New Belgium’s Clips Of Faith Tour Raises $59,000

FT. COLLINS, CO – Clips of Faith, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling philanthropic beer and film festival, recently wrapped up a record-shattering(!) 18-city tour. The second-year festival outperformed last year, bringing out 11,000 people in cities across the U.S. for amateur short films, New Belgium’s esoteric Lips of Faith beers and food from local vendors. In total, Clips of Faith raised almost $59,000 for local non-profits (see how your city did below). Over its two-year run, Clips of Faith has raised approximately $91,000.

At each Clips of Faith stop, all proceeds from beer sales benefitted local, sustainably focused nonprofit partners. Attendees help support local organizations while sampling hard-to-find New Belgium beers beneath the stars. Eighteen of the best Clips of Faith short film entries screen at every show. In addition, each event had a zero waste component, diverting, on average, 91 percent of the waste from landfills and encouraging alternative transportation.

“There is something extraordinary about bringing out a community to support the arts and their local nonprofit organizations,” said Christie Catania, Clips of Faith Manager-at-Large. “Watching inspired short films and sipping beer under the stars is a great way to spend a summer evening. This tour grew exponentially from last year, showing that people enjoy the concept as much as we do.”

The creative team at New Belgium Brewing reviewed and selected the films that went on tour and picked three filmmakers to visit New Belgium for the Ft. Collins screening. Those honorees were “Bottles” by Colorado resident Geoff Maddaford; “Tiny Day in Jackson Hole Backcountry” by Wyoming’s Tristan Greszko; and “Assisted Migration” by Dusan Harminc of Wisconsin. Honorable Mentions were: “BLOB,” Trevor Hawkins, Missouri; “The Millionaires Club,” Sam Nuttmann, Washington; and “Ski and Chalk,” Chris Dickey, Wyoming.

If you are a filmmaker, or an aspiring filmmaker, and would like to be part of New Belgium’s 2012 Clips of Faith tour, entries are now being accepted at www.clipsoffaith.com. To take a look at some of the winning films from 2011, visit www.clipsoffaith.com.

Clips of Faith City-by-City Breakdown

Grand Totals

  • Almost $59,000 raised for nonprofits
  • Approximately 11,000 attendees
  • 2,082 bikes parked
  • 91% average waste diversion rate
  • 356,943 ounces of beer consumed by thirsty guests

St. Louis, MO — May 19

  • $2,110 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 250 attendees

Kansas City, MO — May 26

  • $6,561 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 800 attendees

Bloomington, IN — June 3

  • $2,857 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,100 attendees

Madison, WI — June 10

  • $1,487 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 450 attendees

Des Moines, IA — June 17

  • $3,544 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 550 attendees

Boulder, CO — June 24

  • $6,689 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,000 attendees

Flagstaff, AZ — July 8

  • $3,379 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 480 attendees

Santa Cruz, CA — July 15

  • $5,495 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 750 attendees

Davis, CA — July 22

  • $5,400 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 1,250 attendees

Seattle, WA — July 29

  • $3,797 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 950 attendees

Portland, OR — August 5

  • $1,295 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 600 attendees

Missoula, MT — August 19

  • $2,269 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 550 attendees

Asheville, NC — September 9

  • $2,427 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 700 attendees

Charlotte, NC — September 16

  • $777 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 250 attendees

Charleston, SC — September 22

  • $1,500 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 300 attendees

Atlanta, GA — September 30

  • $2,440 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 450 attendees

Athens, GA — October 7

  • $2,163 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 500 attendees

Knoxville — October 14

  • $3,572 raised for local nonprofits
  • Approximately 550 attendees
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