Launched last year, the second iteration of AdventurePro’s independent adventure film festival is slated to appear in Mansfield this May 2 and 3.
Focusing on “family friendly”, locally-produced adventure films, the AdventurePro Video Festival 2015 promises a true community-led event.
Speaking with regard to the 2014 event, client services manager for Adventure Pro said: “All videos looked and sounded absolutely brilliant on the Mansfield Armchair Cinema’s big screens. It’s a technically awesome, but very relaxed and intimate, venue that will continue to be the ‘home’ of the festival”.
“It’s for this reason that we’ve had our hearts set on booking the same cinema again. It was the first in Australia to offer fully-digital screenings and I think it’s still one of the best,” Kneebone said.
The event, presented by the Australian Camps Association, will include two screenings: the first on 4pm Saturday, May 2 and the second on 11am Sunday, May 3.
Early-bird tickets are available at $25 for adults and $15 for kids, however the event is also still inviting adventure filmmakers to submit video for consideration.
“So far a variety of videos featuring mountain biking, rafting, surfing, adventure racing, climbing, and snow shoeing as well as outdoor programs have been received,” Kneebone said.
“I am sure that many more video makers that are just putting the final editing touches to their creations ready to enter before the deadline on April 3, 2015.”
Submissions may include subjects such as aviation, ballooning, canoeing, canyoning, caving, climbing, cycling/MTB, fishing, bushwalking, horse riding, kayaking, rafting, rogaining, sailing, scuba diving, surfing – just about any outdoor activity, really.
The incentive for movie makers to enter include a cash prize of $1000 for first place as well as a raft of other non-cash prizes for finalists.
“And, entry is free and easy – you can enter as many times as you like.”