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Backcountry Film Festival - Seattle

No Host event! This event usually attracts a large number of people from numerous meet-up groups. A great way to get the winter season kicked-off!!!

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SEATTLE TICKETS January 11, 2013

Winter is but several weeks away and once again the Backcountry Film Festival is answering the call. There is no better way to celebrate the fun and beauty of winter than with the Backcountry Film Festival, a true celebration of winter played and lived as told thru the seven unique films.

The Festival will involve more than 100 showings around the world with the Seattle festival night event serving up the best free raffle in town, pre-event food and beverages available to purchase from Dante's Inferno Dogs, and mountains of cinematic inspiration to prove once again that Winter Rocks!

The films come from renowned filmmakers who search and explore backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, as well as from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The entries are juried by a panel of judges and the top selections are assembled into a 90 minute program.

The festival was created eight years ago to highlight Winter Wildlands Alliance's efforts to preserve and promote winter landscapes for human-powered users.

This year's program includes seven films:

Winner of the Best of the Backcountry award, Skiing the Void from is a reflection on taking chances during a two-year odyssey in the Andes.

Further, brings the return of Jeremy Jones and friends to push the limits of their mountain experience under their own power.

Luc Mehl chronicles an epic trip across the wild in Alaska Wilderness Classic.

A Story of Trust is a call for climate recovery from a nine-year-old activist and the winner of this year's Best Environmental Film.

Denali Experiment is a look at a different type of expedition film from Camp4Collective.

Freedom Chair is an athlete's journey back to the slopes and his love of winter.

Unicorn Sashimi highlights the amazing winter snowscapes of Japan

For more information on the Backcountry Film Festival and the tour please visit, or "like" Backcountry Film Festival on Facebook.

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  • Victoria S


    January 12, 2013

  • Steve W.

    Thanks for the head's up on the film festival, Chris. This is the third year I attended, and as always, it was great/inspiring to see what the human spirit is capable. Cheers!

    January 11, 2013

  • judith l.

    whoops, pressed wrong button. Sorry we didn't make it, got home too late. Next time I'll make an effort to meet beforehand so I find it. And that way we'll plan our day to not miss it. I'd love to hear about it though. Thank-you george & lauren. judith

    January 11, 2013

  • judith l.

    dear george; Peter is staying home to watch about the neanderthals. I get too confused at magnusan even in the daytime to go tonite alone, it's a bit far also, (south seattle, ID). But since moving to seattle in 2009 I've been interested in mountaineers & their cabin(s) up north. Perhaps you can be of assistance... thanx, [masked]

    January 9, 2013

    • George L.

      Judith: I will send you my email address tonight and you can ask your questions. I was a 15 year member of the Mountaineers but did not renew this summer because I felt that the organization was not keeping up with what was offered through meetup groups. George.

      January 10, 2013

  • judith l.

    we are still interested in meeting before film. judith & peter

    January 8, 2013

    • George L.

      It is not going to work for me because seating is on a first come first served basis, right?, and I do not want to sit in the back of the screening room because I had food before the program.

      January 8, 2013

  • George L.

    Doesn't sound like there is much interest in a social hour after the film festival so I am dropping the suggestion.

    January 8, 2013

  • judith l.

    We would sooner meet before than after, unless work gets in the way.

    January 6, 2013

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