Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2023

Location: Locations throughout Nevada City and Grass Valley

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.

For over two decades, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) has welcomed audiences to Nevada County, CA, for its annual event every January. This year the festival has moved to President’s Day weekend, February 16-20.

The festival will feature many mainstay elements of the past, including activist workshops, an art exhibition, youth programs, the EnviroFair, filmmaker Q&A sessions, as well as opportunities to interact with filmmakers and special guests. Wild & Scenic’s festival will continue to bring together top filmmakers, activists, and social innovators to inspire environmental awareness and action.

This year’s festival theme is “CommUNITY” in recognition that 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Founded on the premise that “people can save a river”,,” SYRCL has been uplifting the community by uniting and engaging with local citizens to protect and restore the Yuba River Watershed for decades. For next year, the Wild & Scenic’ s theme focuses on the importance of approaching challenges as a unified community, and reflects the significance of grassroots movements in protecting nature for future generations. The official 2023 artwork was created by artist Shar Tuiasoa, aka Punky Aloha, with this idea in mind, and audiences can expect to see it reflected throughout this year’s programming.

Save the Date for our 21st edition – taking place in person February 16-20, 2023.

For more information, to sign up to volunteer, and/or to purchase tickets, please visit the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Website