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5Point Film Festival Kicks Off In Carbondale, CO April 26

April 19th, 2012

2012 5Point Film Festival from 5Point Film Festival on Vimeo.

Since the 5Point Film Festival launched five years ago, the event has welcomed and honored many of the world’s most celebrated adventurers. Founded as a community that aims to stoke the passion for adventure through film, art and live performances, the festival has become a place to gather around the proverbial fire and tell stories of journeys past and those on the horizon.

“The depth of storytelling at this year’s festival is phenomenal — the audience is in for quite a ride,” Justin Clifton, 5Point executive director, said. “From the desert floor of the Grand Canyon to the heights of Saser Kangri II to the remote waters in the heart of Africa to the untold stories of human passion, 5Point is offering up an amazing collection of films in 2012.”
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Calling All Filmmakers: 5Point Film + Mountainfilm Festival Submission Deadlines Fast Approaching!

February 2nd, 2012

We’re proud to support two Colorado-based film festivals, 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale and Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride. Although it’s hard to believe, we’ve already rounded the corner into February and spring time is coming up quick, so that means that all of you filmmakers out there better hop to it! Both 5Point and Mountainfilm submission deadlines are fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know to make sure you get your film submitted in time…

5Point Film Festival submission deadline is February 3, but sources say that we’ll see an extension for all of you who need a bit more time to finish off your film. Bonus: no submission fees. The folks at 5Point say, “We believe in your work, not submission fees.” Check out submission guidelines here.

Mountainfilm just announced an extended submission deadline of February 17, so filmmakers have a couple more weeks to spare. Please visit Mountainfilm’s website for submission fees and guidelines.

And don’t miss out on the festivals, coming up in April and May!

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Friday Round-Up: 5 Point Film Festival Kicks Off + Fruita Fat Tire Festival

April 29th, 2011

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5 Point Film Festival kicked off last night here in Carbondale and it’s hard not to feel the buzz of inspiration, adventure and pure life. Maybe it’s because our own Timmy O’Neill led us in a chant of healing for our friend Bean Bowers who is battling cancer right now, a yell of love for a recovering Renan Ozturk or maybe it was the moment of joyous shouting to celebrate those we have lost and we, who are LIVING, but we’re more excited and honored than ever to be in such a powerful and inspiring community.

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Bicycle Film Festival

March 9th, 2011

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

Thanks to our friends at Light & Motion for drawing our attention to this great promo vide for the Bicycle Film Festival. It’s a compilation of all kinds of bike films, and watching it is sure to make you want to take your wheels out for a spin.

Have an uncanny love for bikes, so much that you feel absolutely compelled to make a film about them? Then this festival is for you. Submissions for this year are now open, so you have until April 1, 2011 to get them in.

And even if you’re not a filmmaker, you can still enjoy all that BFF has to offer by checking it out when it comes to a city near you. For a full list of places that it screens, check out the website.

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Sweet Films Coming Up At Mountainfilm in Telluride

May 11th, 2010

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Don’t have plans for Memorial Day Weekend yet? Then you might want to consider putting Mountainfilm on your list. The festival, being held May 28th-31st this year, recently announced some of the selected films that will be screening during the epic four days in Telluride, CO. We’re pretty excited about all of them, but here are a couple of our top picks (complete with trailers!).

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Mountainfilm Takes on the Extinction Crisis

April 20th, 2010

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Here at Osprey, we get to take part in a lot of great festivals. Over Memorial Day weekend, right here in our backyard, we get to support all the good things happening at Mountainfilm. An extended weekend of film, art, activism and great people, Mountainfilm is a celebration of culture, sustainability and the environment, all the in the beautiful setting of Telluride, Colorado.

Known for its annual selection of great films, Mountainfilm isn’t just about movies. The festival also features the Moving Mountains Symposium, which each year features a different theme. This year they’re tackling the Extinction Crisis, bringing in speakers like Dave Foreman, Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, Rick Ridgeway, Maya Lin, Greg Carr, Cristina Mittermeier, Joel Sartore and Paul Nicklen.

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Why focus on extinction and the loss of biodiversity?

“The statistics are staggering. We’re currently experiencing the worst spate of species die-off since the loss of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. It’s estimated that a species dies off every 20 minutes. Some scientists predict that between 30 and 50 percent of all species will be extinct by mid-century,” says Festival Director David Holbrooke.

That might sound grim, but there’s a lot of positive work currently going on to combat the crisis, and Mountainfilm hopes the symposium will shed some light on many of those projects.

We hope to see you there!

Learn more about Mountainfilm, including information on tickets and lodging by going to the festival’s website.

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