Presented by Winter Wildlands Alliance each year, the Backcountry Film Festival screens stories of outdoor stewardship, grassroots policy and advocacy work, backcountry adventure, and snow cinema by human-powered advocates, athletes, activists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
The 2022 season festival will run early, from DEC 3 – 13, 2021 and features 14 films over two hours.
The festival is shown around the world. In Victoria, Friends of the Earth is the local host.
Due to the difficulty of finding a suitable cheap venue, this year we are screening the festival as an online event.
This means you buy a ticket, then watch it anytime (and as many times as you like) between December 3 and December 13.
Tickets: $8 conc & students/ $15 waged
14 films over 2 hours.
Off-Piste Opus by Luke Nelson Films
ASCEND by Faith E. Briggs + TopTop Studios
Tribute to a Glacier by Thaïs Despont
Snow Rangers by Wool Hat Creative
Lot’zza Mia by Mad Trees Productions
Eastside Story by Mountain Grown Media
Finding Balance by Santino Martirano
REVERIE by Eclectic Brew Productions
Alone Beneath the Northern Lights by Valentin Boitel-Denyset
Denizens of the Steep by Orijin Media
PERSPECTIVES – Fred Campbell by Sherpas Cinema
Wild Ice by Bear Witness Media
The Approach (short) by Mad Trees Productions
Finding Gulo by Wild Confluence
What will the funds be used for?
All funds raised through these screenings will be allocated to the Friends of the Earth forests campaign efforts to see protection of high elevation forests in the Victorian High Country.
Check our recent report Icon at Risk, about threats to the Victorian mountains available here.
And please consider sending a quick message to the Victorian environment minister urging her to adopt our recommendations here.