Boulder

OCTOBER 6-8, 2017

Raw, gritty, committed, like any good adventurer...

Embark on a transformative journey at the world premiere of the 13th annual Adventure Film Festival & Street Fair at the historic Boulder Theater. Presented by Intrepid Travel and Patagonia, this three-day, community-driven event showcases a diverse collection of the year’s most groundbreaking independent films, interactive art, workshops, and insightful speakers that inspire activism through adventure. Discover the joy and misery of absolute solitude while biking the frozen Yukon Quest dog sled path. Kite board and ski across the Greenland Ice Cap to descend uncharted waterfalls surging into the Arctic Ocean. Enter the no fall zone while free soloing delicate rock walls hundreds of feet above the pines. Disrupt the paradigm and become the solution for environmental conservation. These journeys and stories are where dreams are born and legends are made.

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Come to Boulder

It’s more than just a group of residents, restaurants, and parks. Boulder is one of the coolest, hippest, funkiest cities in the country​.​ Come discover a beautiful community, nestled at the foot of the mountains, that combines outdoor adventure with hip, urban entertainment. But don’t just take our word for it…

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Here is what we have planned for you!

The Best and Most Inspirational Films of the Year:
Witness raw, gritty, creative, visceral, inspiring, poignant films at the historic Boulder Theater.

The Adventure Street Fair:
Adventure Street Fair (14th Street & Pearl Street Mall), dance to live music, indulge your senses with Avery craft beer and gourmet food pairings at the Intrepid Travel Beer Garden, and enjoy Backcountry Gourmet Cooking Workshops with renowned chef Kieran Creevy. Explore the eclectic vendor village with the Adventure Art Experience, Patagonia Provisions tasting bar, complimentary Klean Kanteen pint cups, Flatirons Subarus, Zeal Optics Airstream pop-up shop, Weston’s tiny house and snowcat, Rainbow Sandals corn hole competition, ShutterBus’ vintage VW photo booth, Sherpa’s food and Tibetan lounge, NativesOutdoors multi-media experience, innovative outdoor gear pioneers, interactive games, and massive giveaways, including a $2,000 trip from Intrepid Travel. (Sat. 10/7 2-7pm; Sun.10/8 noon-7pm. Live music and Beer Garden until 10pm) Learn more

The Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop:
Adventure Film School is back for another incredible year. Inspired by Jonny Copp’s vision to Make Your Own Legends, we’ve packed this year’s workshop with more hands-on sessions to get you out there telling stories. Experience the two-day interactive photography and filmmaking workshop with industry leaders and world class adventurers and create your own film while at the festival. Learn more

Yoga & Mimosas with Gerry Lopez and Olivia Hsu:
Two classes on Sunday each lead by an expert instructor. Sweat, smile, laugh, and find deep relaxation with surf legend and icon Gerry Lopez and pro climber and Boulder local Olivia Hsu. Enter to win a pair of signature Gerry Lopez Rainbow Sandals and cool shades from Zeal Optics!

The Family and Kids Show with Jeff & Paige:
Come enjoy the best family friendly films of the year, live performances from “Jeff and Paige”, Jeremy Collins art, giveaways, and special activities for your kiddos. Learn more

Outdoor Afro Hike: Black History
Come join us on a three-mile hike through Boulder as we explore some important facets in its rich black history. We will learn the stories of early black settlers and pioneering spirits who called Boulder and front range their home from writer, speaker and OA Colorado Leader Kriste Peoples. Only 20 spots available so you better get on it! Sign up

The Walk & Draw with Jeremy Collins:
Grab your sketch book, follow the trail, and explore your artistic side while getting one-on-one instruction from award-winning adventure artist Jeremy Collins. Jeremy will share his philosophy of on-location art creation and offer open discussion for the professional, casual, or recreational artist.

Massive Raffles and Giveaways:
$10,000 worth of outdoor clothing and gear including big giveaways from Patagonia, Black Diamond, Klean Kanteen, Rainbow Sandals, Patagonia Provisions, Zeal Optics, La Sportiva, Matador, Weston Snowboards, and more!

It’s a great excuse for a trip to Boulder, a chance to meet awesome people, and a warm fuzzy feeling to take home!

We have the best speakers in the industry.

A few who have represented at Adventure Film:

Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia / Philanthropist
Lynn Hill – Legendary Rock Climber
Peter McBride – National Geographic Photographer
Michael Brown – Prolific high altitude Cinematographer
Oak Thorne – Environmentalist / Activist
Chris Noble – World renown Writer/Speaker/Photographer
Leanne Alison – Award Winning Filmmaker
Carsten Huer – Author / Environmentalist
Bill Heath – Award Winning Filmmaker
Cory Richards – National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
Peter Mortimer – Award Winning Filmmaker
Craig Childs – Award Winning Author / Activist
Timmy O’Neill – Comedian / Host / Climber

Are we having a party? NO, we're having THREE parties!

Community Night Street Party: Come join us at our Adventure Film Festival Kick-Off at the Great Avery Boulder FLOCKTOBERFEST! We’ll be servin up frosty Avery Craft brews in the beer garden and tasty street tacos. Enjoy live music, film previews, and dance the night away!
Friday 10/6 @ 5pm-9:30 pm (14th St. and Spruce St.)

OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY AND FREE CONCERT! We’ll be throwing a HUGE party inside the Boulder Theater after the last film on Saturday night. Get psyched for the weekend and rock out with BEGINNERS band live on-stage! Stay tuned for more info. Sat 10/7 10 pm

Join us at the Intrepid Travel Beer Garden for Happy Hour! Enjoy local Avery Brewing craft beer, tasty cocktails, delicious food and enter to win a $2,000 trip from Intrepid. We’ll see you there!
10/7-8 @ 3-4 pm (14th St. and Spruce St.)

Don't miss your chance to be inspired.

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Our Sponsors

Adventure Film strives to reflect the spirit of the films, and that all starts with partners. We are committed to collaborating with conscience sponsors and hardworking non profits who are progressive and proactive in the local community and worldwide. Thank you for your support.