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Banff CENTRE Mountain Film festival world tour

e snow, surrounded by mountains

January 14, 15, 16, 2022

Willson Auditorium, Bozeman, MT

Tickets: $19

Friday, January 14 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Saturday, January 15 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Sunday, January 16 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)

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Virtual option available:

Banff Centre has made two 2-hour film programs available for rent online (note: these are not the films that will play in Bozeman), plus a series of classic films from the last 10 years.

$15 for one program or $28 for both programs.

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COVID CONSIDERATIONS

Our top priority remains the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the greater community. The Bridger Ski Foundation has adopted new safety protocols in order to hold the Banff Mountain Centre Film Festival World Tour in person at the Willson School. The goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming viewing environment for all. The Willson Auditorium was renovated in 2015 and the HVAC system has ceiling mount vents. Air is circulated to replace the entire air volume of the hall in under 5 minutes when running at 40%.

Face mask requirement: all attendees will be required to wear a face covering in all areas of the Willson Auditorium. Masks will be available upon request.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Signup to volunteer HERE.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14

Follow The Light

2021, France, 4 minutes

Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal

Advisory: 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.

FINALLY

2020, France, 13 minutes

Filmmaker: Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company

Advisory: 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

Filmmaker: 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

Filmmaker: 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

Filmmaker: InLightWorks Productions

Advisory: 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.

EM

2021, Canada, 14 minutes

Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger

Advisory: Coarse language

Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life traveling 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

Filmmaker: Alastair Humphreys

Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity

Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “AsI 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.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15

A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 5 minutes

Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films

Advisory: General

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 honor the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.

Precious Leader Woman

2021, Canada, 47 minutes

Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard, Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc.

Advisory: PG – Coarse Language

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

Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction

Advisory: General

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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SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Never in the Way

2020, Canada, 6 minutes

Filmmaker: Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films

Advisory: General

Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico Deportago-Cabrera, sees city maps like a central nervous system where everything is connected. ‘The point,’ he says, ‘is to never be in the way. If you’re never in the way, then you’re always right where you need to be.’

Always Higher

2021, Canada, 12 minutes

Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger, La Boîte à Films

Advisory: General

Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers. But the 39-year-old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22 meter high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough?

A Foreign Native (Tour Edit)

2021, Austria, 49 minutes

Filmmaker: Jonas Abenstein, Karin Lechner, NINE&ONE, Red Bull Media House

Advisory: General

A professional skier leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran. When military activity ramps up in January and Covid-19 hits in February of 2020, his journey takes a very different route. Learning Farsi and playing the Tanbur, he goes to explore the south of Iran with his new and old friends.

Markus Eder’s The Ultimate Run

2021, Austria, 10 minutes

Filmmaker: Christoph Thoresen, Daniel Schiessl, Tobi Reindl, Legs Of Steel, Red Bull Media House

Advisory: General

What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, everycliff drop, every comp run and every kicker nailed into oneultimate run? Well, Markus Eder is doing just that!

IIzembek

2020, USA, 14 minutes

Filmmaker: Gerrit Vyn, Conservation Media at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Advisory: General

There has been pressure for nearly four decades to build a road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Gerrit Vyn explores the area to document its wildlife and wilderness, before it’s too late.

REEL ROCK 15: Deep Roots

2020, USA, 35 minutes

Filmmaker: Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, REEL ROCK

Advisory: Coarse Language

Lonnie Kauk’s personal journey to honor his indigenous Yosemite roots, and to connect with his legendary father by repeating his iconic climbs.

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ABOUT BRIDGER SKI FOUNDATION

Proceeds from this event support the nonprofit Bridger Ski Foundation, providing ski programs to local families in Alpine, Freestyle, Freeskiing and Freestyle, and grooming 70+km of trails for the community. Thank you for continuing to support a grassroots, nonprofit approach to skiing in our community. With your help, we keep skiing more affordable, provide scholarships, and groom trails that are free for all to use.

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