Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on April 19 and 20, 2022 (rescheduled from January 25 & 26)
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival that is held every fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Banff World Tour celebrates amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide!
From the over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winners and audience favourites are among the films that are carefully selected to play in theatres around the world.
Travelling to remote vistas, analyzing topical environmental issues, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports the 2020/2021 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Join Algonquin Outfitters when Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Huntsville, Ontario, at the Algonquin Theatre for two different shows on Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are just $25+tx per person and are available online at algonquintheatre.ca
Tickets: Adults: $25 + tax
Venue: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1
How to buy tickets
Online (preferred): 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 at the bottom of the page here.
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! Both of our nights will feature a completely different set of films, covering a wide range of subject matter, with no particular overall theme. We do consider this a “family-friendly” show but a few films may have “coarse language” warnings. Consider yourselves warned!
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Spruce
- NEVER IN THE WAY – 2020, Canada, 6:01 minutes – Director Colin Jones, Anthill Films
Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico Deportago-Cabrera, sees city maps like a central nervous system. Everything’s connected. Roads and buses and people and cars, all carrying bits of information around a giant organism and making it live and breathe. ‘The point,’ he says, ‘is to never be in the way.
- ALWAYS HIGHER – 2021, Canada, 11:59 minutes – Director Alex Fay
Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers. But the 39–year–old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22–meter–high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough? Or will she try to make the challenge even more difficult? Watch as she continuously tries to push the limit further and explores her reasons why.
- A FOREIGN NATIVE (TOUR EDIT) – 2021, Austria, 48:50 minutes – Director Jonas Abenstein
A professional skier leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran. When military activity ramps up in January and Covid-19 hits in February of 2020 his journey takes a very different route. Learning Farsi and playing the Tanbur, he goes to explore the South of Iran with his new and old friends.
- MARKUS EDER’S THE ULTIMATE RUN – 2021, Austria, 10 minutes – Director: Christoph Thoresen
What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, every cliff drop, every comp run and every kicker nailed into one ultimate run? Well, Markus Eder did just that in ‘The Ultimate Run’!
- IZEMBEK – 2020, USA, 13:34 minutes – Director: Gerrit Vyn
There has been pressure for nearly four decades to build a road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Gerrit Vyn explores the area to document its wildlife and wilderness, before it’s too late.
- REEL ROCK 15: DEEP ROOTS – 2020, USA, 33:33 minutes – Director: Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell
Lonnie Kauk’s personal journey to honor his indigenous Yosemite roots, and to connect with his legendary father by repeating his iconic climbs.
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – LARCH Program
- FOLLOW THE LIGHT – 2021, France, 3:54 minutes – Director: Pierre Henni
From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.
- FINALLY – 2020, France, 13:12 minutes – Director: Andy Collet, Marc Augey
After two months of confinement, Ben Buratti, the prodigy of French freesking, needed to feel what he was capable of again. As a setting, he chose his home mountain of La Clusaz. What skier doesn’t dream of finding themselves completely alone on their home mountain?
- BEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) (TOUR EDIT) – 2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes – Director: Roman Droux
Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska experiencing first–hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these amazing creatures.
- IF YOU GIVE A BEACH A BOTTLE – 2021, USA, 6 minutes – Director Max Romey
Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.
- DREAM MOUNTAIN – 2020 USA, 18:21 minutes – Director: InLightWorks Productions
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is an international high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains mean to her.
- EM – 2021, Canada, 14:20 minutes – Director: Alex Fay
Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world and living a dirtbag life. She has honed her skills on the rock and in the process has become one of the world’s best onsight climbers and now she’s ready to put onsighting aside and try pushing her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.
- MY MIDSUMMER MORNING – 2019, UK, 19:45 minutes – Director: Alastair Hemphreys
Inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, Alastair Lee sets out on his most terrifying journey yet – walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.
You can see trailers and more information about the films on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour page at https://www.banffcentre.ca/banffmountainfestival/tour