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Banff Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, RIT

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2013/2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 38th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year's world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

2013/14 World Tour Intro

Dates/Times/Location
*February 15th, 16th, 17th, 2014
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
"SAU" in section F-6 of the RIT campus map:
Campus Map
Doors open at 6:00pm
Shows start at 7:00pm, end approx. 10:00pm

Contact/Additional Info
Tom Connelly
tpcsce@rit.edu
585-475-2628

**Parking Advisory**
Several events are scheduled to place on the RIT campus Saturday evening. It is suggested that you arrive early and park in lots E, F, H, J or S. See the campus map above for details

Tickets

On sale Now
Gordon Field House Box Office
585-475-4121
www.RITtickets.com
• RIT Students $10 Advance/$12 Door
• RIT Employees and Alumni $13 Advance/$15 Door
• Public $16 Advance/$18 Door
• RIT discounted sales only in person or via phone with RIT ID/UID#
• No RIT discounts online
• Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person
• Some fees may apply for phone or internet purchases

Interpreting services provided upon request, pending availability. Please visit MyAccess.rit.edu one to two weeks in advance to request services.

Live captioning for film soundtracks will be provided for Sunday the 16th and Monday the 17th.

Programs

Please be advised that some films contain material that may not be suitable for young audiences. Refer to the film descriptions for any advisories. Please contact Interactive Adventures with any questions or concerns.

To limit the unnecessary use of paper, programs will not be printed. While unlikely, there is a chance that some changes to the programs below will be made.

Saturday, February 15th (sold out)

Into the Mind (special edit) Accordion

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© From the Film "Into the Mind"

(2013, Canada, 12 min)
Filmmakers: Dave Mossop, Eric Crosland, JP Auclair, Malcolm Sangster, Sherpas Cinema
Website: www.intothemindmovie.com
Classification: General, coarse language
Focus: snow sports
Amazing skiing, stunning imagery, and fabulous music are showcased in this high-energy excerpt from the feature film

Keeper of the Mountains (special edit)Accordion

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© From the Film "Keeper of the Mountains"

Special Jury Mention
(2013, USA, 16 min)
Filmmakers: Allison Otto, Scott McElroy
Website: www.smalldogonthego.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Culture/human story/female
Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.

35 Accordion

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© From the Film "35"

Best Short Mountain Film — Sponsored by The North Face
(2013, USA, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall
Website: www.ducttapethenbeer.com
Classification: General, coarse language
Focus: Climbing, culture/human story
35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!

North of the Sun (Nordfor Sola) Accordion

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© From the Film "North of the Sun"

Grand Prize Winner — sponsored by MEC People's Choice Award — sponsored by Treksta Dolby Audio Award
(2012, Norway, 46 min)
Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng
Website: www.facebook.com/nordforsola
Classification: General, coarse language
Focus: adventure, surfing, environment, snowboarding
Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.

Intermission

Poor Man's Heli Accordion

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© From the Film "Poor Man's Heli"

(2013, Canada, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas, Switchback Entertainment
Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: paragliding, skiing
A group of skiers launch themselves across a valley via paragliders to the remote slopes.

Sea of Rock Accordion

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© From the Film "Sea of Rock"

(2012, Switzerland, 12 min)
Filmmaker: Sebastian Doerk, Infinite Trails Production
Website: www.infinitetrails.de
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Biking
A bicycle found lodged on a climbing route in the Austrian Alps inspires two expert riders to follow in the treads of the early cyclists, down the über-gnarly slopes of the Sea of Rock.

Kayak Free Kayaking Accordion

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© From the Film "Kayak Free Kayaking"

(2013, USA, 5 mins)
Filmmakers: Mark Odlum and John Dabrowski
Website: www.SmartDepartment.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: paddling
World Kayak Champion Trip Deacon pushes the limits of the new sport he created- Kayak Free Kayaking. Follow him as he searches for his life's meaning and attempts to conquer his dream in the Heart of Northern California.

I AM RED Accordion

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© From the Film "I AM RED" © Pete McBride

(2013, USA, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Peter McBride
Website: www.petemcbride.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Environmental
A visual poem of the Colorado River delivers a simple yet powerful message.

Spice Girl (Reel Rock 8) Accordion

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© From the Film "Spice Girl"

(2013, USA, 24 min)
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Website: www.reelrocktour.com
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language
Focus: rockclimbing, female climbers
The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding super sketchy, dangerous routes, and a competitive machismo. It's the last place you'd expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts.

Sunday, February 16th (sold out)

The Burn Accordion

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© From the Film "The Burn"

(2012, Canada, 6 min)
Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment
Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: skiing
Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest.

Streams of Consequence Accordion

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© From the Film "Streams of Consequence"

(2013, USA, 17 min)
Directed by: Jimmy Chin
Filmmaker: James Q Martin
Website: www.rioslibres.com
Classification: General, violence
Focus: Environmental
One of the last remaining wilderness areas in the world is threatened as plans for mega-dams on the rivers of Chilean Patagonia are solidified. What is the outcome for these people and their struggle to keep their lands dam-free?

Heavens Gate Accordion

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© From the Film "Heavens Gate" © Kistian Schmidt

Best Film — Mountain Sports—Sponsored by Live Out There
(2013, Finland, 48 min)
Filmmakers: Iiro Seppanen, Nic Good, Pan Pacific Entertainment
Website: www.panpacificentertainment.com
Classification: Parental Guidance, coarse language
Focus: wingsuit flying
Adrenaline Factor: high
Subtitles: occasional (from Chinese)
Sponsor Recognition: at front and back of film
Other Tours/TV/Online: TV
A group of wingsuit pilots gather at Tianmen Mountain in China, the birthplace of the dream of human flight, to attempt an intimidating feat — flying through the sacred site known as Heaven's Gate, an archway carved out of the mountain. As Jeb Corliss drops from a helicopter and soars toward the opening, nearly a half-billion people hold their breath.

Intermission

Flow: The Elements of Freeride Accordion

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© From the Film "Flow: The Elements
of Freeride" © Oly Mingo

(2013, USA, 3 min)
Filmmaker: Oly Mingo
Website: www.north40productions.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Biking
Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.

Sufferfest Accordion

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© From the Film "Sufferfest"

(2013, USA, 18 mins)
Filmmaker: Cedar Wright
Website: www.cedarwright.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Climbing, biking, adventure
Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright embark on a wholly human-powered adventure to link all of California's 14,000 foot peaks. Utterly new to biking, the quirky yet endearing duo push themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of success.

Sensory Overload Accordion

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© From the Film "Sensory Overload" © Rob Raker

(2013, USA, 8 min)
Filmmaker: Robert Raker, Raker Productions Inc
Website: www.robraker.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: kayaking
Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer turns whitewater into a new form of braille.

High Tension (Reel Rock 8) Accordion

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© From the Film "High Tension (Reel Rock 8)"

Best Film — Mountain Culture— Sponsored by National Geographic
(2013, USA, 36 min)
Filmmakers: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell
Website: www.reelrocktour.com
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language, violence
Focus: Mountaineering
Flying fists, obscenities, and death threats at 23,000 feet? Is this the new Everest reality? This film takes a closer look at the 2013 incident at Camp II that made international headlines and had climbers Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, and Jonathan Griffith running for their lives.

Monday, February 17th

Cascada Accordion

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© From the Film "Cascada" © Tim Kemple

(2012, USA, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Anson Fogel, Skip Armstrong, Shannon Ethridge (Camp4 Collective)
Website: www.camp4collective.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: paddling
Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the unexpected ... and find perfection

The Last Ice Merchant — El Ultimo Hielero Accordion

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© From the Film "The Last Ice Merchant
— El Ultimo Hielero"

Best Film — Mountain Environment and Natural History — Sponsored by Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative
(2012, USA, 14 min)
Filmmakers: Jeremy Yaches and Sandy Patch
Website: www.thelasticemerchant.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Culture, human story
When Baltazar Ushca dies, the long-lived tradition of harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador will die with him. Every action is tenderly portrayed as Baltazar steadfastly wraps his

Ready to Fly Accordion

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© From the Film "Ready to Fly"
© ReadyToFlyFilm.com/Dan Campbell

2012 Best Feature-Length Mountain Film (for original 76 minute version)
(2012, USA, 56 min)
Filmmakers: William A. Kerig, Scott Zeller
Website: www.readytoflyfilm.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: ski jumping, human story, female athletes
Full of pluck and determination, a woman battles massive obstacles not only to achieve her dream, but also to help change the world for other women. In an emotional and triumphant journey with more ups and downs than a ski jumping competition itself, Lindsey Van and her colleagues take us along on their 15-year fight to achieve equality in the Olympic Winter Games.

Intermission

Split of a Second Accordion

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© From the Film "Split of a Second"
© Isthisit Goovinn

Filmmakers: Bjorn Favremark and John Boisen
Website: www.facebook.com/espen.fadnes
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: wingsuit flying
99.9% of time is spent in preparation for living a few moments of joy. The other .1% is to only be here now, and step off that cliff!

The Questions We Ask Accordion

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© From the Film "TThe Questions We Ask"

(2013, Canada, 3 min)
Filmmakers: Kalum Ko, Bruce Kirkby, Jeff Pew
Website: www.kalumko.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: SUP, human story
Bruce Kirkby crosses the Pacific from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand-up paddleboard, and ponders what adventure means to him.

NotBad (special edit) Accordion

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© From the Film "NotBad" © Sterling Lorence

(2013, Canada, 10 min)
Filmmakers: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones and Ian Dunn
Website: www.anthillfilms.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Biking
Seven brave riders set out from the four corners of the globe for thirty days of outrageous fun and bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand.

Return to the Tepuis Accordion

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© From the Film "Return to the Tepuis"

(2013, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media
Website: www.pongomediaproductions.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Environmental, adventure
A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.

The Last Great Climb (special edit) Accordion

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© From the Film "The Last Great Climb"
© Alastair Lee

Best Film — Climbing — Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada
(2013, UK, 26 min)
Filmmaker: Alastair Lee
Website: www.thelastgreatclimb.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: rockclimbing, expedition
Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean "Stanley" Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they've brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They're going big again — the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they're in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it's nothing a little adrenaline can't cure.

Prize-draw Information here