Backcountry Film Festival- Saturday, March 10th, 2018

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Join the Bennington College’s Athletic and Recreation Department and the Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) in welcoming the 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival to Bennington in the spirit of the 2018 Dion US Snowshoe Nationals being hosted this same weekend at Prospect Mountain in Woodford. We want YOU to be excited about winter human-powered recreation, and join us in celebrating with like-minded folks from the region.

Portions of the ticket sales will go toward BATS. There will be a raffle and a 50/50 which will benefit other human-powered trail maintaining non-profits organizations in the area.

***A limited amount of Pre-Sale tickets will be available Online beginning beginning Thursday, 2/22/18 on the BATS Backcountry Film Fest Event page (right here!)***

Remaining tickets will be available when doors open until supplies last. Cash Preferred.

$10 general admission
$5 for ages 12 & under, seniors (60+), and veterans.
*A certain number of tickets have been reserved for Bennington College students. Reserve those through the Student Engagement Office.

VENUE: Tishman Auditorium at Bennington College, 1 College Drive, Bennington, VT.
TIME: 7:30PM-9PM. Doors open at 7.
Please give yourself time to park and walk to the venue. Campus Map HERE.

The 90 minute film will include tales of adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. Films in this year’s program include:

  • The Space Within, DPS Skis Cinematic | 5 min 28 sec
  • Ruth Gorge, Noah Howell | 8 min 1 sec
  • Below 0, Itai Hagage | 4 min 54 sec
  • The End of Snow, Jane Zelikova and Morgan Heim | 20 min 35 sec
  • Follow Through, Anya Miller and Becca Cahall | 21 min 48 sec
  • Genesis, Ben Sturgulewski and Dan Pizza | 5 min 50 sec
  • Idaho 12ver Project, Mark Ortiz | 12 min 10 sec
  • Adventure Not War, Max Lowe | 7 min 35 sec

WATCH THE FESTIVAL TRAILER HERE

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These groups will have information at the event about what they do:

-Bennington College Athletic and Recreation Department
-Bennington Area Trail System
-Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers, a chapter of the Catamount Trail Association
-Thunderbolt Ski Runners
-Bennington Section of the Green Mountain Club
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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.