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New Meetup: Backcountry Film Festival

From: Nordic C.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 8:46 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Seattle Snowshoeing Meetup Group!

What: Backcountry Film Festival

When: Friday, January 21,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Mountaineers Seattle Clubhouse (at Magnuson Park)
7700 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors.

Now over half a decade old, the Winter Wildlands Film Festival highlights the fun and magic of our country's winter backcountry. At the same time, it raises funds to help Winter Wildlands Alliance and our grassroots groups to continue to protect wild areas throughout the country

Since 2005, the annual festival has been shown in more than 30 towns and cities, and raised thousands of dollars to help efforts to preserve our winter environment.

2010/2011 Films

Best of the Festival: Teton Gravity Research's festival cut of Deeper follows legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones and other top riders as they forsake helicopters, snowmobiles and lifts to venture deep into untouched terrain under their own power.

Best Short Film: Desert River from Sweetgrass Productions, is a beautiful ski adventure into Alaska.

Best Environmental Film: Whitebark Warrior from TreeFight and Snaz Media, chronicles the decline of thousand-year old whitebark pines due to climate change and efforts underway to save these iconic high alpine trees.

Other Films Include: Australis, TELEvision and Cross Country Snowboarding

Check out the trailer at

Hosted by the Skiing Committee of the Seattle Mountaineers,

Ticket Prices are $8 for day of event, walk-up, if available. Advanced tickets can be purchased at a discount of $6 for General Admission and $5 for Mountaineers Members. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

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