Banff Mountain Film Festival
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.
Tickets: $30 Adult, $25 Student/Senior (+ applicable taxes and fees)
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$44 Adult Package, $35 Student Senior Package (+ applicable taxes and fees) Package pricing available through the Ticket Centre only
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Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
(2016, UK, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
Film Synopsis: 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.
Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 7 min)
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski
Film Synopsis: Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.
Devotion: Libby Peter
(2016, UK, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft
Film Synopsis: Libby Peter, one of the UK’s most respected climbers, reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother.
Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 46 min)
Filmmaker: Nicholas Edwards
Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity
Film Synopsis: 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.
The Great Siberian Traverse
(2016, Canada, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime, a 1,200-kilometre ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. We’ll stumble upon a fringe backcountry skiing community, deep Siberian powder, and skiing’s ancient origins.
Ace and the Desert Dog
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Film Synopsis: 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, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Sender Films
Film Synopsis: Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.