Announcing the 17th Annual Siskiyou Film Festival coming soon to Grants Pass, Oregon.
Southern Oregon’s largest environmental film festival, a KS Wild Production.
DATE: Sunday, February 10th, 2019
LOCATION: Grants Pass High School, Performing Arts Center
TIME: Doors open at 3pm and Films are from 4pm-9:30pm
SILENT AUCTION: Begins at 3pm and ends at Intermission
The long-standing “Siskiyou Film Festival” is a Southern Oregon tradition of celebrating the environment through film, a magical night for the whole family to enjoy. As the largest environmental film festival in Southern Oregon, the Siskiyou FilmFest focuses on the activism, science, and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today's environmental challenges on a local, regional and global scale.
“The natural beauty of our region attracts a lot of filmmakers, and we are proud to be able to show a lot of films produced in Oregon and Northern California,” says FilmFest Co-Organizer and KS Wild’s Community Organizer, Allee Gustafson.
This year our feature film is the Oregon premiere of Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future. The documentary by filmmakers Stephen Most and Kevin White, who will be making a special guest appearance at the 17th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest for a 15 minute Q&A, reveals how fuel build-up and climate change have made Western wildlands vulnerable to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires accelerate climate change. This vicious cycle that jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas. Come learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, how the Klamath’s Yurok tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on.
“Wilder than Wild is a must-see for people living in Southern Oregon. This film focuses on fires in a several areas, including the Klamath Basin, and offers solutions, which gave me a whole new perspective on fire. It is about as local and topical as it gets!” -Film Fest Co-Organizer, Talia Shea.
"My favorite thing about the Siskiyou FIlmFest is the people it brings together. With 40+ volunteers, film makers and directors from our local region and beyond, allied community and conservation groups, and people ready to take action regarding the environmental threats we face. It's a great place to get inspired and make your new best friend." Film Fest Co-Organizer, Brodia Minter KS Wild's Public Lands Advocate.
All are welcome to join the evening of captivating film, enjoy delicious cuisine made and sourced locally by Chef Kristen, and network with the Community Showcase with over twenty local organization booths.
Tickets are for sale are on our website http://www.siskiyoufilmfest.org at Oregon Books & Games in Grants Pass and at NW Nature Shop in Ashland.
The press is welcome to attend the Siskiyou FilmFest, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Press Passes in advance.