On Tour

Created in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), the Wild & Scenic Film Festival promotes grassroots environmental activism through art and film. Each year, we curate the the best in environmental documentaries, shorts, and adventure films for our flagship festival in Nevada City, California.

To share these incredible films with more people, we take our festival “On Tour,” partnering to produce nearly 250 events each year. Wild & Scenic On Tour hosts include a diverse array of environmental nonprofits, schools, museums, and businesses, each creating unique film festivals in their own communities and using the festival to raise funds, reach new contacts, and raise awareness of local issues.

We want the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to be as successful for other communities as it has been for our own, and in doing so inspire activism more broadly. Learn how to bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to your town.



River Alliance WI Tour Testimonial Image

“The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour is a great outreach event for the River Alliance of Wisconsin. It helps us introduce new individuals to what we do and what we are passionate about – saving rivers. This year we “passed a boot” [for] people to donate to the River Alliance – we made $4,000!”

River Alliance of Wisconsin

Loxahatchee Tour Testimonial Image

“The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a tremendous way to educate the public about how fragile our earth really is and that caring for it is all our responsibility. The success of the first year spilling over into this year was wonderful. All year long we had folks who attended the first year begging us to host it again.”

Loxahatchee River Historical Society

Middle Colorado Tour Testimonial Image

“The staff at Wild and Scenic make the event so easy for the On Tour hosts. All I had to do was watch some incredible films, create a program and do a little marketing to put together a fun, successful event. I will be taking advantage of this incredible resource for years to come.”

Middle Colorado Watershed Council