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  STAY TUNED for 2014-15 TOUR DATES


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




Talkeetna-Jan 24th Hosted by Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition


Homer- Feb 19th Hosted by Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition





Livermore - December 4th at Sunrise Mountain Sports

Bear Valley

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

Shasta - January 10th and 31st Hosted by Mt Shasta Nordic Center at the Sisson Museum


Berkeley - February 25th Hosted by WWA and ClifBar. 

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


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





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



Steamboat Springs

Ouray-November 29th 

Colorado Springs




Grand Junction 


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- Jan 1st 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



Livingston-November 20th at Timber Trails 

West Yellowstone 


Great Falls



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


Reno-Dec 4th at Patagonia Outlet hosted by SnowLands

New Mexico: 

Los Alamos

New York:

Keene Valley - December 6th at the Mountaineer Shop. 


Hood River- January 14th Hosted by WWA at the Pint Shack.  

Portland- January 15th.  Hosted by WWA and Mazamas.  

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


La Grande



Salt Lake City - January 22nd at Brewvies Cinema Pub


Park City







Port Angeles

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

Wenatchee - December 4th

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  

West Virginia 




Jackson Hole





Nelson, BC

Smithers BC

Golden, BC- November 20 at the Kicking Horse Theatre  hosted by Toughguy Productions INFO

Revelstoke, BC-November 27 at the Roxy Movie Theatre hosted by Toughguy Productions  INFO
Invermere, Alberta-December 4  at Invermere Community Hall hosted by Toughguy Productions INFO
Fernie, BC-December 11 at the Vogue Theatre hosted by Toughguy Productions INFO
Melbourne Australia

Termas de Chillán, Chile - 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.