I missed posting this yesterday because I was busy enjoying our own Cumberland Mountain Film Festival! For the past 4 years, my good friend Genevieve has organized this small, grass roots film fest to raise funds for the Cumberland Community Forest Society. It is one of cornerstone fundraisers for the CCFS and has grown up into an awesome, 2 day, 4 showing, sold out film festival in just a few years.
I had been away every year until this one so I was stoked to finally make it out to see the shows last night...and it didn't disappoint! I was actually surprised by the quality of the films and there really was something for everyone. From epic surfing scenes to ocean paddling, insane mountain bike tricks and serene undersea fishing adventures, the films covered all genres leaving me dreaming...laughing...and full of inspiration. I think there must have been close to 15 short films of 2-4 minutes - which is perfect for fidgety adventure lovers like me:) I am looking forward to next year already!
Here are your weekly Friday Film Fest videos better late than never:)
For some reason I can't get some of the html codes to work with my blogger page today so...you will need to click the links to watch each video this week...well worth the extra second;)
'An Endless Spring Day' - Darcy Turenne. Let's start things off with one of the great films from last nights Cumberland Mountain Film Fest! This one is not just for the snow bunnies...beautiful. If you don't know who Darcy Turenne is be sure to check out here site and you will likely hear more about her awesome films very soon...
An Endless Spring Day from Darcy Turenne on Vimeo.
Chris Peterson 'River Surfing' in Idaho. WOW. This is a magical 60 second film from National Geographics Zero to 60 video series. Love it.
'Golden Fall XC' by Kyle Hansen on Pinkbike. This sweet little video leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling dreaming of fall biking and perfect single track conditions... Unfortunately I can't get the HTML code to work here so you will need to click the link below to watch this little gem:)
Grizzly Charges Mountain Bikers by Karl Burkat on Pinkbike. Another link that is worth clicking to watch this real life, real frightening biker meets grizzly encounter:) As if riding single track isn't enough of an adrenaline spike...
An Adventurous Experience in Cumberland : MOMAR promotional video is also by Darcy Turenne and will wet your appetite for adventure racing, trail running, mountain biking and paddling! For more info on adventure racing on Vancouver Island check out Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing!
An Adventurous Experience in Cumberland - MOMAR Style from Bryan Tasaka on Vimeo.