Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
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 with TWO nights of amazing films, with different films being shown each night! Presenting Partners National Geographic and The North Face brought to you by Wild Isle Publications.
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Student/Senior, $18 Child 10 and under (includes GST, +applicable fees)
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$50 Adult Package, $40 Student/Senior Package, $26 Child 10 and under (includes GST, +applicable fees)
**NOTE: Print at home not available for tickets to this performance.**
Surf the Line
(2016, France, 3 minutes) Filmmaker: Hello Emotion Website: www.helloemotion.com Classification: General Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice â€“ it’s a way of life.
(2017, USA, 8 minutes) Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films Website: http://www.ultralitefilms.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, full self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.
(2017, Australia, 17 minutes) Filmmaker: Chris Eyre-Walker, Chris Eyre-Walker Photography Four friends set out on an adventure to be the first to highline in one of the most unlikely of places: the Faroe Islands.
The Last Honey Hunter
BEST FILM MOUNTAIN CULTURE (2017, Canada, 24 minutes) Filmmaker: Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media Website: www.feltsoulmedia.com Classification: PG – Coarse language Film Synopsis: 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.
(2016, France, 7 minutes) Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry Website: https://www.wearehungry.fr/ Classification: 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?”
Where the Wild Things Play
(2017, USA, 4 minutes) Filmmaker: Krystle Wright Website: www.krystlewright.com Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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!
(2017, USA, 29) Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating Website: http://www.cedarwright.com/ Classification: PG – Coarse language & Violence Film Synopsis: Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a back-breaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.
BEST FILM SNOW SPORTS (2017, Canada, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema Website: www.sherpascinema.com Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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?