History of the Siskiyou FilmFest

Siskiyou FilmFest was started by the Siskiyou Project in 2002 in Ashland as the Siskiyou Environmental Film Festival. It remained in Ashland through 2007. In 2008 the name of the festival was changed to Siskiyou FilmFest and was moved to Grants Pass. One Eleven Evelyn and Rogue Community College, Rogue Building each housed the festival for a year each but it quickly became apparent that a bigger and better locale was needed. The Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center seemed to be perfect and we’ve been there since 2010.

Siskiyou FilmFest founder Barry Snitkin

Siskiyou FilmFest founder Barry Snitkin

In 2009 we began taking films around the Rogue Valley region to folks who might not be able to attend the entire festival. We've travelled to Williams, Cave Junction, and Ashland.

In more recent years the Siskiyou FilmFest has found a new home at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center in southern Oregon. We hope you join us for an inspirational evening that will inspire you to action!

Beloved founder of the Siskiyou Film Festival, Barry Snitkin, had a knack for organizing, a great love of people, and a vision of an inspired and active conservation community. We are so thankful for all that he did for the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Read more on the SFF blog

Banner photo: Rough and Ready Lake by Nate Wilson.