Got a Backcountry Story to Tell?


Every year Winter Wildlands Alliance creates their Backcountry Film Festival, touring all over the snowy world, bringing audiences compelling stories of winter-based, human-powered, non-motorized recreation or environmental preservation. Right now, they are looking for those stories. According to their website, you don’t even need a degree from a film school, or “footage shot while dangling precariously, camera in hand, from an ice wall in the Rockies.”

While you might not need a film degree, past award winners are no slackers. Last year Teton Gravity Research’s “Deeper” won Best of Festival and Sweetgrass Productions “Desert River” took Best Short Film.

Submit your short–less than 30 minute–video. It can be a documentary, fiction or experimental film.

The Film Festival premieres in Boise and travels during the winter months to more than 50 cities nationwide and is seen by over 7000 outdoor enthusiasts.

Three awards (cash, goods, or a combination of both) will be given:

  • Best of Festival
  • Best Short Short (under 5 minutes)
  • Best Environmental Message

All submissions must be entered by September 15th. See their website for more details.

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