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. Some films may contain adult language and mature content. *** PLEASE NOTE: film lineups may be subject to change. *** FILM LINEUP for MON JANUARY 13, 2020 THE FLIP (2019, USA, 3 minutes) Filmmaker: Reed Rickert Classification: General French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purest form. CIRCLE OF THE SUN (2019, Germany, 5 minutes) Filmmakers: Lena Stoffel, Inigo Grasset Classification: General Steep mountains, the ocean, the sun and the aurora borealis. One rotation of the sun high in the Arctic on skis equals one day of magic. LIFE OF PIE (2019, USA, 12 minutes) Filmmakers: Felt Soul Media - Ben Knight, Travis Rummel Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned and they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized. Now they’re at the very heart and soul of the community. SIBLINGS (2019, Canada, 3 minutes) Filmmakers: Mike Hopkins, Scott Carlson Classification: General A short coming of age film that celebrates childhood and the relationship between siblings. SPECTRE EXPEDITION – MISSION ANTARCTICA (2019, UK, 36 minutes) Filmmakers: Alastair Lee, Sender Films, Leo Houlding Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language 1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads at speeds up to 60 kmph this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun & Mark Sedon's daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica. GOOD MORNING (2018, France, 4 minutes) Filmmakers: PVS Company; Maxime Moulin, Antoine Frioux, Richard Permin Classification: General Every day, skier Richard Permin falls into his mundane morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks on his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz. LHOTSE (2019, USA, 23 minutes) Filmmakers: Dutch Simpson, Rob Wassmer, Kaki Or (Field Day Studios) Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story. ELI (2019, USA, 6 minutes) Filmmakers: Patagonia Films, Monika McClure Classification: General As a rancher growing up in the rugged northeast corner of the Navajo Nation with no electricity or running water, Eli Neztsosie learned through years of work what it meant to rely on discipline and endurance. Now he relies on those same skills, running long distances. THE LONG RIVER HOME (2019, USA, 20 minutes) Filmmakers: Timmy O'Neill, Big Cedar Media - Seth Dahl Classification: General US veterans who were injured in war come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on a 14 day river trip in the Grand Canyon. FILM LINEUP for TUES JANUARY 14, 2020 CHARGE (2019, Canada, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Anthony Bonello (Switchback Entertainment) Classification: General Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday. THE MOTIVATOR (2019, USA, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Rockhouse Motion – Aaron Hitchins Classification: General Filmmaker Aaron Hitchins turns his camera on the person who has motivated him to lead a life connected to the outdoors: his mother, Maureen. OPENING THE EARTH: THE POTATO KING (TOUR EDIT) (2018, USA, 13 minutes) Filmmaker: Eric Ebner, Aaron Ebner (Directors), Paul J Lynch, Jenna Semenoff (Producers) Classification: General Julio Hancco is a guardian of biodiversity, critical to the survival of humanity. He represents a people, a culture, and way of life that is being lost to modernization. Will their culture survive? Or will it all be lost with the last Potato King? THE RUNNING PASTOR (2019, USA, 9 minutes) Filmmakers: Camp4 Collective, Tim Kemple Classification: General Sverri is a local Pastor and avid runner who uses his time on the trails to work through not only his own personal conflicts, but the conflicts of others he often is burdened with. SAFE HAVEN (2018, USA, 8 minutes) Filmmakers: Wondercamp; Tim Kressin, Davis Goslin Classification: General Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Rox opened a climbing gym to challenge stereotypes and be at the center of the city's revitalization. MYRTLE SIMPSON: A LIFE ON ICE (TOUR EDIT) (2019, US, 25 minutes) Filmmakers: Leigh Anne Sides & Andrew Cahill Classification: General Myrtle Simpson - trailblazer, pioneer, adventurer, mountain climber, polar explorer, writer, and mother. From Spitzbergen to Greenland, from the North Pole to the Highlands of Scotland, from New Zealand to Peru, Myrtle blazed her own trail. She experienced places most people only dream about, all while writing 13 books, collecting specimens for museum botanical collections and raising four children. A NORDIC SKATER (2018, Lithuania, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Paulius Neverbickas Classification: General The story of a man who uses every sense he has to travel on thin ice while Nordic skating in the Oslo region of Norway. He tells the story of how the little known sport of Nordic skating came to play a big part in his life. OUT ON A LIMB (2019, USA, 22 minutes) Filmmakers: Jordan Manley, Diana Brucculieri, Narrows Media Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language Engineer Kai Lin teams up with climber Craig DeMartino to design a badass prosthetic foot, which if they succeed won’t just level the playing field, but will dish up, if not superpowers, then a real sense of empowerment. Which is almost the same thing. THE LADAKH PROJECT (2019, Austria, 13 minutes) Filmmakers: David Arnaud and Corinna Halloran (Red Bull) Classification: General Seven days, three rivers, one woman. This is the story of Nouria Newman's solo kayak adventure in the Indian Himalaya. THE IMAGINARY LINE (2019, USA, 11 minutes) Filmmaker: Kylor Melton Classification: General In an act of political solidarity, a team from Mexico and the U.S.A assemble with the sole purpose of establishing a slackline that crosses the border between them. In a world that is constantly tearing us apart, they come together to cross an imaginary line and tell a different story.