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Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival
The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary and 7th year of Mountaineers-sponsored local screenings with nine unique films aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled.
Doors open at 6:30pm with soft drinks available for purchase. Film starts at 7:00. 1 Intermission
Sponsored by the Foothills branch of the Mountaineers and co-sponsored by The Mountaineers and the City of Bellevue. Proceeds from the Bellevue screening will help support the city’s Parks Department TRACKS outdoor youth activities initiative
The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films, from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions.
The festival was created to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users. The festival has grown to include 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.
Past events have sold out so advanced ticket purchasing is reccomended. If tickets are available they will be $15 at the door (CASH AND CHECK ONLY).
**********The Mountaineers is also sponsoring a showing of this festival on March 11th at the Seattle Program Center (Magnuson Park). For information click HERE. **********
12th Annual Backcountry Film Festival Program
Festival Reflections -- The woods in winter can often seem like poetry to the senses.
Lifecycle of a Powderwhore -- What is a Powderwhore?
AK Girls Way -- A memoir for Liz Daley as a consummate mountain guide with an infectious enthusiasm for life.
Snow School -- Watch the magic of the Winter Wildlands Alliance National SnowSchool program unfold with Selkirk Outdoor Leadership and Education participants.
There on the Periphery -- A midwinter dream.
An Education -- Join daughter-father duo, Lilliana and Mike Libecki, on their quest to backcountry ski Antarctica.
Season on the Brink -- Mother Nature is neither for you nor against you. Lessons of a near-fatal accident.
Pace -- “The slow passing of time is when I feel most alive.”
The Lost Sierra -- A local take on the importance of protecting your home forest.
China, A Skier’s Journey -- Jordan Skiing, both an exploding middle-class phenomenon as well as a historical means of survival for China.
Snow Artist -- Exploration is everywhere.