Backcountry Film Festival hosted by Wasatch Backcountry Alliance in Park City, Utah
Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival
TICKETS FOR TONIGHT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
11 years of Winter Celebration
Grab your outdoor bucket list and adventure buddies to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit, Winter Wildlands Alliance, the tour shows at the Jim Santy Auditorium on February 18th; doors open at 6:30 pm, films start at 7:00 pm.
The first 80 people who pre-buy tickets will also get admission to the Red Rock VIP party hosted in the room across from the Santy Auditorium. Red Rock beer and light appetizers will be served from 6:00 to 7:00pm before the film starts.
The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers from all corners of the globe, ranging grassroots to professional. Chances are that you will bump into some of these talented folks during OR. The festival provides a fresh line(up) committed to get everyone, van dwellers to weekend warriors, awakened to the powder turns as well as environmental initiatives happening all around the world.
Created in 2004 to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance's efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users, the festival begins in Boise and includes showings in locations throughout the United States and Canada and now in Antarctica, Europe, Australia and Asia. Funds raised stay in local communities to support like-minded, human-powered recreation and conservation efforts and to raise awareness of winter management issues, avalanche training/safety and winter education programs.
This year's program includes:
Winner of Best of Festival, Japan by Van immerses us in the head-deep powder of the Shirakawa backcountry. A Sweetgrass Productions film.
Winner of Best of Grassroots Award, Shared Lines features the story of Vermont Backcountry Alliance and their community in a short film by T-Bar Films.
Winner of Best Environmental Message Award, from filmmaker Kt Miller, Shifting Ice is an all-women team on a journey at the intersection of scientific exploration and, of course, grueling fun.
The Weight of Winter, filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski brings us a ride to tune in, sit back, and enjoy.
I Love Splitboarding, a fresh way to play in the backcountry along with a fresh way of living. A film by Right on Brother opens up the world of splitboarding.
55 Hours in Mexico, in true tribute to weekend warriors, Joey, Karl, Thomas, and filmmaker Max Lowe take us on an adventure of 55 Hours in Mexico.
Always Above Us, gives us a glimpse of the tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship involved in the life of a climber. Sherpas Cinema follows Kris Erickson and Conrad Anker in a memoir for David Bridges and Alex Lowe.
Connections, the Dynafit team shares the story of the simple "low tech" design that changed the face of backcountry skiing.
The Forecaster, expert Avalanche Forecaster Drew Hardesty leads by example, paying respect to the responsibility that comes with our backcountry freedom. From Spindle Productions.
Jim Santy Auditorium (View)
1255 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060
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