Public Events

There’s so much happening all weekend long, it’s hard to keep up . . . and even harder to choose how to spend your time in between film sessions. Here’s a primer on some of the public events during the festival to get you started. Everything listed below is free and open to the public, so start filling up your day planner!


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Visit 151 Union Square in downtown Grass Valley to kick off the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Join us for a special artist reception before the 3D film session at the Del Oro Theatre.

151 Union Square
151 Mill Street, Grass Valley

Thursday, January 11, 4:30pm – 6:30pm


Art Strolls

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to partner with Nevada County Arts for the sixth year in an effort to increase awareness of the intersection between arts and the environment.  Local and regional artists submitted their environmental artwork for inclusion at the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival venues, local wineries, breweries and galleries will exhibit selected art during the 16th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. FREE TO THE PUBLIC!


vr1Virtual Reality Lounge at KVMR
Back in 2018 by popular demand, dive into the world of Virtual Reality with four environmental-themed experiences, brought to you by Connected Communities Academy.

Located at KVMR Community Radio
120 Bridge Street, Nevada City

Friday, January 12, 4pm-7pm
Saturday, January 13, 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm
Sunday, January 14, 11am-2pm


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Meet filmmakers and activists in the Wild & Scenic Media Lounge hosted by Elisa Parker of See Jane Do, a social change multi-media organization. The Media Lounge is THE place for up-to-date information, photos on the green carpet, exclusive interviews with special guests, and meet and greets with some of your WSFF favorites. Enjoy free WiFi and a comfortable setting to meet, connect, and network. (And enjoy a glass of our local wine!)

Media Lounge at Nevada City Winery
321 Spring Street, Nevada City

Friday, January 12, 4pm-7pm
Saturday, January 13, 9am-5pm
Sunday, January 14, 9am-1pm


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Start the festival off with light hors d’oeuvres, local wine, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. & Barefoot bubbly. You’ll be sure to run in to filmmakers, special guests and locals figuring out how to schedule their weekend to fit in all the fun!

Nevada City Winery
321 Spring Street, Nevada City

Friday, January 12 4pm – 7pm


Josh Miller 2013 Film Festival (192 of 776)Enviro Fair
Inspired by the films and want to take part? Be sure to visit our Enviro Fair for more information about these organizations and how to get involved. Check back soon for details about the organizations that will be at the fair.

Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14
Robinson Plaza, Downtown Nevada City



Josh Miller 2013 Film Festival (659 of 776)Activist Workshops
We’ll have 10 special workshops & presentations in Nevada City throughout the Film Festival weekend.   Learn more about the issues and what you can do, get filmmaking tips from pros, and much more at our Activist Center in Nevada City’s City Hall.

City Hall
317 Broad Street, Nevada City

Saturday, January  13, 9:30am – 5pm & Sunday, January 14, 9:30am – 4:15pm


The Golden Mandala Donation Yoga Studio offers donation-based yoga all weekend for festival attendees.

The Golden Mandala
417 Broad Street, Suite B, Nevada City

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday,
9 – 10:15am & 3 – 4:15pm



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Check back soon for details!
Off Center Stage at Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

Awards Ceremony

Be the first to learn of the award-winning films! Limited seating is available and champagne will be served, courtesy of our National Partner Barefoot Winery. A Sunday Mid-day session ticket or Weekend Pass is required and seating is limited.

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 1 pm
At Stone Hall in the Miners Foundry
A Sunday Afternoon session ticket or Weekend Pass is required. First come, first served.