Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Powell River January 8th and 9th and takes place at the Max Cameron Theatre, Brooks Secondary School.

This two-day film festival brings a collection of the year’s prize-winning documentaries full of exhilarating adventure, travel and action, right to our doorstep. In fact, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World tour brings Banff to audiences all around the world.Tickets are available at River City Coffee, Taws Cycle and Sport and Pacific Rim Market.

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Reel Rock 10: A Line Across the Sky

Best Film: Climbing

Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imagination of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window. Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014. Country: USA. Duration: $0 minutes. Director: Josh Lowell. Producer: Peter Mortimer. Production Company: Sender Films.

Immediately after the Banff Film Festival ends in November, a selection of the best films go on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand, Antarctica and points in between. Each year the films travel to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings.

Some of the films currently on tour include:

  • 55 Hours in Mexico – Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could that be?
  • Bluehue – Natasha Brooks swims naked year-round in the cold mountain lakes of Snowdonia, Wales. Through this she finds solitude, grounding and a deep connection to the natural environment. Winner of the British Mountaineering Council’s 2014 Women in Adventure Film Competition.
  • Builder – A Canadian short film directed by Scott Secco and produced by Julian Coffey. Builder tells the story of trail building, through the eyes of some of the sport’s best riders and most creative builders.

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Rocky Mountain Traverse, The Epic Tour

When Will Gadd and Gavin McGlurg decided they wanted to define a bold new style in paragliding, they could not have picked a more vegetated, convoluted and downright burly route to test their concept. With one simple rule of only being able to make forward progress in the air, they set off on a 700-kilometre traverse of the Canadian Rockies. Country: Canada. Duration: 24 minutes. Director: David Pearson. Producer: Brian Smith. Production Company: Reel Water Productions.

For more information about the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, visit banffcentre.ca.

All info and Pic Creds: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

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