We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Music in the Mountains’ Artistic Director Pete Nowlen conduct the premier for “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley on Sunday.
It marked a year-long collaborative adventure in music, environment, composition and film for local young musicians. Mentored by professional musicians, the students composed music reflecting their experience [...]
The Wild & Scenic team is proud to announce its official theme for the 2015 Festival. After careful consideration, lots of brainstorming, and some good ol’ fashioned fun, we have arrived at our theme…A Wild Life.
We love the multiple interpretations of this phrase and are thrilled to get to work curating a festival of [...]
Debra Winger was a guest as this year’s Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley. Winger is an esteemed actress (An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, Urban Cowboy and many others) writer, producer, and activist. Ms. Winger has additionally been the recipient of multiple distinguishing honors, including Emmy, [...]
People’s Choice Award
Xmas Without China
Best of Festival
Spirit of Activism
The Last Ocean
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Best in Theme
Best Short Short
The Story of Solutions
Bringing It Home
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Student Filmmaker Award
Slater Jewell-Kemker, An Inconvenient Youth
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award
Christopher McCloud, Standing on Sacred Ground
North of the Sun
Xmas Without [...]
We’re offering a “sneak peek” at our new mobile website for visitors to the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Go to m.SierraCulture.com on your iPhone, Android or smartphone.
It includes guides for dining, wine and beer tasting, B&Bs and hotels, art galleries and performing arts, skiing and attractions, an online calendar, an online box office, [...]
EACH JANUARY, THE FOOTHILLS HOSTS one of the nation’s premier environmental film festivals. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, presented by the South Yuba River Citizens League, draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists and world adventurers to Nevada City and Grass Valley.
The 12th annual festival takes place Thurs.-Sun., January 9-12, largely at historic venues in [...]
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
NOBODY SAID IT BETTER, AND NOBODY KNOWS BETTER than this Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, whose home is the South Yuba River watershed.
But some people don’t treat it like home. Despite its awesome beauty, the South Yuba has been threatened by dams and development, logging, mining, garbage, [...]
Tickets are now on sale for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12.
“We’re thrilled to announce that tickets are on sale now for the 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival – more than 100 inspirational films, educational workshops, outstanding special guests including Debra Winger, art shows, dance concert, and so much more,” [...]
For the first time, Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour will be appear on the San Juan Ridge at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse. SYRCL and the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center have partnered to present an encore presentation of films from the 2013 Wild & Scenic festival on Saturday, December 14.
The feature [...]