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5Point Film Festival Presents 5Point On The Road Aspen January 21, 2017

 

Media contact: Meaghan Lynch

[email protected]

609-306-4393

 

For Immediate Release

 

5Point Film Festival Presents 5Point On The Road Aspen January 21, 2017

Tickets on Sale Now for an Inspiring Evening of Short Films, Special Guests and the 2017 Dream Project Scholarship Launch

Carbondale, Colorado (December 22, 2016) – Carbondale’s most-loved community event 5Point Film Festival brings its concert-style presentation to the ski town of Aspen for a night of film screenings, talks and special guests that celebrate the adventure film genre, at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House, Saturday, January 21, 2017. The event will be a fundraiser for 5Point’s 10-year anniversary signature festival that will take place this April 20-23, 2017 and will also mark the launch of the festival’s 2017 Dream Project. The night kicks-off at 6pm with a guest meet and greet, Sierra Nevada beers and food for purchase. The film program runs from 7-10pm with more than 10 short films including the premier of the Pedal to Peaks Norway, a film by skier and writer Brody Leven and filmmaker and mountain biking pro Joey Schusler. There will be chances to win gear from 5Point sponsors such as Outdoor Research and Yeti Coolers among others. Tickets are $25. For more information and tickets visit: http://www.wheeleroperahouse.com/event/5point-film-festival-on-the-road-in-aspen/.

“As 5Point moves into its tenth season and plans a great celebration of the last decade we look forward to bringing you a taste of the inspirational adventure storytelling in Aspen,” says newly appointed Executive Director Meaghan Lynch. “The program will take the audience all over the world with stories of triumph and pain, elation and wonder in some of the most beautiful places on Earth and leave you on the edge of your seat and compelled to get out and live your best story.”

In addition to being a fundraiser, 5Point Aspen will mark the launch of the organization’s 2017 Dream Project, a unique program that offers outstanding high school students from Aspen to Parachute the chance to explore their own personal boundaries and dreams. The five students that best exemplify 5Point’s five guiding principles will receive a $1500 scholarship to embark on a life-changing journey and follow their passions. Previous recipients of the grant have undertaken projects including leading a youth backpacking trip in the Roaring Fork Valley, shadowing writers in New York, teaching soccer in Puerto Rico and kayaking and performing malaria work in Uganda. Applicants can visit the 5Point website to submit an application or for more information: http://5pointfilm.org/dream/applying.

5Point would like to thank 5Point Aspen sponsors: Pitkin County Landfill, Outdoor Research, YETI, Sierra Nevada, Amore Realty, Timbers Resorts, Ute Mountaineer and The Aspen Times.

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 adventure films. 5Point also hosts 2-day Festivals in Asheville, and NC, Bellingham, WA, facilitates the 5Point Film Fund, and organizes the Dream Project a student scholarship program for high school students. Visit http://www.5pointfilm.org for more information. Follow live festival updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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