The Backcountry Film Festival is a collaboration of filmmakers, corporate partners, athletes and environmental grassroots leaders dedicated to gathering and engaging the backcountry community. The Backcountry Film Festival promotes the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of backcountry human powered recreation and environmental preservation, climate change issues, or snow culture.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year 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 nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues.

The 2017-2018 Backcountry Film Festival toured over 100 cities from mid-Novembe 2017 to late March 2018. Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.

Upon entering the Winter Wildlands Alliance's Backcountry Film Festival (BCFF) the artist(s) grant permission for the following:

1. BCFF is permitted to screen accepted films at the Festival premiere in November in Boise, ID, and any showings that are part of our National Tour.

2. BCFF is granted the royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to exhibit any and all films, publicity materials related to the film, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and /or to include said publicity materials with other works in any form, media, or technology. Film makers may request in writing to opt out of this clause.

3. The artist(s) warrants and represents to BCFF that he/she alone created the work, possesses unencumbered title thereto and has the right to enter into this Agreement with BCFF. The artists(s) further warrants and represents that the work is original and does not infringe upon the title, literary or musical property or copyright of any other work or statutory, common law or other rights (including rights of privacy) of any person, firm or corporation.

4. It is the responsibility of the artist(s) to obtain rights and permission for use of music, film footage, and all other creative work related to their films prior to entering the Winter Wildlands Alliance's Backcountry Film Festival. BCFF is not responsible for any infringement of such rights.

5. Works in progress WILL be accepted for submission. Please include information as to what still needs to be completed (color correction, score, etc.) with the submission information.

If you have any questions, please email mquick@winterwildlands.org.

CHECK LIST: (please include the following with your entry)
1. Make sure your film is between 3 to 20 minutes and tells an authentic story of backcountry, human-powered recreation or environmental preservation. Submissions are by September 1, 2018. We prefer 16:9 aspect ratio at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Submitted films should either be in English or include English subtitles.

2. Provide the following information:
Filmmaker Name
Link to an online screener
Short Synopsis
Film Length
Your Contact Info + Backup Contact Info (for y’all who live off the grid)
Film shots in jpeg format (300dpi preferred)
(Can be emailed to mquick@winterwildlands.org).

Submission is free.