Wild & Scenic Film Festival photos, Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem

Wild & Scenic Film Festival photos, Nevada City, photos by Erin ThiemThe 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival makes a big impact on Nevada City, but also helps increase awareness of so many important causes, organizations and motivated individuals.  The mission of the SYRCL annual film festival is a call to action, whether its environmental, energy uses, adventures, feeding the homeless, saving the fish or inspiring children to get outside.  The 13th annual event’s theme was “A Wild Life” and included over 130 films.  In addition to the films the event included art showcase, music, activist workshops, wine tasting, book signings, parties and more.  There really is something for everyone at this event, whether it was pedaling a bike to power the musical act, rubbing shoulders with some of the environmental industry leaders or simply sitting and watching a film.  Thank you to SYRCL and the 600 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 have donated support to the event.

Festival Winners:

Kid Films Winner: Lady B’s First Winter

Kid Films Honorable Mention: Elisha and the Cacao Trees

Roger Hicks Jury Award Best in Theme: Empyting the Skies

Special Recognition: Patagonia

Student Filmmaker award: Jason Jaacks and Steve Disher, Silent River

John DeGraf Award for Environmental Filmmaking: Denis Delestrac, Sand Wars

Honorable Mentions:

ML Lincoln, Wrenched

Maarten van Rouveroy van Nieuwaal, Tom Lowe, Elaine Hill, Black Ice

Denis Delestrac, Sand Wars

Best Short: Andy Maser, Jenny Nichols, Pride of Namibia

Jury Award: Travis Rummel, Ben Knight, Matt Stoecker, DamNation

Jeremy Collins, James Q Martin, Drawn

Most Inspiring Adventure Film: Valley Uprising

Spirit of Activism: Starfish Throwers

Best of Festival: Suzanne Crocker, All the Time in the World

Crowd Favorite: Water for Gold

Congrats to all the filmmakers.  Check out more photos online with #WSFF2015.  What was your favorite film?  Leave a comment and share.

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6 replies
  1. Ed Hensley
    Ed Hensley says:

    Fortunately, I got to see two of the best of the festival, “Drawn” and “All the Time in the World.” Both inspiring. Both in different ways. The one that sticks with me and replays in my mind the most is “All the Time in the World.” It’s the clearest, strongest call to change your life that I’ve seen in a long time.

  2. Georgette
    Georgette says:

    Thanks Erin for all your wonderful pictures of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. It was an amazing weekend of inspiration! And thanks also for all your support of SYRCL! We couldn’t do it without the support of the amazing local community!

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