Banff Mountain Film Festival, Baltimore

By Chestnut Mountain Productions (other events)

2 Dates Through Mar 23, 2022

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Tour is the largest and most prestigious mountain film festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 442 films entered from over 40 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 adrenalin packed action sports.

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FILM MENU - Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - Larch Program

FILM MENU - Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - Maple Program


Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Larch Program

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Follow The Light

2021, France, 4 minutes; Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal; General

From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.



2020, France, 13 minutes; Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company; General; After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.


BEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) (Tour Edit); 2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes Roman Droux, Memox; Advisory: Coarse language; violence

Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these amazing creatures.


If You Give a Beach a Bottle

2021, USA, 5 minutes; Max Romey; Advisory: General

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.


Dream Mountain

2020, USA, 18 minutes: InLightWorks Productions; General; 

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified international high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer,humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains mean to her.



2021, Canada, 14 minutes; Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger; Advisory: Coarse language

Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.


My Midsummer Morning

2019, UK, 20 minutes; Alastair Humphreys; Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity

Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on his most terrifying journey yet - walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.



Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Maple Program

Wednesday, March 23, 2022



A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 5 minutes; Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films

There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.


Can’t Beat This Place For Fun

2020, USA, 14 minutes; Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten,; Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC; Advisory: General

Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.


Precious Leader Woman

2021, Canada, 47 minutes;  Advisory: PG – Coarse Language; Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard,; Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc. This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.


Jump To Zero

2020, 8 minutes; Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird,; Poptop Productions, Left of Creek; Advisory: General; A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.


INSIDE- A Hole New Ski Experience

2021, Austria, 11 minutes; Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger,

Lensecape Productions; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language

After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves, a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.


REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe

2020, USA, 16 minutes; Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK; Advisory: Coarse Language

French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.


Breaking Trail

2021, USA, 30 minutes; Advisory: General; Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction

Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.

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