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Mountainfilm in Portland!

For our Portland friends, here’s an event you’ll definitely want to check out. We’ve mentioned Mountainfilm before, but what’s really cool about the film festival is that they take the whole thing on tour, giving people that can’t make it to Telluride to experience some of the amazing films and inspiring messages. Mountainfilm on Tour will be in Portland this Thursday, January 28, 2010, hosted at Portland State University. Check it out!

What: Portland State’s Outdoor Program and Portland Mountain Rescue are hosting the Mountainfilm on Tour festival on campus. It will include four hours of films that celebrate the great outdoors—especially mountains and mountaineering culture. In addition to the festival screenings, the Outdoor Program will hold a raffle and silent auction. Both Portland State students and the public are welcome to attend.

Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom, SMSU 355

When: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 6-10pm.

Cost: Students $7 advance, $10 door
Faculty and public $10 advance, $12 door

More info here.

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Friday Faves: Kicking Off a New Year With Bling, Prizes and Travel

2010 is off to a rocking start, and here at Under Solen we couldn’t be happier about our first full week that involved giving away prizes and getting the word out about submitting to an amazing film festival.

We dove into some social media humor as well as facts this week. It all comes down to one important question: would you wear a Twitter bling? We’re still debating that question, but in the meantime, one of our resolutions for 2010 involves taking more time to be creative and get outside. Thankfully we managed both!

In the rest of the blogosphere, the epic trend of “Top 10” and “Best Of” themes continues. We learned about landfills (these photos will make you rethink just what you throw out), watched epic fails and dreamed about visiting hip hostels.

And we know that most of the world is suffering extremely low temperatures (we’re still wishing for snow here in Portland), so wouldn’t it be nice to win a trip to Costa Rica? Yes, we think so (check out one of our fave travel blogs Nomadic Matt for more details).

Last but not least, since we’re always dreaming of National Parks, we think this is one of the coolest things we’ve seen lately. Watch and enjoy!

Happy Friday!

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Take Part in Something Amazing: Submit Your Film to Mountainfilm Festival 2010

Photo by Jennifer Koskinen

Art + Adventure + Culture + Environment. Does it get any better than that?

In its 32nd year, Mountainfilm Festival is so much more than a film festival. It’s a four-day six-senses experience of all those things we love: art, adventure, culture and environment. With the motto “Celebrating the Indomitable Spirit” it’s hard not to get excited.

The festival takes place over Memorial Day Weekend (this year May 28-31), and although it might seem a little early to be making travel plans, if you’re a filmmaker, you’ll want to pay attention. Submissions for the 2010 festival are still being accepted, and if you submit before January 12, 2010 the submission fee is only $60. Submit by February 12, 2010 and your fee bumps up to $70. (Short films — 20 minutes or less — have a submission fee of $25 and will be accepted until February 12, 2010).

Why submit? Because Mountainfilm “is America’s premier festival celebrating achievement in mountain, adventure, culture and environment.”

What do they accept? Mountainfilm accepts and screens films – doc and narrative, feature and short – on a broad range of subjects. They’re particularly into quirky causes and indomitable spirit. Learn more about submitting here. To get a feel for the festival you can also check out a list of last year’s films, and others, here.

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