15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival Comes to Central Oregon

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Calling all “go big or go home” winter enthusiasts! Get ready to get goosebumps while you “Ooh!” and “Ahh!” at the impact and importance of our winter wildlands through this collection of short films. The 15th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival will have three screenings in Central Oregon: two at the Volcanic Theatre Pub on February 7, and another at Sisters Movie House on Sunday, February 9. All proceeds will benefit Discover Your Forest and will go to fund Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter).

Project SNOW is a very special program held at Mt. Bachelor for local students. It is a program dedicated to providing rich outdoor education experiences for students that will instill a sense of awe and stewardship for the environment in the participants. Every year at Mt. Bachelor, Project SNOW provides an unforgettable winter adventure that combines hands-on science education with snowshoe-powered outdoor exploration for about 3,000 kids in Central Oregon From January through March. Funds raised at Backcountry Film Festival not only keep these field trips free, they have also helped us purchase adaptive equipment and warm-weather clothing to make sure that kids can participate in the program no matter what.

Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival film line-up is full of snowy, cinematic adventure sure to inspire both the local backcountry and general communities. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving winter wildlands and a quality human-powered snow sports experience on public lands.

To purchase tickets or see more information, head to our website at discoveryourforest.org/backcountry-film-festival, or follow us on social media. If you are interested in supporting our event through the donation of raffle prizes, please reach out to amy.jensen@discovernw.org.


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