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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. The 2017/2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 42nd 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.

Dates/Times/Location
February 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2018
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
"SAU" in section F-6 of the RIT campus map:
Campus Map
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Showtime: 7:00pm

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

Tickets
On sale: Now
RIT University Arenas Box Office
585-475-4121
www.rittickets.com
RIT Students: $11 advance/$13 door
RIT Staff/Fac/Alum: $15 advance/$17 door
Public: $18 advance/$20 door
15% discount on 3-night bundle
Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person.
Some fees may apply for phone or online purchases.
 
Sign language interpreters available by request.
 

Programs

All films are captioned.

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 Outdoor Education with any questions or concerns.

Friday, February 9th

ICE CALL - BACKYARDS PROJECT – SAM FAVRET Accordion

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© Fabian Bodet

(2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: PVS Company
Website: http://pvscompany.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

PEDALAccordion

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© Scott Hardesty

(2017, USA, 8 minutes)
Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films
Website: http://www.ultralitefilms.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, full self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.

PLANET EARTH II – MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT) Accordion

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© BBC Natural History Unit

(2016, UK, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide
Website: http://bbcearth.ca/show/planet-earth-ii/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world's highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive.

INTO TWIN GALAXIES – A GREENLAND EPIC Accordion

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© Erik Boomer

(2016, Germany, 52 minutes)
Filmmaker: Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House
Website: http://www.drehxtrem.de
Classification: PG - Coarse language
Film Synopsis: 3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year” embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

Intermission and Prize Draw

THE SPACE WITHIN Accordion

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© Oskar Enander, Naeba Japan

(2017, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Frank Pickell, Futuristic Films
Website: www.futuristicfilms.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese powder snow.

MY IRNIK Accordion

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© Francois Lebeau

(2017, Canada, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Matthew Hood
Website: http://hoodvisuals.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Originally from Montreal, Conor falls in love with the northern way of life, and a woman, in the Canadian Arctic. Now the young father helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

EDGES Accordion

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© Balcony Nine Media

(2016, USA, 9 minutes)
Filmmakers: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media
Website: http://edgesfilm.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

STUMPED Accordion

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© Cedar Wright

(2017, USA, 25 minutes)
Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating
Website: http://www.cedarwright.com/
Classification: 14A - Coarse language & Violence
Film Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber...she just wants to be a plain good climber.

Saturday, February 10th

SURF THE LINE Accordion

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© Hello Emotion

(2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmakers: Hello Emotion
Website: http://www.helloemotion.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

WHY Accordion

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© Jeremy Bernard

(2016, France, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry
Website: https://www.wearehungry.fr/
Classification: PG - Nudity
Film Synopsis: Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”

ABOVE THE SEA Accordion

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© Adam Clark

(2017, USA, 17 minutes)
Filmmaker: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Sender Films
Website: http://www.senderfilms.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca.

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER Accordion

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© Film Still, Felt Soul Media

(2017, Canada, 36 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media
Website: http://www.feltsoulmedia.com
Classification: PG - Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die.

Intermission and Prize Draw

WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY Accordion

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© Krystle Wright

(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Krystle Wright
Website: http://www.krystlewright.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: There’s an ongoing discussion of why there aren’t more females in the adventure industry; whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well, it’s about time we found out Where the Wild Things Play!

SKY MIGRATIONS Accordion

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© Max Lowe, Forest Woodward

(2016, USA, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Max Lowe
Website: http://www.maxlowemedia.com
Classification: PG - Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

TARFALA Accordion

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© J. Ostergard

(2016, Germany, 27 minutes)
Filmmaker: Johannes Ostergard
Website: http://www.johannesostergard.com
Classification: PG - Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Far north of the Arctic Circle, next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as the caretaker of a lonely alpine hut. Retreating from obligations and everyday routines into the cold arctic winter storms, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived and those he has chosen to leave behind.

IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH Accordion

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© Jake Dyson

(2017, Canada, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Website: http://www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents’ car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life?

Sunday, February 11th

JOHANNA Accordion

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© Ian Derry

(2016, UK, 4 minutes)
Filmmakers: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark
Website: http://www.archersmark.co.uk
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

TSIRKU (TOUR EDIT) Accordion

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© Leo Hoorn

(2016, Canada, 16 minutes)
Filmmakers: Sherpas Cinema
Website: http://www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: PG - Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: A team of athletes sets out to tackle the fabled Corrugated spine lines of the Tsirku Glacier, located deep in the Saint Elias mountains where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon converge. Needless to say, it was no easy task.

WALK ON THE MOUNTAIN Accordion

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© Eddie Mostert

(2017, USA, 19 minutes)
Filmmakers: Julia Keahey
Website: http://threeptproductions.wixsite.com/3pointproductions
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land that he loves.

SAFETY THIRD Accordion

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© Taylor Keating

(2017, USA, 29 minutes)
Filmmaker: Filmmaker: Cedar Wright & Taylor Keating
Website: http://www.cedarwright.com/
Classification: PG - Coarse Language & Violence
Film Synopsis: Brad Gobright is beyond bold. From his runout and poorly protected trad climbs to his unimaginable free solos, watch as Gobright recovers from a backbreaking fall and attempts some of the hardest ascents of his career.

Intermission and Prize Draw

INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO Accordion

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© Garret Van Swearingen

(2017, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios
Website: http://juicystudios.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.

LOVED BY ALL: THE STORY OF APA SHERPA Accordion

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© Steve Henderson

(2017, Canada, 14 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Website: https://sherpascinema.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

KILIAN Accordion

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© Scott Markewitz

(2016, Canada, 14 minutes)
Filmmakers: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc.
Website: http://www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.

THE FROZEN ROAD Accordion

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© Ben Page

(2017, UK, 24 minutes)
Filmmakers: Ben Page
Website: http://www.anotherhorizon.org
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

Prize-draw Information here