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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thank you for everyone’s support!

We had another successful year.  If you missed the films remember to book early next year.

VANCOUVER PROGRAMS – BMFF World Tour 2019

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.


PROGRAM A

Friday, November 29th @ 7:30pm – Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Good Morning (2018, France, 4 min)
Every day, skier Richard Permin falls into his mundane morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks on his skis and rides down the snow- covered rooftops of Avoriaz.
REEL ROCK 14 – High Road (2018, USA, 18 min, PG)
Highball bouldering ace Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone.
A Nordic Skater (2018, Lithuania, 5 min)
The story of a man who uses every sense he has to travel on thin ice while Nordic skating in the Oslo region of Norway. He tells the story of how the little known sport of Nordic skating came to play a big part in his life.
Camel finds Water (2019, USA, 9 min)
Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
Spectre Expedition – Mission Antarctica (2019, UK, 36 min)
1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads at speeds up to 60 kmph this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun & Mark Sedon’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica.
72 min

—INTERMISSION—

The Running Pastor (2019, USA, 9 min)
Sverri is a local Pastor and avid runner who uses his time on the trails to work through not only his own personal conflicts, but the conflicts of others he often is burdened with.
Life of Pie (2019, USA, 12 min, PG)
When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned and they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized. Now they’re at the very heart and soul of the community.
Chasing Monsters (2019, Australia, 5 min)
Ever considered trying to photograph a storm with over 200km/h winds? Experience the adrenaline-fueled moments as photographer Nick Moir tracks America’s wildest tornadoes to capture the images of nightmares.
Gone Tomorrow: Kentucky Ice Climbing (2019, US, 20 min, 14A)
A bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia with a crew of harmless misfits as they race to search out and climb new ice routes before they’re gone.
Hors Piste (2018, France, 6 min)
The two best mountain rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned…
52 min
124 minutes (film only)

PROGRAM B

Saturday, November 30th @ 7:30pm – The Centre Theatre, 777 Homer Street, Vancouver

The Flip (2019, USA, 3 min)
French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purest form.
Thabang (2019, South Africa, 13 minutes)
 Thabang Madiba somehow found his way into the world of trail running and in the last few years has become everyone’s favourite in the South African trail scene.
Billder (2019, Canada, 6 minutes)
Billder tells the story of Bill McLane, a mountain bike trail builder. We’ll find out what trails mean to him and how his work impacts his community.
Deer 139 (2019, USA, 44 min)
Three women follow the 137 km migration path of a scruffy, pregnant mule deer doe and in the process, learn to see the world differently.
66 min

—INTERMISSION—

Charge (2019, Canada, 5 min)
Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.
Myrtle Simpson: A Life on Ice (2019, US, 25 min)
Myrtle Simpson – trailblazer, pioneer, adventurer, mountain climber, polar explorer, writer, and mother. From Spitzbergen to Greenland, from the North Pole to the Highlands of Scotland, from New Zealand to Peru, Myrtle blazed her own trail. She experienced places most people only dream about, all while writing 13 books, collecting specimens for museum botanical collections and raising four children.
Surfer Dan (2018, USA, 8 min)
In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge, Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own backdoor.
REEL ROCK 13: Up to Speed (2018, USA, 20 min, PG)
When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that oneof three combined events required to compete for a medal is… speed climbing.
Danny Daycare (2019, UK, 4 min)
In his latest film Danny MacAskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland!
63 min
129 minutes (film only)

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2019/20 World Tour Films