Banff Mountain Film Festival, Morgantown

By Chestnut Mountain Productions (other events)

Thursday, April 2 2020 7:00 PM 10:00 PM EDT

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Tour is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 650 films entered from over 50 countries with stops planned at 450 locations in all seven continents.

Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the tour is an exhilarating exploration and celebration of the spirit of adventure.  Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and those with a spirit of adventure. Through the big screen, audiences can visit remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places as well as experiencing footage of adrenaline packed action sports.

To see the awesome 2020 Banff Intro video, go to:

                                        FILM MENU

SURFER DAN (2018, USA, 8 minutes), Filmmaker: Camp4 Collective.                  In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge, Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own backdoor.

CAMEL FINDS WATER (2019, USA, 9 minutes) Filmmaker: Ian Durkin and Trevor Gordon.  Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.

THE MOTIVATOR (2019, USA, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Rockhouse Motion – Aaron Hitchins.  Filmmaker Aaron Hitchins turns his camera on the person who has motivated him to lead a life connected to the outdoors: his mother, Maureen.

INTO THE CANYON (TOUR EDIT) (2019, USA, 45 minutes) Filmmaker: Pete McBride, Amanda Pollak (Insignia Films); some profanity.   Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko tell a story of extreme physical hardship where the bonds of friendship are stretched and the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon becomes meditation and ultimately a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

A NORDIC SKATER (2018, Lithuania, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Paulius Neverbickas The story of a man who uses every sense he has to travel on thin ice while Nordic skating in the Oslo region of Norway. He tells the story of how the little known sport of Nordic skating came to play a big part in his life.

HORS PISTE (2018, France, 6 minutes) Filmmaker: Ecole des Nouvelles Images: Léo Brunew, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet.  The two best mountain rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned...

THE LADAKH PROJECT (2019, Austria, 13 minutes) Filmmaker: David Arnaud and Corinna Halloran (Red Bull)  Seven days, three rivers, one woman. This is the story of Nouria Newman’s solo kayak adventure in the Indian Himalaya.

MYRTLE SIMPSON: A LIFE ON ICE (TOUR EDIT) (2019, USA, 25 minutes) Filmmaker: Andrew Cahill & Leigh Anne Sides.  Myrtle Simpson - trailblazer, pioneer, adventurer, mountain climber, polar explorer, writer, and mother. From Spitzbergen to Greenland, from the North Pole to the Highlands of Scotland, from New Zealand to Peru, Myrtle blazed her own trail. She experienced places most people only dream about, all while writing 13 books, collecting specimens for museum botanical collections and raising four children.

CHARGE (2019, Canada, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Anthony Bonello (Switchback Entertainment)  Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.

The Banff show with intermission is approximately 3 hours.

                                                  *     *     *

Also arrive at 6:30 pm and hear the Americana/Bluegrass/Acoustic sounds of the Red Turtle String Snappers.

Don't forget to forward this to your friends and your social media and have them join you at the Met.

Look forward to seeing you on April 2nd.

Tom Widing 


Chestnut Mountain Productions

Mailing Address

936 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123