Banff Mountain Film Festival (Quadra Community Centre)
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 Campbell River! Presenting Partners National Geographic and The North Face brought to you by Wild Isle Publications.
(from Campbell River take the 6:15 pm ferry to Quadra & return on the 10:15 pm sailing)
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Student/Senior (+ applicable taxes and fees)
***Buy tickets for both Campbell River and Quadra Island showings and SAVE!***
$44 Adult Package, $35 Student Senior Package (+ applicable taxes and fees) Package pricing available through the Ticket Centre only
Max Your Days
(2016, Canada, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Film Synopsis: Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!
(2016, USA, 8 min)
Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan
Film Synopsis: For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.
The Perfect Flight
(2016, USA, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Joshua Izenberg
Film Synopsis: 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, Hong Kong, 42 min)
Filmmaker: Lloyd Belcher
Film Synopsis: Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.
(2016, Canada, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
Film Synopsis: 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.
Iran: A Skier’s Journey
(2016, Canada, 12 min)
Filmmaker: Jordan Manley
Film Synopsis: 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.
Doing It Scared
(2016, Australia, 11 min)
Filmmaker: Catherine Pettman
Film Synopsis: 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.
(2016, Iceland, 19 min)
Filmmaker: RC Cone
Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.
Metronomic (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Film Synopsis: 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.