The AdventurePro Video Festival 2015 presented by the Australian Camps Association was well attended with a full house for the Saturday May 2nd premiere in Mansfield, Victoria. The screenings were enjoyed by everyone --- the audience, film-makers, organisers and supporters were all winners and grinners.

"We had overwhelmingly positive feedback from the large audiences and the quality of the entries was outstanding," said Colin Kneebone, AdventurePro's Client Services Manager.

"You only had to look at the wide-eyes and big smiles on peoples faces as they emerged from the theatre to know the event was a success."

"There was a real buzz in the air as the premiere brought together a broad spectrum of people to celebrate the outdoors."

"We had film-makers attend from Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne to view their creations in full digital cinema splendour."

"The high quality of the films presented at the festival was reflected by the judges inability to split the 3 open category runners up."

"[It was] a thoroughly enjoyable and envy inducing video festival suitable for all types of outdoor enthusiasts and [the] general public," said Bec Bessant after the Sunday screening.

"Thanks for the ride!"

Nic Sutherland from World Challenge, schools category sponsors, agreed.

"World Challenge was delighted to be a sponsor of this year's AdventurePro Video Festival and I personally enjoyed the high standard of films in this year's finalists."

"I feel that the AdventurePro Video Festival is a great platform for Australian and New Zealand adventurers and cinematographers."

"Both countries have a huge amount to offer in both individual talent and breathtaking settings for these activities to take place and hopefully this event can help encourage people to get into the great outdoors and have their own adventures."

"Congratulations and thank you to all the film-makers, adventurers, sponsors, supporters, prize-givers, judges and the audience from everyone at AdventurePro," said Mr Kneebone. 

"The festival would not be possible without you."

"We hope you're already thinking about next year's entry, sponsoring the event or coming along to a screening in Mansfield in 2016."

  • 'BLUETOPIA' by Mission Control Collective --- 2015 Open Category WINNER 'BLUETOPIA' by Mission Control Collective --- 2015 Open Category WINNER
  • Solo Twenty-Four --- 2015 Open Category Runner-Up Solo Twenty-Four --- 2015 Open Category Runner-Up
  • 'An Outdoor Leadership Journey' by Mark Oates --- 2015 Schools Category Runner-Up 'An Outdoor Leadership Journey' by Mark Oates --- 2015 Schools Category Runner-Up
  • 'SPOKE does Mt Buller' by Ross Mackay --- 2015 Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Category Winner 'SPOKE does Mt Buller' by Ross Mackay --- 2015 Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Category Winner
     

The winning films were...

BLUETOPIA by Mission Control Collective
Open Category Winner
$1000 from AdventurePro

Resounding Silence by Natasha Sebire (with Gemma Woldendorp)
Open Category Runner-Up
A full suite of weather forecasting services from UBIMET

Solo Twenty-Four by Rowen Grant
Open Category Runner-Up
The Tin Shed Cider 'Wickedly Enjoyable' Prize

Trial and Error by Lachlan Ryan
Open Category Runner-Up
The Life's An Adventure Prize

Up in the Clouds by Brodie Clapperton (Elisabeth Murdoch College)
Schools Category Winner
$500 from World Challenge and $3000 of accommodation from AUSCAMP

An Outdoor Leadership Journey down the Collingwood River by Mark Oates (The Hutchins School)
Schools Category Runner-Up
The CAMPLIST Prize

One Eye Closed by Michael Picone
The Mittagundi Prize

The Picture of the Mountains by Matt Raimondo
The Penrith Whitewater Stadium Prize

Ocean Talk - Dave Winchester by Darius Devas
YMCA Camping Prize

Guiding the Franklin by Mark Wiebenga
The Canoes Plus Prize

Wet Wanderers by Nicholas Covelli
The Cradle Mountain Canyons Prize

Spoke Does Mt Buller by Ross Mackay
Mansfield-Mt Buller High Country Adventure Category Winner

Wild magazine is also providing a 12 month subscription to all finalists.

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