Call for entries to SYRCL’s film festival |

Call for entries to SYRCL’s film festival

There’s no doubt that the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is one of Northern California’s premier events. Founded in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in Nevada City, the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (WSEFF) uses film to inspire activism on behalf of the environment and encourage stewardship of the planet. Six years later it has become the largest festival of its kind in the U.S.

This is a call to filmmakers to submit their environmental and adventure films for the 7th annual Wild & Scenic happening Jan. 9-11, 2009, in Nevada City. Complete rules and guidelines are available on the event’s Web site: All films are submitted through

The festival has four categories this year: Environmental Films, Adventure Films, I Love the Yuba Film Competition and Student Filmmaker Competition.

In addition to its general Call for Entries for environmental and adventure films, the festival is hosting the “I Love the Yuba” Film Competition for the second year in a row. SYRCL is calling on filmmakers of all abilities and ages to enter the contest and will be giving cash prizes to the winners.

“Once again we’re encouraging people to grab their cameras, head down to the river, and let their imaginations run wild. Let us know how much you love the river by creating your own Yuba masterpiece,” says Kathy Dotson, the Festival Director. “We’re looking for great short films about the Yuba and about SYRCL,” adds Jason Rainey, SYRCL’s Executive Director. “There are a lot of issues facing the river, restoring salmon, dams, toxics from the gold mining era to name a few-and SYRCL’s history is full of great stories and issues too.”

Also again this year, college and high school students are encouraged to submit their films for cash prizes.

Award winners from the two competitions will be give a cash prize, free tickets and VIP treatment at the January 2009 Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival. Submissions under the general categories for environmental and adventure films will be eligible for awards, free tickets, and VIP treatment at the event. Selected filmmakers also will have a chance to be a part of Wild & Scenic Festival On Tour program.

All films must be submitted by Sept. 30, 2008.

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