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16th Annual Backcountry Film Festival
December 11, 2020 @ 7:00pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until December 11, 2020
Backcountry Film Fest proceeds with virtual watch parties
Montana Backcountry Alliance presents the 16th Annual Backcountry Film Festival in an online format on December 10th and 11th. These back-to-back watch parties kick off the month-long festival with the Best of Fest on Thursday and the regular Film Fest selections on Friday. Both begin at 7pm.
This year’s goal is to gather our community over two nights, watch each film lineup from the safety of viewers’ homes and get stoked for the season! But don’t worry if you can’t make it for the watch party – the films will be available until Jan. 10th.
The Film Festival screens documentaries and ski movies about athletic pursuit in the mountains, artistic vision, friendship, and how the snowsports community is adapting to a changing environment. A collage of human-powered stories and backcountry-inspired experiences, the Fest produces wild conversations and inspires action to communities that celebrate the present while looking toward the future.
To make it more of an “event,” event hosts will be posting photos of individual viewers and families watching the films to their Instagram feed during each virtual watch party. So, send them a photo between 7 and 10pm on either night and they’ll share it for all to see! Plus, you’ll be entered for a chance to win an MBA t-shirt. Five shirts will be given away to powder hounds who send a photo during either watch party. Just snap a shot of you watching the films and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MBA will be watching the films along with local audiences and posting all the great shots on Instagram (@montanabackcountryalliance). They’ll randomly pick 5 winners on Monday, Dec. 14th and reach out via email. If you don’t want your photo posted, make note in the email and you’ll still get a chance to win a shirt.
Film Fest tickets are $15 for individuals and $30 for a household. Purchase through www.montanabackcountry.org. These events raise funds to help plow Hyalite Canyon Road in Bozeman and also maintain access to Gash Point and plowing for the parking area at West Twin Creek in Missoula. MBA has also donated $1,000 to both the Missoula and Gallatin County Avalanche Centers this year as their main fundraising events have been cancelled due to COVID. •