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5Point Adventure Film Festival Asheville Oct 6-8

Three-Day Event Showcases Adventure Film World Premieres, Guest Speakers, Van Life Rally, Community Events, Dance Parties and more

Leading adventure film event 5Point Adventure Film Festival announces the full line-up for the concert-style film festival in Asheville, NC, taking place October 6-8, 2016.

The leading adventure film festival, which was founded in 2008 by former Climbing Magazine owner, Julie Kennedy, and founder of outdoor brand Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, offers audiences a taste of adventure through the lens, with a compelling program of more than 50 short films, panel discussions, community events, parties and more during the three-day event. The regional festival has become a highlight on the Southern adventure film industry calendar and this year’s film program includes Ace and The Desert Dog by Brendon Leonard and Forest WoodwardUni-SadersWhen We Were Knights by Anson Fogel, Trail to KazbegiRole Reversal among others. During the three-day event visiting guest speakers and panelists will include author and professional adventurer, Brendan LeonardJimmy Agnew, unicycle guru, larger-than-life character, Ultraromance, Editor-in-Chief of Bike Mag, Brice Minnigh, In Between Swims podcast host, Jeff McIntyre, and filmmakers Thomas WoodsonJoey Schusler, and Forest Woodward. 

Local female adventure and outdoor recreation legends will join a panel and live podcast recording, including Ky DelaneyShanna PowellAnne RiddleTracy Hopkins, and Anna Levesque.  Also in the lineup of local special guests, emcee, Brett McCall, yoga instructor, Joe Taft, local filmmakers Dumaine Babcock and Tommy Penick, and former Asheville City Councilman, Marc Hunt. The full festival schedule and program is below.

Other festival highlights include starting the weekend with the signature Van Life Rally and kick-off party Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4-10pm at The Salvage Station.  Other events include a group trail run, yoga class, tours of Sierra Nevada Brewery, VIP parties, poetry readings, live music, demos, clinics, and workshops, and presentations with special guests.  New for 2016 at 5Point Asheville will be discounted tickets and passes for attendees of the Overland Expo East and Beer City Beatdown events happening in Asheville for the weekend.

Tickets are priced at $10 for youths, $20 regular and $60 VIP, and can be purchased at http://5pointfilm.org/tickets or at the US Cellular Center box office.  Details on the schedule of events and how to be involved are available here.

“The community of Asheville has embraced 5Point Adventure Film Festival for the last two years, and we are excited to amp it up for 2016 with an increased number of community events,” said Micah Pulleyn, National Events Director of 5Point Film. “We are also focused on inspiring young adventurers through our Youth Film Program and doing more outreach in the schools, hoping to engage more with the next generation.”

ASHEVILLE 2016 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6

2PM Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

We ask that people arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time.  Please call the tour desk and reserve a spot–be sure to mention you’re with 5Point Film Fest.  Closed toes shoes a must.

Sierra Nevada
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732

FREE

3PM French Broad Litter Floatilla
A river cleanup with Mountain True’s Riverkeeper, hosted by ENO & Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine with support from Southern Raft Supply and NRS. Register here.

4-10PM Van Life Rally with Prestige Subaru, Ujoint Offroad 

with Prestige Subaru, Ujoint Offroad, demos with NRS, SUP yoga with Mind, Body Paddle, live music from the Pleasure Chest, food trucks, 5Point merchandise, local craft beer, 5Point ticket giveaways, and over 50 livable vehicles on display at the Salvage Station.

Live music from East Coast Dirt & Pleasure Chest

Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr.

FREE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7

2PM Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

We ask that people arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time.  Please call the tour desk and reserve a spot–be sure to mention you’re with 5Point Film Fest.  Closed toes shoes a must.

Sierra Nevada
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732

FREE

4-5PM Freedom of Dedication
Outdoor yoga practice with Joe Taft, all levels welcome.
Bring your own mat.
Location TBD

5 – 7PM KICKOFF PARTY
Live music from Jane Kramer, games + activities with Outdoor Research, gear giveaway with Industry Nine, NRS, YETI, local craft beer, & unveiling of collaborative lobby installation with local elementary schools.

U.S. Cellular Center’s Jan Davis Lobby
Sierra Nevada Beer
Live Music: Jane Kramer
FREE

7 – 10PM FILM PROGRAM I
These films will bring you to the edge of your seat, inspire you to live life to its fullest, and embrace your own definition of adventure!  Emcee Brett A. McCall is back, along with special guests, filmmakers, and live music

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Attention Parents: Strong language

Tickets $20

SATURDAY OCTOBER 8

9AM Group Run with Foot Rx
Warm up to the weekend with a group run through Asheville

Richmond Hill Park
FREE

10:00AM YOUTH ADVENTURE PROGRAM
These films are curated to appeal and inspire the next generation of adventurers. Following the films, we will gather outside for a unicycling demo with Jimmy Agnew & The Uni-Saders, community art activities, a free ice cream social, live music by Freewheelin’ Mamas

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Food and drink for purchase
FREE to all humans 12 and under
Adults: $10

11:30-1PM UNICYCLE CLINIC WITH Jimmy Agnew and the Uni-Saders

Join the Uni-Saders and learn to ride a unicycle while you enjoy free ice cream, and then hang out to experiment with music and art after the Youth Adventure Program!

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
FREE

12PM The Trail to Anywhere Bike Packing Demo
Bike Magazine editor Brice Minnigh and athlete/filmmaker Joey Schusler give a rundown of their Trail to Kazbegi bikepacking kits and balancing strategy. Refreshments provided by Second Gear and King Daddy’s.

Second Gear 
444 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28806

FREE

1PM Live Podcast Recording
+ Panel Discussion with In Between Swims
A conversation about women, diversity, and authenticity featuring some of the region’s most impressive female adventure athletes.

Aloft Asheville Downtown Hotel
51 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

FREE

2PM Sierra Nevada Brewery Tour

We ask that people arrive 15 minutes prior to their tour time.  Please call the tour desk and reserve a spot–be sure to mention you’re with 5Point Film Fest.  Closed toes shoes a must.

Sierra Nevada
100 Sierra Nevada Way, Fletcher, NC 28732

FREE

3-4PM Brendan Leonard Book Signing and Presentation
Come enjoy Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard as he gives a special presentation of his latest book  60 Meters to Anywhere.

Black Dome Mountain Sports
140 Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
FREE

5 – 7PM FRONT PORCH PARTY
Live music provided by Nimbus, fun with Prestige Subaru, local craft beer, art installations, activities & prizes with Outdoor Research, YETI coolers, NRS, and more!

US Cellular Center in front of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
FREE

7 – 10PM FILM PROGRAM II
More films that will invite you to get after it, take that trip, tell someone you love them, and embrace fear to experience joy!  Be on the lookout for more special guests, filmmakers, and some exciting surprises!

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Attention Parents: Strong language

10PM AFTERPARTY

Official 5Point Afterparty with DJ AVX

Asheville Music Hall
55 College St, Asheville, NC 28801

SUNDAY OCTOBER 9

9AM Roaming Unicycles Clinic

Unicycling clinic and group ride with The Uni-Saders through downtown Asheville.

Roger McGuire Green
FREE

1-3PM Hair of the Dog Float Trip with French Broad Adventures, NRS, & YETI (limited spaces available)
*RSVP signup TBD
Location: TBD

More information on ticket sales, passes and volunteer opportunities is available at www.5pointfilm.com

5Point Regional Festivals: 5Point Adventure Film Festival has expanded its regional concert-style festival across the country, and 5Point is set to unveil more with future Midwest and Northeast locations to be announced for 2017 and 2018. In an effort to expand its mission of inspiring adventure and storytelling of all kinds, the non-profit creates a unique 5Point style show, rather than bring the Carbondale show on a tour. By creating regional hubs across the country, 5Point will inspire other communities and celebrate their local filmmakers, athletes, and artists, like 5Point has been doing to sell-out crowds for Colorado’s Rocky Mountain region.

5Point Film Fund: 5Point is proud to be an industry leader with financial assistance for emerging filmmakers and thoughtful adventure stories through small monetary grants, mentorship, and a network of support. Over the last 5-years, 5Point has supported over 15 film projects, many of which have gone on to win awards, and tour in festivals and theaters all over the world. 5Point connects artists and filmmakers with opportunities to showcase their work, with outdoor industry funding, and to a network of creatives to form meaningful collaborations, a kind of support which is essential in finding, telling and sharing inspiring stories.

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