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.
ACADEMY AWARD SHORTLIST
Four exceptional women mount grassroots campaigns against powerful incumbents in Knock Down the House, an inspiring look at the 2018 midterm elections that...
FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to...
THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren...
Data, arguably the world's most valuable asset, is being weaponized to wage cultural and political wars.
Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity...
Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (“Last Men in Aleppo”) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war with his powerful new documentary, The Cave....
Since the early 1970s, Jewish-Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel has made a career out of defending Palestinians in Israeli courts: from feminists to fundamentalists,...
China’s One Child Policy, the extreme population control measure that made it illegal for couples to have more than one child, may have...
With remarkably intimate access, The Edge of Democracy follows Brazil’s embattled leaders as they grapple with a scandal born out of their country’s...