Simply fantastic! I attended the Film Festival last weekend (May 4-6) held at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, which turned out to be the perfect location. Thanks again to the friendly staff at NOC for pulling the facility-side of this festival together.
The film festival was hosted by the massively interesting and terribly funny adventure travel duo of Austin Vince and Lois Pryce. It was a genuine pleasure to finally meet and chat with them in person. Thank you, Austin and Lois!
I listed all the films in an earlier post, but here's the list of the films I was able to see:
Dream: Above and Beyond
Back of Beyond
Twice Upon a Caravan
Call of the White
I returned home a bit early on Sunday, but I was able to hang around long enough to catch a couple films. All of the films were excellent and unique in their own way, with Austin and Lois selecting a diverse and interesting collection of films. My personal favorite was Above and Beyond a Dream (http://www.aboveandbeyondcanada.com/) for its honest and emotional punch, but all of the films were really quite good. Austin provided a short, one hour overview on how to shoot your own documentary. The tips and suggestions were excellent. It was only $75 for a weekend of great films and great folks. In addition to the variety films, all of the presentations were interesting and well worth the time. I look forward to 2013, and the return of the Adventure Travel Film Festival to the Southeast. If this is something you are interested in, let them know you want them to return!
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