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HOW TO 5POINT

5Point Film Festival stands for balance, commitment, humility, purpose and respect. We program 4-days of  inspiring programming, and gather special guests, athletes, filmmakers, and our community together in one – 800 seat venue. Please see the Festival Schedule for more detail.

Buy a pass. This will get you into everything and give you the most flexibility with your schedule and time. Unlike other traditional film festivals, we do not have multiple venues or screenings. When you buy into 5Point, you buy into everything…and won’t miss a thing. No stress, no FOMO (fear of missing out), no hassle. Plus, we leave you plenty of time to explore and enjoy our beautiful Roaring Fork Valley, on your own, or with one of our Participate and Get Involved programs (TBA). Rent a bike, hike around, or bring your skis, it is usually a great time of year to hit the trail or mountain. More on that below…

Each night we host a 3-hour program from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Pass holders must be in their seats 10 minutes before the program starts, or we will sell those empty seats to your neighbors waiting outside. All the films in the evening programs are carefully choreographed and filled with 12-15 short-documentary films. These programs include a few filmmakers, special guests, and surprise elements sprinkled in. Think of it more as an inspiring film concert! Questions? Drop us a line.

TICKETS + PASSES

For more information regarding tickets and passes, please visit our tickets page. 2014 passes go on sale March 17th, and individual tickets go on sale April 1. Buy early for the best prices and don’t wait. We typically sell out the week of the Festival.

MAP


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VENUES

ALL FILM PROGRAMS
Carbondale Recreation Center
567 Colorado Avenue
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-704-4190
www.carbondalerec.com/
LIVE PODCASTS
Steve’s Guitars
19 North 4th Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-3304
www.stevesguitars.net/
 
 

TRAVEL and LODGING

 

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We recommend staying at the Days Inn in Carbondale. Call 970-963-9111 or book online now! Mention you are coming in for 5Point and get a discount!

FLIGHTS

There are several options when flying into the Roaring Fork Valley. Here are our suggestions.

ASPEN (ASE) – $$$ Aspen is the most convenient, 40 min from Carbondale, but is the most expensive option usually. Area RFTA bus services can bring you down Valley once you land.

GRAND JUNCTION (GJT) – $$ Grand Junction offers flights with United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines, US Airways, and Alaska Airlines. Be prepared to rent a car and drive another hour and a half to get to Carbondale though!

EAGLE/VAIL (EGE) – $$ Only 45 min from Carbondale, Eagle County Airport is a great option, offering flights with American Airlines and United Airlines. Colorado Mountain Express shuttle service also serves Carbondale to Eagle.

DENVER (DIA) – $ Denver is the least expensive (in most  cases) but be prepared to rent a car, or grab a shuttle. Once you land you still have 4 hours to go. Check out the Colorado Mountain Express shuttle schedules.

 

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If you are flying into DIA or Eagle/Vail, we suggest you book a shuttle with Colorado Mountain Express. Festival attendees receive a 20% discount by using the special links provided here. Shuttle services run twice daily. Please choose “Carbondale – Cowen Center” in the location drop down. Don’t miss it and enjoy a ride on CME! Call 1-800-525-6363 or book online. You may also use the promo code ‘5POINT’ upon booking to receive this deal.

RESTAURANTS

Carbondale continues to draw recognition as a culinary hotspot. From ethnic and multicultural to educational and award-winning, you’ll find a gourmet selection good for everyone – good for the mind, good for the soul, and as you’ll discover, good for the palate.

Dos Gringos Burritos
588 Highway 133
La Fontana Plaza
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-704-0788
In a world of ever-increasing soulless chain restaurants and franchises, come feel the difference at Dos Gringos Burritos & Café Olé. Our food is authentic and made fresh daily from recipes around the world, and often with local produce, eggs and beef. We care about what we serve our customers and will not skimp to cut costs with strange meat parts, canned salsas, and frozen pre-cooked food.
     phat thai logo Phat Thai Restaurant
343 Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
970-963-7001
www.phatthai.com/cdale/
 Phat Thai is a casual and high-energy joint serving simple authentic Thai food. It’s a valley favorite with a burgeoning nightlife that has quickly become the center of the social orbit that is down valley. With grazing and sharing as requisite elements of the Thai experience, whether at the long steel covered communal table and bar or in the dining room, we encourage you to order a number of plates for your table and dine communally.
 

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The Goat
995 Cowen Drive #103
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970)963-4628
The Goat is a Mediterranean-American cafe located a few minutes from downtown Carbondale. Arguably the healthiest lunch option in Carbondale, the Goat is also a solid choice for breakfast if you don’t want to brave the hordes of tourists, long wait times and especially if you are looking for something other than typical diner fare.
  Peppino’s Pizza
524 Main Street
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970)963-2993
www.peppinospizzacarbondale.com
Come on down to Peppinos for good pizza, sandwiches, and soft serve ice cream!
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348 Main St
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970)963-6328
www.towncarbondale.com
what is town.?by day: bakery, coffee shop, lunchroom, & gathering spot… (Mon – Sat)by night: something a little more ambitious, yet approachable, still…a restaurant & bar …with thoughtful, creative food; handcrafted cocktails, craft beers & comprehensible wines…fostering that same sense of community we’ve always embraced… (Every night starting at 5PM)
Gandhi Indian Cuisine
1054 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970)963-0515
www.gandhicarbondale.com
Gandhi India’s Cuisine is a family-owned restaurant that offers the finest authentic delicacies of North Indian Cuisine.  All spices used are natural, fresh, and of the highest and most authentic quality. For the best dining experience, every dish is individually prepared to ensure freshness and quality and suit every individual palate.
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335 Main Stret
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970)963-7316
Our popular breakfast dishes run the gamut from familiar favorites, like our Applewood Bacon Egg to the delightfully unexpected Fresh Spinach and Wild Mushroom omelette. For lunch, we have a fine selection of entree salads, sandwiches, burgers and Mexican dishes. Our large open air deck, surrounded by gardens, will make it hard for you that want to leave. The fresh air will let you soak up the beautiful fresh Colorado’s Rocky Mountain atmosphere.

 

WEATHER

At an altitude of 6,181 feet, the Carbondale area is characterized by an average of 295 days of sunshine, low humidity, cold but mild winters and comfortable summers, but late April can often be more rainy and cloudy than usual. If the weather is bad, it’s that much better for films and if the weather is good, enjoy the outdoors!

Snow Showers
Thursday 12/18 30%
Snow Showers
Scattered flurries and snow showers. High 22F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 30%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 12/19 0%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 24F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 12/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 26F. Winds light and variable.
Snow
Sunday 12/21 90%
Snow
Snow showers early will become steadier snow in the afternoon. High near 25F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Snow
Monday 12/22 90%
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Snow likely. High 27F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 90%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 12/23 20%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 21F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR STAY?

Well besides catching programs during the festival, Carbondale has a lot to offer! Touted as one of the “Top 12 Towns” in the “50 Next Great Places to Live and Play” by National Geographic Adventure magazine, Carbondale is a great base camp for recreation enthusiasts. Resting in the magnificent shadow of 12,953-foot Mt. Sopris, there is plenty to do, including biking, hiking, gold medal fly-fishing, kayaking, and world class climbing.

 

Hike Looking to go for a hike? Well you don’t have to go far! Just a mile or so from downtown Carbondale, you will find Red Hill/Mushroom Rock. This can be a great trail run, an easy hike, or even a great nature walk. Any way you do it though, you will end up with a spectacular view of Carbondale and Mt. Sopris! Feel free to check out other hikes in the area, but beware of lingering snow! If you are looking for another run, hop on the bike path or head up to Dry Park.
 biker  A cyclist’s heaven here in Carbondale. Road biking? Cruise towards Glenwood Springs and Glenwood Canyon on the Rio Grande Bike Path, or head the up valley toward Aspen. Either way, you will have a blast! If the snow is melted and the trails are dry, hop on a mountain bike! Closest, although steepest is Red Hill, but you can also explore Prince Creek up the road; check it out here!
 Yoga Want to limber up, do your downward dogs, and properly prepare for a 5Point Film Festival program? Head on downtown to check out some yoga classes or perhaps at the Third Street Center .
 climber Want more of the vertical variety? Then check out some of the world-class local climbing spots.
 1207431653354476745chair lift ski lift white.svg.med Still hanging on to ski season and refuse to acknowledge spring? Well you are in luck, snow is usually still on the agenda during the Festival. Check in with local backcountry ski shop Cripple Creek Backcountry or our local outdoor shop Ragged Mountain Sports for the local beta.