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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


*This list may be subject to change.

(2017, USA, 22 minutes)
Filmmaker: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films
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.

(2017, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Perkins, Sharptail Media
Classification: General

Film Synopsis: As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

(2017, Canada, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema  
Classification: General
Awards: Best Film: Snow Sports (sponsored by Boréale Explorers)

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?

(2016, UK, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark
Classification: General
Awards: Best Short Film- sponsored by The North Face

Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad, diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.


(2016, Ecuador, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Juan Reece and Jose Cobo, Afuera Productions
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.

(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Grant Slater, Zaum Productions
Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

Film Synopsis: In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end – defusing a time bomb frozen in the permafrost to slow global warming.

(2017, Canada, 15 minutes)
Filmmaker: Matthew Hood
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.


(2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hello Emotion
Classification: General

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


(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Krystle Wright
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!


(2017, Australia, 30 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Bischoff, Video Compass  
Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

Film Synopsis: It’s not the tallest mountain in the world, it’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Tasmania’s Federation Peak these days then get to the summit of Mt Everest. And Mark Savage and his intrepid team of climbers hope to summit during the wettest winter on record.



From approximately 350 films entered into the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel!

With stops planned in about 550 communities and 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

See more films than ever before - 3 separate nights, each with a different film lineup!

Fri November 24, 2017
Sat November 25, 2017
Sun March 4, 2018