Boulder International Film Festival Announces the Return of the Adventure Film Pavilion (Presented by Audi) at BIFF 2023

March 3, 2023

Program Includes: World-Class Adventure Features and Shorts, U.S., and Colorado Premieres, Films and Appearances by Local and U.S. Filmmakers/Adventurers, and Call2Action Discussions

BOULDER, COLO – (March 3, 2023) The 19th annual Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is pleased to announce the return of the BIFF Adventure Film Pavilion (AFP) taking place Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 at Grace Commons Church (1820 15th St., Boulder).  Join us to celebrate the most exciting new adventure films of the year!

The 2023 line-up includes nine feature-length films and 17 shorts. A River Out of Time follows a group of activists rafting down the Colorado River to show a glimpse of what the future holds for the water of the American west, with Colorado filmmakers Benjamin Kraushaar and Cody Perry in person. RIDE: A Brutal Fairytale is an adrenaline-fueled, tragedy-laced but inspiring journey of two of the world’s best BMX riders, with film subjects Sam and Alise Willoughby in person to discuss their breathtaking story. PASANG: In the Shadow of Everest, directed by Nancy Svendsen, tells Pasang Lhamu Sherpa’s story of her quest to become the first Nepali woman to summit Mt. Everest.  Producer Christy McGill and Colorado EP Alison Levine (who has summited Mt. Everest) will attend in person – just in time for International Women’s Day.

Shorts with local ties include Annapurna ’78 with director Jim Aikman in person, Reel Rock: Cuddle with director Peter Mortimer in person, and Ignite Your Spirit with producer and director Roo Smith and subject Kevin Wilson of Ignite Adaptive Sports also in person. Four of the feature films will be followed by Call2Action discussions – one on adaptive sports, led by Ignite Adaptive Sports (discussion will follow the 6:00pm screening of RIDE: A Brutal Fairytale, Saturday, March 4th), and two films on animal conservation, with post-film talks led by the Boulder Open Space Conservancy (directly following the 10am screening of Path of the Panther, and after the 2:45pm screening of Coextinction, both on Friday, March 3rd). Call2Action discussions are free and open to the public.

The Adventure Film Party, sponsored by Audi and The Post, will take place Friday, March 3rd, at 9:30pm at Velvet Elk Lounge, and is open to Adventure Film Pavilion ticket stub holders and all BIFF passholders.

For more information, go to biff1.com/adventure. For tickets and general information on the entire BIFF line-up, visit biff1.com.

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 March 2 – March 5, 2023. 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, A Lodge, Chautauqua, Meteorite PR, Outside Inc., NOLS, The Post, Reel Rock, Velvet Elk Lounge, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, Ignite and Boulderthon.

BIFF is also generously supported by: by KUNC and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, The Daily Camera, Hotel Boulderado, St Julien Hotel & Spa, Vermilion Design + Digital, Audi Flatirons, Daryl Smith RE/MAX of Boulder, The Hollywood Reporter, Millstone Evans Group, 5280 Magazine, Chautauqua, CBS4, Velvet Elk Lounge, Auguste Escoffier School, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, Trident Café & Bookstore, RiverCloud Media, Oh Hey Creative, Japango, Longmont Museum, Unico Properties, Premier Members Credit Union, SmithKlein Gallery, City of Boulder, Brock Media, First Western Trust, Todd Reed, Rick Baker Insurance, Pasta Jay’s, Savory Cuisines, Natural Grocers, Space Farmer Productions, Stylus Creative, Travel Boulder, Frasier, Our Secure Future, A-Lodge, Embassy Suites, Origin CPA Group, Bookcliff Vineyards, Scarpetta Wine, Sonic Guild, and Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant.

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