Ski with kangaroos, snowboard with a Japanese calligrapher, and catch air with amazing riders all over the globe. This year's Backcountry Film Festival
. goes to Australia, Japan, Patagonia, Colorado, and Vermont! Show is Saturday November 7 (yep, the same weekend as the ski swap), doors open at 6, movies start at 7 at the Egyptian Theatre. Buy tickets online at http://www.backcountryfilmfestival.com/
As always, there will be beer and wine, and a pile of some of the latest sweet outdoor gear that will be raffled off.
Now in its fifth year, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty,diversity, and fun of the winter backcountry. Filmmakers that travel every corner of the globe submit their best backcountry work, and the top films are assembled into a night of fun for all—whether you like to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or even just stay indoors by the fire in the winter.
Planning some backcountry trips this year? Take your video camera! The Backcountry Film Festival has an award for the best grassroots filmmaker--and that might as well be you! Just get a couple scenic/fun/provocative shots, turn it into a story under 5 minutes, and get it to us for next year's festival.
The Film Festival benefits Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes across the USA for for backcountry and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and winter hiking. After its Boise premiere, the festival travels to 30 communities throughout the United States, from Alaska to Santa Barbara to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Funds raised stay in local communities to support efforts at forest planning and resource protection (well, maybe not so much in Antarctica). For more information visit www.winterwildlands.org