Wild & Scenic Film Festival Reveals New February Dates and 2023+ Theme Opens Film Submissions – YubaNet

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NEVADA CITY, CA. (April 29, 2022) – After two decades of festivities in mid-January, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF), produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), announces a change in festival dates. In 2023, the festival will be held on President’s Day weekend, February 16-20.

“The decision to change the dates for this perennial community favorite was not an easy one, but we are confident that this decision will best ensure the festival’s ability to thrive for many decades to come,” said the director of the festival, Livia Campos de Menezes.

Full theater in 2019

Film registrations are open on April 29and. The 21st Annual festival welcomes submission of short and feature films on nature, community activism, conservation, intentional adventure, health, water, energy, climate change, wildlife, justice environment, food and agriculture. Particular attention is given to films that explore the annual theme “COMMUNITY”.

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Founded on the premise that “people can save a river”, SYRCL has been uplifting the community by uniting and engaging with local citizens to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed for decades. With this in mind, the Wild & Scenic theme focuses on the importance of addressing challenges as a unified community and reflects the importance of grassroots movements in protecting nature for future generations.

The festival team is delighted to celebrate with its community around the power of film to bring together diverse people and ideas, to heal and to give hope. Despite the challenges presented over the past two years, WSFF has continued to thrive in its mission to inspire activism through film. From the flagship festival in February to hundreds of On Tour events across the country, its informative and inspiring programming and format has helped unite communities near and far.

The WSFF looks forward to returning to in-person screenings for the 21st annual event to be held in Nevada City and Grass Valley, Calif., from February 16-20, 2023.

The “Early Bird” deadline for submissions is May 29andwith a final deadline of September 2n/a. Submit early to take advantage of discounted prices.

Learn more and submit your film at www.WildAndScenicFilmFestival.org

One of the nation’s largest environmental and adventure film festivals, Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, top-notch cinematography and storytelling to inform, inspire and trigger solutions to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for generations to come. come. Festival-goers are treated to a wide variety of award-winning films, including those on nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife and environmental justice. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is organized and produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The flagship festival launches a nationwide tour bringing Wild & Scenic films to over 60,000 people each year.

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