2018 Festival

SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 16th Anniversary Wild & Scenic® Film Festival brings together another incredible selection of films to change your world. Each year, Wild & Scenic draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.

This year’s festival theme is ‘Groundswell,’ and the goal is to inspire and unite communities to help heal the earth. Over the course of five days and at 10 venues, more than 125 of the world’s premiere environmental and adventure films will screen alongside activist workshops, panels, music, art exhibitions, and special guest and filmmaker appearances.

Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures.

This year’s selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.