Australian Backcountry Film Fest open for entries
The festival will focus on human- and gravity-powered backcountry adventures including bushwalking, skiing, paddling, climbing and mountain biking.
Short film submissions are invited in two length categories: three to seven minutes, and 30 to 40 minutes.
The launch follows four successful years of the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival tour in Melbourne and the Alps, with the addition of Australian-made ski films proving popular at recent events.
Festival organiser Cam Walker said: “We’ve been attracting good numbers of people and showing in more locations across south-east Australia, so it seems like it might be time to have our own festival and showcase some of the fantastic filmmakers out there.”
He added: “The response has been great so far and if the Melbourne showing is successful we’ll look at taking the films to other locations.”