Carbondale, CO, January 8, 2020 — 5Point Film Festival, the adventure film festival rooted in sharing stories of human experiences in the outdoors, is proud to announce Stio as the title sponsor for the 13th annual film festival, taking place April 22-26, 2020 in Carbondale, Colo. Stio, an outdoor apparel company based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., will be on the ground for the duration of the festival for consumer activations, events and a pop-up retail experience.
Stio brings a new element to the festival for aspiring filmmakers this year with the Filmmaker Pitch Event. The Filmmaker Pitch Event will give a select number of filmmakers the opportunity to pitch their film ideas in front of a live audience, and the winner will be awarded a $10,000 grant from Stio. Submissions for the pitch event open March 13, 2020 at 5pointfilm.org.
“Stio’s shared commitment to the outdoor community and support of great storytelling in the outdoors through filmmakers makes them an excellent partner for 5Point—a true filmmakers festival,” said Regna Jones, executive director of 5Point Film Festival. “We are excited to include the Filmmaker Pitch Event in this year’s festival, as it’s a meaningful way to support great storytelling in the outdoors and the filmmakers whose creativity and vision are at the heart of the festival.”
“Stio was founded to inspire a deeper connection with the outdoors,” said Liz Barrett, brand director at Stio. “Sharing stories of how time outside can ignite balance, growth, relationships and empowerment is a core part of our brand. This is why we are thrilled to partner with 5Point, an organization that shares in those values and inspires a community to share in that experience.”
Founded in 2008, the 5Point Film Festival showcases curated, soulful outdoor films for four-days of non-stop adventure, live art and rich conversations. The festival discovers and promotes emerging talent as well as provides a space where filmmakers can connect year-over-year with each other, be celebrated by a committed audience, and make connections with brand and industry partners.
For more information visit 5pointfilm.org.
About 5Point Film: Established in 2008, 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. Creating various events, including an annual four-day film festival in Carbondale, CO and several events across the country, 5Point Film continues to deliver a unique film experience by drawing in passionate athletes, artists, filmmakers, films, and the community around short documentary films. 5Point also helps produce and encourage emerging filmmakers through their 5Point Film Fund and organizes the Dream Project, an adventure scholarship program for high school students. It is the spirit and thirst for adventure that 5Point Film celebrates and shares with the growing outdoor community. 5Point Film is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. 5Point believes these same principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries. Visit 5pointfilm.org for more information.
About Stio: Headquartered in the heart of the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Stio® was founded to inspire connection with the outdoors through beautiful, functional and innovative products infused with the soul of mountain lifestyle. Stio’s mountain town style meets backcountry performance product is sold via Stio Mountain Studio™ retail stores, Stio® catalogs and the Stio® website. stio.com
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