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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important issues, organizations and environmental causes.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call to action, whether its environmental, energy uses, adventures, inspiring youth to get involved, saving the fish or showcasing how one individual can make a difference.  The 15th annual event’s theme was “At The Edge” and included over 130 films at 10 different venues throughout Nevada City & Grass Valley with world premieres featuring food, adventure and conservation.  In addition to the films the event included an art showcase, music, virtual reality lounge, food trucks, activist workshops, book signings, supper club, parties and more.  There really is something for everyone at this event, whether it was listening to a fireside chat, rubbing shoulders with some of the environmental industry leaders or simply sitting and watching a film.  Thank you to SYRCL and the 700 volunteers that help put this event on.  The Outside Inn is a proud sponsor of the event, click here to see the 80 plus other businesses who help make this event possible.  I’ve included a number of photos, including: the children’s screening at Del Oro Theatre, virtual reality lounge at KVMRMiners Foundry, Q&A with filmmakers, Robinson Plaza Enviro Fair, PowerMakers Pedal Powered live music, fireside chat with Jordan Fisher Smith, Haute Trash Fashion Show, Nature Needs Half activism workshop, Gala party at the Nevada City Winery and more.  Nevada City and Grass Valley embrace the Wild & Scenic Film Festival is so many ways, feel free to post a comment and share your favorite film, speaker or experience.  If you’re on Instagram, tag #VisitNevadaCity to share some of your photos from this weekend. You can check out the Festival Winners Sunday night at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre, or the locals night on Monday night or if you can’t make it to either of those events, remember you can always check out the films from SYRCL if you’re a member.

Festival Winners:

Best of Fest: Islands and the Whales

Spirit of Activism: Can You Dig This

Best in Theme: Fractured Land

Best Short: Pangolin

Jury Awards: In Pursuit of Silence and Boone

Most Inspiring Adventure Film: Elk River

Student Filmmaker Award: Red Wolf Revival, Roshan Patel

John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award: David Vasser

Honorable Mentions: Pickle, The Good Mind, Douglas Tompkins: A Wild Legacy

Kids Jury, Best Film: The Gnomist

© 2017 InnSide Nevada City, Photo © by Erin Thiem

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