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2022-2023 BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN
FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Tickets $25 per night.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the premiere international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects, adventure, exploration, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places. The Festival began modestly as a one-day community event during the fall of 1976 and has grown to nine days of learning opportunities and international competitions celebrating the best in films, books, and photography. The Festival is held each fall at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour offers you the opportunity to see the best of the films shown at the festival. The World Tour reaches over 550 locations and 40 countries, bringing films to an audience of over 550,000 worldwide. The World Tour brings the best of the Festival to you.

The Details

The World Tour films will once again be shown over two nights at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City. Different films will be shown each night.

Dates: Friday, March 10, 2023
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Where: Fox Theatre in Redwood City
2215 Broadway St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Films begin at 7:00 PM

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If you are unable to join us for this in-person event or unwilling because of Covid-19 concerns, Banff is offering an online, streaming option for world tour films and selected other films from past and present festivals. See here for their offerings. Do note that the online programs are not the same as the films being shown at world tour in-person events and that Snowlands does not benfit from the online rentals.

Covid-19 Policy

The Fox Theatre will be observing and enforcing all Covid-19 requirements as set by the State of California and San Mateo County in effect at the time of the event. Currently, this means that masks will be required for all attendees. Click here to read the measures that Fox Theatre has taken to ensure the health and safety of its customers. Click here and sign up for our events alert list to be notified of any changes in Covid-19 protocols for this event.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Intro


Film List

Friday, March 10, 2023 (Juniper Program)

Still image from Alta ©Rocko Menzyk
Alta ©Rocko Menzyk

Alta

2022, Switzerland, 5 min Filmmaker: Etienne Mérel, Tim Harty, The Faction Collective; Advisory: Coarse language

A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

REEL ROCK 16: Bridge Boys

2022, USA, 28 min Filmmaker: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock; Advisory: Coarse language

A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.

Continuum

2021, Canada, 2 min Filmmaker: Harrison Mendel, Harrison Mendel Inc.

Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.

Before They Fall

2021, Canada, 40 min Filmmaker: Cam MacArthur, Momme Halbe, Ecologyst Films; Advisory: Coarse language

A decades-long battle to protect old-growth forests in British Columbia escalates when conservation groups, First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected watershed on southern Vancouver Island.

Still image from A Baffin Vacation ©Erik Boomer
A Baffin Vacation ©Erik Boomer

A Baffin Vacation

2022, Canada, 12 min Filmmaker: Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, Rush Sturges, River Roots; Advisory: Coarse language

Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

Wood Hood

2021, USA, 16 min Filmmaker: Alexander Cullen, Andy Isaacson, Manny Almonte, Resonant Pictures

DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a "quiet place" to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place".

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit)

2021, Poland, 20 min Filmmaker: Jakub Gzela, Andrzej Bargiel, Andrzej Bargiel Sport Promotion

Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 metres above sea level!

North Shore Betty

2021, USA & Canada, 12min Filmmaker: Travis Rummel, Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Felt Soul Media, Well Travelled Collective; Advisory: Coarse language

Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you're never too old to send.


Saturday, March 11, 2023 (Aspen Program)

Still image from Colors of Mexico
Colors of Mexico

Colors of Mexico

2021, France, 5 min Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal

Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

Eco-Hack!

2022, USA, 17 min Filmmaker: Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films; Advisory: Coarse language

Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series, Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 10 min Filmmaker: Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures

Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express

2022, Germany, 40 min Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller, Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH; Advisory: Coarse language

Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.

The Process

2021, UK, 15 min Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective; Advisory: Coarse language

Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Still image from Clean Mountains
Clean Mountains

Clean Mountains

2021, Netherlands, 19 min Filmmaker: Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit)

2022, USA, 19 min Filmmaker: James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories; Advisory: Coarse language

Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds

2021, Brazil, 7 min Filmmaker: Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals

In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.


More information and clips of selected films at www.banffcentre.ca.

Screenings of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by: Rab, Buff®, and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism. Sponsored by: Oboz Footwear, YETI coolers, Lowe Alpine, Kicking Horse Coffee, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola, World Expediions, and Doña Paula.

A benefit for Snowlands Network