Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The 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.
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
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.
© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, © photos by Erin Thiem
What a great event. Sorry I missed it this year. Thanks for the recap!
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.
Such a fabulous event!
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!
Thanks Georgette! So much hard work on behalf of all the SYRCL staff and volunteers.