The Backcountry Film Festival Is Now Available for Streaming

Please watch, share, and enjoy the following line-up of films from the comfort of your own home. Thank you for your patience in advance as we work to resolve any unforeseen issues around our new Festival experience. It’s a weird world out there right now: the entire Winter Wildlands Alliance crew is working from home, Backcountry Film Festival screenings have all been cancelled, and everyone is doing their part to flatten the curve in and out of the skin track.

We still strive to bring together our human-powered communities as we’ve been doing for the past 15 years. So, whether your screening was cancelled or you weren’t able to make it out for your local screening this season or you saw it and want to see it again, we want you to be able to view our collection of films and get stoked on wild winters for the rest of our season.

As a nonprofit, and across all aspects of society right now, it’s more important than ever to show our support for one another. Our host community (grassroots groups, backcountry retailers, nonprofit partners, avalanche centers, snow education programs, etc.) uses the Backcountry Film Festival as a turn-key event to organize their annual fundraisers, community gatherings, member meetings, and to share local policy/advocacy updates.

We hope you’ll consider making a donation when watching this collection of human-powered films or becoming a WWA member at the buttons below. Backcountry Film Festival is dedicated to supporting our communities and we appreciate you being a part of it!

For more information on how WWA is adapting right now, please read this message from our Executive Director.

Donate at the form linked in the button above. A portion of proceeds will be donated to hosts that had to cancel their screenings this season and additional proceeds will support what BCFF funds year-after-year: our efforts to promote and preserve winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snowsports experience on public lands.

Another way to show the love is to become a WWA member!  A membership directly supports winter conservation, advocacy for human-powered recreation, and an educational program that gets more than 35,000 kids on snow each winter. We’ll keep you in-the-know about issues affecting the places you care about, with opportunities for you to take action when it matters. Learn more at the button above.

Thank you! Now… let’s watch some snowy cinema!

We want to thank this season’s filmmakers and film teams for generously offering their films to be included in not only our national tour but our first ever streamable online Festival. We couldn’t do this without them, so please be sure to give them a follow, send them a message if you liked their film, or share what you liked the most about it!

Film Line-Up:

  1. Welcome / Sponsor Videos
  2. Can’t Ski Vegas – Ben Page, Joey Schusler, and Thomas Woodson
  3. Drawn to High Places – Nikki Frumkin, Elise Giordano, and Jaeger Shaw
  4. Endless Winter – Nikolai Schirmer
  5. Leave Nice Tracks (Festival Cut) – Marius Becker and Dan Cirenza
  6. Soundscapes – Steven Bumgardner (Midpines Media)
  7. Climb for Equality – Caroline Gleich
  8. Colter: A Legacy of Adventure (Full version) – Sawyer Thomas and Riis Wilbrecht
  9. Backflippers – Luigi Dellarole (Highland Production)
  10. Climate Change in the Kennels – Denali National Park
  11. Peak Obsession – Cody Townsend

We encourage you, like all live audiences, to get excited while watching these films. Hoot and holler when you feel the thrill, ooh and ahh when you’re stoked on someone’s journey, and “yeeeooow!” along with our human-powered adventurers. We hope to hear you out there – and see you next season!

Stay healthy backcountry buds!

Thank you to our sponsors!