The Lookout Wild Film Festival returns for the fifth year. (Photo: Contributed)

The fifth annual Lookout Wild Film Festival returns Jan. 19-22, and officials have announced the first wave of films to be screened.

A majority of the festival will take place at the Memorial Auditorium Community Theater. Tickets are $17 for a weekend pass or $9 for a day. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

A full schedule of film times and guests is expected to be released soon, but organizers have already announced the first round of films.

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Highlighting the “best outdoor adventure and conservation films from around the world and right in our own backyard,” this year’s festival offers feature films on “sentimental hikers, vanishing species, snow artistry, river surfing, trekking through deserts, geriatric big-river paddling, mountain biking in snow” and more.

A majority of the films are less than 10 minutes in length, with a few feature films exceeding 35 minutes.

Click here for a list of scheduled films.

A location for Thursday night’s activities is still being determined, but the rest of the weekend blocks have already been scheduled. Friday’s screenings are from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s film blocks are scheduled for 2 to 5:30 and 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday’s programming will be from 2 to 6 p.m.

In addition to screenings, organizers are offering yoga and time-lapse films at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the theater.

Select trailers can be viewed below.

“Above and Below Socorro”

“Paul’s Boots”

“Expedition Alaska”

“Del Sanders: Source to Sea”

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