A Festival by Activists for Activists
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind. We leave you feeling inspired and motivated to make a difference in your community and the world.
At our festival, you’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.Experience the adrenaline of kayaking the wildest rivers. Climb the highest peaks. And trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world.
This year’s films combine 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. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, Native American and indigenous cultures. Explore the issues with leading environmental activists and professionals, filmmakers and celebrities:
• Food systems
• Climate change
• Protection and restoration of wild lands and wild waters
• And so much more
Celebrate the natural and human world with many activities and events:
• Over nine venues for films and workshops
• A children’s Saturday morning “cartoons” program
• Art shows
• Wine tastings
• Gala event and awards ceremony
All this and more at our one-of-a-kind film festival. Located in Nevada City, California, one of the most charming towns in the Sierra Nevada.
Transforming Film-Goers into Activists
SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires people to heal the earth. Wild & Scenic is a call to action. Festival-goers are transformed into activists dedicated to saving our threatened planet.
Our environmental and adventure films illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it.
FEATURED LIVE STREAMS
On April 22, 1970, Earth Day, the world’s first major environmental movement was born. 50 years later, we’re still...
An online gathering of some of the great thinkers of our time to look at how we might come...
The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything about the way we live, work, play, and communicate. Despite the tumultuous changes...
A series of three no-holds-barred conversations between youth activists and seasoned creative activists about how we can create the...
This virtual retrospective will tap into the treasuries of wisdom from diverse faith traditions, revisiting rich Festival content from...
From April 22, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, to April 24, activists, performers, thought leaders, and artists will...