Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Come and check out the the best mountain films in the world thanks the NZAC!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings Banff to audiences around the globe. A selection of the best films go on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Japan, New Zealand, Antarctica, and points in between. Each year, the films travel to 32 countries reaching more than 245,000 people at over 635 screenings.
Dates: Thursday 6th and Tuesday 11th June 2013
Time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Venue: SKYCITY, corner of Federal and Victoria Street third floor.
Theatre Location within Sky City
Ticket sales: Bivouac Newmarket and Queens Street
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We've got great spot prizes to give away on both nights, thanks to Marmot.
No door sales.
First night: 6 June
The Gimp Monkeys
What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys. Three friends attempt the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan.
Being There (Banff Edit)
Being there. In the moment. Focused and committed. That's what is takes for this gang of fun-loving urban freeskiers to take their sport from the street to slopeside - and high into the stratosphere with their spectacular athleticism and determination. A jaw dropping special Tour edit of the feature length film.
A group of some of the world's best paddlers experience adventure and risk as they explore some of New Zealand's most extreme white water. This film combines stunning cinematography and beautiful river runs with the heart stopping dangers of running big rivers.
Crossing the Ice
Two Australian set off across the ice to be the first adventurers to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted - just two men dragging their food and shelter across more than 700 miles of barren ice. As they set off on their odyssey, they discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott's race to the pole: there's a Norwegian on the ice. He is tackling the same route, is more experienced and has a head start. A remarkable quest with an inspiring and emotional conclusion.
Strength in Numbers (Banff Edit)
The world of mountain biking has many communities. And while different riders follow different lines, they all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar - people drawn together by the trails of dirt. Featuring spectacular cinematography and the stunning backdrop of the Swiss Alps, the forests of British Columbia and an urban mountain bike park in the US.
1st Afghan Ski Challenge
In a quiet corner of this conflicted country, gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire! Racing with a true spirit of camaraderie, they take part in the first-ever downhill racing competition in Afghanistan.
Mountains in Motion: Canadian Rockies
This 100% human-powered film uses striking time-lapse photography and an original story to bring the landscape center-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world.
Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz
American "off-width" crack climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren't afraid to bleed their way up a route. Two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the Atlantic to test themselves on some of the gnarliest wide cracks in the US, including the first ascent of the world's hardest off-width known as Century Crack. Their stunning success shocked both themselves and the American climbing world.
Lily Shreds Trailside
It's not too often that mountain bike films feature animals. However Lily, a Jack Russell Terrier, is the star of this film, carving out some new lines in Utah America and proving that downhill mountain bike trails need not be just enjoyed by human riders.
Second night: 11 June
World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again -- only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground!
This sweet piece of visual and musical poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelope you!
A short portrait of one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men, Ernest Wilkinson from Colorado, as he explains what your best survival tool is in the mountains. Surprisingly, Ernest's lessons are just as relevant in the mountains as they are for the rest of our lives.
Of Souls and Water: Shapeshifter
Ben Marr, Ontario-based kayaker, has pioneered some of the world’s most gargantuan churning rapids from Norway to the Congo. He recently worked with director Skip Armstrong to shoot a riveting six-minute video of paddling class IV sections of the Mistassibi River in central Quebec. Of Souls + Water: The Shapeshifter was featured in this year’s Radical Reels.
NDIZOTHEKA (it is possible)
From opposite corners of the earth, two men are united by a common dream; to be the first to paraglide from Mount Mulanje, Malawi's highest peak. Things go well until they discover that one has taken on a little more than he has bargained for – and the other has never learned to paraglide. In the end, their commitment to each other and to ideas not yet realised dissolves borders and creates opportunities neither anticipated. This delightful adventure will have you dancing out the door to the pulse of possibilities!
Designer Jean-Yves Blondeau combines creativity with his love of speed and adrenaline to invent a new sport known as 'Buggy Rollin'. Covered in a futuristic suit lined with wheels, 'Rollerman' reaches speeds of over 100 km per hour, overtaking cars and motorbikes. Travelling the globe, Jean-Yves achieves a freedom of movement that few have experienced.
The Denali Experiment
Freeride skier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa and big mountain snowboarder Lucas Debari step out of their elements while heading toward their most ambitious goal: to descend Mount Denali. But first they must put everything they have into making it to the summit!
Seven female longboarders on a trip around Spain connect with new friends and local riders for some crazy downhill in Mallorca.
On Thin Sea Ice 2
Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing, and a little vodka!
Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0
Alex Honnold is a bit of an enigma. He’s become known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple.