Are you an outdoor adventurer? Do you ski, snowboard, surf, backpack, raft the white waters, scale mountains or yearn to take on any other adrenaline-fueled activity in the great outdoors?
If outdoor adventure is your passion and sharing this with others like you is enticing, a 5Point Film Event is the next place you want to be. This annual festival is held from Wednesday to Sunday, April 22nd to 26th, 2020 in downtown Carbondale.
The Colorado based 5Point Film Festival is a memorable 5-day experience that will have you coming back for more. And fortunately for you, there is more. To start, 5Point Film kicks off its Flagship Festival in Carbondale every spring.
5Point Film in Aspen, Carbondale and Denver
With a spotlight on outdoor action and pushing adventurers to their limits, this film festival stands out from the pack. Yes. There are film screenings. Typically, more than 50 each year now. But there is much more than that.
The Festival offers live podcasts, more than 30 international guests, engaging panel discussions, live demonstrations, book signings and an atmosphere that stimulates and engages you. Now, in its seventh year, the Festival has been growing steadily, and adds more events and features each year to further excite, involve and entertain.
Then 5Point Film takes to the road after its Flagship event each year, working with event producers across the country to give other areas a sampling of outdoor adventure media and the chance to be part of an inspiring community event. You can catch a glimpse of the festivities On The Road in December at San Luis Obispo, CA and again in January at Winter Park and Buena Vista, CO, and Straton, VT.
In January, 5Point Aspen offers numerous short films to get your blood pumping, featured guests and the company of other outdoor adventure enthusiasts. This year’s Aspen event takes place on January 17th and 18th, 2020 at the Wheeler Opera House. There’s also a 5Point Film in Denver held June 2020.
Meet, watch, talk, debate, learn and connect in an environment that supports and encourages the outdoor adventure lifestyle. Be a part of this vital community, and share in its growth. 5Point Film also produces short films, raises money and provides small grants. The organization has been instrumental in helping a number of filmmakers make their stories a reality.
It’s also inspired others to follow in its footsteps. Chris Dickey was motivated by the Festival to create a film event in Jackson Wyoming. Dickey explained,
“I’m inspired by an event I went to at the 5Point Film Festival. The idea was to bring together a room full of influencers, athletes, brand managers, artists, writers and filmmakers and encourage lively discussion centered around inspiration, creativity and cause. The result was fun, intellectually curious, and low-key.”
The outdoor adventure films spotlighted by 5Point Film feature adventure media for all manner of outdoor activities in any setting. The group’s mission includes inspiration and shared experiences, seeking to foster adventure with passion and responsibility by way of visual media.
Another bonus in enjoying 5Point Film Events, is the knowledge that the organization and its founders encourage the spirit of community, growth and giving back. It’s about getting involved, following dreams, relating to and inspiring others.
The “5Points” are:
In the spirit of giving back, 5Point Film began sponsoring a local scholarship program in 2011 for Colorado High School students from Aspen to Parachute. In partnership with Timbers Resorts, scholarships for $1,500 are awarded to five students each year for projects that best represent the five guiding principles of the organization.
The Dream Project helps fund the selected recipients’ featured dreams and adventures. Previous year’s recipients have included:
- An artistic backpacker seeking to memorialize her trek with art prints.
- A budding communications enthusiast who wants to create a self-sufficient solar powered radio system.
- A High School Jr. dedicated to bringing hearing impaired and deaf communities in Roaring Fork Valley closer by opening a deaf camp.
- A visionary who sees an outdoor courtyard at her school as a means to bring faculty and students together through nature.
- An aspiring alpinist who is planning to climb Russia’s Mt. Kazbek.
The 5Point Film Festival is in its eighth year, and this outdoor adventure film festival has become a very popular draw for those already involved in outdoor adventure, as well as individuals who are looking for inspiration.
Though based in Garfield County, 5Point Film features adventure media for all manner of outdoor activities in any setting. The program spotlights outdoor action and people pushing the limits, visible through film, art, music and literature.
Address: Carbondale, CO
Date: Thur-Sun, April 22-26, 2020