Artwork by Tony Deboom

Another year, another Backcountry Film Festival! Get wildly ready for our fourteenth year of snowy cinema, raffle prizes, good times and high fives.

And who would we be without a killer Festival poster set to inspire you, just like our film line-up, to strap your camera to your helmet and get after that backcountry powder!? Tony Deboom of Endurance Conspiracy has been the artistic genius behind many of our Festival posters and we’re stoked to have yet another to tour around the mountains this season!

But wait, there’s more. This year, we’re adventuring through a whole new Festival premiere weekend by joining forces with our best friend, SnowSchool, and throwing the annual SnowBall fundraiser that weekend, too! Get ready for: WILD WEEKEND! More details to come for all you local yocals and anyone wanting to come to our hometown of Boise, Idaho, to celebrate with us.

We’ll be sharing more information on all things WILD WEEKEND and Festival tour locations in the next few weeks. For now, live vicariously through our trusty 2018-19 poster and get ready for the backcountry season of a lifetime!

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(Psst! Want to see more of Tony’s cool doodles and projects? Check ’em out here.)

Winter Wildlands Alliance is delighted to welcome Melinda Quick as the new Backcountry Film Festival Manager. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Melinda traveled abroad exploring the wildlands of Germany, Italy, South Africa and England – finally landing back in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. Melinda comes from the film festival world having served as Director of Marketing and then Executive Director at the Boise Film Festival over the past four years. With her blended passion for film and wild winter adventure, Melinda is hitting the ground running with this year’s film fest tour. She will be working directly with filmmakers, partners and communities bringing the Backcountry Film Festival to mountain towns across the country. You can reach Melinda Quick at mquick@winterwildlands.org

The Backcountry Film Festival is a collaboration of filmmakers, corporate partners, athletes and environmental grassroots leaders dedicated to gathering and engaging the backcountry community. Submit film for this year’s festival by Sept. 1st!