A scenic picture of the Buttermilk Bend Trail

Transforming Film-Goers into Activists

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people to heal the earth. Wild & Scenic is a call to action. Festival-goers are transformed into activists dedicated to saving our threatened planet.

Our environmental and adventure films illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.

We raise resources for SYRCL to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River. In addition, SYRCL’s Film Festival On Tour is a national platform for environmental advocacy.

Become a Member

Help support the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and SYRCL’s year-round efforts to protect the Yuba River. Become a member today.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s Statement of Inclusion

We recognize the intersection of social justice and the environmental movement.

If we want a better planet for all, we must invite and include all voices:

  • We encourage film and art submissions from all skill-levels, backgrounds and locations.
  • We are committed to providing diverse programming to our festival goers.
  • We are passionate about amplifying stories from voices and perspectives that often go unheard.

We welcome all:

  • Gender identities and sexual orientations
  • Races and ethnicities
  • Socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Education levels
  • Ages and abilities
  • Political and religious backgrounds
  • And all other identities

We celebrate the differences between us.

Filmmakers and Artists

Please submit your films and art that showcase the beautiful diversity that makes up our planet.

Financial Help

We do not want submission fees to be a deterrent to anyone. If you have a significant financial need, please reach out. We will work with you to determine if and how we can help. We cannot guarantee fee waivers as the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a fundraising event. But we will continue to strive toward supporting the work of filmmakers, artists, and activists.

We Welcome Your Feedback

We provide equal opportunities and consideration to all filmmakers and artists. We do not discriminate based on any identity. Thank you for your feedback and suggestions as we strive for more inclusivity.

We appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow. Please reach out and let us know how we can improve. Connect with Festival Liaison Jess Swigonski directly with any feedback or questions.


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