Boulder International Film Festival Announces Lineup for Adventure Film Pavilion

February 15, 2024

Festival to Showcase More Than 20 Short Films and Features

BOULDER, COLO – (February 15, 2024)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – The Boulder International Film Festival will showcase a combined 23 short films and features, over 18 filmmakers and film subjects, and five Call2Action discussions when its fourth annual Adventure Film Pavilion returns to Boulder later this month. Passes and tickets are on sale now at biff1.com/adventure for attendees eager to celebrate the world’s greatest adventure films and shorts.

The 2024 BIFF Adventure Film Pavilion will take place March 1 – 3 during BIFF in downtown Boulder. For the first time this year, attendees can purchase the new BIFF Adventure Film Pass, which allows access to all three days of films and Call2Action panel discussions following the films, as well as admission to the Adventure Film party on March 1 featuring live music from Mighty Holler, gear giveaways, food and drink at the Velvet Elk Lounge in Boulder. The Adventure Film Pavilion takes place at Grace Commons Church at 1820 15th Street, where the sanctuary is transformed into a state-of-the-art theater with projection, screen and sound.

The Adventure Film Pavilion (AFP) will feature nine shorts and features from Colorado filmmakers, and five films will make their world or U.S. premiere at the festival. There will also be five Call2Action discussions with local groups working on the important issues the films present. Watch a teaser for the 2024 Boulder International Film Festival Adventure Film Pavilion here.

Among the featured presentations at this year’s AFP is the first theatrical screening of National Geographic’s 90-minute documentary Arctic Ascent with Alex Honnold, featuring the world-renowned climber on an epic quest across the toughest and most remote walls and peaks of Greenland. Honnold is best known as the hero of the Academy Award-winning documentary Free Solo and is widely regarded as one of the greatest climbers of his generation, and Arctic Ascent documents his six-week expedition to Eastern Greenland to make a first ascent of one of the highest unclimbed rock faces in the world.

The 2024 AFP will also feature the film Copa 71, a documentary executive-produced by Serena and Venus Williams that uses archival footage and new interviews to tell the story of the unofficial 1971 Women’s World Cup, an event attended by hundreds of thousands that was virtually erased from the history of soccer.

The AFP will also include the film No Legs. All Heart., which documents the story of André Kajlich, the first double amputee to enter the Race Across America, a grueling 12-day, 3,082-mile bike race known for spitting out 50 percent of able-bodied racers. Another film featured this year is the documentary Nothing’s For Free, from Outside, which chronicles the birth and legacy of freeride mountain biking through a three-decade journey with the pioneers, visionaries, and industry masterminds that pushed the sport to where it is today.

The festival will also showcase two short films, one feature film and exclusive Q&A sessions with acclaimed Colorado-based climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The short film, El Valle del Silencio, will make its world premiere and chronicles Weihenmayer’s attempt to become the first blind person to stand atop the Torre Norte, a remote tower in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. There will also be two conservation films focusing on “re-wilding” and rhinos, to round out the mix – Wilding, and Rhino Man.

The AFP will ultimately honor one film with the Johnny Copp Adventure Film Award on the closing night of the festival to recognize the best film featured in the AFP. Johnny Copp was a climber who founded the now discontinued Boulder Adventure Film Festival the same year BIFF was founded in 2005, and who died in an avalanche in China in 2009. Due to a partnership with Outside, for the first time this year, the winner of the Johnny Copp Adventure Film Award will screen on Outside Watch. Check out the full lineup of films at this year’s festival at biff1.com/adventure.

About the Boulder International Film Festival: The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder, Colorado, for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. BIFF attracts more than 20,000 film enthusiasts, media, and industry members annually and takes place from Feb. 29 – Mar 3, 2024. For tickets and more information, go to biff1.com. Follow BIFF on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The BIFF Adventure Film Pavilion is supported by Audi Flatirons, Outside, A- Lodge, Chautauqua, Meteorite PR, The Post, Reel Rock, Velvet Elk Lounge, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and Fjallraven.

BIFF is generously supported by: Audi Flatirons, KUNC and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, The Daily Camera, St Julien Hotel & Spa, Vermilion Design + Digital, Daryl Smith RE/MAX of Boulder, The Hollywood Reporter, Outside Inc., Millstone Evans Group, City of Boulder, Capital One, 5280 Magazine, Chautauqua, CBS4, Velvet Elk Lounge, Auguste Escoffier School, WhistlePig Whiskey, Trident Café and Bookstore, Oh Hey Creative, Embassy Suites Boulder, Longmont Museum, Japango, Hotel Boulderado, Premier Members

Credit Union, SmithKlein Gallery, First Western Trust, Rick Baker Insurance, Vectra Bank, Pasta Jay’s, Savory Catering, Downtown Boulder, Space Farmer Productions, Unico Properties, Stylus Creative, Travel Boulder, Frasier, Our Secure Future, BookCliff Vineyards, Origin CPA Group, Sonic Guild, Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, Roots Music Project, Meteorite PR, Conference on World Affairs, Scarpetta and Academy Boulder.

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