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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Vancouver Program 2017

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2017 World Tour Vancouver Programs

Disclaimer: film program or order could change. This is our most up to date line up for ‘Program A’ at the Centennial Theatre, and ‘Program B’ at The Centre Theatre.


Friday, December 1st @ 7:30pm – Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Surf the Line – 3 Mins
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

2.5 Million – 22 Mins
American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.

Edges – 9 Mins
At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

Why – 7 Mins
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?”

The Last Honey Hunter – 24 Mins
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 of honey gathering may die.


Intersection: Micayla Gatto – 5 Mins
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.

My Irnik – 15 Mins
Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

Johanna – 4 Mins
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Safety Third – 29 Mins
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.

Imagination: Tom Wallisch – 5 Mins
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?


Saturday, December 2nd @ 7:30pm – The Centre Theatre, 777 Homer Street, Vancouver

Where the Wild Things Play – 4 Mins
There’s an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren’t there 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.

Kilian – 14 Mins
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 in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9000 metres of elevation gain.

DreamRide 2 – 6 Mins
Poetic, artistic, and inspiring, ride along with us as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic – 52 Mins
3 National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their white water kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled.


La Casita Wip – 7 Mins
Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

Waters of the Greenstone – 26 Mins
Through the lens of one of New Zealand’s most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race, The Kathmandu Coast to Coast.

Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret – 3 Mins
Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

Stumped – 25 Mins
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.


For more information about the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour film lineup go here:

2017/18 World Tour Films

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