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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

 

In Partnership with UtahPresents, University of Utah's Campus Recreation Services and Outdoor Adventures are thrilled to present the 2022-2023 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour for our 30th year!

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. 

From over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winning films and audience favorites are carefully selected to travel the globe. This year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films, curated into different programs to be enjoyed at Kingsbury Hall!

Typically, the World Tour has stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe. This year, the tour will stop at Kingsbury Hall from  February 22-24th. 

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Available Programs

Program A- 140 Minutes

Part 1- 75 Minutes

Introduction Video- 7 Minutes

Colors of Mexico- 5 Minutes

  • Discover Mexico and its magnificent mix of backdrops with Kilian Bron and his team.

Eco-Hack!-17 Minutes

  • Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens, thanks to increased human activity in the desert. Tired of taking notes on a quiet catastrophe, Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

To the Hills and Back- 46 Minutes

  • At a remote backcountry cabin, a veteran mountain guide and his daughter connect and reflect upon a lifetime in the mountains. A torch is being passed within their family’s legacy of guides and they discuss the history of those that have come and gone, some too soon. Stories unfold, from the early pioneers to modern day hard charging enthusiasts, and we hear from several characters including those with life shattering events.

 

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Part 2- 65 Minutes

Contest- 2 Minutes

Continuum- 2 Minutes

  • Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression.

Kumari: A father's dream- 17 Minutes

  • Deep in rural Nepal, Jagat Lama is driven by a promise he made to his dying father to bring medical care to the village. Along with a group of childhood friends from low-caste families, he starts a trekking guide social enterprise that transforms their home community of Kumari. The guides channel their profits and energy into developing a self-sustaining community centered around many of the regions firsts: basic electricity, a women’s skill center, a local school, a working community farm and a medical hospital.

The Process- 15 Minutes

  • Tom Randall is a rock climber known for his commitment to training and the courageous and, at times, outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, Tom has set his mind on becoming proficient and efficient in the sport of fell running and he has a madcap idea to try and complete the previously un-attempted Lakes Classic Rock Challenge and a Bob Graham link-up in 24 hours. That’s 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres. What lengths is he willing to go to achieve his goal and when is enough, enough? Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on...

Wood Hood (Award)- 16 Minutes

  • DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a "quiet place" to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows a weekend-long group camping trip, and as we weave between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to many, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place".

A Baffin Vacation- 12 Minutes

  • Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a bold multi-sport 45-day expedition traveling through the remote landscape of Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

 

Program B- 141 Minutes

Part 1- 78 Minutes

Introduction Video- 7 Minutes

Alta- 6 Minutes

  • A team of high performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

RR: Bridge Boys- 28 Minutes

  • A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.

The Fastest Girl- 6 Minutes

  • As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Free to Run- 31 Minutes

  • When the Taliban takes over Afghanistan threatening the basic human rights of women across the country, UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, must find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, in the midst of taking on the longest and hardest ultra trail race of her life.

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Part 2- 63 Minutes

Contest- 2 Minutes

Lapporten Skyline- 19 Minutes

  • During the summer 2021 some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two kilometre long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed it will be a new world record.

Nuisance Bear (Award)- 14 Minutes

  • Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

Cenote- 9 Minutes

  • A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Sheri- 19 Minutes

  • Sheri Tingey’s 60-year career as a woman who has defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. The film is a story about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company, about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them. At this watershed moment of reckoning around equity and inclusion for the industry, Sheri’s life story will both warm audiences, and ask them to grapple with important questions about who belongs.

 

Program C- 139 Minutes

Part 1- 71 Minutes

Introduction Video- 7 Minutes

Walking on Clouds- 7 Minutes

  • In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.

North Shore Betty- 12 Minutes

  • The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia are hallowed ground for mountain biking, a place so harrowing it’s influenced every aspect of the sport for over 30 years. It’s also where Betty Birrell, at age 45, picked up mountain biking after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, the single mother is a role model for her son, her friends and anyone she’s met along the way – and proof that you’re never too old to send.

Wild Waters (Award)- 45 Minutes

  • Adventurer, competitor, daughter, friend, pioneer, hero, and badass human are all words used to describe French kayaker, Nouria Newman. In Wild Waters, we follow Nouria as she prepares to become the first female to run a 100-foot (30 m) waterfall; we watch her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all times - male or female. However, running some of the world’s hardest whitewater isn't Nouria's biggest life challenge. Realizing that the expectations placed upon her as both an athlete and as a woman weight heavily on her decisions and ambitions, she pushes back to make her own path. It is this central aspect of her life – this refusal to conform to others’ expectations – where Nouria is able to use kayaking as a way to transform into her truest self, and become a once-in-a-generation kayaker.

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Part 2- 68 Minutes

Contest- 2 Minutes

Flow- 5 Minutes

  • Flow is an aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021 – with doses of unreality, serenity, powerful skiing, and above all, the pleasure of rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

Clean Mountains- 19 Minutes

  • During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya, so a famous Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest to clean the garbage left behind by others – thus restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Tempo II: Movements in the Jungle- 6 Minutes

  • A conceptual exploration of the shared feelings between music and mountains — Tempo II. Movements in Jungle is set in the world's largest urban jungle, exploring styles of Brazilian drumming and trail running.

Fall Theory- 30 Minutes

  • Fall Theory follows the notorious Franco Cookson on his latest journey to climb a dangerous line where the weight of previous successes hangs heavily on his mind – that, and the laughable protection combined with moves he can’t yet do. Madman or genius? Decide for yourself with this enthralling watch; spare trousers recommended.

Do a Wheelie- 6 Minutes

  • Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.

 

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Last Updated: 1/23/23