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Banff 2018

January 25 & 26, 2018

7pm • Colonial Theater

$15 + Fees and Tax


Thursday January 25, 2018 Show

Surf the Line (2016, France, 3 min – Ride Surfboard on Slackline). For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life. www.helloemotion.com

 Edges (2016, USA, 9 min – Culture, Skating).  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. www.edgesfilm.com

 Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic (2016, Germany, 52 min – Adventure, Kite Ski, Kayak, PG - Coarse language).  Three National Geographic “adventurers of the Year” embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled. www.drehxtrem.de, Special Jury Award

Intermission and door prizes

Intersection: Micayla Gatto (2017, USA, 5 min – Biking). 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. www.juicystudios.com

 Johanna (2016, UK, 4 min – Freedive Under Ice).  For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries. www.archersmark.co.uk   Best Short Film

 2.5 Million (2017, USA, 22 min – Ski).  American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record.  www.t-barfilms.com

 Pedal (2017, USA, 8 min – Bike Packing).  Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way. www.ultralitefilms.com

 Stumped (2017, USA, 25 min – Rock Climb, Coarse language & Violence).  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. www.cedarwright.com


Friday January 26, 2018 Show

Where the Wild Things Play (2017, USA, 4 min - Mountain Sports, Female Leads).  There’s an ongoing discussion of why there aren’t 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! www.krystlewright.com

Sky Migrations (2016, USA, 16 min – Wildlife, PG - Coarse Language).  Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation. www.maxlowemedia.com

Dreamride2 (2017, USA, 6 min – Biking).  Poetic, artistic and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lava caves, and race down rivers of ice. www.juicystudios.com

Dugout (TOUR EDIT) (2017, UK, 41 min – Culture, Canoe, PG - Coarse Language; Nudity).  Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey… What could go wrong? www.trailtoanywhere.com

Intermission and door prizes

Ice Call – Backyards Project –Sam Favret (2016, France, 3 min – Free Ski).  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. www.pvscompany.com

The Last Honey Hunter (2017, Canada, 36 min – Culture, PG - Coarse Language).  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 may die. www.feltsoulmedia.com Best Mountain Culture

Why (2016, France, 7 min – Kayak, PG – Nudity).  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?” www.wearehungry.fr

Above the Sea (2017, USA, 17 min – Rock Climb).  Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca. www.senderfilms.com

Imagination: Tom Wallisch (2017, Canada, 5 min – Street Ski).  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? www.sherpascinema.com, Best Snow Sports