Ogden ‘Lady Wild Film Fest’

Ogden ‘Lady Wild Film Fest’

Lindsey Brown, left, Nicole Neeley, center, and Amber Hansen head out onto Causey Reservoir during a stand up paddleboard meet-up on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. A new film festival hosted by And She’s Dope Too will showcase six adventure films featuring female leads.

OGDEN — Local apparel company, social media brand and event organizer And She’s Dope Too is hosting a female-focused film festival to help fund a film project in Nepal.

The “Lady Wild Film Fest” starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at Ogden High School auditorium and features six adventure films with female leads or female characters. All proceeds from the event will fund a mountain biking trip to Nepal for And She’s Dope Too ambassadors Rachel Pohl, of Montana; Shonny Vanlandingham, of Colorado; Francesca Weikert, of Wyoming; and Julie Cornelius, of Moab.

The women will make a documentary about their bike trip through the central Himalayan country. The film will be called “Endure Nepal.”

The event will also include a silent auction and food and beverage sales to help fund the trip.

“The Lady Wild Film Festival will provide funds for the first steps of ‘Endure Nepal,’” Pohl said in a press release, “namely travel to and from Nepal and the actual filming of content … the purpose of this film is to highlight the efforts of the Ladies Mountain League, a collective of Nepalese women who also aim to empower and inspire women to pursue an outdoor life. It will specifically give a voice to the rise of a women’s mountain bike culture in Nepal.”

“Endure Nepal” will be released at the Lady Wild Film Fest in 2018.

Tickets for the 2017 film festival cost $15 and can be purchased on the And She’s Dope Too website at andshesdopetoo.com.

Source: standard.net