2013 theme -“A Climate of Change”. The Festival will be featuring films, art and workshops on climate change, as well as highlighting the change makers who are helping rethink how we inhabit our planet.
Festival Locations: Downtown Nevada City, CA: Headquarters TBA. Film Screenings at the Miners Foundry, Nevada Theatre, (Haven) Nevada City Elementary and Veteran’s Building. In Grass Valley: Del Oro Theater and The Center for the Arts.
Tickets: Online at www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org beginning Dec. 1st. In person at SYRCL office, 216 Main St., beginning Dec. 1; Monday-Thursday, from 12-5pm until January 10th.
Short Synopsis: Change makers are rethinking how we inhabit our planet, and so can you, at the 11th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Now the largest film festival of its kind, this year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling with the theme of “A Climate of Change”. Wild and Scenic Film Festival informs, inspires and ignites solutions, and creates positive probabilities to restore the earth and human communities. Each year, the Wild & Scenic® Film Festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators and well-known world adventurers to the historic downtown of Nevada City, California. Now known as “the next Sundance” the Wild and Scenic experience proves the power of film and passion.
3-D Film Sessions at Del Oro Theater on Thursday, January 10th featuring films The Last Reef , Wild Oceans and Meerkats. Only on Thursday evening at 7pm.
Special Guests: Anders Halverson, Tim Palmer, Daniel McCool, Bill McKibben via Skype.
School program: Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley will host two morning sessions for children, on Wednesday December 9 and Thursday December 10. (The National Geographic film Meerkats will be shown).
Late Night Music: Brothers Comatose performing Saturday night at the Haven
Pre-events: David Abram in November and Terry Tempest Williams in December
Partnerships: 350.org, Conversations with the Earth, Peaceful Uprising and the Natural History Network
More Information: For a complete schedule, ticket information, and more go to www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org
SYRCL (pronounced “circle”) is the largest grassroots watershed organization in the country. Founded in 1983 to defend the South Yuba River from proposed hydropower dams, SYRCL has developed into a vibrant community movement by restoring creeks & rivers, regenerating wild salmon populations, and inspiring & organizing people with over 3,500 members and volunteers based in Nevada City, CA. For more information contact syrcl.org.
Activist Center – SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic® Film Festival is a call to action. As a community of activists who produces the event, we strive to not only entertain with the film festival, but also educate and inspire our audience to create positive change on the planet. Each year, Wild & Scenic hosts some of the world’s leading activists and social innovators in our Activist Center. Here you can learn more about the issues presented in the films and how you can get involved. Budding filmmakers also have the opportunity to meet and learn about filmmaking from guest filmmakers. At Nevada City City Hall, Broad Street.
Gala Event – Rub elbows with festival’s special guests and meet other film enthusiasts all the while enjoying wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful Nevada City Winery, 321 Spring Street.
Awards Ceremony – Be the first to learn of the award-winning films, Sunday, time TBA, in the Stone Hall of the Foundry. Sunday Ticket or Weekend Pass required. Limited seating. First come, first served. Cake and champagne included.
Block Party on Commercial Street: Commercial Street in downtown Nevada City will be closed to traffic and hosting performers and actions
Late Night Music and Dancing – Shimmy and groove after the films, Gala and workshops with a fabulous band. Separate admission.
Kid Films on Saturday Morning, with Kid’s Salmon Parade