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Backcountry Film Festival comes to Havre tonight


February 15, 2018

Morgan Heim

The Backcountry Film Festival, with proceeds benefiting Havre Trails, starts tonight at 6:30 in the Little Theatre in Montana State University-Northern's Cowan Hall.

Press release

The 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is coming to Havre tonight at the Little Theatre on the bottom floor of the west end of Cowan Hall on the Montana State University-Northern campus.

Proceeds will benefit Havre Trails' 2018 community hike series.

Havre Trails and the Montana Wilderness Association have teamed up to bring you this award-winning lineup of outdoor films. Join us for an adventure-packed evening, light refreshments, and no-host drinks from the MAT lounge.

The Backcountry Film Festival is produced by the 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 Havre Trails and the Montana Wilderness Association 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.

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

Doors Open at 6:30 pm – Films Begin at 7pm

Tickets at the door: $10 general, $5 students with ID, 12 and under free


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