Monday, March 12, 2012
The Backcountry Film Festival seeks to promote the work of grassroots filmmakers who tell compelling and entertaining stories of backcountry, nonmotorized recreation and environmental preservation. Do you have a compelling story, some quality footage and a keen eye for a fun, educational or juicy topic.
This year’s categories are: Best Short Short (under 5 minutes), Best Environmental Message and Best of Festival.
· Your film should be short—no longer than 30 minutes—and tell a thought-provoking, interesting story of backcountry, nonmotorized recreation or environmental preservation. Your film should take place during or otherwise relate to the winter. We’re open minded about what kind of films we’ll show: documentaries, fiction and experimental films are welcome.
· The Film Festival premieres in Boise November 2012 and travels during the winter months to more than 80 locations throughout the nation.
· Submissions must be in DVD format, please include 3 copies. Your submission must be received in our Boise office by September 15
Mail package to: Winter Wildlands Alliance, Attn: Shelley Pursell
910 Main Street, Suite 235, Boise ID 83702. Contact Shelley Pursell at email@example.com or 208-343-1630 for details.
From the Protecting Quiet Backcountry at 10:31 AM
It turns out backcountry skiing is interesting not just to those of us who do it, but to others as well. Time hosts on their page a video of some new backcountry tech that even flatlanders are impressed by: a Backcountry Access Float 30. Check out this video of the airbag saving someone from serious slide.
Our state is also making the news for having some of the most avalanche prone slopes in the last 30 years. Here's a video of one skier-triggered avalanche at Red Mountain Pass, an area where many CMC members ski and where CMC helps support a Forest Service winter ranger. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) issued a special warning to skiers over the Presidents Day Weekend.
Front Range skiers will have a new hut to visit at Berthoud Pass, part of the new Grand Huts Association. And Colorado's Junior Snowshoers grabbed a headline and article in Snowshoe Mag, discussing their plans for this weekend's competition in Frisco.
If you see something in the news you'd like to share, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org for our next newsletter.
From the Protecting Quiet Backcountry at 10:29 AM
When the United States Snowshoe Association descends (ascends?) on Frisco this Saturday, the CMC will be on hand to help share knowledge and enthusiasm for the human-powered sport. With a new book published last fall ( Snowshoe Routes of Colorado's Front Range) offered for sale and perusal as well as all the usual info on BSI and our wilderness campaigns, newcomers to the sport will be well-outfitted for success. Stop by to see our booth in between races!
From the Protecting Quiet Backcountry at 10:27 AM
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