The 2011 Wild & Scenic Film Festival was in Nevada City, California. The festival lasted three days and gave audiences the chance to enjoy the Sierra Nevada foothills. The main purpose of the event was to inspire activism by showing films about the environment.
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was first organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) nine years ago, and it has grown immensely. The event allowed attendees, filmmakers and activists to enjoy movies focusing on adventure and the environment. Their goal was to encourage audience members to create positive changes in the world and preserve our environment.
Many people noticed the incredible dedication to keeping the event green at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Some expected to see recycling bins but were surprised by the addition of compost bins. Everyone was encouraged to leave their food scraps in the compost bins. Also, there were no water bottles at this event. The water came from water filters and fountains. In addition, recycled products were used in most circumstances. They even had a charging station for electric cars.
There were several venues used by the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. They were the Nevada Theatre, Miners Foundry, Oddfellows, Masons, Vets Hall and NC Elementary. Many of these locations were historic buildings and presented the benefit of enjoying some sightseeing in Nevada City. The tickets did not guarantee seats at the theaters for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, so you had to arrive very early to claim a seat.
One of the most beautiful films at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival was “Scattered Flurries.” This was one of the most visually stunning movies at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and the creators, Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, won the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award. The movie shows winter in Telluride, Colorado. Covering everything from skiers to snowflakes, the film takes the audience on a visual journey of Telluride covered by snow. The music acted as a complement to the incredible images. The film stressed the importance of preserving the natural beauty of our landscapes.
The 2011 Wild & Scenic Film Festival was inspiring. The films were focused on demonstrating the splendor of the environment. The event organizers wanted to promote change by showing the importance of nature to our survival. Audiences left the festival impressed by the quality of the films and motivated to preserve the landscapes shown in the movies.