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Adventure Film Festival

Saturday December 10



The event has been moved from the Jackson Hole Playhouse to the Town Square Tavern

Event Details

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On Saturday night, the Jackson Hole Playhouse Town Square Tavern welcomes the 2011 Adventure Film Festival and the most inspiring independent adventure films of year. The line-up was handpicked by a selection committee from over 200 entries submitted from 15 different countries. This is the first screening the Adventure Film Festival in Jackson Hole. Its unique format features the festival’s top short films. Summit an 8000 meter peak in Pakistan’s bitter winter, paddle the Congo’s unnavigated Lukuga River, and much more!

  • When: Saturday 12/10
  • Time: Apres Ski at 6:00pm, Films at 7:00pm.
  • Where: Jackson Hole Playhouse Town Square Tavern
  • Admission: $10
  • Facebook Invite Page

The Mountain Pulse is proud to partner with 307 Live, Purple Orange and others in the community to support the Adventure Film Festival.



Featured Films

Hour One


Film: Cold

Details: (19 minutes, 2011) Cold tells the story of the first ascent of one of Pakistan’s 8,000 meter peaks in winter. The journey nearly killed the party, who carried a small camera and filmed the ordeal constantly. This is their story, documented in raw, honest footage.

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Film: The Dark Side of the Lens

Details: (6 minutes, 2010) An incredible display of videography created by renowned photographer and bodyboarder Mickey Smith. The short film takes viewers into the world of ocean sports and his creative interpretation of it through photography and film.

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Film: Towers of Ennedi

Details: (13.5 minutes, 2011) Directed by Jimmy Chin, this film features Mark Synnott, James Pearson and Alex Honnold traveling to the Ennedi Desert of Chad. They are the first climbers to explore this remote landscape stacked with wild unclimbed towers.

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Film: Scrapertown

Details: (7.5 minutes, 2011) In order to become a member of the Original Scraper Bike Team, you must: Be a resident of Oakland, CA. Be at least 7y/o or older. Retain A 3.0 GPA and create your own Scraper Bike.


Hour Two


Film: Kadoma

Details: (30 minutes, 2011) Legendary explorer Hendri Coetzee travelled through obscure parts of Africa by foot and by boat. The Lukuga River, previously unnavigated, led them deep into the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where Hendri was tragically killed by an African crocodile, prolific on that river but sight unseen prior to his death. Kadoma takes us along for the final journey of an adventurer of the finest, highest caliber… and while the tragedy strikes deep, the inspiration does as well.

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Film: Summer Snapshot

Details: (4 minutes, 2011) Summer Snapshot plays out, image after sun-kissed image, an idyllic day at a mountain river where a group of friends spend an afternoon skinny-dipping, strumming guitars and circling a campfire. Reminiscent of a 1970s home movie, Summer Snapshot is a nostalgic reflection on the fleeting window between youth and adulthood.

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Film: Mr. Happy Man

Details: (10 minutes, 2010) This is a tale of what it takes to be optimistic and happy in life… and how sometimes, those lessons show up in the oddest of places.

Other Films Include

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Film: On Assignment

Details: (6 minutes, 2011) Adventurer, climber and photographer Jimmy Chin was recently assigned a feature story about the cutting-edge climbing culture in Yosemite National Park by National Geographic. This Camp 4 Collective production follows Jimmy on his assignment using breath-taking imagery, offering incredible insights into the climbing culture, and what it takes to bring these images to the public eye.


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