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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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The Klamath-Siskiyou's Inspired Inhabitants

Love where you live, defend what you love

If you are following the Siskiyou FilmFest on Facebook you may have noticed that we recently held a competition for free festival tickets. Entrants were asked to comment on a Facebook post about why the wilds of the Klamath-Siskiyou are important to them, and some of the comments were so beautiful that we asked if we could share them on the Siskiyou FilmFest website. 

While the competition winner was chosen randomly, we do love the comment from the ticket competition winner: 

“The wilds of the Klamath-Siskiyou are important because ALL wild areas are important. Wilderness keeps us from losing our souls to the disease of civilization: loneliness.”
— John Jordan-Cascade

There were so many great comments, we knew we would have to pick a random winner or it would be impossible to decide on merit! Below is a selection of some of the comments that we found particularly inspiring...

The Klamath-Siskiyous are important for so many reasons! They provide clean air, clean water, habitats for local species, and a retreat into wilderness for people!
— Sara Arredondo
The Klamath-Siskiyou wildlands are my church. The place I go to listen to spirit and remember who I am. The place I share with my child in hopes that he too can connect with all that truly matters - to slow down and breathe.
— Unity Bubb-Manson
The wilds of the Klamath-Siskiyou make my heart soar like a raven on a windy day!
— Brandon Breen
The KS wildlands are important to me because an massive numbers of creatures, plants, rocks, trees and other precious beings live there, Not only do those beings have inherent value but also, the health of the human species is dependent on the health of ALL the species. Wildlands provide essential places of refuge for the endless biodiversity of this planet.
— Deb Van Poolen
What does the Klamath-Siskiyou Wilds mean to me? It is a majestic mountain range filled with biodiverse habitats, rare plants, and bountiful wildlife. It was once home to tribes of native people who reaped its ethnobotanical offerings and bathed in its beauty. My life revolves around the Klamath-Siskiyous, yet the region still remains such a mystery to me. It is one place that I will never stop exploring and will always have a deep love and respect for.
— Mandy Noel
Love the inspiring positive projects these films focus on for the health of our amazing environment. The films have inspired me to get involved and speak out about what environmental issue I am passionate about! Especially Climate recovery so we have an environment to protect! Thank you for this festival!
— Ann Barton

Thank you to everyone that entered the competition and wrote inspiring comments.

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Love Where you Live, Defend What you Love

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildland's timeless slogan 

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildland's timeless slogan 

When people speak up about the places they love, we take the first step in protecting our home for future generations.

Most recently, January 2017 marks the culmination of years of hard work and community effort for the protection for the wild rivers of the Kalmiopsis, and the biodiversity of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

Come celebrate these conservation landmarks for the Klamath-Siskiyou at the 15th Annual Siskiyou Film Fest!

Announcing the 2017 Siskiyou FilmFest!

Join us on Sunday February 12th, 2017 at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center for the 15th annual Siskiyou FilmFest! There is still time to submit films for consideration before December 8th, 2016. Please visit the film submissions page for more information.

We are excited to share details of three of the films being screened at the 2017 Siskiyou FilmFest - Speak For The Trees, Kid Warrior, and a Surprise Student Film! Visit the films page for more details.