Outside Festival Film X Ideas

The inaugural Outside Festival, held in Denver on June 1 and 2, features an action-packed lineup featuring diverse athletes and filmmakers. How does Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, use sound to “see” his next hold when rock climbing? What does it feel like to slackline between a pair of hot-air balloons floating thousands of feet above the earth? And how does Quannah Chasinghorse’s connection to traditional ways of experiencing the natural world help her balance her work as a model, conservationist, and indigenous rights activist? The answers to these questions and many other revelations from the leading edge of outdoor adventure come to life in 21 vibrant films on June 1 and 2 at the Outside Festival in Denver. A first-of-its-kind event, the Outside Festival is a celebration of outdoor culture featuring live music, speakers like Diana Nyad and Jimmy Chin, three climbing walls, bouldering competitions, gear demos, a kids’ zone, yoga, and numerous interactive exhibits from popular outdoor and wellness brands. It takes place in downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park, with the film lineup screening across the street at the Denver Art Museum. Curated by producers and editors from Outside TV, the film program spotlights emerging filmmakers and storytelling by athletes and adventurers from LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Latino, disabled, and other underrepresented communities. The films range from 7 to 90 minutes, and there will be live panel discussions and filmmaker Q&As.

Outside TV