The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Reel Deal Theater are teaming up again to bring the popular Backcountry Film Festival to Los Alamos for the seventh year in a row.
Produced by the Boise-based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world. The screening at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Reel Deal will be the only one in New Mexico and tickets are available starting Jan. 10.
The Pajarito Brewpub will be selling beer and wine before the show and at intermission. Also at intermission, PEEC will raffle off prizes donated by local businesses and national sponsors. Prizes include lift tickets from Pajarito Mountain, Hydro Flask growlers from Fusion Multisport, a free float from Float Los Alamos, skis from Pajarito Brewpub, lift tickets from Taos Ski Valley, daypacks from REI, outdoor items from national sponsors, and gift certificates from Ruby K’s, Sirphey, UnQuarked, and Pig and Fig. Raffle tickets will be sold in the lobby before the show.
Tickets can be purchased as early as Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Reel Deal Theater for $12, or at the door on the day of the show, Jan. 25, for $15. As in years past, the film festival is expected to sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets at the Reel Deal in advance.
The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions.
Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture—you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. This year’s films 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, Matt Ortiz | 12 min 10 sec
- Adventure Not War, Max Lowe | 7 min 35 sec
The Backcountry Film Festival is produced 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 national nonprofit organization that partners with groups like PEEC at the local 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.