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A stellar film line-up for the 2017 Siskiyou FilmFest

film: Namuli

film: Namuli

film: Ace the Desert Dog

film: Ace the Desert Dog

film: Super Salmon

film: Super Salmon

The Siskiyou FilmFest team is excited to announce that the full film line-up for 2017 is now available online! There will be a jam packed 142 minutes of fantastic short films screened at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center on Sunday Feb 12th. There will also be time before the films start and during the intermission to check out the tables of community groups in attendance, and eat some delicious food available from Chef Kristen. 

Films at the 2017 Siskiyou FilmFest:

NoWhere (10 min)
The Refuge (15.5 min)
Forget Shorter Showers (11 min)
Speak For The Trees (13 min)
Namuli (24 min)
Kid Warrior (6.3 min)
The Super Salmon (25 min)
Our Land (16 min)
Walking The Wild Applegate (22 min)
Ace And The Desert Dog (9 min)

View more details about the films, and learn more about the issues, on the 'Films' page of the Siskiyou FilmFest website. 

film: Kid Warrior

film: Kid Warrior

film: The Refuge

film: The Refuge

film: Forget Shorter Showers

film: Forget Shorter Showers

2017 SFF Guest of Honor: Agnes Baker Pilgrim

Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of the Takelma Tribe of Oregon that once occupied the Rogue River basin, travels tirelessly around the world, at 92, to keep native traditions alive, to give spiritual help to those in need, and to be a voice for the voiceless - our natural communities.  

From 1993 to 2014 she and her family hosted the Sacred Salmon Ceremony in Southern Oregon, which attracted people from all over the world. Agnes is also the eldest member and chairperson of the "International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers" that have traveled the world since 2004. She met with the Dali Lama in 2006, (see the Book: "Grandmothers Counsel the World.") Most recently, Grandma Aggie released, "Grandma Says: Walk Up World!" a book published by Blackstone. A testimony of her life's journey, experience, strength and hope, her wisdom and wit. Books will be available at the Film Festival

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A Tribute to Siskiyou Film Fest Roots: remembering Barry Snitkin

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.


REMEMBERING BARRY SNITKIN (9/9/48 – 2/5/15)

by Meadow Martell

Barry Snitkin loved and lived in the Klamath Siskiyou bioregion for over thirty years. He kayaked the wild and scenic rivers, hiked its trails and mountains and gardened in its soils. Most of all he was passionate about preserving its wild and unique beauty.  He strongly believed in the importance of getting people and community involved in this endeavor. Outreach, education and activism were his tools of choice. He wielded them with great skill.

The Siskiyou Film Festival, which Barry founded in 2002 and produced until his passing in 2015, was the culmination of his environmental work. He spent countless hours reviewing films, speaking to film producers and directors, always looking for just the right balance of information and education to stimulate action and also give hope that we are not alone in caring about this earth we live on.

Barry’s love of life and high ideals always looked towards the children and the legacy we will be leaving them. May we all carry this work forward with the same grace and commitment Barry had.