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.**
Film Line Up
Intersection: Micayla Gatto
BEST FILM MOUNTAIN SPORTS (2017, USA, 5 minutes) Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios Website: http://juicystudios.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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.
Loved By All
(2017, Canada, 14 minutes) Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema Website: https://sherpascinema.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.
Into Twin Galaxies
SPECIAL JURY MENTION (2016, Germany, 52 minutes) Filmmaker: Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House Website: http://www.drehxtrem.de Classification: PG – Coarse language Film Synopsis: 3 National Geographic â€œadventurers of the Yearâ€ 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.
BEST SHORT MOUNTAIN FILM (2016, UK, 4 minutes) Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark Website: http://www.archersmark.co.uk Classification: General Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.
(2016, Canada, 14 minutes) Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com Classification: General 6 Film Synopsis: Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’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.
(2017, USA, 25 minutes)Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor KeatingWebsite: http://www.cedarwright.com/Classification: 14A – Coarse language & ViolenceFilm Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber, she just wants to be a plain good climber.