Entering its fifth year, the 2008 Adventure Film Festival starts today and ends November 11 in Boulder, Colorado. Focusing on all types of adventure, the festival bills itself as an international venue for independent films.
“I’ve been exposed to an incredible world of adventure through years of expeditions and work in outdoor media,” said founder Jonny Copp, a photographer, writer and filmmaker whose work has appeared in Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Climbing Magazine and Men’s Journal. “We created this film festival because there is powerful medicine within these stories. … (They) have the power to change us and change the world.”
Here are the festival’s “official selections” and the major award winners this year:
- Peopleâ??s Choice – Living With Grizzlies by Jeff Turner
- Best Cultural Documentary – Recycled Life by Leslie Iwerks and Mike Glad
- Best Action Film – Seasons by The Collective
- Best Climbing Film – The Sharp End by Sender Films
- Activism Through Adventure – Sharkwater by Rob Stewart
- Best Surfing Film – Sliding Liberia by Britton Caillouette & Nicholai Lidow
- Intrepid Travel Award – A Map For Saturday by Brook Silva-Braga
- Best Whitewater Film – Source by Young Gun Productions
- Make Your Own Legends Award – Klunkerz by Billy Savage
Unfortunately, I’m out of town this weekend and will not be able to provide a review. If anyone attends, please leave a comment and let us know how the festival went.