BANFF VIRTUAL MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
2020/2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual World Tour
Individual Programs: $15 (3day rental period)
Bundle (2 Programs): $28 (14-day rental period)
Rental Period starts immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play)
-Films can be rewatched during rental period
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CONTENT NOTICE: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a family friendly event. However, these films are about real people testing their abilities in extreme conditions. Please be aware that some films carry a Parental Guidance (PG) rating and may contain
nudity and coarse language.
PROGRAMS AND FILM DESCRIPTIONS
The Legend of Tommy G
2020, Canada, 6 minutes
Filmmaker: Darcy Wittenburg, Scott Jewett, Anthill Films
Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumors have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumors about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water, and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.
The Elder (The Winter)
2020, USA, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Tim Kempte, Aimee Tetrault, Camp4 Collective
The Ainu are an ancient people of Japan, who largely inhabit Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's four main islands. For centuries, Ainu elders have passed down important history, songs, and dances through oral lore. In a remote Kotan called Lake Akan, these traditions live on today.
Tempo. Movements in Mountains
2020, USA, 4 minutes
A conceptual exploration of the connection Kyle Richardson finds between his athletic pursuits in Boulder's Flatirons, and his background as a musician. Experienced through three short movements, Kyle performs a live score in a visceral interpretation of his expression in the hills.
Climbing Blind (Tour Edit)
2019, UK, 46 minutes
Filmmaker: Alastair Lee, Posing Productions
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. As his sight degenerates, his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to lead climb the Iconic Old Man of Hoy in Scotland.
2020, USA, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Kelly Greenheart, Jefe Greenheart, Circus Picnic
Four female highliners share thoughts about the art and sport of highlighting and the wisdom each have gained from their time on the line.
2019, France, 3 minutes
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret, Invade Media
Come aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguillies Rouges of Chamonix: no gimmicks, no tricks, and no music.
2020, India, 11 minutes
Prashant Bhatt, 4Play Media And Communication LLP
For years Kieren D'Souza has been planning a new speed record on the 53-kilometre route up Mt. Friendship, a peak towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh where he lives. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, Kieren sets off with the goal of inspiring Indians to experience mountains in a different way.
Return to El Guayas
2020, USA, 32 minutes
Filmmaker: Ben Stookesberry
Ben Stookesberry, Rafa Ortiz and Lane Jacobs attempt the first descent of one of Colombia's wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. In the middle of night two, rain pours down, leaving the team stranded in the most remote part of the canyon. With rumors of armed groups in mind, they paddle blindly into the unknown.
The Secret of Bottom Turn Island
2019, USA, 3 minutes
Filmmaker: Jan Durkin, Alex Yoder
Snowboarder Alex Yoder searches to the ends of the earth for the lost art of "snow-surfing" only to find the answers he seeks on Bottom Turn Island.
2020, Canada, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Anthony Bonetto, Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Switchback Entertainment
Five top freeskiers and one World Champion drone pilot go cat skiing in BC for a week. Their instructions: Charge as hard as you can every day.
Where I Belong
2019, USA, 9 minutes
Filmmaker: Chris Cresci, Greg Balkin, Wondercamp
Chris Hill, an environmental lobbyist and angler, never saw people like herself on the river until recently. Through social media platforms like Instagram, traditionally underrepresented voices are creating communities to encourage one another and amplify their message - we belong here too.
Far Far Est
2020, Canada, 8 minutes
Filmmaker: Zacharie Turgeon
Most students spend spring break soaking up sun on the beach, but not Charles and Oliver. The duo shows us how much fun you can have skiing and surfing on the North American east coast, instead of chasing the sun.
Running the Roof (Tour Edit)
2019, UK, 45 minutes | Advisory: Course language, nudity
Filmmaker: Alexis Tyman, Ben Crocker, Jody Bragger, Sourcy Film
This is a story without finish lines or medals. Instead it's about when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth.
Voice Above Water
2020, USA, 12 minutes
Filmmaker: Dana Frankoff, Eric Ebner, Turning TIdes Films
This is the story of Wayan, a 90-year-old fisherman who can no longer fish because of the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. Instead he uses his fishing boat and net to pull trash from the water in hopes of being able to fish again.
Madman Trails of Bhutan
2020, Canada, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Scott Secco
Join Wyn Mastersm Cody Kelley, and Florent Poilane as they explore Bhutan by bike.
Free as Can Be
2020, USA, 31 minutes | Advisory: Course language
Filmmaker: Samuel Crossley, Justin Sweeney
When Jordan Cannon, a young climber infatuated with climbing history, meets climbing legend Mark Hudon, he commits to helping Mark accomplish his lifelong goal of free-climbing El Capitan.
One Star Reviews: National Parks
2020, USA, 1 minute
Filmmaker: Alex Massey, Dalia Burde, Avacados and Coconuts
They say National Parks are America's greatest idea. A symbol of excellence and insporation. Well for some...there's still plenty of room for improvement.
Please note: Film lineup subject to change.