2018 Film Submissions Are Open

At SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we show environmental and adventure films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. 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, Groundswell, and honor the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act — a milestone we’ll celebrate in 2018,” said Melinda Booth, Festival Director. “This theme was chosen to reflect the rising up of citizens at a grassroots level in the wake of the recent political shift. The groundswell is a crescendo — the buildup required to realize the necessary environmental change on a global scale.”

We encourage you to submit your work early and offer discounted entry fees the earlier you submit:
Early Bird deadline: June 30: $40
Regular deadline: August 15: $45
Late deadline: September 4: $50
Extended deadline: September 24 $65

Open submissions run from May 15 through September 24, 2017. For the full rundown of terms and conditions, visit our Submit Your Film page. Ready to submit? Head over to Film Freeway and upload your film today.