SYRCL film festival posts one of its most successful years |

SYRCL film festival posts one of its most successful years

January’s Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival was one of the most successful events in the annual series hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League.

It was also the last film festival under the direction of Kathy Dotson, who has organized the event since SYRCL founded it in 2003.

“Wild and Scenic truly demonstrates that a grassroots effort can turn into a world-class event,” Dotson said. “It is my hope that people will now take the festival’s stories, lessons and inspiration to help make our world a better place.”

SYRCL Executive Director Jason Rainey called the event “a crowning achievement.”

“We had great production quality throughout the weekend program, packed venues for the filmmakers and an expanding community of supporters who helped us reach our strongest ticket sales and sponsorship in the eight years that SYRCL has put on this show,” Rainey said.

Several new elements were added this year, including a live-stream festival media lounge organized by the See Jane Do multimedia program, special events and exhibits at the APPLE Center for Sustainability, and Native American environmental justice retrospective of film, music, radio and live performance that was co-produced by the Tsi-Akim Maidu tribe.

SYRCL is recruiting for a new Wild and Scenic program director. The position description, application timeline and procedure can be found at

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