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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Program

TransCanada Theatre Olds Alberta  |  Friday January 19, 7:00pm


Filmmaker: Krystle Wright                            Website: 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!

JOHANNA (2016, UK, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: 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.

KILIAN (2016, Canada, 14 minutes)

Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc        
Website: 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.

ASCEND (2017, USA, 6 minutes)

Filmmaker: Simon Perkins, Sharptail Media          
Website: www.sharptailmedia.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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.

THE LAST HONEY HUNTER (2017, Canada, 36 minutes)

Filmmaker: Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media
Website: 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.



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.

EDGES (2016, USA, 9 minutes)

Filmmaker: 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.

WHY (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?”

MY IRNIK (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.

STUMPED (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

IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH (2017, Canada, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema                                         Website: 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?