The 2016 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, saving the Grand Canyon, saving the fish or inspiring children to think about CO2 in a humorous way. The 14th annual event’s theme was “A Change of Course” and included over 130 films, including 23 world premieres. 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 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. The Best of Fest in the 2016 Wild & Scenic Festival goes to The Burden, an inspiring look at the military’s fossil fuel dependency and their efforts to use more renewal energies. While I’ve included a number of photos, including: the children’s screening at Del Oro Theatre, opening party at Alexander Gallery, KVMR Media Lounge with See Jane Do, DANK gallery, Miners Foundry, Q&A with filmmakers, fireside chat with Jeremy Collins, Soundscape Ecology Walk, Gala party at the Nevada City Winery, activism workshop 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.
Best of Fest: The Burden
Spirit of Activism: The Accidental Environmentalist
Best in Theme: INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective
Best Short: Denali
Student Filmmaker Award: Marley McDonald, Dan McNew, Art Pekun, Abby Riggleman, Won’t Pipe Down
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award: Michelle Doughtery, Daniel Hinerfeld, Sonic Sea
Kids Jury, Best Film: Worse Than Poop!
And the winner from last week’s Center of Movement giveaway is Corisa.
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