Banff Mountain Film Festival – New York CitySymphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St. New York, NY Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, March 5-8, 2017, 7:30PM
(Save the Date March 3-7, 2018
Saturday, March 3, Monday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 7
SURF THE LINE (2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hello Emotion; Website: www.helloemotion.com Classification: General For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.
EDGES (2016, USA, 9 minutes)
Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media; http://edgesfilm.com Classification: General Film Synopsis: At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well
PLANET EARTH II – MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT)
(2016, UK, 7 minutes) Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide Website: http://bbcearth.ca/show/planet-earth-ii/ General Film
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.
INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC (2016, Germany, 52 minutes)
Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House; http://www.drehxtrem.de; PG – Coarse language
Three 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.
INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO (2017, USA, 5 minutes)
Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios; http://juicystudios.com/;General Film. Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.
KILIAN (2016, Canada, 14 minutes)
Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc;
Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But hedoesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.
THE LAST HONEY HUNTER (2017, Canada, 36 minutes)
Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media; www.feltsoulmedia.com ;PG – Coarse language
Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who’s been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die.
ICE CALL – BACKYARDS PROJECT –SAM FAVRET (2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: PVS Company Website: http://pvscompany.com Classification: General Film Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.
Second Day Program:
Sunday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 6
WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY (2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Krystle Wright; www.krystlewright.com; General
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!
2.5 MILLION (2017, USA, 22 minutes)
Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films; http://www.t-barfilms.com/; 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.
JOHANNA (2016, UK, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark; http://www.archersmark.co.uk; General Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.
DUGOUT (TOUR EDIT) (2017, UK, 41 minutes)
Benjamin Sadd; www.trailtoanywhere.com PG – Coarse language; nudity
Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey… What could go wrong?
MY IRNIK (2017, Canada, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Matthew Hood; http://hoodvisuals.com/ Classification: General
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
WHY (2016, France, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry; https://www.wearehungry.fr/ PG – Nudity Film Synopsis:
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”
THE FROZEN ROAD (2017, UK, 24 minutes)
Ben Page; www.anotherhorizon.org; General
Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.
IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH (2017, Canada, 5 minutes)
Sherpas Cinema; General
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?