The Granite Backcountry Film Festival, showcasing films selected by Winter Wildlands Alliance to represent outdoor stewardship, grassroots advocacy, backcountry adventure, and the connection between humans and wild winters, will take place at the Portland, Maine State Theatre (609 Congress St.) on Nov. 8.
One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Lewiston Families and Victims Fund.
The eighth annual film festival will feature special guests, a “Backcountry to the Future” costume contest, and a grand prize backcountry skiing trip to Iceland. Produced each year as a celebratory, backcountry community event, the Granite Backcountry Film Festival raises critical funds for GBA’s network of accessible below tree line glades in New Hampshire and Western Maine, known as Graniteland. Since 2016, Graniteland has amassed 17 backcountry skiing locations, from western New Hampshire to western Maine, with more than 55,000 vertical feet of skiing. All terrain is publicly accessible with specific information on GBA’s website.
“We’re ready to head to Portland and bring an incredible evening of stoke, storytelling, and celebration to our backcountry enthusiasts from all over New England,” GBA founder Tyler Ray said. “The funds raised by the film fest directly impact GBA’s capacity to maintain 55,000 feet of vertical terrain and build new glade zones while promoting stewardship and responsible backcountry conduct. And, we get to send someone to Iceland, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For any skier, this event will surely keep you entertained and praying for snow.”