Host a Filmmaker or Special Guest!

Are you interested in getting involved with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way while earning some awesome perks?

Volunteer to host an attending filmmaker or special guest in your house during the festival! From January 11-15, 2018 Nevada City and Grass Valley transform into a hub of art and activism. In order to accommodate all of our filmmakers and special visitors, we are reaching out to our amazing community for support once again. Last year over half of our films were represented by at least one member of the film making crew, not to mention the dozens of other special guests and speakers in attendance. The generosity of our lodging hosts and lodging sponsors make their attendance possible and enjoyable each year. We are currently seeking hosts that are able to house one or more of our visiting guests.

If you are interested in becoming a lodging host for the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, check out the Lodging Host FAQ for more information, then complete our Lodging Host Information Survey

We do our best to match guests appropriately with hosts based on preferences that each party provides. All you need in order to be a host is a guest room, cottage, or other appropriate space you would be willing to share during the festival.

We would love to offer you some amazing perks if you are able to offer up the ultimate generosity of sleeping space for guests in need of some rest and relaxation. Benefits range from one session pass to festival passes depending on how many special guests are placed in your home. Details regarding placement and benefits will be finalized and sent to lodging hosts by late December/early January.

Our lodging hosts are an integral part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and we would love to add you to the family! And check it out, our filmmakers love our community:

  • “[Wild & Scenic] is a wonderful community event that is very welcoming to filmmakers and very educational!  It is also so wonderful to stay with host families!” – Malia Cahill
  • “Free lodging truly made it possible for me to come join the festival. Thanks!” – Miho Aida
  • “[Wild & Scenic] is probably the friendliest most hospitable festival I’ve been to on the planet. I love it.” – John Antonelli

Please note, we cannot guarantee that your generosity will result in a placement, it is dependent upon how many filmmakers are able to attend.  We aim to finalize placements by late December.  Thanks for your understanding.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Festival Liaison Jess Swigonski: (530) 265-5961 x 219

If you are a hotel, B&B, etc. and are interested in becoming a lodging sponsor, please reach out to Membership Assistant, Alena Loomis: (530) 265-5961 x 220