Announcing the winners from this year’s film festival!
People’s Choice winner was “Unbranded,” a film about four cowboys who ride 16 Mustangs 3,000 miles through the wildest terrain in the American West to inspire conservation efforts and prove the worth of 50,000 wild horses and burros living in holding pens.
The Best of Festival was “The Burden.” At the Sunday night “Best Of” film series in the Nevada Theatre, Melinda Booth, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director, introduced the film and shared the comments from the jury about their choice. Long-time juror Chuck Jaffee called it the most important filmed to ever be shown at the festival. It’s a ground-breaking environmental film that puts both Republicans and Democrats on the same side. Watch it, and share! It’s important.
If you missed the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, you can still watch the films. SYRCL has a lending library where members can check out the films, and many of the films can be found on Netflix, YouTube, and Vimeo.
2016 Film Fest Winners
Best of Festival
Spirit of Activism
The Accidental Environmentalist
Most Inspiring Adventure Film
Best in Theme
INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective
The Important Places
Student Filmmaker Award
Won’t Pipe Down
John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award
Skateboarding in Pine Ridge
Voyagers Without Trace
Best Film: Worse Than Poop!
Honorable Mention: Distress Call