5Point Adventure Film Festival Dates: April 19-22, 2018
You will always remember the first time you attend the 5Point Adventure Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado. It’s an event that brings together a worldwide network of adventure lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and filmmakers, propelling the non-profit’s mission to ignite personal and communal adventure of all kinds through the experience of sharing meaningful stories.
The theme for the 2018 festival will be “Our Stories Our Lands” in celebration of all the stories of adventure that take place on our public lands. Feel the excitement before it even begins with this year’s 5Point trailer, and then plan on attending for some or all of these anticipated highlights.
New for 2018 are morning yoga classes offered at True Nature Healing Arts, as well as 5Point Talks, a series of speaker events at venues across Carbondale including True Nature, Bonfire Coffee and Steve’s Guitars.
On Saturday morning from 10:20 to 11:50, non-profit organization Big Heart Big Hands and True Nature Healing Arts will host the panel “Trauma, Loss and Resilience in the Backcountry.” This discussion will present diverse perspectives on the impact of backcountry rescue missions for those surviving and left behind.
See all the 5Point Talks throughout the weekend on the full 5Point event schedule.
Additionally, local artist Sarah Uhl will create a live art installment at the festival that pays tribute to public lands seen through the eyes of the late Hayden Kennedy, who was the son of 5Point founders Julie and Michael Kennedy.
Uhl was the event director for 5Point for three years, and has since been actively pursuing art full time.
“I have started to create a role for myself in public land advocacy,” she shares. “I started doing these live art instillations about a year ago … they are part entertainment, part advocacy and part fundraising, so I always partner with a non-profit and the non-profit usually dictates the storytelling.”
For 5Point, Uhland the Kennedy family wanted to honor Hayden by depicting 10 of Hayden’s most beloved landscapes in a 45-piece mural, painted live over the course of the 4-day festival. Each piece will be for sale, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the Hayden Kennedy Public Lands Defense Fund. Uhl also will build in a “take action” section of the mural, inviting people to call politicians, comment on current political issues, use specific prompts for a social media petition, or sign up to volunteer for local grassroots activism.
For more information, visit www.5pointfilm.org.
Photos courtesy of 5Point Festival + Sarah Uhl.