Sid Williams Theatre

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

A bonus night of films!

 

Due to the proximity to the annual festival, not all the films on the tour are ready to be screened at our November dates. This night will be a line up of films that is completely different from our November 24 & 25 events.

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.

 

FILM LINEUP

WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY
This film was also shown on Nov 25, due to popular demand we're screening it again!
(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
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!
 
*one of the top films in voting for People’s Choice Award at 2017 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival


LOVED BY ALL: THE STORY OF APA SHERPA
(2017, Canada, 14 minutes)
Classification: General
Subtitles: Yes

Film Synopsis: Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.
 
*one of the top films in voting for People’s Choice Award at 2017 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival


DREAMRIDE 2
(2017, USA, 6 minutes)
Classification: General
 
Film Synopsis: Poetic, artistic, and inspiring, ride along with us as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.


INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC
(2016, Germany, 52 minutes)
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.
 
*one of the top films in voting for People’s Choice Award at 2017 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival


INTERMISSION


PLANET EARTH II – MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT)
(2016, UK, 7 minutes)
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.
 
 
TSIRKU (TOUR EDIT)
(2016, Canada, 16 minutes)
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
 
Film Synopsis: A team of athletes sets out to tackle the fabled Corrugated spine lines of the Tsirku Glacier, located deep in the Saint Elias mountains where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon converge. Needless to say, it was no easy task.
 

PEDAL
(2017, USA, 8 minutes)
Classification: General
 
Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.
 

SAFETY THIRD
(2017, USA, 29 minutes)
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.
 
*one of the top films in voting for People’s Choice Award at 2017 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival