We will be showing a collection of films from 10th annual Wild and Scenic film festival held in Nevada City, CA every January. The films speak to the environmental concerns and celebrates nature and activists who have made a difference in our planet. “Films featured at Wild and Scenic give people a sense of place,” says Tour Manger, 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!”
The festival is a natural extension of VMF’s Mission Statement which is: to strive with intention to conserve and acquire land and practice respectful stewardship through education, public outreach, and resource management to preserve Volcan Mountain in its natural state for future generations. Working with conservancy partners, such as Anza-Borrego Foundation, California State Parks, Anza-Borrego & Cuyamaca Rancho State Parks, San Diego River Park Foundation and others, VMF strives for acquisition of land for preservation from willing sellers; Outdoor Education & Public Outreach to inform SD County residents and visitors about ecology and Volcan’s importance; respectful stewardship of the land by developing and modeling sustainable management practices and methods, including: management of non-native species; reintroduction of long-lost native species; restoring and reforestation of burned & disturbed habitat research and monitoring of post-fire plant and animal reestablishment
Below are a couple samples of what you will see:
“Connecting the Gems”
“Most Inspiring Adventure Film- Kadoma” Ben Stookesberry the film-maker will be here to discuss his film.
Second Nature: ‘The Biomimicry Evolution”
Films will be shown at various venues in Julian, including Town Hall, Julian Elementary School and Julian Junior High. The festival kick-off party will take place Friday, May 4 at Wynola Farms Marketplace and screenings of films will occur on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with live music preceding the showing of films. Workshops on a variety of environmental educational topics will take place on both days and guided tours of Volcan Mountain will be given on both Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. A festival party will take place Saturday evening in Town Hall with food, drinks and live music.