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.

Winter Wildlands Backcountry Film Festival
7:30-9:00PM. Doors open at 7. Show starts at 7:30PM.
Tishman Auditorium at Bennington College, 1 College Drive, Bennington, VT.

Give yourself time to park and walk to the venue. Reserve closer spaces for those with limited mobility and use the edited Campus Map. Park in the first lot at the junction of Harlan Road and College Drive. Someone will be in the parking lot to give you directions. Follow the glowsticks! CampusMap_BC-Fest-Parking.pdf (66 downloads)

Portions of the ticket sales will go toward BATS. There will be a small raffle and possible 50/50 as well.

***A limited amount of Pre-Sale tickets will be available Online beginning beginning Thursday, 2/22/18 right here!

Buy Your Ticket!

BC Film Fest Tickets

Remaining tickets will be available when doors open until supplies last.
CASH ONLY at the Door!

$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.

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


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
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.