Film Festival

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Interview, National Geographic, Special Events / 21.04.2014

  This week the tribe of adventure artists, athletes, and activists is gathering in Carbondale Colorado for the 7th annual 5Point Film Festival. The ever-evolving four-day event welcomes a broad and eclectic array of films and presenters to not only share their stories of exploration but inspire all those who attend to actively participate in the protection and preservation of the places close to home or around the world they love most. In her second year as executive director of the festival Sarah Wood is excited about this most ambitious...

5Point, Adventure Film, Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Life Out Loud, mountainfilm, Radical Reel Tour, Reel Rock Film Tour / 16.01.2014

This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 86th annual Oscar awards. Once again I’m amazed by the number of prominent feature films that I neglected to see in 2013. As a reviewer of adventure movies I don’t make it to my local cineplex the way I used to. Of those movies tapped to win Best Picture Twelve Years a Slave and American Hustle are the only two that I actually saw in a theater. And I imagine that it will...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Festival, National Geographic, Paragliding, Skiing, Snow, Snowboarding, Surfing, Winter / 07.11.2013

The 2013 adventure film festival season came to a grand finale the Banff Mountain Book & Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The producers of the many great works of literature and cinema created took center stage to receive awards for their tremendous accomplishments. There in the spotlight before the thunderous applause of a grateful audience the best authors, filmmakers, and outdoor athletes in the world brought to a close an exciting 12 months of exploring. And as the first hard snow of winter fell over the great Canadian Rockies...

Adventure Media Review, Bikes, Film Festival, National Geographic, Special Events / 04.11.2013

Norwegian adventurers Inge Wegge and Jorn Ranum had heard about some legendary surf waves, high up in the north Atlantic Ocean, in an island bay off the Norwegian coast. To test the rumour, they travelled to the island, built a hut out of driftwood and found materials, and spent nine cold, dark winter months north of the Arctic Circle, riding the waves. Their film of this unlikely adventure, North of the Sun, has won the Grand Prize at the 2013 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. “If it’s possible...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Breaking News, Film Festival / 01.11.2013

Australian adventurer Tim Cope was a novice rider when he set out on a 6,000-mile horseback journey across the Eurasian steppes. Interested in experiencing the nomadic way of life, he travelled for three years through Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, the Ukraine, and Hungary. His book on the journey, On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads (Bloomsbury, USA, 2013), has been awarded the Grand Prize at the 2013 Banff Mountain Book Competition. Chosen by an international jury from a shortlist of six finalists,...

Adventure Film, Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Festival, Life Out Loud, Slideshow / 07.10.2013

Traveling from Madison to Boulder, Colorado my flight was delayed by almost 8 hours. I arrived in Denver two hours after the party started. Adventure athlete and women’s empowerment activist Shannon Galpin was celebrating her birthday at the Bitter Bar. With everyone in town for the Adventure Film Festival dozens of people would be there that I hadn’t seen in too long. Despite my best efforts to lead what might be described as a normal life I keep getting drawn back to all these creative and exciting people...