Film Program C
Adventure 16-- 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival
Films are in no particular order and are subject to change without notice.
Metronomic (Tour Edit) (2016, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Film Synopsis: 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.
When We Were Knights (2016, USA, 12 min)
Filmmaker: Anson Fogel
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: 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.
Being Hear (2016, USA, 10 min)
Filmmaker: Matt Mikkelsen
Film Synopsis: There is an epidemic of extinction of silence on our planet. World-renowned nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton works to protect the few remaining quiet places from noise pollution.
Mira (2016, Hong Kong, 42 min)
Filmmaker: Lloyd Belcher
Film Synopsis: Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.
Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit) (2016, USA, 7 min)
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski
Film Synopsis: Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.
The Accord (2016, Iceland, 19 min)
Filmmaker: RC Cone
Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.
Dog Power (Tour Edit) (2016, USA, 25 min)
Filmmakers: Kale Casey, Jordan Schevene
Film Synopsis: Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out (2016, UK, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
Film Synopsis: 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.