Wild & Scenic Film Festival tickets on sale December 1

Tickets for the The 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival go on sale to the public Monday, December 1st. The festival returns to downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA, on January 15 – 18, 2015 and you don’t want to miss any of the action.
With more films, venues and special events this year [...]

Inspiring premier of “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at Music in the Mountains

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 [...]

“A Wild Life” is theme for 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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 [...]

Video: Debra Winger at Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City

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, [...]

2014 award winners at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

People’s Choice Award
Xmas Without China
Best of Festival
Gasland II
Spirit of Activism
The Last Ocean
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Maiden Trip
Best in Theme
Uranium Drive-In
Best Short Short
The Story of Solutions
Jury Award
Bringing It Home
Jury Award
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
Honorable Mentions
Backyard
North of the Sun
Xmas Without [...]

“Sneak peek” at our magazine’s new mobile website at Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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, [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12

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 [...]

How SYRCL protects the South Yuba River

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
—Gary Snyder
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 now on sale for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on January 9-12

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,” [...]

Video: “Not Yet Begun to Fight,” from Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour

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 [...]

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