September 1, 2009, Boulder, CO—The Fifth Annual Adventure Film Festival will be held in Boulder, November 12-14th, 2009. We’ll kick off the festival, presented by Patagonia, on Thursday, November 12 with an opening evening show at the Boulder Theater. The next two days and nights will feature adventure film-making workshops, photography exhibits, live music, and over 30 award winning films at the best venues in town.
After the Boulder Festival, Adventure Film will bring further exposure to these amazing films by taking them on road to cities around the US, and internationally to Chile, France, and South Africa.
Each year, over 200 entries are submitted from around the world. The top 30 films are hand-picked by the Adventure Film Selection Committee. These films feature exploration, surfing, climbing, biking, skiing, and more. Also included in the line up are films that tackle topics as broad as the environment, global awareness, and social issues, yet always maintain a distinct theme of adventure.
There will also be an Adventure Filmmaking Workshop, designed to inspire the audience to make outdoor films of their own. Top outdoor filmmakers will lead discussions on equipment and techniques.
This year’s festival is especially significant as we continue to pay tribute to Jonny Copp, one of Adventure Film’s visionaries who died in an avalanche while climbing in China this spring. Jonny’s passing reminds us all of the spirit of Adventure Film—belief in the power of the story, especially the narrative of adventure and awakening to change and challenge the world we live in. It is with this focus that Adventure Film goes on. Climb. Ride. Fly. Slide. Fight for your environment. Inspire. Go higher than you’ve ever dared to go.
Boulder’s Adventure Film Festival takes place at the historic Boulder Theater, the B-side Lounge on 14th Street, and other select venues downtown.
For tickets, schedules & details about the Festival please visit: http://www.AdventureFilm.org
Adventure Film has partnered with Leave No Trace, an international non-profit dedicated to conscious recreation and environmental education. Adventure Film and Leave No Trace’s missions and direction have coincided to promote “Activism through Adventure.”
ABOUT ADVENTURE FILM
Adventure Film was created in 2004 by adventurers and filmmakers wishing to spread the creativity, enthusiasm, and activism inherent to outdoor adventure. Adventure Film celebrates, supports and “ties in with” those who wish to inspire and fire the creative kilns of transformation and awareness. We believe in the power of the story, the narrative of adventure and awakening. We believe we have an opportunity and responsibility to challenge and change the world we live in.