OCTOBER 12-14, 2017

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

Boulder’s own homegrown film festival is a forum for the most inspiring independent films of the year. Films made of passion and action lead us from authentic exploration to environmental heroism, from the farthest reaches of the Earth to the deepest community activism.

Get ready to awaken your senses while exploring the beautiful mysteries of our universe through the craftsmanship of
storytellers, artists, extreme athletes and adventurers.


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…

30 Reasons to Love Boulder

Here is what we have planned for you!

2 Days of the best and most inspirational films of the year at the historic Boulder Theater and other local venues.

2 Days of the Adventure Filmmaker’s Workshop. Learn some new skills, team up with notable adventure filmmakers, and create your own film while at the festival. Learn more

2 Days of the Adventure Street Fair! Come dance to live music on the Gypsy Wagon Stage, enjoy Avery craft beer on tap at the Beer Garden, explore the Vendor Village with mega raffle prizes, Intrepid Travel giveaways, Climate Reality experience, Black Diamond gear, La Sportiva footwear, Flatirons Subarus, Growing Gardens with Jonny’s Truck Farm, Zeal Airstream, FREE Yoga & Mimosas with Olivia Hsu, Alpine Start Coffee and Sherpa Chai Sampling, Gourmet food from the Ghost BBQ and many more surprises! Don’t miss the The Jonny Copp Foundation Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday (4-6 pm).

Craft Beer + Food Pairing : Tickle your tastebuds with a perfectly paired custom selection of Avery Brewing Craft Beers and Gourmet food from Ghost BBQ. Start your culinary adventure from the Ghost BBQ tent at the street fair. View 2016 Menu

– Friday 3 -7 pm, Saturday noon – 7 pm
(Beer Garden runs until 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday)

The Kids Show at the Boulder Theater featuring the best family friendly films of the year, live performance from “Jeff and Paige”, Jeremy Collins art, giveaways, and special activities for your kiddos.

A massive raffle of over $10,000 worth of outdoor clothing and gear including big giveaways from Fjallraven, Black Diamond, Patagonia, and La Sportiva!

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 FOUR parties!

To kick-off the festival come join us at our “Community Night Party”! We’ll be servin up frosty Avery Craft brews, Vodka 14 Cocktails, and tasty gourmet Quinn Popcorn. Enjoy live music while getting a preview of film trailers. Get ready to dance the night away!

For all you VIPS – We’ll be throwing an exclusive party before opening night to get you psyched for the weekend and give you a chance to see old friends and make new ones. Keep an eye out for the invite!

Come join us at the Beer Garden! Enjoy local Avery craft brews and tasty cocktails made with organic Vodka 14 distilled in the Rocky Mountains. We’re also having The Jonny Copp Foundation Happy Hour with FREE pint glasses and gourmet Quinn Popcorn.

After the last film on closing night head over to our official After Party presented by Intrepid Travel at Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place just steps away from the theater! We’ll see you there.

Don't miss your chance to be inspired.

Tickets to the show available this fall. Stay tuned!

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.