What a great way to kick off our inaugural year— with a sold-out show and so many amazing local sponsors who made it possible. We plan to bring Mountainfilm on Tour back to Asheville again next year and we hope you will join us. Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know when tickets go on sale so you can be sure to secure your VIP front row seat!
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Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, and ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.
Muddy Sneakers is an education non-profit that partners with public schools to supplement classroom science instruction with experiential, inquiry-based outdoor learning. Committed to measurable results, the organization provides fifth grade students multiple field experiences throughout the school year. Students develop a connection with nature, become more physically active, gain in self-confidence, and increase science aptitude. Programs take place on nearby conserved lands where students are instructed in small groups by highly skilled outdoor educators. Muddy Sneakers currently serves 44 schools across western and piedmont NC as well as upstate SC and reached over 2,700 students during the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information, including how to sponsor student participation, visit www.muddysneakers.org.