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April 25-28, 2019

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2019 Festival Winners

 

8,000+

(Pakistan, 21 min)
Director: Antoine Girad, Christian Schmidt

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan—alone. From the town of Skardu, he headeds for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. His hope is that the up winds will carry him and his chute to the summit—and possibly beyond. If he succeeds, he will set a new altitude record in paragliding, but the air is thin between the 8,000-meter peaks, and take-offs and landings are extremely tricky. Especially when you only have one person to rely on—yourself.

LIFE OF PIE

(United States, 11 min)
World Premiere
Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel
Producer: Travis Rummel

When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned. Jen and Anne have left an incredible imprint on Fruita — at the outset they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized, they’re now at the very heart and soul of the community. Unlike Moab, Fruita isn’t just known for it’s riding – you go there to eat hot pie. Jen and Anne weren’t shy about using their lesbian innuendos to sell pizza, even from the beginning when Fruita wasn’t quite ready for it.

*Filmmakers + Special Guests “The Action Sisters” Expected

(PEOPLE) OF WATER

(United States, 23 min)
World Premiere
Director: Forest Woodward
Producer: Dan Riordan

For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have diverse cultures and people around the world. (people) of water follows the story of Rob Prechtl, a member of the US Men’s Raft team, as they embark on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.

*Filmmakers + Special Guests Expected

CHASING MONSTERS

(United States, 5 min)
Director: Krystle Wright, Toby Pike
Producer: Canon Australia

For the past 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing weather systems throughout the world. Nick journeys through the famous Tornado Alley that stretches through the American midwest. Tornado Alley  produces catastrophic yet beautiful storms that earn the appropriate nickname, monsters on the plains.

MOUNTAIN IN THE HALLWAY

(United States, 25 Minutes)
Director: Todd Jones
Producer: Steve Jones Drew Holt Stephen Dyer Teton Gravity Research

Tate McDowell and Brian McDonnell were diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. Unacquainted prior to their diagnosis, they were brought together via passion for the Tetons and their battle to beat cancer. While undergoing treatments both men were reminded of their passion for the mountains through murals in their treatment facilities. This passion and their shared struggle with cancer brought Tate and Brian to the decision to share in a lifelong goal of climbing the Grand Teton. In the summer of 2017 Tate and Brian will set out to climb the Grand Teton as a symbol of overcoming and persevering through struggle. Both Tate and Brian hope to bring awareness to the prevention of colon cancer through this project.

*Filmmaker Expected

LIFE OF PIE

(United States, 11 min)
World Premiere
Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel
Producer: Travis Rummel

When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned. Jen and Anne have left an incredible imprint on Fruita — at the outset they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized, they’re now at the very heart and soul of the community. Unlike Moab, Fruita isn’t just known for it’s riding – you go there to eat hot pie. Jen and Anne weren’t shy about using their lesbian innuendos to sell pizza, even from the beginning when Fruita wasn’t quite ready for it.

*Filmmakers + Special Guests “The Action Sisters” Expected

THE MYSTERY OF NOW

(United States, 17 min)
Director: Audrey Buchanan
Producer: Kaylee Cole, Douglas Miles, Dream Hampton, Archana Chattha, Vijay Chattha

In the short film, The Mystery of Now, artist and Apache Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles shares socio-political context around the history that lead to life on the San Carlos Apache reservation, and the personal history of how and why he started a skateboard brand and team of local youth leaders. His advice on cultivating resilience, creativity, and joy, provides guidance in a time that for many feels uncertain, polarizing and divisive in our living rooms and around our dinner tables.

*Special Guests Expected

THE WEIGHT OF WATER

(United States, 1 Hour 18 min)
Director and Producer: Michael Brown

The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge, kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment. “It’s so hard to be fully in the moment because there’s so much fear, there’s so much anxiety, it’s like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience,” said Erik Weihenmayer.

*Filmmaker + Special Guests

*Community Partner: Challenge Aspen

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