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Last Year’s Selection

Thank you for your interest in submitting your love, passion and work to 5Point Film.

Please submit all films using the form above for 5Point Film events. If you have questions please reach out to Anders Nordblom, Program Director, anders@5pointfilm.org.

As always, submissions are FREE.

CRITICAL DATES and DEADLINES

2014 FESTIVAL APRIL 23-26, 2015
2014 FESTIVAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE — FEBRUARY 3, 2015
NOTIFICATION OF FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE — MARCH 2, 2015
FINAL VERSION OF ACCEPTED FILM(s) RECEIVED BY — March 30, 2015

We look forward to screening them!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM FOR THE FESTIVAL
1. Link to an online accessible digital screener (ie. Vimeo, Youtube)*
2. A completed Submission Form with film synopsis

*5Point prefers digital files. If a digital file is unavailable, please contact Anders (anders@5pointfilm.org).

IF YOUR FILM IS ACCEPTED TO THE FESTIVAL
Please provide the following in digital format:
1. High resolution promotional images online (4×6 at 300dpi is preferable)
2. Press pack with production credits and biographies
3. Exhibition format Quicktime file, HD trailer, and HD clips*

*Our preferred export settings for the Festival are Quicktime files Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz,
24-bit, discrete channel. Label photographs with the film title and photo credit. Clips and trailers will be used for promotional
purposes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
For rough cut consideration, contact Anders at (978) 886 5791.

BY EMAIL:
Scan completed form and email to anders@5pointfilm.org.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does it cost to submit a film?
We believe in your work, not submission fees.

What do I get if my films accepted to the festival?
The prince/princess treatment: an all-access pass to the festival, entry to our VIP room, entry into our filmmaker dinner and filmmaker breakfast, your film projected on a $100,000 projector in front of hundreds of inspired people, the opportunity to interact with our awesome corporate partners, our love and admiration, officially accepted into the 5point Film Family, did I mention tons of free New Belgium beer!

What film length do you recommend?

5Point shows short films from 1 minute to 40 minutes, but a vast majority of our films are under 40 minutes. In fact, at this time we only have one feature length slot for the entire festival. When in doubt, send us a shorter cut — we may ask filmmakers to trim film length in order to fit it in our program. For On the Road Community Film Cometitions, please keep you film between 3 and 6 min.

What types of films to you accept?
As an adventure film festival, our core films tell stories within the backdrop of biking, skiing, surfing, kayaking, climbing, and other adventure sports, but we’re not afraid to step out of these constraints if a film deeply embodies our five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We’re more interested in the human element and the story than seeing someone huck themselves off a cliff repeatedly. If it inspires adventure of any sort, we dig it. 

Here are some films from year’s past that we love and think embody our mission:

Carbondale, CO is way out there, why should I come to the festival?
To connect to an audience that includes filmmakers, producers, athletes, composers, artists, outdoor industry professionals, outdoor industry film and marketing executives, and an unparalleled artistic community. Because Carbondale is paradise. Also to be a part of the madness and grow and be inspired. We leave our Thursday and Friday daytime open so you can go climb, ski, bike, run, or hopscotch in this beautiful valley. Plus we’ve been known to help out with filmmaker traveling fees to and from the festival. AKA no excuses not to come.

Do you present awards?
Yes, we present six different film awards at the Festival: Best of Festival, Spirit of Adventure, Most Inspiring Story, Best Cinematography, Creative Excellence and People’s Choice.  Awards are presented on Sunday of the festival. Check our past award winners here.