Banff Film Festival / Maryland / Emmitsburg / Film Menu

Banff Mountain Film Festival – Emmitsburg

Mount St. Mary’s University
Knott Auditorium
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
7:00pm: Monday, April 24, 2017 
7:00pm: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
different shows each evening

(Save the Date April 23 and 24 2018)


Tickets available after February 13, 2017

Hosted by:

Outdoor Adventures of Mount Saint Mary’s University

Monday, April 24 2017

Max Your Days

2016, Canada, 4 min
Filmmakers: Malcolm Sangster
Classification: General

Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are end-less!


2016, USA, 15 min
Filmmakers: Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski
Classification: PG – coarse language

With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.

The Perfect Flight

2016, USA, 5 min
Filmmakers: Joshua Izenberg
Classification: General, no advisory

When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.


2016, Norway, 10 min
Filmmakers: Anders Graham
Classification: PG – coarse language

Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.

Four Mums In A Boat

2015, UK, 30 min
Filmmakers: Simon Tucker
Classification: General

When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

Ruin And Rose (Tour Edit)

2016, US, 7 min
Filmmakers: Ben Sturgulewski
Classification: General

Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.

Ace and the Desert Dog

2015, USA, 9 min
Filmmakers: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Classification: General

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

The Accord

2016, Iceland, 19 min
Filmmakers: RC Cone
Classification: General

Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

The Super Salmon

2016, USA, 25 min
Filmmakers: Ryan Peterson
Classification: General

Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

Metronomic (Tour Edit)

2016, France, 5 min
Filmmakers: Vladimir Cellier
Classification: General

High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


2016, Canada, 5 min
Filmmakers: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
Classification: General

Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Fast Forward

2016, USA, 8 min
Filmmakers: Anna Callaghan
Classification: General

For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert single- track – is a challenge unlike any other.

Doing It Scared

2016, Australia, 11 min
Filmmakers: Catherine Pettman
Classification: General

Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side Of The World (Tour Edit)

2016, USA, 46 min
Filmmakers: Nicholas Edwards
Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild

2016, USA, 4 min
Filmmakers: Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola;
Classification: General

Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Iran: A Skier’s Journey

2016, Canada, 12min
Filmmakers: Jordan Manley
Classification: General

Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Trail Dog

2016, South Africa/France, 5 min
Filmmakers: Dean Leslie
Classification: General

In a small village in the south-east of France, a young man explores the mountains with his dogs. Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things – friendship.

Elk River

2016, USA, 27 min
Filmmakers: Jenny Nichols
Classification: General

A modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s ranch lands over mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk.

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

2016, UK, 6 min
Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
Classification: General

Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.

Film Menu subject to change


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