Fundraisers for Friends of the Inyo set

Press release

Backcountry Film Festival Comes to the Eastern Sierra


Friday, Dec. 1st, Inyo County Council for the Arts, Bishop – Doors @ 6 PM, Movie Starts @ 7 PM

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Thursday, Dec. 7th, Museum of Western Film History, Lone Pine – Doors @ 6 PM, Movie Starts @ 7 PM

Friday, Dec. 8th, USFS Auditorium, Mammoth Lakes – Doors @ 6 PM, Movie Starts @ 7 PM

Come out for the Backcountry Film Festival to immerse yourself in all that makes snowsports magical.

The Backcountry Film Festival will wow with stories of adventure, ski culture, and environmental and climate activism; there’s something for everyone in this lineup of films. Beer, wine, and raffle tickets will be available for purchase at every location, to ensure you have a great time and leave with some sweet swag.

Celebrating the 13th year of Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival, Friends of the Inyo is bringing a collection of short films to the Eastern Sierra. Friends of the Inyo will be showing the films at three locations along the 395 corridor to best serve the entirety of the Eastern Sierra.

The Backcountry Film Festival aims to celebrate the human powered experience, aligning with Friends of the Inyo’s desire to get people to engage with and care for their local public lands. Friends of the Inyo facilitates a number of ways to do so, be it volunteering at stewardship events or joining our Eastern Sierra Trail Ambassadors for an interpretive hike, all on some of the Eastern Sierra’s most special and
unique landscapes.

Winter Wildlands Alliance energizes the backcountry snowsports community with their annual Backcountry Film Festival. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national 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.

For complete festival lineup and film program visit


Doors open @ 6 PM, Movie Starts @ 7 PM.
Admission is $15 at all locations. Available for sale at the door, at, or the Friends of the Inyo office.


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Bob Loblaw
Bob Loblaw
6 years ago

Barricades across open roads aren’t helping anybody. Either is digging up live brush and trying to replant it in open roads to close them. Many of our native brush species are not transplant friendly. I’m sure the majority of us can agree that Illegally closing roads that are supposed to… Read more »

6 years ago

Any barricades installed are there because many OHV users cannot follow rules of where and where not to go. If you have a problem with that, then you’re actually part of the problem.

6 years ago

We need donations so we can purchase more OHV barricades for the White mountains. Thanks

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
6 years ago
Reply to  Jake

Barricades help guide those who aren’t clear on what is legal and what is not. Barricades also help stop those who don’t care what is legal and what is not.