Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2020

January 16-20, 2020 – 18th Annual Film Festival

Some of the marquee films presented at the 17th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival include:

Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western forests to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming.

A New View of the Moon is a three-minute film that inspires a sense of awe and wonder at the universe.

Living in the Future’s Past, narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges, is an 85-minute tour de force that provides original insights into subconscious motivations and how fundamental animal nature influences the future of humankind.

The Need to Grow, narrated by Rosario Dawson, is a solution-packed, cutting edge, story-driven journey into the lives of those working to fix a broken food system.

The Weight of Water is the story of Erik Weihenmayer, a blind man taking on an absurdly improbable challenge: Kayaking the Grand Canyon.

More information about the festival and film trailers can be viewed at https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/2019films.

Tickets to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival are available online at https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/tickets-2019.

They can also be purchased from noon to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday at the SYRCL office at 313 Railroad Avenue, Suite 101, Nevada City.


Considered the nation’s largest environmental and adventure film festival of its kind, the 17th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for generations to come. Festival-goers are treated to a wide variety of award winning films, including those about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife, and environmental justice. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is hosted and produced by South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) at venues across Nevada City and Grass Valley, Calif., from January 17 – January 21, 2019.

 For more information, visit WildandScenicFilmFestival.org

Ode to Muir

Teton Gravity Research, Elena Hight, Jeremy Jones | 63 min.
2019 Official Selection

The Death Ride

Butter, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | 7 min.
2019 Official Selection

The Dawn Wall

Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson | 100 min.
2019 Official Selection