At SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we showcase environmental and adventure films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to act. We are cautiously optimistic that our 20th annual event will be held in person in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA from January 13-17, 2022. Though the fest may end up looking a little different than previous years, our commitment to inspiring activism through film remains stalwart.
Wild & Scenic welcomes the submission of shorts and features about nature, community activism, conservation, intentional adventure, health, water, energy, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, food, and farming. Our objective is to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation, all through stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling.
Submissions will be accepted in three categories: Environmental, Adventure, and Student Film. The 2022 festival theme is slated to be announced at the start of May.
Apr. 15, 2021 – Opening Date
May 28, 2021 – Earlybird Deadline ($40)
July 15, 2021 – Regular Deadline ($45)
Aug. 4, 2021 – Late Deadline ($50)
Aug. 24, 2021 – Extended Deadline ($65)
Oct. 8, 2021 – Notification Date