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14th Annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Expands Western States Tour Launches December 10, 2016 at MontBleu Resort Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe, California – Marking fourteen years of adventure sports cinematography and culture, Tahoe Adventure Film Festival (TAFF) is the annual gathering of the who’s who of outdoor adventure set in a hypnotic theatrical show of go-go dancers and dramatic action imagery by the best Tahoe photographers. It’s where the industry’s best filmmakers premier their latest adventure sports films one night only hosted by festival creator and adventurer, Todd Offenbacher.
An annual tradition, TAFF celebrates the adventure sports community with newly released films of daring exploits and epic adventures in some of the most remote places and harsh conditions that test the human spirit. Filmmakers capture the power and intensity of skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, mountain biking, BASE jumping and other heart pounding sports that feed our addiction to adventure. Many of the segments are special edits including previews of films that have not been released.
This year, the festival will include edits that highlight the lifestyle of the action and adventure athlete. Several films delve into the mindset of the adventurer and how each lives their life to the fullest. The film “Snow Flake” reveals the passion of one of Switzerland’s happiest ski bums. A sneak peek of “Dirt Bag Climber” is a film Offenbacher has been directly involved in for 15 years. The film follows the life and commitment of 93-year-old American climber Fred Beckey. The full-length version will be released in spring of 2017.
Along with the films, audiences are kept on the edge of their seats in anticipation of the next recipient of the coveted Golden Camalot for 2016. For the past 11 years, Offenbacher has presented the Golden Camalot to honor action and adventure sports pioneers for their astounding contributions, excellence, achievements, and leadership that have shaped so many lives and defined our culture. Past recipients include Royal Robbins, Tommy Caldwell, Glen Plake, Fred Beckey, Jeremy Jones, Alex Honnold, Steve Wampler, Hatchett Brothers, Corey Rich, Doug Stoup, Robb Gaffney, and Chris McNamerra.
Offenbacher, TAFF founder and host of Outside Television, is part of this elite group of daredevils. He guides ski mountaineering trips to the Arctic Circle and Antarctica annually. The festival is an extension of Todd’s passionate nature and life of adventure full of challenges that helps him excel in all areas of life with greater clarity. “I’ve traveled the globe to ski, climb, and explore where I’ve met so many likeminded people living the same dream,” says Offenbacher. “This festival comes from my heart and soul, and represents the collective passion and lessons learned to inspire everyone to pursue their dreams with gusto.”
A gigantic raffle sponsored by Mammut will raise money for the nonprofit Sierra Avalanche Center and will include season ski passes to Lake Tahoe resorts, a Points North Heli-Ski trip, Stay and Ski packages, and enough gear to stock any adventurer’s garage. The 2016 Tahoe Adventure Film Festival debuts at its birthplace in South Lake Tahoe, on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the MontBleu ticket office, by calling 775.588.3515, or at MontBleuResort.com.
Starting in January 2017, Offenbacher takes his show on the road to Petaluma, Park City, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, San Francisco, Mammoth, Reno, and Minden to ordain new converts to a life filled with adventure.
2017 Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Western U.S. Tour
Petaluma, CA - Jan 27, 2017
Minden, NV - Feb 3, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT - Feb 11, 2017
Jackson Hole, WY - Feb 2017
Sun Valley, ID - Feb 2017
San Francisco, CA - March 2017
Mammoth, CA - Mar 9 & 10, 2017
Reno, NV - Mar 2017
For more information and to find tickets for all TAFF shows, visit www.LakeTahoeFilmFestival.com