Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour in Sacramento

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Films run from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

24th Street Theater at the Sierra 2 Community Center, 2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA 95818

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival hosted by the South Yuba River Citizens League stands out as a film festival that inspires and motivates community members to go out and make a difference locally and beyond. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour in Sacramento is based on this long-running and very successful film festival. We choose films for the Sacramento event that address issues relevant to our community. Themes include water quality and conservation, sustainable development, energy, food, agriculture, wildlife protection, environmental justice, habitat preservation and outdoor recreation.

This will be the ninth year that Habitat 2020 hosts a Sacramento festival. All proceeds benefit the California Heartland Project, a project of Habitat 2020 that includes increasing access to open space for education and recreation, protecting the unique biological diversity found in the Sacramento Valley and conserving our agricultural heritage.


Tickets will be available at the door, but space will be limited! We recommend you buy them online as soon as possible.* If you sponsor this event, tickets are an included benefit.

Student/Low-Income $15.00 ($16.52 w/service fee)
General Admission $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
General + ECOS Membership (save ten dollars) $45.00 ($47.57 w/service fee)

*Ticket sales end at noon on the day of the event.

Become a Sponsor

It would be an honor to partner with you this year and we appreciate any way in which you can help us to ensure that we can continue informing, entertaining, and inspiring our community around a variety of environmental issues. We also strive to make this sponsorship opportunity as mutually beneficial as possible.

Thank you to all of our existing sponsors for their contributions to the 2017 Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour in Sacramento!

About the Festival

In Sacramento

Inspiring Action! The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour in Sacramento features a program of short films specially chosen by our Habitat and Conservation Committee to focus on the ecosystems and environmental justice struggles in our area, and to inspire action by citizens to protect the planet. Themes of the film program can include water conservation, human impacts on river habitats, climate change and its effects, sustainable agriculture practices, wildlife protection, outdoor adventures and beautiful landscapes. We continue to make this film festival a lasting and rewarding annual event to inspire communities in Sacramento to enjoy and protect wild and scenic places close to home.


The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The 4-day event features over 125 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. SYRCL is now sharing their success with other organizations to bring the festival to over 100 communities nationwide. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.

Why is an environmental film festival called “Wild and Scenic” you ask? The short answer is: To free the rivers!

Let us explain. The National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law 50 years ago to protect wild rivers and scenic rivers from development that would substantially change their wild or scenic nature. Rivers, or sections of rivers, so designated are preserved in their free-flowing condition and are not dammed or otherwise impeded.
The Sacramento Wild and Scenic Film Festival is especially focused on environmental issues in our region. We see our local rivers as a valuable resources for humans, wildlife and the ecosystem alike! Join us for this year’s festival to catch some of the beautiful imagery and powerful messages presented in the films submitted for this well-loved festival.

Silent Auction and Raffle

We host a silent auction and raffle at the film festival to raise funds for the protection of local habitat in the Sacramento region. Come early to make sure you can check out the raffle prizes and the wonderful selection of photography and artwork up for silent auction! It’s a great opportunity to get that special gift for the holidays, treat yourself to a getaway or a new piece of house decor, and at the same time, invest in preserving our local ecosystems.

The Hosts and Beneficiary

ECOS hosts this event in partnership with Save Our Sandhill Cranes, a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining open space habitat and to the conservation of the California Central Valley’s Sandhill Crane populations through education, outreach, and community activism.

The chosen beneficiary of all festival proceeds is the California Heartland Project, the regional conservation vision of Habitat 2020, the conservation committee of ECOS. The California Heartland Project seeks to create a connected network of parks, preserves, and conservation easements on working farms and ranches–creating access to open space for education and recreation, protecting the unique biological diversity found in the Sacramento Valley, and conserving our agricultural heritage.


We are currently in the process of reviewing films for our 2017 festival. A link to the program will be posted here when available. 

For More Information

Environmental Council of Sacramento and Habitat 2020
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Sac Wild Scenic on Facebook
Official Hashtag: #sacwildscenic

Other Popular Hashtags: #GetInspired #Sacramento #WaterIsLife #ProtectOurRivers
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