ANNOUNCEMENT: Melbourne screening cancelled for now
With the Andrews government now announcing a State of Emergency for Victoria, we feel that the responsible thing for us to do is to cancel this screening of the festival.
We will monitor the situation and re-schedule when it’s appropriate (hopefully May or early June to ensure pre season stoke!).
In the meantime, stay safe, walk some trails, look out for each other, and wash your hands!
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered winter experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community.
The Melbourne show will happen on Wednesday 25 March.
TIME: Please feel free to arrive from 6.30pm. Films from 7pm – 9.30pm.
VENUE: Building 80, Level 1, room 2, Melbourne.
445 Swanston Street Melbourne (between Franklin and A’Beckett streets). Easily accessible by public transport (trams on Swanston Street or trains via Melbourne Central).
TICKETS: Suggested donation: $8 conc & students/ $15 waged. There are no online sales. Tickets available at the door. There will be plenty of room. Sorry, cash only sales on the night (there are ATMs nearby). There is a seating capacity of 180 people.
Co-hosted with RMIT Outdoors Club.
All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Earth climate campaign.
We will start the evening with some short locally made backcountry films.
The BCFF program features 10 films (check here for details).
Facebook event page here.
MARCH 13: Coronavirus update: The Australian government has cancelled all gatherings of more than 500 people. We will keep an eye on government recommendations and make a call on whether to proceed with the screening a couple of days ahead of the event. Check this page or the facebook event page for updates closer to the 25th.