Backcountry Film Festival

Backcountry Film Festival

Join Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grasslands for the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival is a renowned production featuring professional and grassroots filmmakers from all corners of the globe. With screenings in more than 100 cities worldwide, the festival serves to unite communities in celebrating winter, sharing passion for adventure, and spreading awareness about the latest environmental conservation initiatives.  

This year’s line up is highly anticipated, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds raised for Discover Your Forest go to Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter), a program dedicated to providing free outdoor education experiences for over 2,000 kids in Central Oregon.

Mark your calendars for three screenings. The first and second will take place in Bend at the Volcanic Theater Pub on February 16th at 6pm and 9:30pm. The third will take place in Sisters at the Sisters Movie house on February 17th at 7pm. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Raffle prizes, auction items, and more will be up for grabs.

This year’s program includes:

  • Westward: Brennan Lagasse, Sam Pope, KGB Productions| 5 min 33 sec
  • The Abbey, DPS Cinematic | 5 min 30 sec 
  • Surfer Dan, Camp4 Collective | 7 min 32 sec
  • Ski the Wild West, Thomas Woodson and Drew Peterson | 13 min 11 sec
  • Searching For Christmas Tree, Lie Feng | 16 min 16 sec
  • Ode to Muir, Teton Gravity Research | TBD
  • I am Here, Modoc Stories, Michael and David Hanson | 7 min 42 sec
  • Human Power: The Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, Philip Huffeldt, Wool Hat Creative | 8 min 9 sec
  • Blue, Alyson Nicklas| 4 min 11 sec
  • Abandoned Berthoud Pass, The Road West Traveled| 8 min 47 sec

Bend Tickets

Purchase your tickets to the Bend screenings at Volcanic Theater Pub.

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Sisters Tickets

Purchase your tickets to the Sisters screening at Sisters Movie House.

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Learn About the Films

What is featured in the Backcountry Film Festival This Season?  The films feature awe-inspiring stories, aimed to connect with and gain insight to what is happening in the places we go to get fresh air and fresh powder.

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Your tax-deductible sponsorship or raffle prize donation, entitles you many choices of benefits which include recognition in our marketing materials and ticket packages.

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