The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every November in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.
With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour of mountain themed films features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.
Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2022 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Follow The Light
2021, France, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal;General
From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the
illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience
of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure
with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.
2020, France, 13 minutes
Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company; General
After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy
Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.
BEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) (Tour Edit)
2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes Roman Droux, Memox; Advisory: Coarse language; violence
Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly
bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for
survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire
to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of
wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these
If You Give a Beach a Bottle
2021, USA, 5 minutes
Max Romey; Advisory: General
Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote
beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris.
What he finds is a different story altogether.
2020, USA, 18 minutes: InLightWorks Productions; General
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified international
high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer,
humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal
highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much
the mountains mean to her.
2021, Canada, 14 minutes
Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger; Advisory: Coarse language
Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling
the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has
become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now
she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route
yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.
My Midsummer Morning
2019, UK, 20 minutes
Alastair Humphreys; Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity
Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As
I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on
his most terrifying journey yet - walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Monday, May 16, 2022
A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)
2021, Canada, 5 minutes
Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films
There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest
floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different
smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.
Can’t Beat This Place For Fun
2020, USA, 14 minutes; Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten,
Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC; Advisory: General
Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden
dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the
dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and
encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.
Precious Leader Woman
2021, Canada, 47 minutes; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard,; Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc.
This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from
childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to
embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she
pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next
challenge, the backcountry.
Jump To Zero
2020, 8 minutes; Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird,
Poptop Productions, Left of Creek; Advisory: General
A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to
follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.
INSIDE- A Hole New Ski Experience
2021, Austria, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger,
Lensecape Productions; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in
France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves,
a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.
REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe
2020, USA, 16 minutes
Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK
Advisory: Coarse Language
French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years
battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of
history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.
2021, USA, 30 minutes; Advisory: General
Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills,
Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction
Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford
and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 180 minutes