Saturday August 02, 2014

 

Banff Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2013

Experience the thrill of high-adrenaline outdoor sports!

Dates: Friday, April 19 & Saturday, April 20
Time/Location: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., McCosh Hall, Room 10

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival is held annually in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films from more than 45 countries in the film festival competition.

 

Ticket prices: $10 students with PUID;
$15 all others.
Tickets available at:
Frist Campus Center Ticket Office, (Monday - Friday;12 pm - 6 pm)
Online: Now Available at University Ticketing
Phone: Frist Ticket Office, 609-258-9220
Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (Princeton)

Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for $15.

Friday Night Films (alphabetical order)

Crossing the Ice

From the film Crossing the Ice

Crossing the Ice

Grand Prize, sponsored by Mountain Equipment Coop
People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Buff
Best Film, Exploration and Adventure, sponsored by Nemo

Australia, 2012, 44 minutes
Directed by: Justin Jones
Produced by: Justin Jones, Greg Quail, Doug Howard
Classification: General, coarse language
Website: www.casandjonesy.com.au, www.facebook.com/casandjonesy
View Film Clip

Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare 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 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried – all have failed. After much planning and preparation, Cas and Jonesy arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys, but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott's race to the South Pole: there's a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he's tackling the same record, and he has a head start.

Flow Hunters (special edit)

© Graeme Murray

Flow Hunters

Special edit

2012, New Zealand, 9 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Jon Forder
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.redbull.com
View Film Clip

Some of the world's best paddlers experience adventure and risk as they explore New Zealand's white water.

The Gimp Monkeys

From the film The Gimp Monkeys

The Gimp Monkeys

USA, 2012, 8 minutes
Directed by: Mikey Schaefer
Produced by: Fitz Cahall
Classification: General, coarse language
Website: www.ducttapethenbeer.com
View Film Clip

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.

Highway Wilding (special edit)

From the film Highway Wilding (special edit)

Highway Wilding

Special edit

Canada, 2012, 13 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Leanne Allison
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.highwaywilding.org
View Film Clip

Build them and they will live. That is the simple message in this short documentary that looks at the issue of wildlife and highways, and some of the pioneering solutions that exist to prevent road kill and reconnect landscapes. After seeing this film, you’ll never drive down a highway the same way again.

Industrial Revolutions

From the film Industrial Revolutions

Industrial Revolutions

Special Jury Mention

UK, 2011, 5 minutes
Directed by: Stu Thomson
Produced by: Mike Christie
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.cutmedia.com
View Film Clip

World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again -- only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground!

Lily Shreds Trailside

From the film Lily Shreds Trailside

Lily Shreds Trailside

2011, USA, 4 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Ross Downard
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: To be confirmed
View Film Clip

Just try to keep up with Lily – go ahead we dare ya!

Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0

From the film Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0

Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0

Best Film, Climbing – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

USA, 2012, 33 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Alex Lowther
Classification: Parental Guidance, coarse language
Website: www.reelrocktour.com
View Film Clip

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.

The Way Home

© Sarah Menzies

The Way Home

2011, United States, 9 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Amy Marquis
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.npca.org
View Film Clip

Although our national parks belong to all citizens, too few people of color ever visit them. Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with those looking to reverse that trend.


Saturday Night Films (alphabetical order)

1st Afghan Ski Challenge

From the film 1st Afghan Ski Challenge

1st Afghan Ski Challenge

Best Film. Mountain Sports, sponsored by Live Out There

Switzerland, 2011, 17 minutes
Directed by: Hans-Urs Bachmann
Produced by: Alec Wohlgroth
Classification: Parental Guidance, coarse language
Website: www.afghanskichallenge.com, www.halsundbeinbruch.ch
View Film Clip

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.

The Denali Experiment

From the film The Denali Experiment

The Denali Experiment

USA, 2011, 16 minutes
Directed by: Jimmy Chin
Produced by: Shannon Ethridge
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.camp4collective.com
View Film Clip

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!

Ernest

From the film Ernest

Ernest

USA, 2012, 5 minutes
Directed by: Samuel Bricker
Produced by: Nathan Ward
Classification: General, no advisory
View Film Clip

You'll fall in love with Ernest Wilkinson, one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men, as he explains what your best survival tool is!

Huck

© Andy Maser

Huck

USA, 2012, 6 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Andy Maser
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.andymaser.com
View Film Clip

Evan Garcia considers both the risks and rewards of a life driven by big waterfalls.

Moonwalk

© Mikey Schaefer

Moonwalk

USA, 2011, 4 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Mikey Schaefer
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.mikeyschaeferphotography.com
View Film Clip

A full moon like no other!

NDIZOTHEKA (it is possible)

From the film NDIZOTHEKA (it is possible)

NDIZOTHEKA (it is possible)

Also known as: The Boy Who Flies

Special edit

Canada, 2012, 46 minutes
Directed by: Benjamin Jordan
Produced by: Benjamin Jordan and Godfrey Masauli
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.theboywhoflies.com
View Film Clip

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 realized dissolves borders and creates opportunities neither anticipated. This delightful adventure will have you dancing out the door to the pulse of possibilities!

Petzl RocTrip China

© SamBIE

Petzl RocTrip China

The Banff Centre Award for Creative Excellence

France, 2012, 23 minutes
Directed and Produced by: Vladimir Cellier, Julien Nadiras, Guillaume Broust
Classification: General, no advisory
Website: www.barakaflims.com, www.petzl.com/roctrip
View Film Clip

Being stuck in traffic has never seemed so enchanting! A superb soundtrack of traditional music takes us to a remarkable spot that offers climbers from all over the world no fewer than 250 pitches on delicious limestone walls.

Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz

© Alex Ekins

Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz

Best Short Mountain Film, – Sponsored by The North Face

USA, 2012, 12 minutes
From the feature film by: Paul Diffley & Chris Alstrin
Special version created by: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther
Classification: Parental Guidance, coarse language
Website: www.reelrocktour.com, www.hotaches.com
View Film Clip

Meet UK off-width crack climbing specialists Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall who train hard and play harder. Wide Boyz is about suffering in a dodgy Sheffield basement, the ethics of style, and big payoffs in the Southwestern US.

 

 


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The best films are chosen for awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, Feature-Length Mountain Film, and the People's Choice Award.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival showing at Princeton University is sponsored by the Outdoor Action Program and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports.

 

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