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 4-7, 2018
Sunday, March 5th & Tuesday, March 7th
Max Your Days
2016, Canada, 4 min
Filmmakers: Malcolm Sangster
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
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
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
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.
2016, Iceland, 19 min
Filmmakers: RC Cone
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
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
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.
Monday, March 6th & Wednesday, March 8th
2016, Canada, 5 min
Filmmakers: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
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.
2016, USA, 8 min
Filmmakers: Anna Callaghan
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
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;
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
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.
2016, South Africa/France, 5 min
Filmmakers: Dean Leslie
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.
2016, USA, 27 min
Filmmakers: Jenny Nichols
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
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.