Get up, Get down and Grab your Toys!
Cashmere, WA—Have you made the official swap of the gear closet yet? Traded in your paddles for boards? Do you hoot and holler every time you see a slight dusting of snow on the hills? Whether you go berserk at the slightest hint of snow or are just a fan of human-powered recreation, you will want to grab your friends and make your way down to this year's Backcountry Film Festival.
Now in its fifth 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 top 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 landscapes for quiet users. The festival travels to more than 45 communities throughout the United States and abroad. Funds raised stay in local communities to support human-powered winter recreation efforts.
This year's films to be shown include:
|Best of Festival
||"Solitaire" by Sweetgrass Productions
||"Chalk and Ski" by Purple Orange
|Best of the Backcountry
||"Breaking Trail" by Powderwhore
Other film selections include:
- 40 Tribes Kyrgyztan
- Ski bums never die
- Berber turns
- Winters of my life
- Seasons; winter
- Bike, ski, raft - Denali traverse
The festival will be held on December 15th at the Cashmere Riverside Center in Cashmere, WA - doors open at 6:00 and films start at 6:30pm. Admission is $10 at the door for those 12 and older and includes door prizes, free coffee, and dessert items.