Wild & Scenic Film Festival World Tour Comes to Golden, Colorado


Join the Colorado Mountain Club when they host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on tour at the American Mountaineering Center Friday, July 13 at 7 pm.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week of January in Nevada City, CA which is now its 10th year.  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

“Films featured at Wild & Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Manager, Lori Van Laanen. “In our busy lives, it’s easy to get disconnected from our role in the global ecosystem. When we realize that the change we need in this world begins with us we can start making a difference. Come watch and see!”

Here is a trailer from 2011 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.


The home festival kicks-off the national tour to over 100 communities nationwide allowing SYRCL is sharing their success as an environmental group with other organizations. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Patagonia, CLIF Bar, Osprey Packs, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Mother Jones, the festival can reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.

Featured at the tour venue in Golden will be Second Nature: The Biomimicry Evolution, a film that explores the emerging discipline of biomimicry, the science of emulating nature’s best ideas to solve human problems. Also featured, Connecting the Gems, tells a story of an expedition to understand wildlife connectivity and the relationships between people and nature.  In addition to two hours of motivating and inspiring films, the event will include a happy hour at the American Mountaineering Museum, door prizes, and local community group information tables.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) in 2003. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The 3-day event features over 100 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.

The festival is a natural extension of the Colorado Mountain Club’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the CMC state-wide stewardship program as well as give film-goers the opportunity to learn more about the CMC.

“Last year was the first year the CMC was awarded a grant to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival,” said CMC’s Stewardship Manager Lisa Cashel. “We were amazed with the success of the event, including selling out the first year show and raising over $2,500 for our trail building stewardship program.”


Date and Time: Doors open at 6pm and shows start at 7pm

Location Address: 710 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401, Foss Auditorium

Ticket Prices: $10 and can be purchased at the door. Will-call only. No paper tickets will be printed. Tickets can be purchased at the Colorado Mountain Club or www.cmc.org/wsff

More info:  Film trailers can be viewed at www.youtube.com/WildScenicFilms

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