Make a Film… Make a Difference – Film Submissions Now Open

Wild & Scenic Film Festival strives 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. Details

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, is an opportunity for SYRCL to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who tackle our community’s greatest challenges. Thank you to the many SYRCL volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to make a difference in our community. Details

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Asking for Action: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Letter to Biden & Harris

On January 14th, SYRCL released its annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival action letter. The action, which asserts that the Climate Crisis is a California water crisis, asked the incoming Biden Administration to declare a climate emergency during their first 100 days in office. Details

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Black History Month: Sharing Inspiration

Just three weeks after seeing the film Wild, Will “Akuna” Robinson found himself at southern terminus of the PCT trailhead. He had no training for this expedition other than his military experience, but he set out on the trail. Details

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Black History Month: Sharing Inspiration

When a friend offered Brooklyn Bell an old mountain bike, she accepted the offer and hit the trails. As an African American kid in a largely white community, Bell struggled with the lack of people who looked like her as she sought out role models in the outdoor community. Rather than give up, Bell got creative. Details

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Take Action – Tell Biden and Harris to Prioritize CA Water Today

We are so excited that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are elevating science with their new White House Science Team. Urging them to declare a climate crisis by signing our petition will help them to mobilize the resources needed for climate action now. Details

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Watch the 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Award Winners through 1/31!

We are ecstatic to announce our 2021 Award Winners! This year’s award-winning films were chosen from a field of over 100 films by a dedicated team of Jurors. Details

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The 2021 Wild & Scenic Film Fest At-A-Glance

The 2021 Wild and Scenic Film Festival has an incredible selection of films that will inspire you, take you to new places, and introduce you to new ways of seeing the world. With over 100 films to choose from over the course of 11 days, the most difficult choice will be what to watch. Details

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Get Involved in the Wild & Scenic EnviroFair

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to work with many amazing organizations that are devoted to protecting the earth and creating sustainability for all. We host our annual EnviroFair to let all of these important organizations showcase their work and inform us on how we can engage in a meaningful way as a community.

Unfortunately, this year’s EnviroFair will be postponed until 2023. We look forward to gathering together on York Street in celebration of environmental activism in action next year.

Click through the logos below to learn more and get involved at the Wild & Scenic EnviroFair!

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WSFF Self-Guided Excursions

During the festival, there are many events other than just films. Keep the “Wild” in Wild & Scenic by taking time to appreciate the nature around you. We are pleased to offer these self-guided excursions from our local community. While these hikes are for Nevada County, CA we encourage you to go get outside and explore wherever you may be! Details

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