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Boulder, Colorado, March 12, 2009 – Women’s Adventure, the only outdoor sports, travel and lifestyle magazine for active women, has partnered as a sponsor with the Boulder-based Adventure Film Festival to increase the presence of adventuresome women competing in this year’s festival. Women who are actively participating in outdoor activities — and documenting it on camera — are encouraged to submit films by, about, and for women to compete for the first-ever Women’s Adventure Award.
Celebrating its fifth year in 2009, The Adventure Film Festival brings to Boulder each November a variety of astonishing and inspiring films regarding our environment, the outdoors and the people who explore it. Each year, the festival features more than 30 independent films celebrating alpinism, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, and other wild pursuits. Presented by Patagonia, Intrepid Travel and other leading outdoor companies, the festival attracts over 4,000 enthusiastic viewers in three nights of presentations, workshops and special events.
All films produced, directed or featuring women and submitted to The Adventure Film Festival are automatically entered for consideration for the Women’s Adventure Award. Deadline for submission for the 2009 Festival is June 15. Films may also be submitted directly to Women’s Adventure for review and consideration. Selected films by women will also be reviewed in upcoming editions of Women’s Adventure magazine, providing additional support to the filmmaker.
Learn more about The Adventure Film Festival at http://www.adventurefilm.org/index.aspx. In addition to the Boulder Festival, the program travels to France and to Chile each year.
About Women’s Adventure and Big Earth Publishing
Women’s Adventure is the only outdoor sports, travel, and lifestyle magazine published specifically for active women. Published bi-monthly, Women’s Adventure is for women who find mass-market fitness titles to be too focused on fad diets, rather than fresh air. The magazine’s active subscribers are a part of a growing community of women who choose to thrive in the wild. Every edition inspires, informs and compels women to live life to its fullest through outdoor adventures and travel.
Big Earth Publishing is a family of book and magazine publishers, including Trail Books, Westcliffe Publishers, Johnson Books, Bleak House Books, Telluride Magazine and Women’s Adventure. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, the publishing company is committed to being more than just a publisher of good books. It is a family of independent publishers with a unified purpose—to provide readers with compelling stories and ideas that inform and inspire. Big Earth remains focused on those ideals that make independent publishing unique: a reader and an author perspective, creativity, and flexibility.