The 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Unveils Lineup of Feature Film Presentations, Including 19 World Premieres

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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the nation’s largest environmental film festival bringing together top filmmakers, celebrities, activists, and social innovators, announced today its full lineup of films for its 14th annual presentation in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. The 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will feature more than 140 films and 19 world premieres,

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“From world premieres backed by A-list celebrities to short films inspired by activist filmmakers, we are confident that attendees will quickly be exposed to the environmental travesties that are affecting our world.”

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, the nation’s largest environmental film festival bringing together top filmmakers, celebrities, activists, and social innovators, announced today its full lineup of films for its 14th annual presentation in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. The 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will feature more than 140 films and 19 world premieres, selected by a nominating committee that spent more than 1,500 hours reviewing more than 450 films. All the films selected feature stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling with the theme A Change of Course.    

“We are honored to provide our film festival attendees with a host of acclaimed environmental films that will entertain and educate,” said Melinda Booth, festival director for the 2016 Wild and Scenic Film Festival. “From world premieres backed by A-list celebrities to short films inspired by activist filmmakers, we are confident that attendees will quickly be exposed to the environmental travesties that are affecting our world.”

Some of the marquee films presented at the 14th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival include:

Dear Governor Brown, directed by Jon Bowermaster and produced by Hollywood celebrity, Mark Ruffalo, challenges California’s environmental reputation and encourages California Governor Jerry Brown to leave pollution-causing fossil fuels in the ground. This is a world premiere at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Unbranded, an internationally acclaimed and award winning film, is a soaring drama designed to inspire adoptions of the 50,000 wild horses and burros living in government captivity. The film is an emotionally charged odyssey that shines a bright light on the complex plight of our country’s wild horses and wild places.

Banking Nature, directed by Denis Delestrac, is a provocative documentary that looks at the growing movement to monetize the natural world—and to turn endangered species and threatened areas into instruments of profit. Delestrac earned top honors at the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival for his film, Sand Wards.

To see a full synopsis or trailer of featured films visit https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/2016-films/.

Tickets for the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival are also on-sale now and available at https://www.wildandscenicfilmfestival.org/ticket-info. Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance. The film festival is scheduled for January 14 – January 18 in the historic cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, California.

ABOUT 2016 WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL

Considered the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers can expect to see award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, wildlife, environmental justice, and so much more. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is hosted in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California from January 14 – January 18, 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.WildandScenicFilmFestival.org

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