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2015-16 Backcountry Film Festival Line Up
COMING OCTOBER 2015
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: Keili Bell, 910 Main Street, Suite 235, Boise ID 83702. Contact Keili Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
2015-2016 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 Keili Bell for details, email@example.com
Kenai - TBA
Soldotna- Hosted by Tsalteshi Trails Association, November 6th
Livermore - TBA
Nevada City- TBA
Big Bear- Hosted by Big Bear Discovery Center, Big Bear Discovery Center, January 9th
San Luis Obispo- TBA
Berkeley - TBA
North Lake Tahoe- TBA
Paonia - TBA
Golden - TBA
Boise - Hosted by WWA, The Egyptian Theater, November 19th and 20th
Sandpoint - Hosted by SOLE inc, Panida Theater, December 4th
Hailey - TBA
Sun Valley - TBA
Driggs - TBA
Coeur d Alene -TBA
West Yellowstone - TBA
Great Falls- TBA
Keene Valley -TBA
Hood River- TBA
Salt Lake City - Hosted by WWA, Brewvies, January 7th
Salt Lake City- TBA
Washington DC TBA
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 $75.00. 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 Keili Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 208-336-4203 ext 3.