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Thursday Film Program I

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Emcee: Reuben Sadowsky
Come together and begin the adventure with a selection of 12 short films that will make you dream, appreciate the moment, and remember the places where inspiration lives.

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Meager into Might
USA/4
Carl Zoch/Wade Newsom

Poem written and performed live at the Festival by Wade Newsom
Timelapse recorded over 3 years by Carl Zoch

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Snowflake
USA / 7
Ben Sturgulewski
Witness the joys and wonders of nature through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier with a life philosophy just as beautiful and perfectly unique as his namesake.
Filmmaker Expected
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Joe
USA / 7
Andy Maser
Joe Riis has the job that every child in the world dreams of: He spends his life embarking on adventures to the wildest places on Earth to photograph wildlife for National Geographic Magazine. Joe has a picture-perfect life. Or does he?
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Showdown at Horseshoe Hell
USA / 20
Peter Mortimer + Caitlin Kleiboer
24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is an annual climbing competition like no other. 24 Hours. Arkansas. Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. 250 Climbers. 300 Routes. Nik Berry, Mason Earle + Alex Honnold. GO.
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On The Fence
USA / 7
Megan Sullivan
On The Fence is a short film that examines the question that many extreme sports athletes ask themselves: is this very moment worth the next 60 years of my life?

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Jonas Silvas
USA / 4
Dominic Gill
Young and coming from a challenging scene, Jonas finds his way on the rock cliffs above his Rio home.
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Operation Moffat
UK / 20
Claire Carter + Jen Randall
Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colourful climbing life of Britian’s First Female Mountain Guide, Gwen Moffat.
Filmmaker Expected
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Hectometer
USA / 6
Matthew Brown
This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas.
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DreamRide
Canada / 5
Ryan Gibb + Scotty Carlson
Welcome to our paradise, where the trails unfold like magic before you and the views are simply out of this world. Welcome to our Dream Ride.
Filmmaker and Guest Expected
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In Current
USA / 5
Ryan Hefernan
Rowing a dory in the Grand Canyon is considered by some as the most coveted job in the world. For Amber Shannon, working to earn her seat means boating spending as many days possible in current.
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Eclipse
Canada / 30
Anthony Bonello + Reuben Krabbe
It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, Arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favor success.
Guest Expected
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Beyond the Veil
USA / 3
Laurel + Trevor Clark
The High Fives Foundation (highfivesfoundation.org) is a non-profit that supports mountain athletes whose lives have been turned upside down by life-altering injuries. Beyond the veil of physical support, these athletes return to the activities they love.
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Friday Film Program II

Friday, April 22, 2016

 

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Far From Home
USA / 71 / Colorado Premiere
Galen Knowles
Born in the Makindye District of Kampala, Uganda, Brolin held little hope for his future. He watched as his family struggled to secure their educations, jobs, and a chance for a better life. Now he is competing to enter the 2018 Winter Olympics and studying to become a surgeon. Watch as the incredible story of Brolin Mowejje unfolds.
Filmmaker and Brolin Mawejje expected
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Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
USA / 7
Vanessa Black
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is not your average 14 year old. He is mobilizing his army of teens in over 50 countries to demand greener policy from world leaders.
Guest Expected
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Kaleidoscope
UK / 5
Ben Scott
This film sees the young Kriss Kyle perform world’s-first BMX tricks, in an ever-changing environment that isn’t quite what it seems.
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Friday Film Program III

Friday, April 22, 2016
Emcee: Wade Newsom
17 short films to remind us to get out, participate in nature, spend your days with those you love, make the most of every moment and do it in style.

 

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Dog Power Segment
USA / 8 / World Premiere
Kale Casey
Filmmaker Expected
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The Pleasure and the Pain
USA / 5
James Q Martin
Errol “The Rocket” Jones is a 65-year- old ultrarunner. This is his story of pain, perseverance and self-discovery on the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
Filmmaker Expected
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UST’ ANZAS (from The Great Siberian Traverse)
Canada / 5
Leo Hoorn
In the winter of 2015, The North Face team athletes Nick Martini, Ingrid Backstrom and Callum Pettit ventured deep into the Russian wilderness in search of skiing’s ancient origins. This is what they found.
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Trail to Kazbegi
USA / 16
Joey Schusler
What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days? The answer?
What doesn’t happen?
Filmmaker and Guests Expected
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Living Rivers – Surf
USA / 3
Max Lowe
In the rush of water spilling from the high mountain peaks of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, surfers are finding standing waves that move with life and never end.
Filmmaker Expected
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Above All Else
USA / 7
Yali Sharon
In 1992, professional skydiver Dan Brodsky- Chenfeld boarded a plane for a routine training jump. Six weeks later, he awoke from a coma to discover something unbelievable.
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RoleReversal
USA / 7
Jon Glassberg
Emily Harrington travels to Spain with her dad, Tim, to mentor him while he attempts to tick his first 5.12 at age 60. Tim and Emily learn from each other and relive the glory days in this heartfelt, family climbing epic.
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Kaleidoscope
UK / 5
Ben Scott
This film sees the young Kriss Kyle perform world’s-first BMX tricks, in an ever-changing environment that isn’t quite what it seems.
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Dirt Blizzard
Canada / 5
Anthill Films
The ultimate skier’s dream—a powder day— in mountain biking terms.
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Uni-Saders
USA / 15 / Colorado Premiere
Trey Vollmer
What happens when a former college athlete becomes a school teacher? Only the biggest one wheeled movement Texas has ever seen.
Guest Expected
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Xuanzang’s Way
South Africa / 11
Andrew King
What is to be gained from running a 400-kilometer nonstop foot race through one of the most inhospitable deserts on the planet? Is there a benefit or just simply insanity?
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When We Were Knights
USA / 12 / World Premiere
Anson Fogel
“How can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don’t, that might be the last opportunity that you have?” That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.
Filmmaker and Guest Expected
Warmth of Winter
USA / 6
Ben Sturgulewski
Three wanderers emerge from a   raging
Hokkaido storm, and are drawn into the light and the warmth of a mysterious doorway. There is no warmth like the warmth felt in winter.
Filmmaker Expected
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Ace and the Desert Dog
Australia / 9 / World Premiere
Stefan Hunt
For his 60th birthday, photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Kahn, set out for a 60- day walkabout in Utah. The pair tells the story of their trek, friendship, and Genghis records it on The Desert Dawg Adventure Blawg.
Filmmaker and Guests Expected
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Little Expeditions
USA / 2
Colin Kennedy
We are all born curious. It fuels our innate desire to explore.
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Breathe
USA / 3
Grant Thompson
Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space.
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Saturday Film Program IV: Youth Adventure Films

Saturday April 23, 2016
Emcee: Reuben Sadowsky
A high-energy morning everyone will enjoy! All-ages are welcome as we wheel into our Saturday with flair, and enjoy not being quite grown up just yet.
Brought to you by Alpine Bank.

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Kaleidoscope
UK / 5
Ben Scott
This film sees the young Kriss Kyle perform world’s-first BMX tricks, in an ever-changing environment that isn’t quite what it seems.
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Object at Rest
USA / 6
Seth Boyden
Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature’s greatest obstacle: human civilization.
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Awesome Kids Mountain Biking
Canada / 4
Anthill Films
Get into the imaginative minds of Riley and David as they play make-believe and transform themselves into Big Kids, Thomas Vanderham and Matt Hunter.
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Quincy
USA / 5
Sean Slobodan
Quincy is an amazing kid, on and off the water.
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SHAVE IT
Argentina / 4
Jorge Tereso
In a jungle where giant bulldozers shave the vegetation, a monkey finds a razor and decides to use it. With a human appearance, he moves to the city and sets out to climb society’s ladder.
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Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
USA / 7
Vanessa Black
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is not your average 14 year old. He is mobilizing his army of teens in over 50 countries to demand greener policy from world leaders.
Guest Expected
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The Present
Germany / 5
Jacob Frey
Sometimes the unexpected can at first be disappointing…then amazing.
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Generation Up!
USA / 5
Sender Films
Young climbers and former 5Point guests Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner head to Norway to climb together, enjoy their friendship, and test each other out on the rock.
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Sweet Cocoon
France / 6
Matéo Bernard, Matthias Bruget, Jonathan Duret, Manon Marco and Quentin Puiraveau
Change is inevitable, part of nature and sometimes unexpected.
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Uni-Saders
USA / 15 / Colorado Premiere
Trey Vollmer
What happens when a former college athlete becomes a school teacher? Only the biggest one-wheeled movement Texas has ever seen!
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Saturday Film Program V: Dog Power + The Great Alone

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Emcee: Wade Newsom
A three-pack of great films featuring 5Point veteran volunteer Kale Casey’s first film Dog Power and Lance Mackey’s story of triumph, The Great Alone. Two amazing stories with special guests Kale Casey, Lance Mackey and a few furry friends.

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Dog Power
USA / 30 / World Premiere
Kale Casey
The ultimate manifestation of the human- animal bond is within the reach of everyone. You don’t need fancy equipment, fancy dogs, or snow. All you need is your dog, a harness, and you.
Filmmaker and Guests Expected
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The Great Alone
USA / 82 / Colorado Premiere
Greg Kohs
Shot in the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, The Great Alone captures the inspiring comeback story of champion sled dog racer, Lance Mackey. From his sunniest days as a boy by his famous father’s side to cancer’s attempt to unseat him, The Great Alone pulls viewers along every mile of Lance’s emotional journey to become one of the greatest sled dog racers of all time.
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Saturday Film Program VI

Saturday April 23, 2016
Emcee: Chris Kalous
Join us in the sky and back on earth with 14 short films from around the world that will leave you ready to get out there and push your own boundaries.

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Across the Sky
USA / 2
Tim Kemple, Renan Ozturk + Anson Fogel
On November 15, 2015 Théo Sanson walked nearly 500 meters on a slackline rigged from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah – likely a new world record. Filmmaker Expected + Special Performance
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King Of The Mountain
UK / 8
Orlando von Einsiedel
As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely.
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Weight of Winter
USA / 5
Ben Sturgulewski
A massive snowstorm consumes Hokkaido, crushing everything under wind and snow with unrelenting force.
Filmmaker Expected
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The Mysteries
USA / 8 / Colorado Premiere
Skip Armstrong
What began as a dream one night led adventure photographer Krystle Wright down an unexpected four and a half year journey to capture the most elusive photograph she’d ever taken.
Filmmaker + Guests Expected
The Present
Germany / 5
Jacob Frey
Sometimes the unexpected can at first be disappointing…then amazing.
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Haywire
USA / 5 / World Premiere
Cheyne Lempe
Like any true adventure, things don’t go as planned. A gripping story of risk, success, and failure, featuring incredible visuals that capture the raw beauty and power of this rarely-seen Baffin Island alpine wilderness.
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I Am Yup’ik
USA / 17
Daniele Anastasion + Nathan Golon A 16-year-old Alaskan Yup’ik teenager leaves his tiny village and travels across hundreds of miles of frozen tundra to compete in a basketball tournament and bring pride to his village.
Filmmaker Expected
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Teahupo’o, Du Ciel
USA / 4
Eric Sterman + Brent Bielmann
Teahupo’o, Tahiti surf is up in a big, beautiful way.
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The Width of Life
USA / 8 / World Premiere
Greg Hackett
A poignant exploration of climbing, life and loss, this documentary follows one climber’s efforts to honor Dave Pegg, the Rifle, Colorado-based climber, route developer and guidebook author.
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Kid Warrior: The Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Story
USA / 7
Vanessa Black
Xiuhtezcatl Roske-Martinez is not your average 14 year old. He is mobilizing his army of teens in over 50 countries to demand greener policy from world leaders.
Guests Expected
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 Fledglings
USA / 25 / Work in Progress
Cedar Wright
Follow Professional Climbers Cedar Wright and Matt Segal as they become beginners again in their incredible, hilarious, and beautiful quest to learn to Paraglide.
Filmmaker Expected
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One Shot
Canada / 4
Anthill Films
Widely recognized as the best slopestyle mountain biker in the world, Brandon Semenuk has become the first mountain biker to film a full segment in a single continuous shot. One shot in one take.
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Flash of the Altai
USA / 5 / World Premiere
Joey Schusler
Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in a self- supported adventure into the unknown. Never having attempted a mountain bike to packraft link-up, they decided it was a great idea to travel to one of the most remote and sparsely populated places in the world to try it out.
Filmmaker + Guests Expected
Being Here
USA / 4 / World Premiere
Hilary Oliver
Sometimes it takes a trip to a wild place to remember just how brave, connected, vulnerable and free we can be. Where is your wild place?
Filmmaker Expected
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Sunday Film Program VII

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Emcee: Stacy Bare
Nine short films followed by a special Grand Slam Sunday you won’t forget as we celebrate our National Park’s Centennial by featuring stories and characters from one of our most beloved National Parks, the Grand Canyon.

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The Classic Alpinist: 82 Summits with Ueli Steck
EUR / 29
Donna Saarentola
No cars, planes nor trains – just Ueli Steck, his bike, and his mountaineering gear on the ultimate endurance challenge in the Alps.
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Indira
USA / 3
Nate Gunn
The mountains can give you solace in unexpected ways and especially when faced with an unexpected loss.
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All That I Had
USA / 9
Ryan Ross
Filmed in and around Lafayette, Colorado, “All That I Had” is the true story of Nick Paulson, a young skater who had to learn to grow up too soon.
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Salween Spring
USA / 9
Will Stauffer-Norris
A meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along China’s frontier.
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The Other Way
USA / 4
Renan Ozturk
The call to explore is in every one of us, but the act is a different story.
Filmmaker Expected
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Poumaka
USA / 12 / Work in Progress
Andy Mann + Keith Ladzinski Climbable? Questionable. Follow Mike Libecki and Angie Payne as “digging deep” takes on a whole new meaning.
Guests Expected
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5 Ways to Love in the Mountains
USA / 4
Graham Zimmerman + Jim Aikman Join Kyle Dempster and Jewell Lund into the mountains of New Zealand and learn how they strike a balance between their love for each other and their love of climbing.
Filmmakers  Expected
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The World Beneath the Rims
USA / 16 / World Premiere
James ‘Q’ Martin
Painter Bruce Aiken, writer Kevin Fedarko, and photographer Amy Martin, all have a deep connection to the Grand Canyon and learn lessons from this profoundly inspiring landscape. Like water, artist’s passions will find a way to get to their destination.
Filmmakers and Guests Expected
Martin’s Boat
USA / 24
Pete McBride
Martin Litton believed the best way for people to understand how important it was to preserve the
Grand Canyon was to have them experience this secret world from the river, but not in just any boat. Martin pioneered whitewater dory boating on the Colorado River in the 1960’s and started a proud tradition of naming the boats after wild places that had been lost or compromised by the hand of man.
Filmmaker Expected
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SUNDAY GRAND SLAM Discussion
with Pete McBride, Rich Rudow, Amy Martin, James Q Martin + Sinjin Eberle with American Rivers.