Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018
Tuesday January 23rd 2018 – 1st night
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Huntsville on January 23 & 24th 2018!
For 21 years, Algonquin Outfitters has been bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to Huntsville, in the form of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Once again, we are proud to feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.
This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.
The 2018 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
Join Algonquin Outfitters when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Huntsville, at the Algonquin Theatre on Tuesday January 23rd and Wednesday January 24th 2018 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm). Our shows typically sell out so be sure to get your tickets online early.
- Date: Tuesday January 23rd and Wednesday January 24th 2018 at 7:30pm
- Tickets: Adults: $20 + tx, Students $10 +tx
- Venue: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
How to buy tickets
- Online: use Visa or Master Card to purchase tickets online.
- By phone: Please call 705-789-4975 or toll free, 1-877-989-4975, use Visa or Master Card.
- In Person: At the theatre box office, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, check hours here.
Don’t forget that Algonquin Theatre tickets are nicely sized to fit in a Christmas stocking, so if you need a last minute gift for the outdoor adventurer on your list, they are just a mouse click away.
About the films
Unfortunately, we can’t show all the films available on the tour and the selection process is challenging: there are so many good ones to choose from! Each night will feature a completely different set of films, covering a wide range of subject matter, with no particular overall theme. Both evenings will show a little over two hours worth of films, and follow a similar format: in the first half of the evening, you can expect one or two short films, followed by one or two longer features. After intermission (and door prizes) we’ll show a number of shorter films. There is a very slim chance that minor changes will happen in the list between now and January. We do consider this a “family friendly” show but a few films may have “coarse language” warnings. Consider yourselves warned!
Films showing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Please note that the selections are listed below in alphabetical order, not the order you will see them. Film selections may change at the last minute.
As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.
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.
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic
Three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their white water kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled. Classification: PG – Coarse language
Imagination: Tom Wallisch
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?
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.
La Casita Wip
Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.
In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming. Classification: PG – Coarse language & Nudity
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. Classification: PG – Coarse language
Surf the Line
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.