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Backcountry Film Festival 2019

Join Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and the Crooked River National Grasslands for the 15th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. Produced by the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Backcountry Film Festival is a renowned production featuring professional and grassroots filmmakers from all corners of the globe. With screenings in more than 100 cities worldwide, the festival serves to unite communities in celebrating winter, sharing passion for adventure, and spreading awareness about the latest environmental conservation initiatives.   
This year’s line up is highly anticipated, so be sure to purchase your tickets early. Tickets cost $15 and proceeds raised for Discover Your Forest go to Project SNOW (Studying Nature Outdoors in Winter), a program dedicated to providing outdoor education experiences for over 2,000 kids in Central Oregon.

Mark your calendars for three screenings. The first and second will take place in Bend at the Volcanic Theater Pub on February 16th at 6pm and 9:30pm. The third will take place in Sisters at the Sisters Movie house on February 17th at7pm. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Raffle prizes, auction items, and more will be up for grabs.

This year’s program includes:
Westward: Brennan Lagasse, Sam Pope, KGB Productions | 5 min 33 sec
The Abbey, DPS Cinematic | 5 min 30 sec 
Surfer Dan, Camp4 Collective | 7 min 32 sec
Ski the Wild West, Thomas Woodson and Drew Peterson | 13 min 11 sec
Searching For Christmas Tree, Lie Feng | 16 min 16 sec
Ode to Muir, Teton Gravity Research | TBD
I am Here, Modoc Stories, Michael and David Hanson | 7 min 42 sec
Human Power: The Backcountry SnowsportsIniative, Philip Huffeldt, Wool Hat Creative | 8 min 9 sec
Blue, Alyson Nicklas | 4 min 11 sec
Abandoned Berthoud Pass, The Road West Traveled | 8 min 47 sec For more information, visit

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Later Event: February 21
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