Wild & Scenic Film Festival Survey

We completed the SYRCL survey for its Wild & Scenic Film Festival Film Festival last month, as sponsors and attendees. I’d encourage you to complete it too, because your input will help influence the decision-making. The bigger the sampling, the better.

I was glad to see a shuttle between Nevada City and Grass Valley being discussed more openly for next year, as well as more mobile communications. We just invested in a new mobile website for our business, because smartphone use — while small compared with print magazine readership — is growing.

Downloading and managing apps can be time-consuming, but content that is automatically displayed in the palm of your hand is useful — and would be for Festival-goers. SYRCL produces a lot of original content. I liked the movie trailers that were added to the digital program.

The survey and introduction is below:

SYRCL produced its 12th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival January 9-12, 2014. We strive to make improvements every year and we’d like to hear from you about your experience at the 2014 Festival. If you attended the festival, we would be grateful if you took a few minutes to share with us what you loved, where we need improvements, and feedback about your overall experience as an attendee, filmmaker, sponsor, volunteer, etc.

And, if you finish the survey, you can be entered to win a Weekend Pass to the 2015 Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

Click here to take the survey now.

Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We truly value your opinions.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

2 thoughts on “Wild & Scenic Film Festival Survey”

  1. Dear Jeff!

    We are extremely grateful for taking the time to complete our survey but even more so, being a leader in communicating this to the general public in hopes of making the festival as best as it can be!

    Miriam P. Limov River People Manager


    Start the new year off by joining SYRCL or renewing your membership to receive discounts on tickets to SYRCL events, communications about Yuba River news, and free film festival library rentals featuring films from more than 12 years of festivals.


  2. Jeff,

    I am still enjoying visiting family in Oregon but have been disappointed to learn that, with the exception of some SYRCL newcomers who have taken the time to educate themselves on the true history of Nevada County, the Nisenan were treated quite shabbily at the Haven’s “Indigenous Peoples” events by a group of persons calling themselves “displaced Indians”. These people, aligned with the Tsi Akim Corp. are nothing more than interlopers. Their encroachment onto Nisenan homelands has done well-documented and demonstrable harm to a people who, having survived one disastrous invasion in 1849, did not need to contend with another in this century.

    I say to them now, your raid on Nisenan lands, lasting for over a decade and a half, has failed. It’s over. Go home. Take your plains drums and your dreamcatchers with you and leave the Nisenan in peace. Go attempt to co-op some other culture, if you can. But, know that the word has spread to neighboring tribes about your intent to surmount these innocent people. Be prepared to face more “Hudessi”, who will turn you back and thwart all of your attempts at hostile occupation, no matter how many powerful people, with dollar signs in their eyes and ignorant new-age ideas about Indian cultures, you have supporting your nefarious schemes.

    Perhaps the reason you are displaced from your own homelands is that you lack the basic Native knowledge of protocols and respect that would make you more than mere outcasts and renegades.

    To the Nisenan I say, take heart and remain strong. This is your home. Keep your feet upon the good road you have been traveling. Your ancestors are with you and your people will prevail in time with the patience and grace with which you have been blessed by the Creator.

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