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5Point a windfall for aspiring documentary filmmaker

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Ryan Ernstes (left) receives a big check for winning 5Point's first ever pitch event

Ryan Ernstes won 5Point Film’s first ever pitch event during the flagship festival’s return to Carbondale over the weekend. Ernstes is working on her master’s in journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder and began volunteering for 5Point early in the pandemic. For being selected over six other film pitches, Ernstes will receive $15,000 towards making her first documentary. KDNK’s Morgan Neely spoke with her after Sunday’s Changemaker’s Film Program.

Morgan is KDNK's News Director. He comes to KDNK with public radio passion and experience. He was a news host, reporter, and opps guy at APR and also worked with Pitkin County for a couple of years. He says that getting back to public radio and reporting is where he wants to be.