Announcing the 2020-21 Backcountry Film Festival lineup – coming soon to a couch near you!

Adventure with the Winter Wildlands Alliance in our hometown for our first annual “Wild Weekend” Friday, Nov 2 – Saturday, Nov 3, 2018.

Join the Treasure Valley backcountry community as we dive deep into the heart and soul of the winter human-powered experience and raise funds supporting the Alliance’s advocacy and education efforts – both local and national.

4th Annual SnowBall: A Ski Bum Gala

Begin your Wild Weekend dancing the night away at the 4th Annual SnowBall: A Ski Bum Gala on Friday, Nov 2 at 7:00 PM at the Linen Building. Benefitting SnowSchool and our local site at Bogus Basin, this event promises delicious food, drinks, silent/live auction items, and live music provided by Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. Event page and tickets here.

14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival World Premiere

After you dance the night away with your fellow ski bums, join us the following evening, Saturday, Nov 3 for the 14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival World Premiere! Climate action, environmental preservation, natural resources, snow culture, and of course, POW SHOTS: you’ll find it all in the award-winning line-up. Films, drinks, raffle and auction prizes galore – this is the traditional event of the winter season you cannot miss! Pre-party at the North Face store in downtown Boise from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM featuring local band, Red Light Challenge. Film Festival doors open at 6:00 PM and films start at 7:00 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. Event page and tickets here.

We can’t wait to see you there! Email with questions.

55 Hours in Mexico

Filmmaker: Joey Schusler

Duration: 9 min 10 sec

For those with 9 to 5 office jobs, the weekend is a source of freedom and balance. How adventurous can one get in a single weekend and 55 hours away from home? We headed to Mexico with our favorite working stiff Karl Thompson to explore the limits of the weekend warrior.

At the intersection of snow, community, and human-powered recreation comes the Backcountry Film Festival. Created in 2005 as a way to gather the winter tribe in celebration of all things human-powered, the film festival is the common ground where similar interests and diverse skill-sets meet. The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers from all corners of the globe, ranging from grassroots to professional. The festival provides a fresh lineup committed to get you stoked on powder turns as well as environmental initiatives happening all around the world.

What is featured in the Backcountry Film Festival This Season?

The films feature awe-inspiring stories, aimed to connect with and gain insight to what is happening in the places we go to get fresh air and fresh powder.

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Who attends the Backcountry Film Festival?

From polar explorers to weekend warriors, ages of three to one-hundred and three, the Backcountry Film Festival is attended by anyone with interest in the outdoors. Each year, the Festival is viewed by over 10,000 outdoor enthusiasts.

Where is the Backcountry Film Festival Held?

The Backcountry Film Festival is shown all over the globe. The World Premiere is in Boise, November 19th and 20th. Every show thereafter is posted at with location, date, venue, ticket information (if provided) and host organization information.

Who Sponsors the Backcountry Film Festival?

Black Diamond
Backcountry Magazine

Mountain Khakis

Outdoor Research

Elemental Herbs




Goal Zero

Atlas Snow Shoe Company


Odell Brewing Co

Often, host organizations work with local businesses to host screenings in their respective communities. If your local hosting organization has a website or social media site, you can check in to see who is sponsoring within your community!

Where can I Find More Information?

Find the showing nearest you at The website is updated daily and will give you venue and host information. You can also follow news, updates, and articles on the Backcountry Film Festival facebook page.