A Film Festival by Activists for Activists

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet.

Traditionally our 5-day flagship festival is held annually in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. Featuring 100+ films, workshops, visiting filmmaker and activist talks, family-friendly programs, art exhibitions, parties, and more–you won’t want to miss this festival! In 2021 we will make that easier to do by bringing the festival to a 100% virtual platform presented over the course of 11 days from January 14-24, 2021.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Locally, we raise funds and awareness to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River watershed.

We take our festival On Tour to more than 180 events each year, partnering with groups who are working to protect and restore the important places in their communities. Globally, Wild & Scenic On Tour generates critical funds and increases awareness for grassroots environmental causes.

Wild & Scenic On Tour partners with environmental groups, nature centers, museums, nonprofits, outdoor retailers, conscious businesses, schools, churches and colleges who host the film festival to raise awareness for their campaigns, attract new supporters, raise funds, and bring global and regional issues to the local level. Wild & Scenic reaches over 65,000 people annually. And every year we add new venues to the tour– more people see the films, more activists get inspired, and the groundswell for the environmental movement grows. 

Questions? Contact us!

Jess Swigonski
Festival Director
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
(530) 265-5961 ext. 219