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    Adventure Film Festival

    Adventure Film Festival

    October 5-7, 2018

    Boulder's Adventure Film Festival was founded by the well-known climber, photographer and storyteller Jonny Copp. As the story goes, he came up with the idea while hunkered down in a tent in the Himalayas during a storm. He envisioned a community outdoor adventure festival that brought together indie film with art and — as importantly — activism.

    People Attending Boulder Photo Festival

    The Films

    These 30-some handpicked films never fail to wow audiences. Gritty, profound, shocking, visceral and inspiring are just a few ways to describe them. Films are shown over two days at the historic Boulder Theater. Many of them are short (10 mins or so), so you get to experience a number of viewpoints in a short time frame. We're excited to see these gems and so many others:

    • "Surfer Dan," about a man who surfed Lake Superior on Christmas Day in minus-25-degree weather. 
    • "Choices" a German film about one of the most iconic female rock climbers.
    • "A Letter To Congress," which is an homage to Wallace Stegner and his letter to Congress, back in 1960, advocating for wilderness preservation.  

    Adventure Film Festival Boulder

    The Adventure Street Fair

    Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, 2-7pm
    Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, noon-7pm
    14th St. and Pearl (in front of the Boulder Theater

    Want to see the Boulder lifestyle up close and personal? Attend this festival! Grab some grub from food trucks and beer booths, see the latest gear from vendors, try a climbing wall, watch the films and see people's crazy a-ma-zing adventures, and hear from the filmmakers as they introduce the films. Even if you're a couch potato, you'll be inspired to go outside and have an adventure of your own.

    Adventure Film Festival Street Fair

    This year, the Adventure Film Street Fair is taking over the Boulder Courthouse lawn on the Pearl Street Mall. They’ll also be at their historic 14th Street location, fueling body, mind and spirit all weekend long. Drop by to dance to live music, explore the eclectic vendor village, enjoy the Avery craft beer garden, and much more. New for this year, Brad Lynch & Food for the Wild will be tantalizing taste buds all weekend long with backcountry cooking demos, workshops, surprise celebrity guests, and even a crowd-powered Chefs Challenge Showdown.

    The Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop

    This two-day interactive photography and filmmaking workshop is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from master creatives and world-class adventurers. Saturday will be spent in Boulder's Adventure Film School workshop studio learning tools and techniques for crafting your stories. Sunday, you'll put your skills to use in a day-long shootout.

    The Family and Kids Show

    Come enjoy the best family-friendly films of the year, live performances from local musical duo and kids-favorite Jeff and Paige, Jeremy Collins art, giveaways, and special activities for your kiddos.

    Adventure Film Fest Boulder

    The Outdoor Activities

    Create your own adventures with activities led by renowned explorers, athletes, professional guides and creators. Walk & Draw with Jeremy Collins, join History Hikes with Outdoor Afro and Indigenous Peoples Day, start your Sunday right with Olivia Hsu’s Yoga & Mimosas, try mountain biking, fly fishing and rock climbing clinics, and pitch in at a Community River Clean Up with Tenkara USA. Learn more here.

    Adventure Film Fest Hike

    Film, Photography, Cooking & Writing Workshops

    Industry leaders and world-class adventurers guide weekend immersions in filmmaking, photography, creative writing and campfire gourmet. Capture the moment of a big send, shoot and edit a short film, prepare a backcountry dish, and finally commit your all-time epic adventure story to paper. Learn more here.

    The Schedule

    Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
    Community Night Kick-off Party at Boulder Adventure Lodge (A-Lodge) – 7pm-10pm

    Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
    Street Fair at 14th St, Spruce St. to Lawry Ln. – 2-7pm
    Film Festival Early Showing – Doors 3pm, Show 4-6pm
    Film Festival Late Showing – Doors 6:15pm, Show 7-9pm

    Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018
    Yoga at the Boulder Courthouse lawn and Mimosas after at Zeal Optics with climber and yoga instructor Olivia Hsu — 10-11:30am
    Street Fair at 14th St and Spruce St to Lawry Ln. from — noon-7pm
    Family & Kids Show with Jeff and Paige and artist Jeremy Collins – Doors 9:30am, Show 10am-noon
    Film Festival Early Showing – Doors 2:pm, Show 3-5pm
    Film Festival Late Showing – Doors: 5:15pm, Show 6-9pm

    Adventure Film Festival Boulder

    For film watchers, you have a few ticketing options: Buy a Festival Pass for both days ($40-$70), single-day passes, or passes for Friday evening or Saturday evening only.