Backcountry Film Festival in Nevada City, CA
The Backcountry Film Festival makes its Nevada City CA premiere at the Nevada Theatre on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, a benefit for the local non-profit Snowlands Network. And whether you are a fan of the backcountry, sidecountry, the Nordic trails or simply hot chocolate by the fire, you won't want to miss this celebration of the winter experience. If you haven't been before, you are in for a treat the raffle is awesome, the beer is cold, and the films are as diverse as a California landscape.
The seventh annual world tour of the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. Submissions come from renowned filmmakers who travel every corner of the globe to submit their best backcountry work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The films are juried by a select panel of judges and the top films are assembled into a 90 minute program.
The festival was created to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance's efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users. The festival travels to more than 75 communities throughout the United States, and then overseas to Antarctica, Europe Australia and Asia. Funds raised stay in local communities to support local human-powered recreation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/ safety and winter education programs.
This year's program includes nine different films including festival award winners "Solitaire" (festival cut) from Sweetgrass Productions, voted Best of Festival. Two years in the making, this film from the wilderness of South America is worth the wait. The Best Short award goes to "Chalk and Ski." Produced by Chris Dicky and Purple Orange LLC, it's a chalk-in-hand daydream about skiing and winter. And the Best of the Backcountry award goes to a "Breaking Trail" (festival cut) from Powderwhore Productions. Known for their amazing ability to capture deep powder and fresh lines, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell remind us why we venture into the backcountry.
The Nevada City event is at the Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad St Nevada City, CA 95959. Doors open, and food and brews will be served at 6pm, the film starts at 7:00pm so come early for food, beers and an awesome raffle! Tickets are available on BrownPaperTickets.com for $10.00, or at Mountain Recreation or the BriarPatch Co-op. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!!
For more information and tour dates go to www.backcountryfilmfestival.org. For more information about the Snowlands Network go to www.snowlands.org.
Nevada Theatre (View)
401 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
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