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Radical Reels Tour

Radical Reels Tour

A Program of Banff Centre
Presenting Partners National Geographic and MSR

Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival presents the wildly popular Radical Reels night – a presentation of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival competition. Inspired by the excitement of the Festival event, the Radical Reels Tour has been travelling with a selection of the hottest action sports films since 2004.

The Radical Reels Tour visits more than 60 locations across the US and Canada – from Vancouver to Vegas, Whitehorse to Winston-Salem, and dozens of happening towns in between.

The Radical Reels program is made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sport films. We always keep an eye out for films that feature a fresh approach, a new sport, and a radically independent spirit.

Films On Tour

The Fledglings
(2016, USA, 26 min)
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable, and at the top of their game. But when they take up paragliding, it’s a different game entirely.   


Give Me Five
(2016, France, 11 min)
Classification: General  

Join a madcap group of French free-falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix Valley.


La Liste (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 14 min)
Classification: General

In his search to become a better freerider, Swiss ski phenom Jérémie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In this special edit, he tackles three of the most extreme descents on the list, following in the paths forged by his heroes.


Locked In
(2016, Canada, 24 min)
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

Deep in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest, a team of kayakers attempt a very committing 13-day first descent in one of the most remote corners of the world.


Not2Bad (Tour Edit)
(2016, Canada, 7 min)
Classification: General

Anthill Films - the crew behind unReal and NotBad - bring you more wild shenanigans and unbelievable bike riding in Spain.


Sonnie Trotter vs the Totem Pole
(2016, USA, 8 min)
Classification: General

Canadian climbers Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope head down under to take a stab at the first continuous, all free ascent of the Ewbank Route on The Totem Pole.


Tight Loose: The Tordrillos Foot-Powered Mission
(2016, USA, 9 min)
Classification: General

Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, and Griffin Post flew deep into the Tordrillo Mountains for a month-long winter camping trip in the Alaskan wilderness. Their goal: to climb and ski massive spine lines.


The Trail to Kazbegi
(2015, USA, 16 min)
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days? A self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains.