Intrepid Travel and Patagonia Present


Sat Oct 7 - Sun Oct 8

12:00 pm

Boulder Theater

This event is all ages

Opening Night Afterparty With BEGINNERS
Celebrate opening night of Adventure Film Festival with LA-based Indie Pop band BEGINNERS. Following the final film, BEGINNERS will perform AFF's unforgettable trailer music "Who Knows" and their latest hits. 
(Saturday, 10/7 10pm-midnight @ Boulder Theater. FREE CONCERT)

Adventure Film Festival
Adventure Film Festival
***Schedule of Events***
- Friday, October 5th -
Community Night Kick-off Party at Boulder Adventure Lodge (A-Lodge) from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

- Saturday, October 6th -
Street Fair at 14th St, Spruce St to Lawry Ln from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Film Festival Early Showing – Doors 3:00 p.m. | Show 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Film Festival Late Showing – Doors 6:15 p.m. | Show 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

- Sunday, October 7th -
Street Fair at 14th St, Spruce St to Lawry Ln from 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Family & Kids Show with Jeff and Paige and artist Jeremy Collins – Doors 9:30 a.m. | Show 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Film Festival Early Showing – Doors 2:00 p.m. | Show 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Film Festival Late Showing – Doors: 5:15 p.m. | Show: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A new adventure begins. The Adventure Film Festival, presented by Meridian Line, returns for its 14th year to the historic Boulder Theater on October 5-7 before departing for worldwide travels. Watch the spirit of adventure in a hand-picked line-up of 30+ breathtaking, groundbreaking, independent films.

Then experience it first-hand.

Over three days you’ll climb vertical rock faces, bike mountainous terrain, walk, run and hike endless trails. Create, film, draw, cook, photograph and experience new virtual realities.

Be inspired and changed by daring global adventurers, outdoor industry leaders and influential non-profits sharing insightful stories during panels, workshops, parties and on-stage.

Enjoy live music, local Avery craft beers, tasty snacks, pop-up vendors and entertaining games at the Street Fair.

Introduce the youth to new horizons, landscapes and cultures through engaging short films, live performances, music, dance and art at the Family & Kid’s Show.

Learn from master creatives at hands-on adventure filmmaking, photography, and virtual reality workshops.

Connect with the international tribe of game changers, creators and adventurers who forego the comforts of life to chase their wildest dreams.
These journeys and stories are where dreams are born, and legends are made.

Join our community:

Outside TV and the Adventure Film Festival partnered to create a first of its kind – the Adventure Filmmakers Challenge. Enter your best film with the spirit of adventure through Outside TV’s community platform Campfire for the chance to win premium prizes, premiere on Outside TV, and an all-expense paid trip to Boulder to present your film at the 2018 Adventure Film Festival in October. Challenge begins: July 17. Submission deadline: September 1.

The Adventure Film Festival was created in 2004 by the legendary climber, photographer and storyteller Jonny Copp (1974-2009). It all started as a dream in the heart of the Himalayas. In a tent during a storm, on a handful of scratch paper, Jonny sketched out his vision of a community-based, mission-oriented, outdoor adventure festival that tied indie film with art and activism. Jonny believed in the power of storytelling, especially through the narrative of adventure, with the goal to awaken change and encourage others to challenge and improve the world we live in. With the help of friends, family and industry professionals, this gritty "down home" event is now an internationally recognized arena for the most inspiring adventure and environmental films of the year.

Adventure Film Festival’s compelling line-up is handpicked by a dedicated, Boulder-based selection committee from over 300 entries submitted from all over the world. With the support of filmmakers, sponsors, non-profits, partners, volunteers—all adventurers — Adventure Film Festival hosts a World Tour traveling from Boulder to Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, DC, Chile, Tasmania, India, Nepal, and several major cities in between.

“We believe in the power of the story, especially the narrative of adventure and awakening, to change and challenge the world we live in. We hope you will join us in celebrating the fantastic and, even more importantly, true stories of people and passion.”
Venue Information:
Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO, 80302