SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Where activism gets inspired

Each year, Wild & Scenic Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators, and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown areas of Nevada City and Grass Valley, California.

Inform, Inspire, Ignite

Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

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Film Viewers

Festival-goers can expect award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and more. 

Festival Volunteers

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the successful event that it is because of all the hard working, dedicated volunteers who staff the myriad of roles necessary. All volunteer roles play a meaningful part in the festival production – and there’s something for all interests and skills.

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WSFF News & Updates

Each year, we send out information about the festival as it approaches. Sign up to get news as soon as it’s available!

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W&S Film Festival On Tour

We take the Wild & Scenic Film 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.

Through its flagship festival and its On Tour program, 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.


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Be Part of the Magic

We welcome you to join in on the festivities! There are lots of ways to take part in and support this incredible festival, such as:

Get Connected

Visit the Wild & Scenic Film Festival Website