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Filmmakers honored at Carbondale’s 5Point Film Festival

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen CO Colorado
Contributed image"The Wolf and the Medallion" by Jeremy Collins won the "Best in Festival" honor at the recent 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale.

CARBONDALE – The 5Point Film Festival, held in Carbondale last weekend, recognized numerous films for their excellence. The winners in several categories were selected by a four-member jury and there was a film selected by attendees.

The “Best in Festival” went to “The Wolf and the Medallion,” by Jeremy Collins. The unique, multifaceted presentation featured film, animation, live art and was scored to live music.

The “People’s Choice” award went to “Eastern Rises” by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight. It was a stunning and often hilarious look at the trip of dedicated anglers to one of the wildest places left on earth, in the Russian Far East.

The “Jury Special Selection” award went to “Scrapertown” by Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari and starring Babye Champ. The documentary explores the growing “Scraper Bike” movement in East Oakland and Babye Champ’s efforts to provide other youth with a productive way to spend their time.

Other finalists in the special selection category were “Salt,” “Skateistan,” and “Eastern Rises.”

The winner in the “Best Cinematography” category was “Dark Side of the Lens” by Mickey Smith. Other finalists in the category were “Life Cycles,” “Towers of Ennedi” and “Wildwater.”

The winner in the “Most Inspiring Story” category was “Chasing Water” by Basalt photographer Pete McBride. Other finalists were “Salt,” “Scrapertown” and “The Wolf and the Medallion.”

The “Spirit of Adventure” award went to “Cold” by Anson Fogel of Carbondale and Cory Richards. It documented the mind-numbing challenges endured by three climbers who tackled a 8,000+ meter peak in Pakistan during winter.

Other finalists in the category were “Skateistan,” “Fly or Die” and “Swiss Machine.”

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