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Backcountry Film Festival



The ninth annual world tour of the backcountry film festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. This winter festival features the seasons best ski films - promoting the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of the backcountry, non-motorized recreation, and environmental preservation. Submissions come from 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 films are juried by a select panel of judges and the top films are assembled into a 90-minute program.


The CMC is thrilled to host several tour stops across the state.  Check back soon for updated dates and venues in a town near you!


Checkout the 2014 Backcountry Film Festival Trailer HERE!


PURCHASE TICKETS: Grand Junction - April 2, 2014



2013-14 Backcountry Film Festival Line Up

Best of Festival: Valhalla

from Sweetgrass Productions is the tale of one man’s search to rediscover the freedom of his youth.


Best Conservation Film: Bolton Valley

from Red Reel Production is the story of how a small community fought to save their beloved ski area.


Best Short: Bigger, Braver.

Filmmaker Luc Mehl turns the camera on a young female athlete who shares her insight into the courage and strength involved in seeking big mountain adventure.

Trail Break

from Powderwhore, this is a beautiful black and white portrait of deep powder skiing.


Morning Rituals

a day in the life of an undercover ski bum. Presented by Chris Dickey of Orange and Purple.



from filmmaker Corey Rich, inspires us to pack up the kids and proves that backcountry skiing is a family affair.


Nokhoi Zeekh

in search of the Wolverine, from filmmaker Forrest McCarthy. Five Americans set off on a month-long ski expedition through northern Mongolia to document one of the world's most iconic but least-known winter species



from filmmaker and storyteller Fitz Cahall at Duct Tape then Beer captures Roger Strong’s reflections about moving forward after a tragic avalanche.
Poor Man’s Heli, skier Antoine Boisselier thinks outside the skin track and comes up with a new and unique way to the top of the mountain. From Mike Douglas at Switchback Entertainment.


Take the Ride

from filmmakers Jason Thompson and Drew Stoecklein, asks,, “When you have a dream will you buy the ticket, will you Take the Ride?”