2018 Banff Film Festival Boise

 

Egyptian Theatre January 29th, 30th, and 31st, 2018.

Tickets may be purchased at: egyptiantheatre.net

Banff Mountain Film Festival. Daily Film Schedule:

Monday, January 29, 2018

 

INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO

(2017, USA, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios

Website: www.juicystudios.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

JOHANNA 

(2016, UK, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark

Website: www.archersmark.co.uk

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal,

calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

 

2.5 MILLION

(2017, USA, 22 minutes)

Filmmaker: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films

Website: www.t-barfilms.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered,

vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.

 

PEDAL

(2017, USA, 8 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films

Website: www.ultralitefilms.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across

continents, full self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the

way.

 

WATERS OF THE GREENSTONE

(2017, New Zealand, 26 minutes)

Filmmaker: Simon Waterhouse, Resonate Ltd.

Website: www.resonate.co.nz

Classification: PG-Coarse language

Film Synopsis: Through the lens of one of New Zealand’s most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race: The Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

 

Intermission

 

WHY

(2016, France, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry

Website: www.wearehungry.fr

Classification: PG-Nudity

Film Synopsis:  Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers

plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of

French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”

 

MY IRNIK

(2017, Canada, 16 minutes)

Filmmaker: Matthew Hood

Website: www.hoodvisuals.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Originally from Montreal, Conor falls in love with the northern way of

life, and a woman, in the Canadian Arctic. Now the young father helps to pass on the

native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

 

SAFETY THIRD

(2017, USA, 29 minutes)

Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating

Website: www.cedarwright.com

Classification: PG-Coarse language &Violence

Film Synopsis: Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected

trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a back-

breaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.

 

ICE CALL-BACKYARDS PROJECT – SAM FAVRET

(2016, France, 3 minutes)

Filmmaker: PVS Company

Website: www.pvscompany.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

 

SURF THE LINE

(2016, France, 3 minutes)

Filmmaker: Hello Emotion

Website: www.helloemotion.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

 

KILIAN  

(2016, Canada, 14 minutes)

Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc

Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Kilian Jornetis considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalenin a single day, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.

 

DUGOUT (TOUR EDIT)

(2017, UK, 41 minutes)

Filmmaker: Benjamin Sadd

Website: www.trailtoanywhere.com

Classification: PG-Coarse language; nudity

Film Synopsis: Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an

indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take

that canoe on a journey... What could go wrong?

 

Intermission

 

DREAMRIDE 2

(2017, USA, 6 minutes)

Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios

Website: www.juicystudios.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Poetic, artistic and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields,

explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.

 

EDGES 

(2016, USA, 9 minutes)

Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media

Website: www.edgesfilm.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

DREAMWALKERS–THE FAROES PROJECT (TOUR EDIT)

(2017, Australia, 17 minutes)

Filmmaker: Chris Eyre-Walker, Chris Eyre-Walker Photography

Website: www.chriseyrewalker.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Four friends set out on an adventure to be the first to highline in one of

the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.

 

THE SPACE WITHIN

(2017, USA, 6 minutes)

Filmmaker: Frank Pickell, Futuristic Films

Website: www.futuristicfilms.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space

that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese powder snow.

 

STUMPED

(2017, USA, 25 minutes)

Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating

Website: www.cedarwright.com

Classification: 14A-Coarse language & Violence

Film Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left

arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed

climber, or a good female climber...she just wants to be a plain good climber.

 

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY

(2017, USA, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Krystle Wright

Website: www.krystlewright.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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!

 

SKY MIGRATIONS

(2016, USA, 16 minutes)

Filmmaker: Max Lowe

Website: www.maxlowemedia.com

Classification: PG -Coarse language

Film Synopsis: Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration

that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist

and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry

scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

 

INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC

(2016, Germany, 52 minutes)

Filmmaker: Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House

Website: www.drehxtrem.de

Classification: PG-Coarse language

Film Synopsis: 3 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.

 

Intermission

 

LA CASITA WIP

(2016, Ecuador, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Juan Reece and Jose Cobo, Afuera Productions

Website: www.afuera.com.ec

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt

jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

 

THE FROZEN ROAD

(2017, UK, 24 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ben Page

Website: www.anotherhorizon.org

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian

Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long

way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

 

ABOVE THE SEA

(2017, USA, 17 minutes)

Filmmaker: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Sender Films

Website: www.senderfilms.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the

island of Mallorca.

 

PLANET EARTH II–MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT)

(2016, UK, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide

Website: www.bbcearth.ca/show/planet-earth-ii/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH

(2017, Canada, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema

Website: www.sherpascinema.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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?