5Point Film Kicks Off Its 8th Annual Film Festival

March 31, 2015 (Carbondale, Colo.) - This week, tickets become available for the 8th annual 5Point Film Flagship Festival. Selling out the last three years, 5Point expects a surge in sales April 1st, when the online box office opens. 

Scheduled for April 23-26 in Carbondale, CO, 5 Point is known for gathering the outdoor industry’s best filmmakers, athletes and artists along with thousands of festival-goers, to celebrate the year’s best films and adventure stories. This year’s stellar program features over 40 short films, 10 premieres, and one feature-length film including: Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia, DRAWN, Frank and the Tower, FORCE, and two special work in progress screenings from Camp4 Collective to name a few.

“5Point celebrates films and stories that inspire adventure and showcase the human spirit,” explains Sarah Wood, executive director. “In today’s fast digital world, the demand for authentic memorable experiences is greater than ever. Our festival brings people together and grows the sense of community. Our partnership with the industry’s leading brands, from our title partner Outdoor Research, to Polartec, Sierra Nevada, NRS, Big Agnes, Evolv, allows us to make this all possible.”

Known for its eye for emerging talent and curating exceptional mixes of art and film, 5Point attracts many of the biggest names in the outdoors including filmmakers Fitz Cahall, Pete McBride, and Anson Fogel, athletes Tommy Caldwell, Lynn Hill, and Chris Davenport, artists and writers Ben Moon, Brendan Leonard, Jeremy Collins and many more.

5Point combines outdoor activity like group bike rides, and hikes with unique live events such as Chris Kalous’ Enormocast and Fitz Cahall’s Dirtbag Diaries podcasts as well as ice cream socials, free youth programs and a Van Life Rally celebrating vans, cars and trucks that have been converted into mobile adventure homes. 

New this year, 5Point is gathering a few films and filmmakers for a special Behind the Scenes program, Outlive It panel discussion with non-profit partner First Descents, and hosting a huge community brunch on Sunday with Aspen Valley Land Trust.

Individual ticket sales available Wednesday, April 1st at 5pointfilm.org/tickets

Individual program tickets $26

Festival passes start at $130

For more information go to 5pointfilm.org

About 5Point

In its eighth season, 5Point Film is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We believe these same principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries.