We are proud to announce that Rose Foundation will bring the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour back to Oakland on Friday April 24, 2015! More information and tickets will be available soon but click on the button below to learn more or become a sponsor of this great event. Last year we sold out our venue with 250 attending – you won’t want to miss out on this fun, inspiring community event!
The mission of Rose Foundation is to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers and public health. We are hosting the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, “where activism gets inspired”, as a fundraiser for our grantmaking and community-based programs. The festival is an ideal forum for us to bring together our grantees, our New Voices Are Rising youth leaders, supporters, partners and greater community in Oakland and the Bay Area to instill or renew our commitment to protecting and enhancing our communities and environment.
The films will make us laugh, cry, ask questions, discuss solutions, and take action.
We hope you will join us for this fun and empowering evening to benefit Rose Foundation!
WHAT IS THE WILD AND SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL?
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced ‘circle’), a watershed advocacy group based in the Sierra foothills of Northern California. The festival’s namesake is in celebration of achieving Wild & Scenic status on 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999. The festival celebrates its annual event in Nevada City, CA each winter featuring over 100 award-winning films.
Once the curtain closes in Nevada City, the 4-day film festival gets packaged up into a one-night festival which visits over 100 communities nationwide and helps local communities rally to action and local non-profits raise funds for their programs. The films illustrate not only the challenges facing our planet but the work communities are doing to protect the environment and the places we love.