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2014-15 Backcountry Film Festival Line Up   

From the Road(21:00)Fischer Creative Join the Dynafit team on a journey to Alaska

Afterglow (11:35) Sweetgrass Production This visually spectacular film lights up the backcountry like never before

Backcountry Baker (5:15) Jeremy Lurgio The story of Labrador retriever Baker and his owner as they pursue their love of mountains through backcountry skiing in Montana’s Bitterroot Mountains.

Out on a Limb(6:44) T-bar Films The story of Vasu who’s love for skiing and the backcountry overcomes all obstacles.

95 to Infinity (3:30) Doglotion Media Follow brothers Andy and Mike Traslin as keep the touch lite for 95 months of winter turns


IRS Traverse (8:00) Luc Mehl A fun and corky adventure through the Alaska Wilderness

Powder Pilgrimage(20:00)Joey Howell Two friends ventures of ski bumming it to Valdez, a trip we should all take just once.

Sundog (5:15)Sturge Films Capturing the dog days of skiing in Patagonia.

Higher (20:00) Teton Gravity Research Continuing the journey of athlete Jeremy Jones as he reaches new heights.


Enter Your Film

Who can enter a film?
You don’t need a degree from a film school. You don’t need footage shot while dangling precariously, camera in hand, from an ice wall in the Rockies. All you need is a compelling story, some quality footage and a keen eye for a fun, educational or juicy topic.

Your film should be short – from 3 minutes to 30 minutes max – and tell a thought-provoking, interesting story of backcountry, non-motorized recreation, environmental preservation or conservation. Your film should take place during or otherwise relate to winter. We’re open minded about what kind of films we’ll show: documentaries, fiction, animation and experimental films are welcomed.

Three awards will be given:

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

Who will see my film?
The Backcountry Film Festival premieres in Boise, Idaho and travels during the winter months in more than 100 towns worldwide and is seen by more than 20,000 outdoor enthusiasts.

What does it cost to submit your film?  Submitting is FREE!

What do I need to submit?
Submissions  can be in either digital or DVD format.  You can send me your film via Vimeo or YouTube with a download option. Via Dropbox works as well.  All submissions must be received by September 15.  If sending a DVD please mail package to: Winter Wildlands Alliance, Attn: Shelley Pursell, 910 Main Street, Suite 235, Boise ID 83702. Contact Shelley Pursell at for more details.


Tour Sites

2014-2015 Film Tour Schedule  


Don’t see your town? Tour dates are added daily so please check back often.  If you are interested in hosting in your town please contact Shelley Pursell for details,


Kenai - November 7th at the Kenai Visitor Center hosted by Tsalteshi Trails Association

Valdez-January 16th at Valdez Civic Center Ballroom.  Hosted by Backcountry Babes

Girdwood-January 14th at the Sitzmark, Alyedka Resort hosted by Backcountry Babes

Fairbanks-January 24th at Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Center.  For more INFO

Talkeetna-Jan 24th at Sheldon Community Arts Hanger.  Hosted by Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition

Talkeetna-March 30th at Sheldon Community Arts Hanger.  Hosted by Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition

Juneau-January 31st at the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater

Homer- Feb 12th at the Homer Theater.  Hosted by Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition


Anchorage- January 23rd at Alaska Pacific University Grant Hall Theater



Livermore - December 4th at Sunrise Mountain Sports

Nevada City- Dec 2nd at the Nevada City Theater hosted by SnowLands

Shasta - January 10th  Hosted by Mt Shasta Nordic Center at the Sisson Museum

Big Bear-January 10th at Big Bear Discovery Center.  For more INFO

San Luis Obispo- January 15th at the SLO Library Community Room.  Hosted by Elemental Herbs and Mountain Air

Quincy- January 29th at Town Hall Theater hosted by Feather River College Outdoor Education Program

Berkeley - February 25th Hosted by WWA and ClifBar.  TICKETS

North Lake Tahoe- February 26th at Haus Cinama hosted by Alpenglow Sports and North Tahoe XC Center

Modesto-February 6th at Jaunt Adventure Gear Hosted by SnowLands Network


Paonia - December 13th at the Paradise Theater.  Hosted by Western Slope Conservation Center.  For more INFO

Gunnison-January 21st at the Ruby Cinema hosted by Highcountry Conservation Advocates


Golden - November 15th hosted by Colorado Mountain Club at the Backcountry Bash

Boulder-February 5th at Neptune Mountaineering hosted by Colorado Mountain Club

Crested Butte-December 12th at the Crested Butte Center for the Arts hosted by Highcountry Conservation Advocates. 

Breckenridge-February 19th at Colorado Mountain College Hosted by Backcountry Babes

Denver-February 19th at Wilderness Exchange Unlimited hosted by Friends of Berthoud Pass

Steamboat Springs-February 27th at the Chief Theater.  Hosted by Yampatika

Ouray-November 29th 

Durango-February 25th at the Durango Arts Center hosted by Durango Nature Studies


Grand Junction-February 25th at Masonic Lodge hosted by Colorado Mountain Club

Salida-January 10th at Salida Steam Plant hosted by Colorado Mountain Club

Leadville-February 13th at Colorado Mountain College


Boise - November 7th at the Egyptian Theater.  Get your Tickets HERE

Sandpoint - December 5th at the Panida Theater.  Hosted by SOLE. For more INFO

Salmon- New Years Eve Dec 31st,  hosted by Salmon Whitewater Park at The Odd Fellows Bakery

Hailey - January 9th at The Liberty Theater 

Sun Valley - January 10th at The NexStage Theater 

Driggs - Jan 23rd at the Wildwood Room hosted by Teton Valley Trails and Pathways

Coeur d Alene - February 13th at the Eagle Lodge

McCall-November 21st at Forresters Bar

Moscow-January 28th at The Kenworthy hosted by U of I Outdoor Education Program

Pocatello- January 23rd at Portneuf Valley Brewing hosted by Idaho Conservation League


Fort Kent- Dec 28th and 30th hosted by Fort Kent Outdoor Club


Minneapolis-January 9th at the Capri Theater. For more INFO

Duluth-January 10th at the Hartley Nature Center.  For more INFO


Livingston-November 20th at Timber Trails 

West Yellowstone - November 25th at the Yellowstone Ski Festival for more INFO

Hamilton-February 12th at the Bedford Building INFO

Great Falls- February 6th Heritage Hall, Great Falls College MSU Hosted by Montana Wilderness

Missoula-February 11th at the Roxy Theater hosted by Montana Wilderness

Bozeman-February 11th at the Emerson Center hosted by Montana Wilderness. For more INFO

Red Lodge-March 6th Roman Theater hosted by Beartooth Recreation


Reno-Dec 4th at Patagonia Outlet hosted by SnowLands

New Mexico: 

Los Alamos-January 22nd at the Reel Deal Theater.  Hosted by Pajarito Environmental Education Center

New York:

Keene Valley - December 6th at the Mountaineer Shop. 


Hood River- January 14th at Double Mountain Brewer, Hosted by WWA  For more INFO

Portland- January 15th.  Hosted by WWA and Mazamas.  For tickets and INFO

Bend- January 17th.  Hosted by WWA at Volcanic Theater Pub.  For Tickets

Eugene- January 16th at Oakshire Brewery for more INFO

La Grande-February 20th at Eastern Oregon University

Enterprise-February 12th at the OK Theater


Salt Lake City - March 4th at Brewvies Cinema Pub.  

Salt Lake City- March 25th at University of Utah, Languages and Communications Building 7pm hosted by Wasatch Backcountry Alliance. INFO

Logan-January 23rd at the Logan Golf Course.  Hosted by Nordic United

Park City-March 11th at Prospector Theater




Burlington-Dec 4th at Outdoor Gear Exchange




Poulsbo-November 20th at Gravitec for more INFO

Bellingham- November 22nd hosted by Mt Baker SnowSchool at Aslan Brewing Company

Port Townsend-November 14th at the Cotton Building. For more INFO

Port Angeles- November 21st 

Bellevue- February 5th at the Highlands Community Center hosted The Mountaineers

Wenatchee - December 3th at Numerica Performing Arts Center.  Hosted by El Sendero

Seattle- January 20th at the Mountaineers Program Center hosted by The Mountaineers

Spokane-Jan 29th at The Bing Theater hosted by Northwest Inland Backcountry Alliance

Walla-Walla- February 3rd at Whitman College

Washington DC  January 26th at Solly's Tavern

West Virginia 

Thomas-February 14th at the Tip Top Cafe.  hosted by Friends of Blackwater.  For more INFO


Ashland-March 19th at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center


Jackson Hole-January 2nd at the Pink Garter. Hosted by Wyoming Wilderness

Buffalo-January 9th at Clear Creek Brewing Company hosted by Wyoming Wilderness 

Sheridan-January 10th at No Name Bar hosted by Wyoming Wilderness

Lander-January 14th at Lander Bar hosted by Wyoming Wilderness



Smithers BC-February 7th at Dusk2Dawn



New Zealand

Termas de Chillán - September 16th hosted by Gran Hotel Termas de Chillán

Hosting Information

The Backcountry Film Festival is a tool to help our member groups and nonprofit partners raise money for their efforts in protecting opportunities for human-powered winter recreation. It also helps to spread the word about the pleasures of backcountry skiing and snowshoeing—and build excitement for the new season.

Hosting fee is $150 for WWA Grassroots Member Groups, Snowschool sites and student run clubs.  Non-member groups can show the festival for $300. Each additional showing is $50.00.   The hosting non-profit keeps all proceeds.

Winter Wildlands Alliance provides the films on DVD and Vimeo. The 90 minute program is produced for showing to your audience. We also provide graphics and press materials that you can customize for your event, print locally and submit to your local paper. You will also receive quality raffle prizes for fundraising.

Once you secure your venue and a date, you’ll want to come up with a DVD player, projector and sound system for the venue, and some raffle tickets. The films will be available after November 1st. Please pick a date that works for your organization and community then contact Shelley Pursell and we will get your event published.  

For additional details, contact Shelley Pursell at or by phone at 208-336-4203 ext 3.