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The 2017 films 

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most famous outdoor film festival. Afterwards, a selection of the best films of the festival goes on a world tour.

The film program has a total length of 120 minutes. There will be a break of around 30 minutes in between. One event has a total duration of around 2.5 to 3 hours, including the supporting program with the host’s presentation and sweepstakes.

Please note: In the Netherlands the films will be shown in English - without Dutch subtitles. 

  • Banff Tour 2017

    • DreamRide

      Bruno Long ©
      • Canada 2016, 5 minutes
      • Directed by: Ryan Gibb
      • Produced by: Juicy Studios, Lacy Kemp 
      Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.
    • Four Mums in a Boat

      Four Mums in a Boat
      Ben Duffy ©
      • UK, 30 minutes
      • Directed by: Simon Tucker
      • Produced by: Bow River Films
      When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.
    • Poumaka

      Keith Ladzinski ©
      • USA 2016, 15 minutes
      • Directed by: Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski
      • Produced by: 3 Strings Production
      With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.
    • Doing it scared

      Doing it scared
      Matthew Newton ©
      • Australia 2016, 11 minutes
      • Directed by: Catherine Pettman
      • Produced by: Rummin Productions
      Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.
    • Metronomic

      Damien Deschamps ©
      • France 2016, 5 minutes
      • Directed by: Vladimir Cellier
      • Produced by: Baraka Films
      High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.
    • Ace and the Desert Dog

      Ace and the Desert Dog
      Forest Woodward ©
      • USA 2015, 9 minutes
      • Directed by: Brendan Leonard
      • Produced by: Semi-Rad Media
      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.
    • Iran: A Skier's Journey

      Iran: A Skier's Journey
      Jordan Manley ©
      • Canada 2016, 12 minutes
      • Directed & produced by: Jordan Manley
      Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.
    • Fledglings

      Cedar Wright ©
      • USA 2016
      • Directed by: Cedar Wright
      As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep, and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable and at the top of their game.
  • Radical Reels 2017

    With Radical Reels we bring to you a film program full of action and adrenaline. It's a special selection of the Banff Mountain Film Festival and will only be shown in the following 7 cities: München, Stuttgart, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Hamburg und Köln.

    The Radical Reels Program will be about 120 minutes long. More information an additional films to follow... 
    • Young Guns

      Young Guns
      Brett Lowell ©
      • USA 2016, 27 minutes
      • Directed & produced by: Sender Films
      Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.
    • When We Were Knights

      When We Were Knights
      Camp 4 Collective ©
      • USA 2015, 12 minutes
      • Directed by: Anson Fogel
      • Produced by: Camp 4 Collective
      How can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don't, that might be the last opportunity that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected - love.
    • Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out

      Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out
      Fred Murray / Red Bull Content Pool ©
      • UK 2016, 6 minutes
      • Directed by: Stu Thomson
      • Produced by: Red Bull Media House
      Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.
    • Northbound

      Łukasz Zamaro ©
      • Norway 2016, 10 minutes
      • Directed by: Anders Graham
      Ice, driftwood, foamy waves and ... skateboards? In this poetic short film, four skaters head north to the cold Norwegian coast, applying their urban skills to a wild canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup — biting winds and short days, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.
    • Ruin and Rose

      Ruin and Rose
      Matchstick Productions ©
      • USA 2016, 7 minutes
      • Directed by: Ben Sturgulewski
      Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.
    • The Great Siberian Traverse

      The Great Siberian Traverse
      Mason Mashon ©
      • Canada 2016, 27 minutes
      • Directed by: Malcom Sangster 
      • Produced by: Sherpas Cinema
      All aboard for the adventure of a lifetime, a 1,200-kilometre ski journey through Russia, along the Trans-Siberian Railway. We’ll stumble upon a fringe backcountry skiing community, deep Siberian powder, and skiing's ancient origins.
    • The Trail to Kazbegi

      The Trail to Kazbegi
      Ross Measures ©
      • USA 2016, 16 minutes
      • Directed by: Joey Schusler
      What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days? A self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains.  
    • Max Your Days

      Max Your Days
      Leo Hoorn ©
      • Canada 2016, 4 minutes
      • Directed by: Malcolm Sangster
      Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

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