Tuesday March 13, 2018   |
Fifth Annual Badlands Film Festival Captivates Ata Show Crowd

West Jordan, UT- Thunderous applause, oohs and awes filled the Old National Centre Theatre in Indianapolis this past January as the Fifth Annual Badlands Film Festival Presented by Garmin played on the big screen. An annual event during the week of the ATA tradeshow, the Badlands Film Festival has become a must-attend affair.

Enjoying 14 films throughout the evening, the standing-room only crowd of 1,000 plus also enjoyed goodie bags loaded with gear, a commemorative t-shirt, free beverages and giveaways from Badlands, Garmin and all the event partners. By the end of the night, over $20k in cash and prizes had been given away to the record crowd.

Highlighting the evening and garnering an emotional standing ovation from the crowd, was the donation of $3500 towards blood cancer research courtesy of the first and second place winners of the festival. Driven by a film that featured a woman’s quest for an archery mountain goat while battling cancer, the donations will go toward helping her and countless others.

Speaking about the annual event, Badlands Marketing Manager Blake VanTussenbrook said, “We originally created this event as a simple “thank you” to the industry for allowing Badlands to grow for the last 20 plus years. We want people to come out and have a fun evening focused on all the best aspects of the hunting industry.” He continued, “While the festival has certainly grown in size beyond what we ever imagined, we have no intention of slowing down.”

The Badlands Film Festival will return to Louisville, Kentucky in 2019. To inquire about submitting a film or getting your brand involved, please contact Blake VanTussenbrook at

Now in its 25th year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance and as always, the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry.

For more information about becoming a part of this event, please contact Blake VanTussenbrook at 1.800.386.7839 or

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