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.

ASCENDThis 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

Tickets available here.

Check here for the trailer.

Check here for background on the festival.

The program

14 films over 2 hours.

The films

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

You can find full details on each film here.

What will the funds be used for?

Screen Shot 2021-11-05 at 8.49.19 amAll 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.