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2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival ~ January 10 – 12, 2014

2014 Wild & Scenic ~ Save the Date!



This January, SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 12th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns with another incredible selection of films to change your world.  Each year, the festival draws top filmmakers, celebrities, leading activists, social innovators, and well known world adventurers to the historic Nevada City downtown.  The Festival will run Thursday, January 9 through Sunday, January 12, 2014.




WildandScenicDaphneAlong with the usual line-up of beautiful, engaging, and eye-opening films, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will have a particular focus this year as well as recognition of the change makers who are creating a more livable future.  Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combine storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities, while creating a positive future for the next generation.


WildandScenicCloseUpFestival-goers can expect to see Award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, plus Native American and indigenous cultures.  This year’s selections will not only take audiences to some of the most remote and beautiful places on the planet, but also introduce them tot he magnificent animals that inhabit these places and the courageous individuals who are working to protect and preserve both for future generations.  The films instill a deep appreciation and a sense of wonder for the natural world that surrounds and supports us.

Wild & Scenic

SYRCLSYRCL (pronounced “circle”) is the leading voice for the protection and restoration of the Yuba River and the Greater Yuba Watershed.  Founded in 1983 through a rural, grassroots campaign to defend the South Yuba River from proposed hydropower dams, SYRCL has developed into a vibrant community organization with over 3,500 members and volunteers based in Nevada City, CA.


SYRCL is the leading regional advocates for creating resilient human and natural communities throughout the greater Yuba River basin by restoring creeks and rivers, regenerating wild salmon populations, and inspiring and organizing people, from the Yuba’s source to the sea, to join in our movement for a more wild & scenic Yuba River.




Anna Christine Photography

Anna Christine Photography


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support other Nevada County non profit organization such as SYRCL. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Wild & Scenic Gallery Exhibit ~ Nevada City Box Office ~ January 8 – February 3, 2013

The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to host three art exhibits in conjunction with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  The Nevada City Box Office is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during select events.  The exhibitions will be displayed from January 8 – February 3, 2013.   Admission is free.

Dylan Sherwood McConnell

Philadelphian artist Dylan Sherwood McConnell obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1993.  He has since stitched a story ark between East and West Coasts as a working artist, creative director, and composer.  His recent relocation to Nevada City in September of 2010 has precipitated a bold shift in content and materials culled from the area and has produced a prolific body of new work inspired by its unique geographic space.  Always process driven, these new pieces seek to address the bond of temporality and to establish an analog between interior / exterior spaces.

Devin Hiemstra

Glaciers have long been the poster child of climate change.  I have always been drawn to their massive size and the impressiveness of their ever-changing state of grace.  When I finally had the chance to see glaciers in person, I was even more impressed.  I am constantly in awe and now, more than ever, feel like glaciers are as much alive as trees and people.  This collection of images tries to capture the beauty of these beasts while serving as a reminder that climate change is real and glaciers all over the world are shrinking at unprecedented rates.


Sally Peterson

From salvage yards and garage sales come the dreamscapes for the creations of unique and personal sculptures, home furnishings, and design.  Inspired in part by the discards of our world, and also by the bounties of nature and beauty of my home at Big Star Ranch, turning junk into treasures is my passion.  From my home to yours… enjoy!