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Banff CENTRE Mountain Film festival world tour

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January 14, 15, 16, 2022

January 13-14, 2023

Willson Auditorium, Bozeman, MT

Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)

Saturday Matinee, January 14 at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)

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

*each showing will feature different films. Schedule below.

TICKETS

$20 each
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2023 SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

Colors of Mexico

2021, France, 5 min
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal

Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

Eco-Hack!

2022, USA, 17 min
Filmmaker: Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films  
Advisory: Coarse language


Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat?Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series,
Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 10 min
Filmmaker: Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures

Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express

2022, Germany, 40 min
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller,  
Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH  
Advisory: Coarse language


Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.

The Process

2021, UK, 15 min
Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective
Advisory: Coarse language


Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Clean Mountains

2021, Netherlands, 19 min
Filmmaker: Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit)

2022, USA, 19 min
Filmmaker: James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories
Advisory: Coarse language

Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds

2021, Brazil, 7 min
Filmmaker: Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals


In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.

SCHEDULE January 14
SATURDAY Matinée 1 pm

Alta

2022, Switzerland, 5 min
Filmmaker: Etienne Mérel, Tim Harty, The Faction Collective  
Advisory: Coarse language

A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

REEL ROCK 16: Bridge Boys

2022, USA, 28 min
Filmmaker: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock  Advisory: Coarse language

A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.

Continuum

2021, Canada, 2 min
Filmmaker: Harrison Mendel, Harrison Mendel Inc.

Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.

Before They Fall

2021, Canada, 40 min
Filmmaker: Cam MacArthur, Momme Halbe, Ecologyst Films  
Advisory: Coarse language


A decades-long battle to protect old-growth forests in British Columbia escalates when conservation groups, First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected watershed on southern Vancouver Island.

A Baffin Vacation

2022, Canada, 12 min
Filmmaker: Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer,  
Rush Sturges, River Roots
Advisory: Coarse language


Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

Wood Hood

2021, USA, 16 min
Filmmaker: Alexander Cullen, Andy Isaacson, Manny Almonte, Resonant Pictures

DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit)

2021, Poland, 20 min
Filmmaker: Jakub Gzela, Andrzej Bargiel,  
Andrzej Bargiel Sport Promotion


Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 meters above sea level!

North Shore Betty

North Shore Betty
2021, USA & Canada, 12min
Filmmaker: Travis Rummel, Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Felt Soul Media, Well Travelled Collective
Advisory: Coarse language

Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you’re never too old to send.

SCHEDULE January 14
SATURDAY EVENING - 7pm

Flow

2021, France, 5 min
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret


An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village

2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!


As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Nuisance Bear

2021, Canada, 14 min
Filmmaker: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden,  
Will Miller, Documist


Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us?

Wild Waters (Tour Edit)

2022, Switzerland, 45 min
Filmmaker: David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO
Advisory: Coarse language, sensitive subject matter


Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.

Creation Theory

2022, USA, 22 min
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney,  
SturgeFilm
Advisory: Coarse language


Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

REEL ROCK 16: Cenote

2022, USA, 9 min
Filmmaker: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock


A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Free to Run

2022, USA, 31 min
Filmmaker: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC Advisory: Coarse language


UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

Danny MacAskill's Do a Wheelie

2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.

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