Chef Kristen is Back For The 4th Year!

Local Food to Accompany Local Films: Culinary delights from Chef Kristen and the Jefferson Farm Kitchen at the Siskiyou Film Fest

We are excited to have Chef Kristen for a fourth year at the Siskiyou Film Fest! With sourced ingredients from the Applegate and Rogue Valleys, you know that you are going to have both a delicious and locavore's treat! See Kristen's website and learn more about her catering, meals-to-go, and cooking classes. 

Chef Kristen will be cooking up delicious dinner and snack options for purchase at the Siskiyou FilmFest - Street style finger foods + sweets available between 3-4pm and during intermission!


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Vegan and Gluten free options available! 

Thank you to Chef Kristen and the local companies that have donated food ingredients for these delicious menu items - Rise Up! Artisan BreadBee Girl Organization, and Pennington Farms

Join us on Feb 10th at the Grants Pass High School Performing Arts Center for fine films, food and friends! Tickets are available online or in person at Oregon Books & Games (Grants Pass) and The Northewest Nature Shop (Ashland).

The Siskiyou FilmFest's feature films are WILD AND WONDERFUL!

Wilder than Wild

Debuting in Oregon for the first time is our first feature film, Wilder than Wild, produced by Stephen Most and Kevin White with Filmmakers Collaborative. This is a one-hour documentary that reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high-severity wildfires, and explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires.


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"We are experiencing now the fires of the future.” - CAL FIRE Chief, Ken Pimlott.
Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high severity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. In this one-hour documentary, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013 to the wine country wildfires of 2017. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we 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.

Tune into JPR on January 30th at 8:30am for a live interview with the producers and meet them in person at the 17th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest!

Stephen Most

Stephen Most

Kevin White

Kevin White

Filming in snag forest. Photo credit, Kevin White

Filming in snag forest. Photo credit, Kevin White

Run Wild, Run Free


Returning to the festival for the second year for our next feature film is filmmaker and producer, Shane Anderson with his film, Run Wild, Run Free, with Pacific Rivers.

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Over 60 years ago America was at the peak of the industrial revolution and the nation's waterways were dying from dams, water diversions, and pollution. The plight of America's rivers caught the attention of twin brothers and renowned wildlife biologists John and Frank Craighead after witnessing the demise of their childhood river the Potomac in Maryland and after hearing of dam proposals on Montana's most wild river where they were studying grizzly bears on the verge of extinction, they knew something must be done as the titans of industry pushed west.


The brothers drafted a river classification system with the hope to protect what remained of wild rivers. Their tenacity and determination were carried to the halls of Congress by courageous bi-partisan leaders in the 1960’s where the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.

Run Wild Run Free takes the viewer through the history to the present of Wild and Scenic as told through experts, grassroots organizers, whitewater enthusiasts, and members of the Nez Perce tribe in Idaho.Our


Siskiyou FilmFest is looking for Volunteers!

The 17th Annual Siskiyou FilmFest is looking for volunteers to fill some roles on the day of the event.  It's a magical evening filled with delicious food, great film, awesome local environmental booths, and good people, all of which, are free to YOU if you'll lend a few hours of your time.  

The event takes place on Sunday, Feb.10 at the GPHS Performing Arts Center.  If this is something that appeals to you, please let us know!  Thank you!

Volunteer needs on the day-of FilmFest:

  1. Set up 2pm-3pm

  2. Taking tickets and sign in 2pm-5pm

  3. Catering assistance to Chef Kristen 3pm-7:30pm

  4. Silent auction assistance  3pm-7pm

  5. Clean up 7pm-9pm

  6. Misc. - available for last minute needs as they arise

Volunteer Perks!

Any of these things sound fun to you? We'll get you free entry to the fest, free food, and some KS Wild shwag. Many volunteerscome back each year and get involved in other KS Wild events because they have so much fun. Come join the crew!


SUPPORT IS A TWO WAY STREET: Support Business that Support us!


Thank you for your support and sponsorship!

The Siskiyou FilmFest is an event truly inspired and supported by the local community. Not only do we ensure that the films screened reflect issues that are important to our community, but we also aim to support groups and businesses that are at the heart of building sustainability and resiliency throughout the region. 

We would like to take some time to thank our amazing sponsors and supporters who make this event possible!

Please Support Businesses That Support US!

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The wild zones of Earth come alive at the Siskiyou FilmFest!

17 years in the making and Siskiyou Film Festival is wilder than ever!

Join us for a night of films to inspire activism, explore deeper into our own Klamath Siskiyou ecoregion, and celebrate Wild and Scenic Rivers of the US!

It's not just our films that are regional - it's our food too! Chef Kristen will be serving delicious meals made with ingredients from the State of Jefferson.

It's our community that makes the Siskiyou FilmFest a success!

If your business or organization is interested in supporting this important community event, let us know here.

If you can’t wait to join the volunteer crew and support us on the day of the event, let us know here.

We can’t wait to celebrate the wild and wonderful with you!


See you next year!


We’re excited to announce that the 2019 Siskiyou FilmFest will be Febrary 10, 2019!


Celebrating 17 years of bringing inspiring and educational films to southwest Oregon, we are excited to once again convene at the Grants Pass Performing Arts Center. If you are a seasoned Siskiyou Filmfest-goer, you know that the Filmfest is much more than just the showing of films. Though small in size, the Siskiyou Filmfest weaves together a tight-knit community, with local conservation efforts, and top notch films.

Stay tuned for more details of the fun, food, and film happening Feb. 10th, 2019! 

Zoe Keller and the Creatures of the KS!

Zoe Keller is an illustrator exploring the intersection of art making, activism and the natural sciences.


A Woodstock, New York native, Zoe is currently based in Portland, Oregon, where she spends most of her time drawing in her small home studio. She gathers inspiration from slow explorations of landscapes, hours spent thumbing through her growing field guide collection, and her memories of time spent in forests and on shores across the midwest and northeast. 

Return, by Zoe Keller; The narrative of this 7.5' x 4' piece highlights the fascinating fire regime of chaparral, drawing correlations between the phoenix-like rebirth of this plant community post-fire, the return of the Condor to California, and the possible reintroduction of grizzlies to the state.

Return, by Zoe Keller; The narrative of this 7.5' x 4' piece highlights the fascinating fire regime of chaparral, drawing correlations between the phoenix-like rebirth of this plant community post-fire, the return of the Condor to California, and the possible reintroduction of grizzlies to the state.

Mingle to the Music of Richard Eisner

As a relatively new arrival to the southern Oregon I-5 corridor, Richard Eisner a.k.a. Ziggy has been entertaining folk in Humboldt County and the High Rockies for several decades. Much of his repertoire includes classic cover songs. In the last decade he has centered on his passion for mother earth and also the daily insults, both the political policy and human violations, that she endures.

His influences have included the likes of MJ, Paul Simon, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, JT, PPM and many other lesser known, yet brilliant writers.   Great songs preaching the same message for fifty years by Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, of course Dylan, even Aerosmith. Many more known and unknown.

Say hello and enjoy Ziggy's music before the films begin, 3-4pm and during intermission.