Banff Mountain Film Festival – Local Partners

This year, bring the adventure home! Fluff up your couch cushions, grab a snack of choice, and make sure you have a good internet connection because the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is Going Virtual!  Travel to the most remote corners of the world, dive into daring expeditions, and celebrate some of the most remarkable outdoor achievements, all from the comfort of your living room.

We’re happy to announce our 2020-2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour partners.  Three local organizations will receive a donation from ticket sales proceeds.

Gord Baker | Banff Mountain Film Festival Programs & Partners

November Programs

The single program ($15USD) will have a 3-day rental period, and our bundle of two programs ($28USD) will have a rental period of 14 days.  You can view the films as many times as you like during the rental period which begins immediately upon viewing (ie – as soon as you hit play).

BMFF Amber Program

Available for rental in Canada, USA and other select countries starting Nov 26th, 2020.
Once you click ‘start watching, you have 3 days to finish the program.
Film Program Length: 2hrs | Film Descriptions | Price: $15 USD

The Legend of Tommy G

2020, Canada, 6 minutes
Filmmaker: Darcy Wittenburg, Scott Jewett, Anthill Films
Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water, and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.

The Elder (The Winter)

2020, USA, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Tim Kemple, Aimee Tetreault, Camp4 Collective
The Ainu are an ancient people of Japan, who largely inhabit Hokkaido, the
northernmost of Japan’s four main islands. For centuries, Ainu elders have passed down important history, songs, and dances through oral lore. In a remote Kotan called Lake Akan, these traditions live on today.

Climbing Blind (Tour Edit)

2019, UK, 46 minutes
Filmmaker: Alastair Lee, Posing Productions
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. As his sight degenerates, his
climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to lead climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy in Scotland.


2020, India, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Prashant Bhatt, 4Play Media And Communication LLP
For years Kieren D’Souza has been planning a new speed record on the 53-kilometre route up Mt. Friendship, a peak towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh where he lives. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, Kieren sets off with the goal of inspiring Indians to experience mountains in a different way.

Tempo. Movements in Mountains

2020, USA, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Thomas Woodson
A conceptual exploration of the connection Kyle Richardson finds between
his athletic pursuits in Boulder’s Flatirons, and his background as a musician. Experienced through three short movements, Kyle performs a live score in a visceral interpretation of his expression in the hills.

Natural Mystic

2019, France, 3 minutes
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret, Invade Media
Come aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix: no gimmicks, no tricks, and no music.

Slack Sisters

2020, USA, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Kelly Greenheart, Jefe Greenheart, Circus Picnic
Four female highliners share thoughts about the art and sport of highlining and the wisdom each have gained from their time on the line.

Return to El Guayas

2020, USA, 32 minutes
Filmmaker: Ben Stookesberry
Ben Stookesberry, Rafa Ortiz, and Lane Jacobs attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. In the middle of night two, rain pours down, leaving the team stranded in the most remote part of the canyon. With rumors of armed groups in mind, they paddle blindly into the unknown.

The Secret of Bottom Turn Island

2019, USA, 3 minutes
Filmmaker: Ian Durkin, Alex Yoder
Snowboarder Alex Yoder searches to the ends of the earth for the lost art of
“snow-surfing” only to find the answers he seeks on Bottom Turn Island.

BMFF Onyx Program

Available for rental in Canada, USA and other select countries starting Nov 26th, 2020.
Once you click ‘start watching’ you have 3 days to finish the program.
Film Program Length: 2hrs | Film Descriptions | Price: $15 USD

Charge 2

2020, Canada, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Switchback Entertainment Five top freeskiers and one World Champion drone pilot go cat skiing in BC for a week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.

Where I Belong

2019, USA, 9 minutes
Filmmaker: Chris Cresci, Greg Balkin, Wondercamp
Chris Hill, an environmental lobbyist and angler, never saw people like herself on the river until recently. Through social media platforms like Instagram, traditionally underrepresented voices are creating communities to encourage one another and amplify their message – we belong here too.

Running the Roof (Tour Edit)

2019, UK, 45 minutes | Advisory: Coarse language, nudity
Filmmaker: Alexis Tymon, Ben Crocker, Jody Bragger, Sourcy Film
This is a story without finish lines or medals. Instead, it’s about what happens when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth.

Free as Can Be

2020, USA, 31 minutes | Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Samuel Crossley, Justin Sweeney
When Jordan Cannon, a young climber infatuated with climbing history, meets climbing legend Mark Hudon, he commits to helping Mark accomplish his lifelong goal of free-climbing El Capitan.

Far Far Est

2020, Canada, 8 minutes
Filmmaker: Zacharie Turgeon
Most students spend spring break soaking up sun on the beach, but not Charles and Olivier. The duo show us how much fun you can have skiing and surfing on the North American east coast, instead of chasing the sun.

Madman Trails of Bhutan

2020, Canada, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Scott Secco
Join Wyn Masters, Cody Kelley, and Florent Poilane as they explore Bhutan by bike.

Voice Above Water

2020, USA, 12 minutes
Filmmaker: Dana Frankoff, Eric Ebner, Turning Tides Films
This is the story of Wayan, a 90-year-old fisherman who can no longer fish
because of the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. Instead he uses his fishing boat and net to pull trash from the water in hopes of being able to fish again.

One Star Reviews: National Parks

2020, USA, 1 minute
Filmmaker: Alex Massey, Dalia Burde, Avocados and Coconuts
They say National Parks are America’s greatest idea. A symbol of excellence and inspiration. Well for some… there’s still plenty of room for improvement!

Buck Miller | Huntsville Mountain Bike Association

The Huntsville Mountain Bike Association is dedicated to promoting mountain biking in the region and the development of a sustainable trail network in the area.
Website | Facebook | Huntsville Doppler article

Jeff Mann | West Wind Highlands Ski Touring Association

West Wind Highlands Ski Touring Association is a registered not-for-profit association formed in 2020 to advocate for and support the development of self-propelled winter back-country touring opportunities.

Website | Facebook

Matt Huddlestone | Algonquin Theatre

The Algonquin Theatre website is maintained by the Town of Huntsville.
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