5Point Film Festival Announces Program Line-Up for Somerville, MA, September 24-26, 2015

5Point’s Second New England Regional “Film Concert” Celebrates Outdoor Film With Regional Premier Screenings, Interactive Community Events, Leading Filmmaker Talks and Live Performances; Tickets On Sale
Carbondale, CO (August 20, 2015) – 5Point Film Festival brings its presence to the Northeast as it returns for its regional concert-style film festival in Somerville, MA, on September 24-26, at the Somerville Theatre, Davis Square and various spaces around the city, with a two-day celebration of art, community and short adventure films.
The festival offers the only “film concert” experience including special guests, live performance, and a few “5Point style” surprises throughout the evening. Daytime events include a community party in Davis Square leading into two evenings of short adventure film programs at the Somerville Theatre. Each film program will begin at 7pm and last about three hours. Coming to a 5Point Film program is a unique experience, more like a live concert than a typical film screening. Festivals offer an element of surprise with quality live performances, special guests and spoken word taking the audience on an emotional ride through inspiring film and performance.
Included among over 30 short films over the two days are regional premiere screenings of Denali, 55 Hours in Mexico, and Frank and the Tower. Special guests include Northeast locals Dan Riordan, and Dana Saint directors of the Important Places with the film The Important Places . More guests to be announced.
The Important Places

            Filmmaker Forest Woodward embarks on a Grand Canyon river trip with his 77-year old father. Hoping the trip will help him learn what his father was like as a young man, Forest discovers different answers about family, getting older, and the landscapes that form our memories.



There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest moments. Denali is a short about friendship, overcoming illness, and what a true bond really means.


55 Hours in Mexico

55 hours in Mexico…never felt so good? Fly, drive, hike, ski, drive, fly, home. 3 adventurers take on a weekend expedition to the top of Orizaba and back, the ultimate weekend warrior trip.


Frank and the Tower

A classic, Frank Sanders weaver fine threads of wisdom and flare at Devil’s Tower. A life well lived and a special magical place to call home.


Tickets and festival passes are priced from $20 and can be purchased via the 5Point Film website
The two-day festival line-up will be announced in the next few weeks.
5Point works with local outdoor retailers, bike shops, and community organizations as well as local artists to showcase the talents of the region and inspire the outdoor communities’ growth. With aspirations to grow into another large four-day event similar to its Rockies region signature event, 5Point Film Festival is poised to become a great economic driver and attraction for Somerville and has plans to start a local scholarship program much like its Dream Project, an adventure scholarship program which offers outstanding high school children the chance to explore their personal boundaries and dreams with a scholarship to embark on a life-changing opportunity.
“5Point believes in celebrating and building strong communities around positive shared experiences. We believe in being good stewards of the environment. And we believe that inspiring storytelling through film, and moving live experiences are the best way to impact a community, bring them together and spark positive change,” said Sarah Wood, Executive Director of 5Point Film. “Somerville is a vibrant, outdoor, forward-thinking community that matches the ethos of 5Point. After spending time in the community and working with the City of Somerville, we were thrilled to return to this location, making it our home in the Northeast Region. We can’t wait to celebrate the New England region 5Point-style!”
5Point Film Festival is in its eighth season producing a four-day festival in Carbondale Colorado at the end of April each year. In an effort to expand its mission of inspiring adventure and storytelling of all kinds, the non-profit created a unique 5Point style show in each region, rather than bring the Carbondale show on a tour. By creating regional hubs across the country, 5Point will inspire other communities and celebrate their local filmmakers, athletes and artists, like 5Point has been doing to sell out crowds for Colorado’s Rocky Mountain region and Asheville, NC. Other regional festival hubs located in Bellingham, WA, and future Midwest location TBA, are scheduled for future dates in 2015 and 2016.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, 5Point Film Festival is seeking support to help get this Festival off the ground and primed for success in its second year in Somerville.
For media requests including interviews with film directors or 5Point executive director, images and B-roll or any other information, please contact Sarah-Jane Johnson: sarahjane@sarahjanejohnson.com
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 adventure films. 5Point also hosts 2-day Festivals in Asheville, NC, Bellingham, WA, and Somerville, MA, 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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