The Backpacking Light Adventure Film Festival promotes stories about human-powered adventure travel!

2021-2022 Season Submission Info

How to Watch the Recorded Version of the 2020 Festival Premiere

Backpacking Light Premium and Unlimited Members can access the recorded version of the 2020 festival here. If you’re not a member, subscribe here to support the Festival and our other public events.

Watch the trailer:

YouTube video

2020 Online Premiere Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 PM US Mountain Time
  • Where: YouTube

If you can’t make it to the online premiere, the recorded version will be available until Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 PM US Mountain Time on Youtube.

Support our 2020 Festival Sponsors


Sponsors help fund our festival operations and provide cash donations we make on behalf of the winners to conservation or trail advocacy organizations that they designate.

Two sponsorship levels are available:

Presenting Sponsor

  • Limited to ONE company per year plus one non-profit organization (our non-profit partner may change with each venue).
  • You’ll have your company name read as the First Credit (example: “{YourCompanyName} presents … the 2020 Backpacking Light Adventure Film Festival!”) for the festival trailer and all festival showing openers. In addition, you’ll be featured in the first post-title Opening Credit with a company tag line.
  • Rights to participate in all festival raffles/giveaways.

Purchase a Presenting Sponsorship ($2500)

Supporting Sponsor

  • Limited to SEVEN companies per year
  • You’ll have your company featured in the Opening Credits after the title presentation, and after the presenting sponsor’s Opening Credit is read.
  • Rights to participate in all festival raffles/giveaways.

Purchase a Supporting Sponsorship ($500)