“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 [...]
Best of Festival
Spirit of Activism
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Out Living It
Best in Theme
Dear Governor Cuomo
Best Short Short
Atomic States of America
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
In Organic We Trust
Best Children’s Film (Decided by our [...]
THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER CITIZENS League is the leading voice for the protection and restoration of the Yuba River and the greater Yuba watershed, a world-class recreation destination.
SYRCL (pronounced “circle”) was founded through a rural, grassroots campaign to defend the South Yuba River from proposed hydropower dams—an epic environmental battle in California. It has developed [...]
“ART WASHES AWAY FROM THE soul the dust of everyday life,” Pablo Picasso once said. As it turns out, arts and culture also are sparking needed economic activity during sluggish times.
Despite the recent recession, the arts and culture industry is generating $135.2 billion of economic activity annually, 4.13 million jobs and $22.3 billion in government [...]
“Despite the 90 degree temperatures, it feels to us like January and the 2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are just around the corner. We are busy watching films, creating workshops, inviting special guests, and much more. And we are excited to announce the theme for the 2013 festival is…. ‘A Climate of [...]
THE INAUGURAL WILD & SCENIC Film Festival was an informal gathering at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Rivers and Tides, a 2001 documentary, was shown. Actor Peter Coyote and poet Gary Snyder spoke. Though little known, the event organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League (or SYRCL) was a sell out.
In January [...]
From Nevada County Arts:
Nevada County Arts is delighted to be a sponsor of SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic® Film Festival. An extraordinary arts asset in our community, the festival is considered to be the largest ﬁlm festival of its kind with ﬁlms that combine stellar ﬁlmmaking, beautiful cinematography and ﬁrst-rate storytelling. This will be the ﬁrst [...]
From the Wild & Scenic Film Festival:
Amy Goodman, an award-winning investigative journalist and syndicated columnist, author and the host of Democracy Now! will present a lecture followed by Schooling the World, a film addressing the effects of instituting Western education worldwide, on Jan. 14.
Amy Goodman is the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, [...]
FEW PEOPLE CAN MULTITASK better than the Mayor of Nevada City, David McKay. Besides being a community leader, he is an accomplished photographer, silkscreen artist, graphic designer, art director and college teacher.
McKay has also published a book, Yuba Seasons: Images from the Wild & Scenic South Yuba River.
The book has won five national [...]
A list of films for this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Jan. 14-16 in Nevada City, is here.