5Point Film Announces Luis Yllanes Appointed as New Executive Director
Colorado’s leading adventure film festival, 5Point Film, today announces that Luis Yllanes will take the helm as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective December 22, 2021.
Yllanes joins 5Point following a 12-year tenure at the Aspen Art Museum in various roles including most recently, Chief Operating Officer, and a 20-year career founded in arts management and education.
A Carbondale resident, who also serves on the Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees, Yllanes first moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2009 and distinctly remembers his first time as a 5Point Film festival audience member. Yllanes went on to serve as a 5Point Dream Project juror for the last three years, observing the valuable opportunity the 5Point scholarship program has provided to Roaring Fork Valley high-school students. Yllanes is keen to grow 5Point’s robust education programming, which has grown extensively over the last two years since the Covid-19 global health pandemic limited the organization’s capacity to host full-scale in-person events including its flagship film festival.
“It’s my honor to join 5Point, an exceptional community-building institution that provides so much inspiration beyond its five-day event film programming,” said Yllanes. “The 5 points – purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance – are a philosophy for life, similar to the Aspen Idea, and embody a holistic purpose in terms of what it means to live, especially in the Roaring Fork Valley. I am excited to drive 5Point forward with mission-driven programming as we look ahead to bringing back our flagship event in person in 2022.”
5Point also announces its end-of-year fundraising campaign, Support The Stories, which launches December 1, 2021, and culminates in a one-night online film program available to campaign supporters, premiering Thursday, December 16, 2021. A 501c3, 5Point relies on financial support from the community to fulfill its mission of providing film programming and educational resources, along with filmmaker development resources including financial assistance to film projects. The 5Point community is invited to make a tax-deductible donation at the following link: https://5pointfilm.org/contribute/support-the-stories-2021/