SEPT 29th – OCTOBER 1st 2016

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 join us on September 29th – October 1st, 2016 at The Boulder Theater
Stay tuned for full festival details and program!

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

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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….

Don’t miss the Adventure Street Fair with live music on the very special Gypsy Wagon Stage, The Fjallraven Beer Garden, Vendor village including The Adventure Art Experience by Jeremy Collins and Meridian Line, Stalk It’s incredible CornBoards, Flatirons Subarus, gear giveaways, Energi Simple solar fun, the delicious Sherpa Chai, Clif Bar Nut Butter tasting, Free Divine Spine Boulder massages, Growing Gardens along with Jonny’s Truck Farm, Adventure Film School, Adventure Lodge, and many more surprises. Powered by Energi Simple’s revolutionary energy bikes!
– Located in front of the Boulder Theater on 14th Street between Pearl & Spruce St.
– Friday 2 -7 pm, Saturday noon – 7 pm
(Beer Garden Hours : 2 pm – 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 and LIVE mapping, giveaways, and special activities for your kiddos. (Saturday, October 1st from Noon – 2 pm)

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

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!

To kick-off the festival come join us at the brand new Fjallraven store on Pearl St. for our famous “Community Night Party”! We’ll be servin up frosty Avery Craft brews and tasty gourmet Quinn Popcorn. You’ll also get to experience the mad stylins of DJ King on vinyl while getting a preview of 2016 film trailers. Get ready to dance the night away!

For all you VIPS – We’ll be throwing an exclusive party (location TBA) 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 Fjallraven Beer Garden! We will be serving 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.

More info on the 2016 festival coming soon!

Check out snapshots of last year...

View the 2015 Program

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.