The Banff Mountain Film Festival 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 2018 Banff Intro video go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1S1No9JL4k
WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY (2017, USA, 4 minutes) Krystle Wright; www.krystlewright.com; General
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!
EDGES (2016, USA, 9 minutes) Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media; http://edgesfilm.com Classification: General Film
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.
PLANET EARTH II – MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT) (2016, UK, 7 minutes) Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, General Film, BBC Worldwide Website: http://bbcearth.ca/show/planet-earth-ii/
Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world's highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive.
INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC (2016, Germany, 52 minutes) Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House; http://www.drehxtrem.de; PG - Coarse language
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.
SURF THE LINE (2016, France, 3 minutes) Filmmaker: Hello Emotion; Website: www.helloemotion.com Classification: General
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.
JOHANNA (2016, UK, 4 minutes) Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark; General Film, http://www.archersmark.co.uk;
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.
THE LAST HONEY HUNTER (2017, Canada, 36 minutes) Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media; www.feltsoulmedia.com; PG - Coarse language
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.
INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO (2017, USA, 5 minutes) Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios; http://juicystudios.com/ General Film
Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.
IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH (2017, Canada, 5 minutes) Sherpas Cinema; General
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?