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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild & Scenic Film Festival


Contact Info

Nevada City

Event Info

Event Date
January 12, 2018
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:
• Energy
• Food systems
• Biodiversity
• 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.


A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we...
Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World...
Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever...
One of Us plays like a documentary thriller about individuals trying to break free of a closed society. New York’s Hasidim are one of the most insular communities...
After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the...
As a young woman, Jane Goodall began a life-long study of wild chimpanzees that revolutionized our understanding of primate behavior. Jane, a documentary produced by National Geographic and...
When Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment...
Consisting entirely of archival footage, the documentary chronicles the 1992 Los Angeles riots after 25 years have passed. It includes film and video from the 1965 Watts...
City of Ghosts
City of Ghosts is a singularly powerful cinematic experience that is sure to shake audiences to their core as it elevates the canon of one of the...
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover...