The second annual Auburn Adventure Film Festival lights up the city for three days, February 21, 22, 23, 2020. The festival spotlights shorts, documentaries and narrative films focused on adventures – big and small, internal and external, indoors and outdoors.
New themes and an added networking event on Saturday night are part of the festival’s continued plans to grow each year by offering the strongest programming and filmgoing experience possible. Registration is open and passes can be purchased for the full weekend, each day, or by festival block. The program is also listed on the registration page (https://auburnadventurefilmfestival.org/schedule-tickets).
“If there’s anything life has shown me, it’s that you have to live life, one adventure at a time. To push yourself to the limits is at the core of learning and overcoming the challenges you face during those adventures,” said the festival 2020 Director, Ben Andrews
This year’s program features films that highlight adventures around six themes:
1. “Destination Inspiration,”
2. “Climbing to New Heights,”
3. “Defying the Norm,”
4. “Frozen Feats,”
5. “Aquatic Ascent,” and
6. “The Power of Freedom.”
Other festival activities include:
- Opening Night party Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro ($5 admission) Free with your festival badge.
- Saturday Night Mixer, at Geaux Brewing (free to public; No Host bar).
- Awards ceremony Sunday night, February 23 ($5 admission). Free with festival badge
“We are continuing our commitment to create more than a collection of exciting movies. Our goal is to provide moviegoers with a memorable, entertaining, festival experience while also illuminating the unique talents of festival filmmakers,” said Doug Lein, Economic Development Manager – City of Auburn.
Films screenings will take place at the Auburn Avenue Theater in downtown Auburn.
About the City of Auburn:
Today’s Auburn is the perfect mix of a modern city and rich, historic charm, with roots dating back to the 1850s. Auburn began as a small farming settlement nestled in a fertile valley and quickly became a Pacific Northwest commerce center. Exploring Auburn takes you through unique and special entertainment experiences afforded by Emerald Downs, White River Amphitheater, Muckleshoot Casino, The Outlet Collection, and nearby, Pacific Raceways. Affectionately known as the gateway to Mt. Rainier, Auburn offers everything for the outdoor enthusiast including bike trails, golf courses, fishing areas and an extensive parks and trails system. Historical attractions such as the White River Valley Museum, Mary Olson Farm and Neely Mansion also allow you to get in touch with Auburn’s charming colonial heritage.
Auburn’s downtown is filled with repurposed brick buildings from its early days and has been revitalized to showcase its pioneer heritage with an emphasis on early 1900s architecture. Today, downtown Auburn provides a gathering place for large-scale events such as our nationally renowned Veterans’ Day Parade, the largest parade celebration west of the Mississippi River.
The above is a press release from the Auburn Avedenture Film Fest. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.