The local economy received a boost from SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival which was based in Nevada City with other venues in Grass Valley this year. The festival, which ran January 12th through the 16th drew big crowds, including families with children.
Melinda booth is the Festival Director and says the Viewers Choice for the best of show was a film about silence…
The film deals with the idea of quiet and sound and the relationship we as humans have to sound in our daily lives and what the meaning of silence is. In all 120 films were shown at the festival this year. Booth says the festival brings a lot of commerce to the local area, Lodging in Bed and Breakfasts and Inns in Nevada City were a sellout and the restaurants in town had good crowds..
Funds raised during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival go to support SYRCL’s programs to Monitor and protect the South Yuba River and other rivers in the area, including their River Ambassador Program, the Citizen’s River Monitoring program and the huge River Cleanup that is conducted annually with hundreds of volunteers.