April 25, 2011

{Colorado Event} 5Point Film Festival: April 28th-May 1st [Trailer].

elephantjournal.com is proud to be a media sponsor and part of the excitement of 5Point Film Festival, an adventure film fest taking place in Carbondale, Colorado at the end of April.

What to look forward to:


The Wolf and the Medallion

The North Face: Chad Expedition Teaser 2010 [Director’s cut live at 5Point]

Plus the two following shorts by Director Renan Ozturk:

Life of Leo
(USA, 8 min, Climbing)
World Premiere
Leo, a 19-year-old farmer and climber, shares his passion and concerns for the future of climbing in Cuba. Director: Renan Ozturk. [Filmmaker expected].

Jimmy Chin
(USA, 6 min, Climbing)
As a world renowned adventure photographer, Jimmy Chin is a master at capturing powerful images in difficult situations—even four days up El Capitan. Venture behind the scenes to see one of today’s silent workhorses of the climbing world. Director: Renan Ozturk [Filmmaker expected].

Click for the full 5Point Film Fest schedule.

About 5point Film Festival

On the edge between desire and fear, between the known and unknown, is a place deep inside us all where the spirit is transformed — pushed beyond its limit by our deliberate commitment to usher in something new and original. In this soulful place we are catalyzed to learn, expand and engender newfound understanding to inspire others on their journeys. It is this spirit, this thirst for adventure that the 5Point Film Festival celebrates and shares with the community and filmmakers that gather for its annual Festival in Carbondale.

The 5Point Film Festival is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience and respect, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film.

We are all ambassadors of the environment. The 5Point Film Festival inspires us to explore wild places and to return with a renewed vigor to protect our natural world. Proceeds from the 5Point Film Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit, benefit 1% for the Planet and other non-profits throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

The 5Point Film Festival is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We believe these same principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries.

The 5 Points:

Respect: For each other, for the environment, for the experience and for the knowledge we inherit from those who inspire and teach us.

Commitment: To overcome fear and give ourselves completely to the challenge at hand while leading a vital existence and never allowing ourselves to become complacent.

Humility: To assume the courage and the discipline to listen to our intuition and not our egos, always mindful of our place in the natural order.

Purpose: To muster the motivation and conviction necessary to pursue our highest aspirations in the face of adversity.

Balance: To maintain our focus and energy in life, in nature, and on the journeys we undertake while things we cannot control shift around us.

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