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2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival Films

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Tuesday, March 20


Where the Wild Things Play

USA, 2017, 4 minutes

There's an ongoing discussion of why there aren't more females in the adventure industry; whether it's in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well, it's about time we found out Where the Wild Things Play!

 

Sky Migrations

USA, 2016, 16 minutes

Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

 

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic

Germany, 2016, 52 minutes

Three National Geographic "adventurers of the Year" embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

 

La Casita Wip

Ecuador, 2016, 7 minutes

Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

 

The Frozen Road

UK, 2017, 24 minutes

Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

 

Ascend

USA, 2017, 6 minutes

As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

 

Above the Sea

USA, 2017, 17 minutes

Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca.

 

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Canada, 2017, 5 minutes

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents' car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life?

 

 

Wednesday, March 21

 

Surf the Line

France, 2016, 3 minutes

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn't a choice – it's a way of life.

  

My Irnik

Canada, 2017, 16 minutes

Originally from Montreal, Conor falls in love with the northern way of life, and a woman, in the Canadian Arctic. Now the young father helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

 

Kilian

Canada, 2016, 14 minutes

Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.

 

The Last Honey Hunter

Canada, 2017, 36 minutes

Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die.

  

DreamRide 2

USA, 2017, 6 minutes

Poetic, artistic and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.

 

Edges

USA, 2016, 9 minutes

At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

 

Dreamwalkers: The Faroes Project

Australia, 2017, 17 minutes

Four friends set out on an adventure to be the first to highline in one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

 

Pedal

USA, 2017, 8 minutes

Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, full self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.

 

Stumped

USA, 2017, 25 minutes

Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn't want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber...she just wants to be a plain good climber. 


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