Stay Tuned – We’ll Announce the Date for the 3rd Annual Film Fest in 2019 Autumn of 2018!
- Friday, June 29th, doors open, show 7:30-10p.m. — Locals Night FREE to the public, All Ages, Outlier Cellers, 141 S Main St., Mancos, Colo. Featured speaker: adventurer Ashley Carruth on “Bikepacking the Bears Ears” (read more). Food cart available at the Cidery. 10% of the proceeds of cider sales to go to the festival. This event venue is handicap accessible.
- Saturday, June 30, doors open 6, show 7:30-10:30p.m. — Film Fest Main Event, Mancos Opera House, 136 West Grand Avenue, Mancos Colo. $20 if you purchase online; $25 if you buy at the door. Films to feature bikes, boats, fly fishing, and river conservation, plus an American Rivers presentation. Food carts will be available on West Grand Avenue during Mancos Grand Summer Nights, along with dance music by the Afrobeatniks. Once the music ends, the films begin (around 7:15). At this time, we apologize that the Mancos Opera House does not have an elevator for wheelchair access.
Mancos Valley Resources, in partnership with Founding Sponsor Alpacka Raft, is holding the 2nd Annual Mancos Valley River Film Festival this June 2018. This festival is being made possible in large part thanks to Class V Sponsor Specialized Bikes and Class IV Sponsor Osprey Packs.
One hundred percent of the proceeds of this fest will support local nonprofits in Montezuma County, Colo. Last year’s event raised $9600 to benefit the 100 Excelsior Plant fire victims who lost their jobs when the Mancos-based plant burned down May 2017. The money was funneled through two Mancos Valley Resources (MVR) projects: Mancos Food Share and Mancos Pay It Forward. This year, funds will be split between MVR and the Mancos Trails Group, an organization that seeks to enhance the hiking, biking, and river trails in Mancos.
This year’s Friday night schedule includes a presentation by Mancos Trails Group on their local projects, and a multi-media show by Ashley Carruth on, “Bikepacking Through the Bears Ears National Monument.” On Saturday night, a variety of short films will be featured on urban bikerafting in Portland, 2 fly fishing films featuring Wyoming and Alaska, mountain biking in British Columbia, packrafting in India, and more. As well, American Rivers Sinjin Eberle will talk about the 5000 Miles of Wild Campaign, an effort to preserve 5000 river miles and gather 5000 river stories. Conservation films will include the “Blue Heart: The Fight to Save Europe’s Last Wild Rivers,” along with a short film about Dolores River conservation efforts.