The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most famous outdoor film festival. Afterwards, a selection of the best films of the festival goes on a world tour.

The film program has a total length of 120 minutes. There will be a break of around 30 minutes in between. One event has a total duration of around 2.5 to 3 hours, including the supporting program with the host’s presentation and sweepstakes.

Please note: In the Netherlands the films will be shown with Dutch subtitles.

 

FILMS

ICE AND PALMS

Ice and Palms

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  • Germany 2018 – 25 minutes
  • Directed by: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Philipp Becker, Johannes Müller

Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.

RJ RIPPER

RJ Ripper

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  • USA 2018 – 19 minutes
  • Directed by: Joey Schusler

The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker.

THE MIRNAVATOR

The Mirnavator

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  • USA 2017 – 11 minutes
  • Directed by: Sarah Menzies

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn’t belong in the sport.

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS – MEET SHERRI TIPPIE

The Beaver Believers – Meet Sherri Tippie

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  • USA 2018 – 12 minutes
  • Directed by: Sarah Koenigsberg

Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

SURVIVING THE OUTBACK

Surviving the Outback

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  • Australien 2018 – 43 minutes
  • Directed by: Michael Atkinson

Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!

FAR OUT: KAI JONES

Far Out: Kai Jones

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  • USA 2018 – 5 minutes
  • Directed by: Teton Gravity Research

Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.