Film Festival

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Climate Change, Environmental Protection, Film Festival, Film Review, Mountain Film / 11.06.2012

Environmental protection is hardly a laughing matter. Companies with offices around the world are stepping up efforts to minimize their impact on the planet by going green and there's nothing funny about it. But a film by Jonathan Browning and Screaming Frog Productions shows what can happen when a cubical commander and his corporate overlords take their responsibilities for recycling and reducing waste a bit too seriously. With the management style of Steve Carell an office boss hires a stealthy black-clad warrior to enforce new policies of...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Mountain Film / 31.05.2012

It’s likely each of us will come away from Telluride wondering exactly what it is that we learned at MountainFilm. Despite another late night watching adventure movies at the outdoor theater on the edge of town I woke up Tuesday morning at the ungodly hour of 6AM. As I rose to begin the three-day drive back home to Wisconsin I found myself pondering that illusive question feeling a bit overwhelmed by everything that I had taken in over these past five days. As a reporter I’m tasked with recounting...

5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, BASE Jumping, Film Festival, Moab / 26.05.2012

How can you be uninspired when you have friends who can fly? An entire world of possibilities unfolds before you when they encourage you to take flight as well. And though most would consider BASE Jumping more like a controlled fall, the moment you take that leap into space a thousand feet above the ground you cast aside the fear and limitations that deny the true nature of your essential self. Through adventure we experience sensations of ecstatic joy that lead us to believe that we can make...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Film Festival, Mountain Film / 16.05.2012

I’ve been on the road for nearly three weeks now. About half way through my trip today I’m in Joshua Tree National Park. On a long road tour of the west I’m visiting several wild and scenic places to meet and connect with people like me, and perhaps you, who are dedicated to leading an active lifestyle. And even though I’m heading back toward home the journey is far from over. The Joy Trip Project is an ongoing mission to discover and report on the many expressions of modern...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Film preview, Film Review, Mountain Film / 15.05.2012

The latest adventure web series from Forge Motion Pictures explores the depths of the human soul. The crew that delivered last year’s award-winning mountain film Cold now follows the lives of individuals who have discovered the joy and passion that comes from pressing the boundaries of athletic ability against the most primal of the natural elements. Directed by Skip Armstrong Of Souls & Water premiered its first two of five episodes at the 2012 5Point Film Festival. Each depicting the stories of iconic paddlers the short films illustrate the...

5Point, 5Point to MountainFilm Tour, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival / 28.04.2012

A film festival of excellent quality is far more than the sum of its movies. The cultural experience that draws audiences to witness a spectacle of fun and adventure is a unique opportunity to exceed the mere goal of entertainment. The fifth annual  5Point Film Festival has built a community where aspiring explorers can watch reality unfold in film through stories that first began with a dream. Opening night of the four-day event possessed the intimate flavor of a family reunion. This gathering of our tribe brought together in...