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.
The Earth is Healing - Now What?
The shutdown from the coronavirus has given the world an opportunity to see how quickly nature can heal when given the proper space. Suddenly the air is clean! The Ozone layer is repairing! Nature is thriving!