Backcountry Film Festival in Bellevue and Seattle - Jan 22 & 29

Celebrate the winter human-powered experience at our 2018 showings of the 13th Annual Backcountry Film Festival - January 22 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden or January 29 at our Seattle Program Center.
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
Foothills Branch Leader & Super Volunteer
December 11, 2017

The 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will show at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on Monday, January 22 and at the Seattle Mountaineers Program Center on Monday January 29.  Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture - you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup of eight films. 

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like The Mountaineers at the local level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. 

The first screening is co-presented by The Mountaineers Foothills Branch and the City of Bellevue Parks and Community Services department, and  50% of the proceeds will go to support the Bellevue TRACKS program that promotes youth outdoor adventure, stewardship and leadership. Get advance tickets and save your spot right away! 

Bellevue - January 22

Bellevue Botanical Garden | 7pm-8:45pm - $10 for Mountaineers members and City of Bellevue residents, $12 for the General Public ($15 at the door): 

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Seattle - January 29

Seattle Program Center | 7pm-8:45pm - $10 for Mountaineers members and $12 for the General Public ($15 at the door): 

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Films include:

The Space Within - The space within whispers of another world, holding magic unlike anything he has seen before. Follow DPS Cinematic to this world.

Ruth Gorge - Follow this expedition skiing piece in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge with Noah Howell and Ben Peters.

Adventure Not War - Stacy Bare returns home from war by way of his ongoing project, Adventure Not War: To promote world peace and understanding through adventure.

Below 0 - Nature has two meanings, on one hand it is the natural environment where all life develops; on the other hand, nature is understood as the essence of being. The events in Below 0 are narrated metaphorically from Vladimir Kozlov, a Russian-born meteorologist who lived 20 years in the Arctic.

Follow Through - In this age of hyper connectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore? A story of loss, of community respect and of belonging, Caroline Gleich sets out to complete her vision.

End of Snow - Join Snow Scientist Dr. Jane Zelikova to embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow.

Idaho 12vers Project - Project also known as “It’s that peak, that one, just right over there”

Genesis - A trio of powder professors ascend Alaska’s Chugach. The mountains become the laboratory in which they embark to form theories of mankind’s oldest questions: how did life begin, and what makes this life worth living?