Sixth Annual Adventure Film Festival


10/27/10 - Journey into the imagination at the Sixth Annual Adventure Film Festival premiering November 18-20, 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. Sail from Argentina to Antarctica to ski down untouched mountains, then navigate through Russia’s monster mosquitos, ferocious grizzly bears, and decommissioned soviet helicopters to find mouse-eating Rainbow trout, and discover Kabul’s unique cultural wonders while riding a skateboard through its narrow, crooked streets. Dedicated to all aspects of adventure, this year’s festival features the most exciting and inspirational award-winning independent films from around the world that ignite a passion for travel, discovery and change.

Presented by Patagonia, this three-day festival features more than 25 high caliber films handpicked by the Adventure Film Selection Committee from 140 entries submitted from 12 different countries via snail mail, email, Vimeo, YouTube and Yousendit. At the best venues in town, including the historic Boulder Theater, the legendary Neptune Mountaineering, REI, and the Patagonia Store, the eclectic lineup features exploration, surfing, climbing, biking, skiing, as well as films that tackle environmentalism, global awareness, and social issues. There will also be an Adventure Filmmaking Workshop designed to inspire the audience to create outdoor films of their own. Special events include discussions with top outdoor filmmakers, guest appearances by author Craig Childs and photographer Pete McBride, photography exhibits, gear giveaways, live music, and a rockin’ after-party.

With more than 6,000 attendees in 2009, and thousands more across the country, the Adventure Film Festival continues on with the support of filmmakers, sponsors, non- profits, partners, volunteers—all adventurers—who believe in the message: “Make your own legends.”

Prior to the Boulder event, Adventure Film hosted two successful, sold-out shows in Chamonix, France, and Santiago, Chile, for the second year in a row. Adventure Film will carry on the 2010 award winners to audiences across the nation.

BENEFICIARY– Adventure Film is 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.”

The Jonny Copp Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities to bring creative expression and adventure to life. They offer grants, outreach programs, exhibits, and a forum that stimulates individual creativity, intellectual promise and the spirit of adventure. The goal is to enable individuals to realize their full potential while creating positive change for themselves, and others around the world.

ABOUT ADVENTURE FILM – Adventure Film was created in 2004 by the late, great Jonny Copp, as well as adventurers, filmmakers and artists 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.