New Film Festival in Victor to Mix Stories of People, Place and Wydaho Adventure

KHOL film critic Jeff Counts interviews a founder of the upcoming Wydaho Adventure Film Festival.
Wydaho Adventure Film Festival
The inaugural Wydaho Adventure Film Festival will showcase seven films in Victor on Aug. 20. (Courtesy of Wydaho Adventure Film Festival/Katie Cooney)

by | Aug 13, 2021 | Community Events, Film & TV


Phil Mollenkof and his wife, Allie, are co-founders of the inaugural Wydaho Adventure Film Festival coming up in Victor on Aug. 20. Phil Mollenkof recently joined station film critic Jeff Counts in the KHOL studios to discuss the new community event.

“We really want to kind of bridge the gap between, like, stoke adventure films but also films that really make you think, and that really sort of encourage you to, what we would say, live your own best story or give back to your community,” Mollenkof said, “so, we were pretty selective on films.”

“I think sometimes we’re in a bit of a recreation bubble here and that we think some of the only issues in the world just have to do with nature and ecology and conservation, which they’re for sure important issues in our backyard, but I’m also interested in issues that deal with people, whether it’s mental health or poverty or gentrification or things that are happening in the rest of the world.”

Listen above for more.

Tickets and more information are available at


KHOL interview

Phil Mollenkof, left, joined KHOL film critic Jeff Counts in the KHOL studios on Thursday, Aug. 12. (Kyle Mackie/KHOL)

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About Jeff Counts

Before moving to Jackson in 2019, Jeff spent five years reviewing movies as co-host of the public access television program "Big Movie Mouth-Off." When not focused on film, Jeff writes about opera and co-hosts the classical music interview podcast "Ghost Light."

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