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The 2019 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 with Dutch subtitles

  • Banff Tour 2019

    • Ice and Palms

      Ice and Palms
      Philipp Becker ©
      • Germany 2018 – 25 minutes
      • Directed by: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Philipp Becker, Johannes Müller
      Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.  
    • RJ Ripper

      RJ Ripper
      RJ Ripper Film ©
      • USA 2018 - 19 minutes
      • Directed by: Joey Schusler
      The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker.
    • The Mirnavator

      The Mirnavator
      Jenny Nichols ©
      • USA 2017 - 11 minutes
      • Directed by: Sarah Menzies
      Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport.
    • The Beaver Believers – Meet Sherri Tippie

      The Beaver Believers – Meet Sherri Tippie
      Sarah Koenigsberg ©
      • USA 2018 - 12 minutes
      • Directed by: Sarah Koenigsberg
      Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.
    • Surviving the Outback

      Surviving the Outback
      Michael Atkinson ©
      • Australien 2018 - 43 minutes
      • Directed by: Michael Atkinson
      Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!
    • Far Out: Kai Jones

      Far Out: Kai Jones
      Alegre Jackson ©
      • USA 2018 - 5 minutes
      • Directed by: Teton Gravity Research
      Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.
  • Radical Reels 2019

    • How to run 100 miles

      How to run 100 miles
      Josh Perez ©
      • USA 2018, 27 minutes
      • Directed by: Brendan Leonard
      The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.
    • Beautiful Idiot

      Beautiful Idiot
      Robb Thompson ©
      • Canada 2018, 14 minutes
      • Directed by: Harrison Mendel & Robb Thompson
      Take a wild ride through the mindset, motivations and outstanding athleticism of world class freeride mountain biker, Brett Rheeder.
    • Break on Through

      Break on Through
      Greg Mionske ©
      • USA 2017, 26 minutes
      • Directed by: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
      Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, she has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.
    • Brotherhood of Skiing

      Brotherhood of Skiing
      Tyler Wilkinson-Ray ©
      • USA 2018, 10 minutes
      • Directed by: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
      Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.
    • Rogue Elements: Corbet's Couloir

      Rogue Elements: Corbet's Couloir
      Rogue Elements Film ©
      • USA 2017, 4 minutes
      • Directed by: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
      Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.
    • Skier vs Drone

      Skier vs Drone
      Matt Crowley-Snowbird ©
      • Canada 2018, 4 minutes
      • Directed by: Mike Douglas
      It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried. 
    • Fast Horse

      Fast Horse
      Aaron Munson ©
      • Canada 2018, 14 minutes
      • Directed by: Alexandra Lazarowich
      "Fast Horse" follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.
    • Life of Glide

      Life of Glide
      Film: Life of Glide ©
      • USA 2017, 16 minutes
      • Directed by: Teton Gravity Research
      Big mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide".

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Find out more on 

www.banffcentre.ca/banff-mountain-film-book-festival