Announcing the 16th Annual Siskiyou Film Festival
Southern Oregon’s largest environmental film festival
a KS Wild Production
DATE: February 10th, 2018
LOCATION: Grants Pass High School, Performing Arts Center
Allee Gustafson, Siskiyou Filmfest Organizer - email@example.com
Jeanine Moy, KS Wild Outreach Director – firstname.lastname@example.org 541-488-5789
Shane Anderson, Film Producer “A River’s Last Chance” - email@example.com
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,” say Filmfest organizer Allee Gustafson. “This year we are featuring ‘A River’s Last Chance,’ chronically the history of the Eel River in Northern California. Just release this year, we are one of the first festivals to debut it.”
Washington-based filmmaker Shane Anderson says the Eel River
“is arguably the best opportunity for wild salmon recovery on the entire west coast. The river and salmon have weathered decades of over-fishing, abusive logging, catastrophic floods and droughts, a hydro power dam that diverts water out of basin. Today the Eels recovering wild salmon compete for water with the region’s multi-billion dollar cannabis and wine industries of Sonoma and Mendocino."
Jeanine Moy, festival organizer and Outreach Director for KS Wild says,
“This year, we are excited to share some films that are really relevant to the times we are living in. And of course, we always look forward to the close-knit community that supports and attends the Filmfest. It’s dozens of local business sponsors, and about 40 volunteers that make this whole night possible.”
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.