break out the Bubbly!!!

We are thrilled to announce Earthjustice and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be joining Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Klean Kanteen, and Orion Magazine.. Read More

Exploring the Yuba Watershed: Festival Excursions

Drive only minutes from town and you’ll find the incredible South Yuba River, the inspiration for the festival and the reason why the South Yuba.. Read More

DID SOMEBODY SAY PIE?

Wild & Scenic On Tour events are a great way for board members to plug in and support fundraising efforts, membership recruitment, and talk up.. Read More

Volunteer at Wild & Scenic!

Join us for the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival and help inspire attendees into a community of committed activists! Looking for a fun.. Read More

Final On Tour Event of 2014!

December 13th – Carbondale, CO Hosting Partner: Thompson Divide Coalition About Thompson Divide Coalition: The mission of the Thompson Divide Coalition is to secure permanent.. Read More

Meet the 2015 Jury

Our jury will spend hours deliberating our 2015 official selections and we eagerly anticipate their decisions to name our 2015 award winning films! Get to know.. Read More

More Than Just Films…

We get it. The films are so good, you are almost as excited to connect with other festival-goers after the films than you are to.. Read More

2015 Official Film Selections

After many months of seeking and screening films, the 2015 Official Selections for SYRCL’s 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival have been made.  130 films.. Read More

Tickets on Sale December 1st!

Tickets for the The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival go on sale to the public Monday, December 1st! The festival returns to downtown.. Read More

Volunteer Registration Now Open!

Join us for the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival and help inspire attendees into a community of committed activists! Volunteer registration has begun.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

December 1st – Coolidge, AZ Hosting Partner: Central Arizona College About Central Arizona College: Central Arizona College engages our diverse communities in quality learning experiences.. Read More

Earth Day 2015

April 22, 1970 – 20 million people gathered across America to protest the industrial revolution.  As a result, Earth Day and an environmental movement was.. Read More

New Supporter Spotlight: The Campbell Foundation

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is excited to welcome the Campbell Foundation to our 2015 Family of Supporters. The Campbell Foundation was established in.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Dates!

November 15th – Ocean City, MD Hosting Partner: Assateague Coastal Trust About Assateague Coastal Trust: Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT) works to protect and enhance the.. Read More

We’re Exanding Our Grass Valley Programming For 2015

The 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever. We’re pleased to announce that in addition to.. Read More

Host Filmmakers and Special Guests During the 2015 Festival

Are you interested in getting involved with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way while earning some awesome perks? We’re still looking.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Events!

There are 18 On Tour Events around the US and Canada over the next 2 weeks! Saturday, November 1st – Red Bluff, CA Hosting Partner:.. Read More

10 Tips from Jenna B. on Event Greening

Follow these simple tips to be well on your way to a clean green film festival and planet. Your enthusiasm for environmental responsibility at your event will be.. Read More

Did You Know: The Wild & Scenic Film Library

We’ve been in overdrive here at the Wild & Scenic office watching and deliberating over the hundreds of amazing films submitted for the 2015 Festival.. Read More

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Dates!

Saturday, October 18th – Reno, NV Hosting Partner: Friends of Black Rock About Friends of Black Rock: Friends of Black Rock-High Rock helps manage the resources.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Seeking Hosts to Accommodate Special Guests

Are you interested in getting involved with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way while earning some awesome perks? Then volunteer to.. Read More

Final Deadline for Art Submissions Approaching

Calling All Artists! There’s only one month left to submit your art for consideration at the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Fest and application fees.. Read More

Don’t miss these upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour dates!

Upcoming On Tour stops in California, Colorado, Oregon, Missouri, and the Northeast! Sunday, October 5th – Bradford, PA Hosting Partner: Allegheny Defense Project About Allegheny.. Read More

And the Winner is…

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival team had a lot of fun and some hard decisions to make to determine just one winner and one.. Read More

Be a Part of the Wild & Scenic Family

BECOME A SPONSOR! The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, as you know it, would not happen if not for the generous contributions from individuals and.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour stops in California, Colorado, New Jersey, North Carolina and Maryland!

Tuesday, September 23rd – Larkspur, CA Hosting Partner: Marin County Bicycle Coalition About Marin County Bicycle Coalition: Since 1998, MCBC has been steadily improving our county’s.. Read More

Final Call for 2015 Film Submissions

We want you to be a part of the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival but time is running out!  The FINAL DEADLINE for.. Read More

Blending Adventure and Conservation Wins an Emmy!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to showcase a plethora of inspirational films. One of the 2014 favorites is Gregg Treinish, A MoveShake.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events in California, Montana, Oregon & Colorado!

Friday, September 12th – Billings, Montana Hosting Partner: Northern Plains Resource Council About Northern Plains Resource Council: Northern Plains Resource Council is a grassroots conservation and.. Read More

2015 Film Submission Deadline Approaching

Attention filmmakers, friends of filmmakers and all other Wild & Scenic enthusiasts… August 29th is the next deadline for film submissions for the 2015 festival. Entry fees.. Read More

Don’t miss these upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour Dates!

Friday, August 22nd – Sebastopol, California Hosting Partner: Conservation Action Fund for Education About Conservation Action Fund for Education: CAFE’s mission is to educate, engage, and.. Read More

Calling All Artists!

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to partner with Nevada County Arts for the fourth year in an effort to increase awareness of.. Read More

Gasland II Screening August 22

2014 Best of Festival Award Winning film returns to Grass Valley In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox takes a.. Read More

What do Nome, Essex, Ottawa, and Goa have in common with Midway Atoll?

Great places to enjoy a Clif Bar? Yes, but that’s not where we’re going with this… Environmental concerns in these communities have moved local leaders.. Read More

Submit Your Film By August 1 and Save!

Attention filmmakers, friends of filmmakers and all other Wild & Scenic enthusiasts… Our regular deadline for film submissions for the 2014 festival is August 1... Read More

Don’t miss August’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour as we visit Alaska, California, Iowa, and Wisconsin for 9 events!

Friday, August 1st – Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hosting Partner: River Revitalization Foundation About River Revitalization Foundation: Land Trusts are established to protect land and water resources for.. Read More

Time is Running Out!

Original artwork submissions will be accepted through August 1, 2014 at 5pm. All artists are invited to submit their work in a contest to become.. Read More

Tickets Available Now for DamNation

“There are so many reasons to see this film. Come for the visually stunning footage. Come to celebrate a new era for our dam-obsessed nation.. Read More

Art Contest Still Accepting Entries

There is still time to have your original artwork featured at the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  Submissions accepted through August 1, 2014. The.. Read More

Don’t miss July’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour as we visit Nome, Alaska

Saturday, July 26th – Nome, Alaska Hosting Partner: Center for Water Advocacy About the Center for Water Advocacy: The Center for Water Advocacy is the.. Read More

Serve Beer. Save Money. I

In addition to making delicious beers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has been recognized locally, statewide, and nationally for their commitment to reducing  environmental impacts.  To.. Read More

Colorado River Kisses The Sea

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is thrilled about news of the Colorado River reaching its delta at the Sea of Cortez for essentially the.. Read More

DamNation Film Screening July 20

Join American Rivers & the South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a screening of DamNation, followed by a discussion on.. Read More

2015 Theme Announced

The Wild & Scenic team is proud to announce its official theme for the 2015 Festival.  After careful consideration, lots of brainstorming, and some good.. Read More

Calling All Artists! We Need your Creativity.

Want your artwork to be used as the graphic for the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival?  We are seeking an artist to design original.. Read More

Early-Bird Submission Deadline June 20

We want you to be a part of the 13th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival!  Don’t miss our early-bird deadline of Friday June 20;.. Read More

Join the Team: Seeking a Festival Coordinator

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces an opportunity to get involved in the production of an environmental and adventure fest taking place each January.. Read More

June’s Wild & Scenic On Tour Events

Don’t miss June’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour events as we visit the Southwest.   Saturday, June 7th – Silver City, NM Hosting.. Read More

Submit Your Film! Call For Entries Now Open.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announces the annual call for entries, open May 15, 2014 through the submission deadline of September 15, 2014. The.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Teams up with Klean Kanteen to Promote Plastic Free Film Festivals

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival has partnered with Klean Kanteen, a leader in providing sustainable solutions to single-use plastic, in an effort to raise.. Read More

Audience Participation Requested! Theming the Fest…

Planning for the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival is well underway.  Submissions open May 15, our venues are booked, and we’re currently hard at.. Read More

Idle Threat: An Update

George Pakenham is a man on emissions! We screened the film Idle Threat at the 2014 Festival and it is currently On Tour, as well. .. Read More

More Precious than Gold: Film & Panel Discussion on the Proposed San Juan Ridge Mine

What are the potential impacts on the Yuba Watershed?  April 16, 2014 7:00-9:00 PM Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City Doors open at 6:30pm.. Read More

Join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival ON TOUR and use film to inspire environmental activism.

Over the past 12 years, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has become largest environmental film festival of it’s kind in the nation.  Last year.. Read More

Special Offer from A Wild & Scenic Partner: Mother Jones

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is made possible due to support from our sponsors.  Especially key are the businesses we call our National Partners–Patagonia,.. Read More

This is your year! Submissions Open May 15 – Save the Date.

It’s never too early to be thinking about things Wild & Scenic! If you’ve been saying “this is the year I’m going to submit,” then.. Read More

Art + the Environment

Imagine art, not just for art’s sake, but art that walks in the world; recording and archiving the human experience for present and future generations.. Read More

2014 Films Available Now in SYRCL’s Film Library

The Official Selections from the 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are now available in SYRCL’s lending library.  Borrowing is FREE but you must be.. Read More

Arts & Lectures: Bill Fox on Art + the Environment

ART OnSite, Nevada County Arts, and Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art & Lectures present ART AND THE ENVIRONMENT: THE ART OF THE ANTHROPOCENE Presented.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Survey

SYRCL produced its 12th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival January 9-12, 2014. We strive to make improvements every year and we’d like to hear.. Read More

2014 Festival: emPOWERing

The 12th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival took over Nevada City and Grass Valley this past weekend. More than 80 filmmakers and special guests.. Read More

SYRCL Collects Nearly 3,000 Postcards to Protect the Yuba at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Nevada City, CA – Festival goers proved that SYRCL’s 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is indeed “Where activism gets inspired” by participating in.. Read More

2014 Award Winners

  Best of Festival Gasland II   People’s Choice Award Xmas Without China   Spirit of Activism The Last Ocean     Most Inspiring Adventure.. Read More

Festival in the News

Around town at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, The Union, 1/13/14 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Outside Inn Blog, 1/12/14 “Squid Row Yarn Bomb”.. Read More

The Fun Starts Tomorrow!

The 12th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off tomorrow with 3D films at the Del Oro in Grass Valley at 7pm–join us!  The.. Read More

Film Festival Starts Next Week!

The time so many of us have been waiting excitedly for is almost here–a chance to come together as a community and participate in the.. Read More

Activist Workshop Preview

Don’t miss our Activist Workshops (Free all day Sat and Sun). Visit City Hall in Nevada City from 10-5 on Saturday January 11 and 10-4 on Sunday January.. Read More

Be a Fest Insider

This spectacular event isn’t possible without the support and generosity of more than 600 volunteers.  We have 70 positions yet to be filled so if.. Read More