The 7th Annual Summit County Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Continental Divide Land TrustOnce again, Continental Divide Land Trust and the High Country Conservation Center have teamed up to bring you the 7th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the Riverwalk Center on January 12, 2019.

Just like the Nevada City, CA event, our local festival portrays individuals and communities across the globe tackling issues revolving around water conservation, energy conservation, sustainable food, resource management, and the protection and restoration of wild lands and rivers. Our aim, however, is to bring you films that resonate with our local Summit County community and the issues that surround us on a daily basis.

As the closing event to the Ullr Festival, this festival is family-friendly so bring the entire family for a night out at the movies complete with beer, wine, soda and movie snacks available for purchase. Be sure to stick around at intermission as door prize winners will be announced and epic prizes will be given away from our gracious sponsors.

We hope to see you there!

What is the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival?

HC3's Wild & Scenic Film FestivalThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a watershed advocacy group based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The organization was formed in 1983 when a small group of concerned citizens banded together to fight against several proposed dams. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999.

The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each winter featuring over 150 award-winning films and welcoming filmmakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action! The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love. The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, SYRCL shares their success with other organizations nationwide by packaging the 4- day event into a one-night festival which visits 200 communities worldwide. The tour is building a grassroots network of organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.

The festival’s seven National Partners: CLIF Bar, Peak DesignSierra Nevada Brewing Company, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly have joined together to support this campaign. They help to bring these inspiring and provocative films to communities across the country. Enjoy the festival!

Breckenridge Film Program:

Coming soon

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Big Horn Sheep Sponsors

Cutthroat Trout Sponsors

Sage-Grouse Sponsors

Boreal Toad Sponsors

The Countdown is On (January 12, 2019)!

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30-Second Promotional Video

Festival Facts:

1.) The South Yuba River Citizens League – SYRCL, pronounced “circle”

• A watershed advocacy group in Nevada City, CA
• Started by a group of concerned citizens for the river they loved
• 33 years old
• Received Wild & Scenic status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999
• The film festival’s namesake is in honor of this victory
• Started the film festival in 2003 to mobilize their community and raise awareness

2.) The annual film festival in Nevada City is a gathering of filmmakers and environmentalists from all around the world featuring over 150 films in ten venues over five days.

3.) The home festival kicks-off the On Tour program each winter.

4.) SYRCL is sharing their success of the festival and as an environmental group with other groups nationwide by offering Wild & Scenic On Tour

5.) Wild & Scenic On Tour has over 230 tour events around the world.

6.) Wild & Scenic On Tour informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

7.) Wild & Scenic On Tour shows environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet, and the work communities are doing to protect the environment.

8.) The tour is creating a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal, to use film to inspire activism.

9.) The festival’s alliance of National Partners helps make the tour possible: Thank you to CLIF Bar, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Peak Design, Klean Kanteen, Earthjustice, and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.

If you are interested in sponsorship or an in-kind donation to our 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, please contact Barry Rubenstein – Marketing & Development Director – at 970-668-5703 or barry@highcountryconservation.org.

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