What is the Wild and Scenic Film Festival?
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a watershed advocacy group based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each winter featuring over 100 award-winning films.
Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, the 4-day film festival gets packaged up into a one-night festival which visits over 100 communities nationwide and helps local communities rally to action and local non-profits raise funds for their programs. The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.
We can’t wait to host the festival in Oakland! Buy your tickets or sign up to sponsor right now!
Why is Rose Foundation hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour?
The mission of Rose Foundation is to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. We are hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, “where activism gets inspired”, as a fundraiser for our grantmaking and community-based programs. The festival is an ideal forum for us to bring together our grantees, our New Voices Are Rising youth leaders, supporters, partners and greater community in Oakland and the Bay Area to instill or renew our commitment to protecting and enhancing our communities and environment. The films will make us laugh, cry, ask questions, discuss solutions, and take action. We hope you will join us for this fun and empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation! Tickets are available now!
date: Friday April 18th
time: 3:30PM Activist Workshop, 5:00PM Happy Hour/Environmental Fair, 6:30PM Films Start
locale: Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St, Suite 290
more info: here!