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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Quadra
December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $30.00
The Banff Mountain Film Festival began more than 35 years ago in 1976 in the small Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta. A tight-knit group of climbers and outdoor folk looked for an annual event to entertain them during the shoulder season between climbing and skiing. As the story goes, several late night meetings and a few beers later The Banff Festival of Mountaineering Films was born. What began as a one-day festival of climbing films, has now blossomed into a nine-day event in Banff and a year-round film tour which encompasses over 500 screenings on all continents (yes, we go to Antarctica!).
Now the best of Banff returns to Quadra Island! Presenting Partners National Geographic and The North Face brought to you by Wild Isle Publications. This presentation will have a selection of the films shown in Campbell River.
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Student/Senior, $18 Child 10 and under (includes GST, +applicable fees)
(2016, France, 3 minutes) Filmmaker: PVS Company Website: http://pvscompany.com Classification: General Film Synopsis 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.
(2017, USA, 6 minutes) Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios Website: http://juicystudios.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: Poetic, artistic and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.
(2017, USA, 22 minutes) Filmmaker: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films Website: http://www.t-barfilms.com/ Classification: 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.
Winter on the Blade
(2017, Australia, 30 minutes) 10 Filmmaker: Simon Bischoff, Video Compass Website: videocompass.info Classification: PG – Coarse language & Nudity Film Synopsis: It’s not the tallest mountain in the world, it’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Tasmania’s Federation Peak these days then get to the summit of Mt Everest. And Mark Savage and his intrepid team of climbers hope to summit during the wettest winter on record.
(2017, Canada, 15 minutes) Filmmaker: Matthew Hood Website: http://hoodvisuals.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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.
(2016, Canada, 16 minutes) Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema Website: www.sherpascinema.com Classification: PG – Coarse language 9 Film Synopsis: A team of athletes sets out to tackle the fabled Corrugated spine lines of the Tsirku Glacier, located deep in the Saint Elias mountains where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon converge. Needless to say, it was no easy task.
(2016, USA, 9 minutes) Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media Website: 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.
The Frozen Road
SPECIAL JURY MENTION (2017, UK, 24 minutes) Filmmaker: Ben Page Website: www.anotherhorizon.org Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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.