CMPZ Productions is debuting their first ever Women in Adventure Sports film series, and this promises to be pretty high on the awesome-o-meter. Featuring stories on climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing and more, the films focus on adventure, community, culture and environment and on the intimacy and passion women have for their sport. This is right up my alley, so I wanted to share it with you. Their website states that they
“want to highlight women’s achievements, and support women filmmakers whenever possible.”
The films include “Send it Sistah” about highlining the Ritson Gap in Annecy, France. Remember from my earlier post about slacklining, highlining is just slacklining, but across impossibly high gaps. It’s crazy, in other words. And coming from me, that’s saying something.
Another film, “Heart of the Sea”, is about Hawaiian surfing legend Rell Sunn, who died of breast cancer in 1998. A pioneer of women’s professional surfing, Sunn was known not only for her physical power, grace and luminous beauty, but for her leadership in a community that loved her as much as she loved it.
In addition to the the lineup, they are also hosting a contest.Here’s the dope from their website:
Well … it’s not really a contest, it’s more like a “look at me!”
We want to involve local women in the film festival, and one way that we are thinking about doing it is to have a picture gallery and to show your picture sometime during the festival. So go through those 1000’s of shots and find your best action shot of you doing something related to adventure sports … crazy and fun is also good.
Hey, a prize may be involved … but it’s a secret.
Email us your easily readable image file (high resolution jpg please!). One is enough – don’t go overboard!
Get your 5 seconds of fame!
So check out this upcoming film festival. More information is still being loaded onto the site, and they have not yet posted a comprehensive schedule. Who knows, with a little encouragement, they might be willing to bring the festival to a theater near you.