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2023 Artwork by Shar Tuiasoa Unveiled!

We’re thrilled to be able to share our 2023 Official Artwork with you. The artwork by Shar Tuiasoa celebrates the 2023 theme of “CommUNITY”. Shar is a.. Read More

WSFF is Now Hiring!

Wild & Scenic is Now Hiring Seasonal Festival Coordinator & Venue Logistics Manager The Festival Coordinator works on a team in the production of one of.. Read More

Staff Highlight: Theresa Crowell

Tell us a little bit about who Resa Crowell is Resa Crowell is passionate about the environment, social justice, foster care systems and all things.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Jason Whalen

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) I.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Daniel Dietrich

Recently we got to connect with filmmaker Daniel Dietrich about a variety of things including his 2022 official selection “Tule Elk – The Killing of.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Michael Llewellyn

Recently we got to connect with filmmaker Michael Llewellyn to ask him a few questions about his experience with WSFF and filmmaking. We hope you.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Ian Nelson

Recently we had the opportunity to connect with filmmaker Ian Nelson to ask him some questions about filmmaking, Wild & Scenic, and more. We hope.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Sierra Harvest

We love it when our friends from Sierra Harvest have an official selection in the festival  – it’s super fulfilling to be able to highlight.. Read More

New February dates and 2023 Theme unveiled

After two decades of holding festivities in mid-January, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), is.. Read More

WSFF Earth Day Weekend Gallery

Earth Day Weekend 2022 was a wonderful return to in-person programming. From the film screenings and panels to the field trips and author talk, we.. Read More

WSFF seeking Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Wild & Scenic On Tour Sales Manager, the Intern will assist with specific aspects of production for a.. Read More

Filmmaker Interview: Costa Boutsikaris

On April 24th at 12pm WSFF will be screening the 2022 Award-Winning Film Inhabitants: An Indigenous Perspective  at The Center for the Arts in Grass.. Read More

Earth Day Weekend w/ WSFF

We are looking forward to celebrating Earth Day weekend 2022 with you this year. The 2022 theme for Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet”.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature Interview: Chris J. Russo

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) My.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Jim Aikman

2022 Official Selection “An Imperfect Advocate” was created by filmmaker Jim Aikman. We were grateful when Jim agreed to answer some questions for our Filmmaker.. Read More

2022 Award-Winners Announced!

We are ecstatic to announce our 2022 Award Winners! This year’s award-winning films were chosen from a field of over 110 films by a dedicated.. Read More

Films for MLK Jr. Day

Films for MLK Jr. Day “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr. SYRCL created the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.. Read More

In-Person Wild & Scenic Film Fest Postponed 

SYRCL has made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person component of this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival due to concerns over community safety.. Read More

2022 Official Selections Announced

2022 Official Selections Announced We are ecstatic to share our 2022 Official Selections with you! Click here to explore the full list of films. In exploring this year’s theme.. Read More

WSFF 2022 Tickets On Sale

Join Wild & Scenic Film Festival this January for more than 100 environmental and adventure films, including eight world premieres as well as five US premiers! This.. Read More

Get to know the new WSFF Director

Please join us in welcoming our new Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director, Lívia Campos de Menezes! Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Lívia.. Read More

Peak Design is Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s 2022 Title Partner

The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SYRCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival kicks off its 20th annual event January 13th. For almost two decades, Wild.. Read More

Tour Host Highlight: Great Peninsula Conservancy

Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) has been a Wild & Scenic Film Festival Host since December of 2019.  In 2020, they took a chance with us.. Read More

2022 Artwork Coloring Contest

Last month we unveiled the official artwork from artist Maile Claire. Along the way to the beautiful final artwork a number of integrations come into existence before.. Read More

Volunteer Highlight: WSFF Librarian

WSFF librarian Rorie Lin Gotham has been a volunteer at the South Yuba River Citizens League for some time now. We feel lucky to have.. Read More

2022 Official Artwork Unveiled!

Art plays an inextricable role here at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We are extremely excited to announce the official artist for WSFF 2022: Maile.. Read More

Welcome On Tour Events Manager Lucy Logsdon

Welcome our new On Tour Events Manager: Lucy Logsdon We are thrilled to welcome Lucy, the newest member of our Wild & Scenic Film Festival team... Read More

2022 Art Exhibition Judges

Thank you to our three expert Art Judges, who select the award-winners from the 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition: Consuelo (Chelo) Montoya.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Jennifer Ekstrom

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) After.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Danny Schmidt

Filmmaker Danny Schmidt has been attending Wild & Scenic Film Festival since 2014 and has had a handful of films selected over the years. We.. Read More

Films for Pride

With June being Pride month we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a few of the incredible WSFF official selections that explore LGBTQ subjects.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Jeff Litton

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) My.. Read More

WSFF Launches 2022 Poster Contest

The 20th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, kicks off in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA January 13-17, 2022 with its flagship event; a.. Read More

2022 Theme Unveiled

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Unveils 2022 Theme Wild & Scenic Film Festival is happy to announce “Currents of Hope” has been chosen as the.. Read More

WSFF Virtually Summer Series

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is happy to present a selection of fan favorites from the 2021 flagship festival. All proceeds benefit the South Yuba.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Jacob Morrison

Recently we got to connect with Jacob Morrison, filmmaker of 2021 Jury Award winner and People’s Choice winner, River’s End. If you haven’t seen River’s.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Sinjin Eberle of American Rivers

We were so happy to get to ask American Rivers Communications Director and Executive Producer of American Rivers Media, Sinjin Eberle, to take time out.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Faith Briggs

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) My.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Peter Byck

Who are you?  Peter Byck is a professor of practice at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of.. Read More

2021 Award Winners

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.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Shane Anderson

Who are you? My name is Shane Anderson; I live and grew up in Olympia, Washington. I originally got involved in film when I was.. Read More

2021 Official Trailer Released

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled it’s video trailer highlighting some of their full lineup of over 100 environmental and adventure films, including.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Encompass Films

Who are you?  Encompass Film is a husband and wife, directing and producing team that resides in Truckee, CA. We make branded content for companies.. Read More

2021 Official Selections Announced!

We are ecstatic to share our 2021 Official Selections with you! Click here to explore the full list of films. In exploring this year’s theme of Resilient by Nature,.. Read More

Passes for WSFF 2021 Now On Sale!

Join Wild & Scenic Film Festival this January 14-24, 2021 for more than 100 environmental and adventure films, including 13 world premieres! This year the festival.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Maui Huliau Foundation

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really) Maui.. Read More

WSFF Shop is Live!

  One benefit of our move to an entirely Virtual Festival Experience in 2021 has been allowing us to offer you the widest variety of.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Matt and Palmer of Spruce Tone Films

Who are you? I’m Palmer, and I’m an Oakland, California based filmmaker and the Co-Founder of Spruce Tone Films. My work is rooted in activism.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Kelly Marshall of Southern Exposure films

Who are you? (where are you from, where do you live, why did you get into film, whatever you want to tell us really)  Hiya!.. Read More

Filmmaker Feature: Charles Post

Filmmakers are the lifeblood of Wild & Scenic. Recently we had the opportunity to ask filmmaker Charles Post some questions and are very happy to.. Read More

2021 Official Artwork Unveiled!

Art is an important and inseparable part of Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We are extremely excited to announce the official artist for WSFF 2021: Stephanie Littlebird Fogel!.. Read More

Sept is WSFF Art-i-vism Month!

“I want to make sure beautiful, natural environments, like the Yuba River, are preserved for the species that live there, as well as the enjoyment.. Read More

We want to see how you #WildScenicAtHome

Since the pandemic began the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour program has continued to bring inspiration to communities across the continent via virtual.. Read More

Bay Journal: Amplifying environmental diversity through the lens of film

Recently The Bay Journal printed this wonderful article highlighting the work of our On Tour Host Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and how The Wild.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Film Festival Going Virtual in 2021!

Every January for the past 18 years, the streets of Western Nevada County have been filled with activists, environmentalists, authors, artists, audiences and filmmakers alike,.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Staffing Changes

It is with bittersweet emotions that we share with you that Festival Director Jorie Emory has taken a new position and as of July 1st.. Read More

Student Art Exhibit is Live!

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to present 2020’s student art exhibit, now online! Through our Art Exhibition, Wild & Scenic Film Festival aims.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Film Festival stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC communities seeking justice, safety, and equity

Wild & Scenic Film Festival stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and POC communities seeking justice, safety, and equity. Alongside so many, we mourn the.. Read More

Foodie Films Live Virtual Event June 5th

Wild & Scenic Foodie Films Live Virtual Event A selection of Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s past Official Selections will be featured in a Live Virtual.. Read More

Filmmaker Highlight: Q

This installment of our Filmmaker Highlights is with filmmaker James Q Martin, or “Q” How many films have you had in the festival?  I honestly.. Read More

Save the Date!

Save these Dates: Thurs. May 28 – Sierra Nevada Spotlight Series Live Virtual Event Fri. May 29 – Early Bird Film Submission Deadline Fri. June 5 – Films.. Read More

Studen Art Exhibition – Submit by June 1st

Student Art Exhibition Extended SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is proud to present 2020’s student art exhibit, now online! Wild & Scenic Film Festival.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Tour Continues Virtually

WILD & SCENIC ON TOUR Despite the interruptions from COVID-19 the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour continues with numerous Digital On-Demand Screenings and.. Read More

New Wild & Scenic Membership Launches

New Wild & Scenic Membership Launches – Join Today! Whether you are a fan of our annual 5-day flagship festival in Nevada City and Grass.. Read More

Wild & Scenic 2021 Theme: “Resilient by Nature”

Wild & Scenic 2021 Theme: “Resilient by Nature” We are excited to announce Resilient by Nature as the Festival’s 2021 theme and guiding vision for our event, Official Selections, public programs,.. Read More

Films For Social Distancing – Earth Day Edition

Films for Social Distancing Series Continues All across the globe humans are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and the social distancing and time at home.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Virtual Fan Favorites Event

Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s Fan Favorites will be featured in a Live Virtual Event on the evening of Thursday, May 14th, with highlights, award.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Film Submissions Now Open

Wild & Scenic Film Submissions Now Open Share Your Film and Make a Difference! At SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we showcase environmental and adventure films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, the.. Read More

Films for Social Distancing

All across the globe humans are feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and the social distancing and time at home that come with it.  With this.. Read More

2020 Student Art Exhibition

Are you a local 6-12 grader interested in sharing your passions for art and the environment with your community? SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival.. Read More

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust brings WSFF On Tour to Maine

Click here to read a recent preview of the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust’s upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event in March.

Upcoming Sold Out On Tour events in CT

Click here to read a recent preview of the upcoming Sold Out On Tour events put on by Trail Creek Outfitters in West Chester, Connecticut.. Read More

Merced County Times on Wild & Scenic

The Merced County Times reported in on a recent On Tour event taking place at the UC Merced Center for the Humanities.  Click here to read.. Read More

Wild & Scenic on Podship:Earth

Podship Earth is an environmental podcast about how we connect with ourselves, each other, nature and the universe. In January the podcast visited Northern California for the 18th Annual.. Read More

SYRCL & WSFF receive Kilroy Award

This weekend The South Yuba River Citizens League was presented with the prestigious Kilroy award, established in 1969. The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce gives.. Read More

2020 Photo Gallery

Look for your friends and favorite festival moments by checking out the 2019 Photo Gallery!

WSFF 2020 Gala & Late Night Party

WILD & SCENIC GALA & LATE NIGHT PARTY SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 @ Stone House – 107 Sacramento Street, Nevada City GALA: 9pm – 11pm  |  LATE NIGHT: 11pm – 2am.. Read More

2020 Virtual Reality Lounge

WILD & SCENIC VIRTUAL REALITY LOUNGE VR Lounge @ KVMR – 20 Bridge Street, Nevada City (across from the Miners Foundry) FRI., JAN. 17 from 4 – 7pm .. Read More

3D Film Night & Saturday Morning Kids Films

WILD & SCENIC KIDS 3D FILM SESSION THURSDAY, JANUARY 16 – 7pm @ Del Oro Theater – Grass Valley Our Thursday Evening 3D Films (Thurs.Jan.16) is another one.. Read More

2020 Workshops, Hikes, Talks & Chats

FIRESIDE CHATS SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 and SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 – 3:30pm @ Golden Era (21+ venue) 309 Broad Street – Nevada City, CA A Fireside Conversation with Conservation Filmmaker and.. Read More

Watch the 2020 Wild & Scenic Video Trailer!

The video trailer for the 18th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is now live.  Click here to watch it now and be sure to.. Read More

2020 Interactive Schedule & App Now Available!

2020 Interactive Schedule is Live! We are very pleased to release our 2020 Wild & Scenic interactive schedule and app. Click here to get it.. Read More

Share Your Super Power Dog Contest!

2020 Official Selection “Superpower Dogs” highlights some truly incredible dogs. Do you have your own superpowered pooch at home? We want to see them! Between.. Read More

2020 Art Reception & Strolls

Partnering with Nevada County Arts Council once again is a natural fit since we love showcasing the amazing artistic talent from our region and beyond.. Read More

Wild & Scenic Tickets On Sale

Join Wild & Scenic Film Festival this January 16-20, 2020 for more than 140 environmental and activist films, including 16 world premieres! Our 5-day flagship festival features.. Read More

Wild & Scenic 2020 Official Selections Announced!

2020 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS REVEALED! In exploring the theme of (re)generation, festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy.. Read More

Host a Filmmaker or Special Guest for our 2020 Film Festival!

Are you interested in getting involved with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in a unique way in exchange for some awesome perks? Volunteer to.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

Upcoming On Tour Events

With more than 230 annual stops, there's bound to be an upcoming Wild & Scenic On Tour event near you. Each tour stop is an.. Read More

2019 Photo Gallery

Look for your friends and favorite festival moments by checking out the 2019 Photo Gallery!