With over 10 years under its belt, the 5Point Adventure Film Festival was created for the Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. It was originally founded by former Climbing Magazine owner, Julie Kennedy in 2007. The concept of the festival is that adventure storytelling enables communities to incite positive change through their five points: Purpose, Respect, Commitment, Humility, and Balance. It inspires and encourages filmmakers to bring their adventures and experiences to life.

The festival originates in Carbondale, Colorado, with an alluring program of more than 50 short films. It spans a four-day period and includes community events, parties, panel discussions, and other activities. It has gained notoriety within the adventure film industry and has featured award-winning films and many world premieres.

Upon its conclusion, 5P becomes a mobile festival, traveling year-round with a selection of the best films to separate locations. Individual festivals are then hosted by independent corporations, non-profits, and various organizations. 5P has some serious backing from local to international sponsorships and partners like Chacos, Yetti, Gregory along with Outdoor Research Garfield County, The Aspen Times and many others.

This year Grand Lake and Winter Park have participated in 5P with tickets still available thru Jan 4. Grand Lake events are held at the Rocky Mountain Repertoire Theater and all Winter Park showings are at the Headwaters Center. All ticket sale proceeds go to The Never Summer Senders, Grand County’s Youth Climbing Team. Admission to the films are $15. We’ve included a link below for the remaining dates and viewings.


Tracy Navarrete