Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022 tickets on sale now – YubaNet


NEVADA CITY, CA. (December 1, 2022) – The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League (SRYCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup of more than 100 environmental and adventure films, including eight world premieres and five US premieres, which will premiere at its 20e annual event taking place in person January 13-17 and online January 13-23, 2022. Passes and tickets for this year’s event are now available for purchase at WSFF.eventive.org.

For two decades, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) hosted audiences in Nevada County, Calif., For its annual event each year in January. “We can’t wait to return with in-person programming in 2022 as part of our hybrid festival. Not having an in-person event in 2021 was a big disappointment for SYRCL and the community, ”said Melinda Booth, SYRCL Executive Director. “For seasoned festival-goers, however, things will be a bit different this year in an effort to put community safety first.”

Participants must book cinema screenings and specific venues in advance; each event is labeled separately. Fewer tickets will be available this year due to a reduction in the number of venues as well as reduced capacity within these venues. COVID-19 protocols will be in place, including vaccine and mask requirements for all in-person participants, including staff, volunteers and filmmakers.

“The health and well-being of our small community is at the heart of our work here at SYRCL and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. These decisions are the result of many in-depth conversations with the local health department and healthcare professionals. We realize there are various reasons why attendees may be unable or unwilling to vaccinate, which is why we are happy to provide a virtual online alternative to in-person festivities if this is the case, ”said Booth.

The festival will feature many main elements including workshops at the Earthjustice Activist Center, a virtual art exhibit, youth programs, a virtual EnviroFair, Q&A sessions with filmmakers after in-person screenings, as well as as opportunities to interact with filmmakers and special guests. Wild & Scenic 20e The annual festival will continue to bring together the best filmmakers, activists and social innovators to inspire environmental awareness and action. As always, this event is SYRCL’s largest fundraiser, supporting its work throughout the year to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed.

Streams of hope was chosen as the theme for our 20th anniversary. “The theme shows momentum towards a better future. By aligning the festival with this theme, we envision a hope based on tangible and measurable actions, constantly moving us forward as the mighty rivers that are the lifeblood of this planet, ”said Eric Dunn, festival producer. Artist Maile Claire created the official 2022 artwork with that idea in mind, and audiences can expect to see it reflected throughout this year’s lineup.

To learn more and purchase passes or tickets, visit WSFF.eventive.org

Some of the flagship films shown at the 19th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival include:

Black ice – A team of aspiring ice climbers from the Memphis Rox Gymnasium travel to the frozen wilderness of Montana, where mentors Manoah Ainuu, Conrad Anker and Fred Campbell share their love of winter adventure in the mountains.

ResidentsFor millennia, Native Americans successfully managed and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization disrupted their ability to maintain their traditional land management practices. Deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains and prairies, Indigenous communities across the United States are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories include upholding the traditions of Dryland Hopi farming in Arizona; bison restoration in the Blackfeet Preserve in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee Reserve in Wisconsin; revive the native food forests of Hawaii; and the return of prescribed burning to the landscape by the Karuk tribe of California. As the climate crisis escalates, these proven practices of North America’s earliest inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.

Vandana Shiva seeds – How did the volunteer daughter of a Himalayan forest conservator become Monsanto’s worst nightmare? The Seeds of Vandana Shiva tells the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist Dr. Vandana Shiva, how she resisted the Goliath ventures of industrial agriculture, rose to the forefront of the ecological food and inspires an international crusade for change.

My garden of a thousand bees – A veteran wildlife cameraman seeking refuge from the pandemic records the wild bees that live in his city garden with stunning results. From giant bumblebees to mosquito-sized scissor bees, he sees more than 60 species of bees. Most importantly, he develops a close relationship with an individual bee that he follows throughout his life.


One of the largest environmental and adventure film festivals in the country, the 20e The annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar filmmaking, premier 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. . Festival-goers are treated to a wide variety of award-winning films, including on nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife and environmental justice. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is hosted and produced by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) from January 13-17, 2022 and funds raised support their work throughout the year to protect and restore the river’s watershed. Yuba. This flagship festival launches a nationwide tour that presents Wild & Scenic films to over 75,000 people each year.

For more information visit https://www.WildandScenicFilmFestival.org


Darcy J. Skinner