Oberman, CEO of Film Festival Flix announces 25% of proceeds from festival pass
sales to the Online Mountain and Adventure Film Festival will be donated to
nine participating non-profit organizations.
The benefiting organizations include: The Access Fund, Big City
Mountaineers, National Parks Conservation Association, Yosemite Conservancy,
Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Adventure Gap Scholarship Fund,
Paradox Sports, and the American Alpine Club.
The Festival went live on February 1st
with 44 films available for viewing online in a Netflix subscription style. Beginning
February 9th, the festival will offer interactive Panel Discussions
and Q&A’s with representatives of participating organizations, filmmakers,
and athletes. “We want to support those organizations who advocate for the
places and activities we love” says Oberman. Leveraging internet technologies
to connect the festival with everyone interested, the Panels and Q&A’s will
make use of Google Hangouts and Twitter Chats.
“Supporting these organizations isn’t just
about sending a check. We want to provide a platform where they can share their
mission, their 2015 initiatives, and invite viewers to get involved in
supporting missions that speak to them” says Oberman. All videos and chats will
be available following the interactive discussion on the festival website,
social media channels, and through the festival media partners, Climbing
Magazine and The Joy Trip Project.
For a schedule of discussions go to www.FilmFestivalFlix.com/Mountain-Film/
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