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Vasque Official Footwear Partner of 5Point Adventure Film Festival

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Angie Houck
Darby Communications
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Red Wing, MN – April 11, 2016 – Adventure films motivate people to get outdoors, push their limitations and perhaps do something they’ve never done before. Vasque is proud to support this adventurous spirit by partnering with the inspiring and unexpected, 5Point Adventure Film Festival in Colorado this month. Entering its ninth year, the four-day film festival showcases inspirational adventure films with guest speakers, art performances, family activities and other unique events to get attendees engaged and outdoors. 

Friday night of the festival, Vasque will be presenting the premiere of the film, Ace and the Desert Dog, a film about a 60-day walkabout in Utah that Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, embarked upon for Ace’s 60th birthday. A collaboration by Brendan Leonard, Forest Woodard and Stefan Hunt, the film pays homage to the strength of the human-dog connection in the great outdoors. To celebrate the premier, Vasque will also be hosting a hike on Saturday with Ace Kvale and Genghis Khan, from the Desert Dawg Adventure Blawg, and film director and producer Brendan Leonard. Attendees can demo a pair of Vasque’s Inhaler II’s on the hike.

“5Point Adventure Film Festival is not only about the adventurous films, it’s about getting people outside, engaging them in conversation and growing the outdoor community,” states Joe Peters, Director of Global Marketing. “Vasque is excited to be such a significant part of this event, and to get people out on the trail during the weekend’s festivities.” 

“Vasque is a longstanding, quality brand in the outdoor community with a great story to tell. We are very proud to welcome their team into the 5Point Family of partners this year. It is quality brands like Vasque that we seek out in partnership to enhance the experience for our audience and a bonus that they are investing in great storytelling.” says Sarah Wood, Executive Director of 5Point film Festival. 

The 5Point Film Festival will be held in Carbondale, CO, April 21 – 24, 2016. Those attending can enjoy three nights of film, hikes, a van life rally, attend family-friendly ice-cream social and community picnic, learn to ride a unicycle and more exciting events. Learn more about the festival here:

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About Vasque 

Since 1964, Vasque has been providing performance footwear that inspires trust on the trail. Bringing the latest in technology and design to outdoor enthusiasts, Vasque’s collection of backpacking, performance hiking, insulated and trail running shoes are designed for all day comfort regardless of conditions.

About 5Point Film

Established in 2008, 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. Creating various events, including an annual four-day film flagship festival in Carbondale, CO, regional Festivals in Asheville, NC, Bellingham, WA and Duluth, MN and several On the Road Series one night events across the country, 5Point Film continues to deliver a unique film experience by drawing in passionate athletes, artists, filmmakers, films, and the community around short documentary films. 5Point supports emerging filmmakers and stories through the 5Point Film Fund, and organizes the Dream Project a student scholarship program for high school students. Visit for more information. Follow live festival updates via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.