BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Tuesday 10 April, 7.30pm
Recommended Age Guidance: 12A
(children may attend if accompanied by Adult)
Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price
Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.
Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Two night discounts are available at the box office (not available on line).
Exciting events not to be missed with free prize giveaways!
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|Children Under 16 | Students | Over 60s | Claimants |
Disabled people plus one companion
|£1.50 off each ticket|
|Tickets for both nights||£24|
|Limited affected sightline seats||£10|
|Groups 6+ (please contact Box Office on 02920 878443)||£1.50 off each ticket|
Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted.
Filmmakers: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films
Duration: 22 minutes
American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in the backcountry in a calendar year. If he succeeds, it will be a new world-record for this self-confessed ski bum.
ACE & THE DESERT DOG
Filmmakers: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Duration: 9 minutes
Photo Credit: Forest Woodward
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. This film celebrates the special bond between the pair, and shows the beauty of canine friendships.
Filmmakers/Photo Credit: Benjamin Sadd
Duration: 41 minutes
Mankind has been using dugout canoes for over 8,000 years. But this doesn’t mean that building one from scratch is easy, as film-maker Benjamin Sadd and artist James Trundle, both from the south of England, discover on a journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon, where they live with an indigenous community, learn how to build a canoe and then take it on a journey through the rainforest. What could go wrong?
Filmmakers: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating
Duration: 29 minutes
Photo Credit: Cedar Wright
For most climbers, it’s safety first. But Brad Gobright is definitely not most climbers. Fueled by day-old donuts and unhindered by a fear of falling, this young talent is pushing the limits of scary trad and free solo ropeless climbing in his backyard playground of Eldorado Canyon. Having survived a few big scares, Brad is determined to make his boldest ascent yet – a first-ever free solo of one of Eldo’s most exposed and difficult routes.
SURF THE LINE
Filmmakers/Photo Credit: Hello Emotion
Duration: 3 minutes
The Flying Frenchies are a group of multi-talented friends who like BASE-jumping and mountaineering, but who are also clowns, acrobats and musicians. Their latest film sees them playing in the Vercors mountain range, where they slice through the air on a 600m-high highline, reaching speeds of up to 75kph zipline-style, before using their BASE-jumping skills to dismount.
For the Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.
Filmmakers/Photo Credit: Ian Derry, Archer's Mark
Duration: 4 minutes
Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-metre dive under ice, but she only discovered the sport during recovery from a biking accident.For Johanna, diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment – although it can be unsettling to watch. “What she does is so close to the edge, but she does it in such a comfortable way,” says the filmmaker Ian Derry.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY
Filmmakers/Photo Credit: Krystle Wright
Duration: 4 minutes
There’s ongoing discussion about why there aren’t more females in the outdoor industry and in adventure films. Featuring four minutes of gnarly wingsuit flying, whitewater kayaking, climbing and big mountain skiing, Where the Wild Things Play suggests that perhaps women are just too busy having fun in the backcountry. An inspirational and funny response to a question we need to keep asking.
Filmmakers/Photo Credit: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films
Duration: 8 minutes
Coming from the Netherlands, Hera van Willick grew up on a bicycle, and cycling across continents, solo and self-supported, has become her way of life. Forty-three countries down, via deserts, mountains, rainforest and the Arctic, this is her story so far…
Filmmakers: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry
Duration: 7 minutes
Photo Credit: Hugo Bernard
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls towards the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question we have all asked ourselves in the outdoors at some point: “Why? Why do we do this?”.
Please note, the film programmes are subject to change.