Backcountry Film Festival

November 21st, 2013 in Coming Soon

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Thursday, December 5th – doors open at 6, films start at 7 pm at Cashmere Riverside Center in Cashmere, Washington. Admission is $10 at the door for those 12 and older

Now in its 7th year, the Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty, diversity and fun of the winter backcountry experience. Submissions come from world renowned filmmakers who travel every corner of the globe to submit their best backcountry work, and from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The films are then juried and assembled into a night of fun for all – whether you like to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or even just stay indoors and drink hot cocoa by the fire, there is something for everyone. These films are as diverse as the backcountry experience and will put a smile on the face of even the most winter-averse viewer.

The Film Festival benefits El Sendero’s efforts to protect and conserve winter recreation areas for non motorized users. Funds raised stay in local communities to support human-powered winter recreation efforts.

This year’s ten films include:

Best of Festival:  “Valhalla” from Sweetgrass Productions

Best Conservation Film:  “Bolton Valley” from Red Reel

Best Short Film:  “Bigger Braver” from Luc Mehl