SYRCL happy to keep film fest in current host city |

SYRCL happy to keep film fest in current host city

Throughout the weekend of SYRCL’s recent film festival, I heard from scores of seasoned filmmakers who shared that Wild & Scenic has become their hands-down favorite film festival in the country. Why? Most often they cited our organized staff, the incredible team of hundreds of volunteers who make the production run smoothly, packed film venues, and the distinctive setting that Nevada City provides.

As to the future of SYRCL’s Film Festival, Liz Kellar’s Jan. 18 article took a quote from a volunteer and suggested that SYRCL plans to move the festival to Grass Valley.

While there may be ways to share Wild & Scenic films in Grass Valley venues (such as screenings during other times of year), everyone in the current leadership of SYRCL is thrilled with the support we receive from Nevada City, recognizes the town as a key ingredient to our success, and wouldn’t consider abandoning this winning formula.

Thanks again to Nevada City, Nevada County, and media sponsors such as The Union for giving us the opportunity to amplify the many great assets that drew visitors to our county last weekend, and will compel them to return in all seasons.

Jason Rainey

SYRCL executive director

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