Submit Your Film

Don?t Just Make a Film? Make a Difference.

Submissions open May 15 and run through September 24.


Submissions are now open for the 18th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festivalwhich runs from January 16-20, 2020 in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA. As a festival by activists for activists, we are seeking films that inspire, motivate, activate, and educate. We screen environmental and adventure films from all over the world and invite you to distribute this information about our call for entries to your local filmmakers, theaters, professionals and amateurs alike, and anyone else in your rolodex! 


More Information:

At SYRCL?s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we show 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. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.


Submission guidelines, rules, and deadlines, as well as a direct link to the submission site is located on our website. Filmmakers of all abilities and backgrounds are invited to submit their films. Find out more here: Submit your film.


While all films will be considered, we are especially interested in films that interpret our theme this year: (re)generation. (Re)generation celebrates the power of renewal, both in our personal hopes for positive change in the world and in our collective actions for a healthier planet. (Re)generation references the work this commitment requires?at human and landscape scales.



Environmental Films
Wild & Scenic accepts all films with an environmental theme including documentaries, animation, shorts, features, and narratives. We look for environmental films that are entertaining, educational, and above all inspirational. We want our audiences to be inspired to make a difference in their communities and world.


Adventure Films
Wild & Scenic screens entertaining and inspiring adventure films from all over the world. Topics include climbing, mountaineering, surfing, and more. A special preference is given to adventure films with an environmental focus.


Film Competition ? Student Level
Are you a student filmmaker? We encourage you to submit your student environmental and adventure films. We accept documentaries, animation, kids? films, shorts, and even music videos. Your films should be informative, engaging, and inspiring. Create an environmental or adventure film to be considered for screening at the largest film fest of its kind in the United States!



If your film is invited to be a part of the WSFF 2020 Official Selection, you will be treated like the VIP that you are! You will receive a variety of perks including complimentary passes, lodging, invites to parties and special events, networking opportunities, awards, and more.


Ready to submit your film?

Submit by September 24, 2019 to be considered.


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out! We look forward to seeing your stories. Please share the love and pass along this email generously! 




Jess Swigonski

Programming Manager, Wild & Scenic Film Festival

p: 530-265-5961 x 219




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