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 [...]

Wild & Scenic Film Festival poster unveiled

Film shown @ Wild & Scenic Film Festival about homelessness wins an Oscar

“Inocente,” directed by the team of Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday. It aired at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Friday, January 11, the same night as “How the Kids Saved the Parks.”
“Inocente” follows a homeless, undocumented immigrant teenage girl in San Diego as she [...]

2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival winners (video)

Best of Festival
Cafeteria Man
Spirit of Activism
Bidder 70
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Out Living It
Best in Theme
Dear Governor Cuomo
Best Short Short
Moonwalk
Jury Award
Atomic States of America
Jury Award
People of a Feather
Student Filmmaker Award
Patrick William Smith, The Longest Sun
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award
Deborah Koons Garcia, Symphony of the Soil
Honorable Mentions
In Organic We Trust
Desert Dreams
Cape Spin!
Best Children’s Film (Decided by our [...]

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