The Wild and Scenic Film Festival starts Friday in Nevada City.
Melinda Booth is the Festival Director. She says this year's theme is "empowerment."
"We feel like energy issues are really crucial to what's happening to our world. And some issues that need a lot of attention and thought is that there really isn't an easy answer about. And so we have a lot of discussion about power.
But what we also loved about the theme this year of empowerment is really promoting sort of the human spirit that's positive and inspirational."
~Melinda Booth, Festival Director
The festival includes art judging, music and workshops. This is the 12th year for the festival.