Kick off Escalante Canyons Art Festival with a showcase of films celebrating the great outdoors. View the beauty of earth through the eyes of storytellers in love with the landscapes they encounter.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a nonprofit river conservation organization located in Nevada City, CA in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The organization was formed in 1983 when a small group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The flagship festival kicks off each January in Nevada City, CA with 100+ films, art, music, activist workshops, and more. Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, SYRCL shares their success with other organizations by taking the film festival On Tour to 150+ communities worldwide. The tour is building a grassroots network of organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.