Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Night 1)

Fri, February 10, 2023

State Theatre

Doors: 6:00pm - Show: 7:00pm - all ages

$23 advance
$26 day of show
$20 student advance
$22 student day of show

Buy tickets in person (without fees) at the State Theatre box office Fridays 10am-3pm, or the night of any show. The State Theatre box office will open 1 hour before doors night of show.

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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Student prices of $20 advance and $22 day of show available ONLY at State Theatre box office (with valid school ID)


The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every November in Banff, Canada, 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, this year’s tour of mountain-themed films features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures and bringing audiences up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2023 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

The Banff Festival returns to the State Theatre for its 21st year. There will be two evenings with different films each night. Full film lineups will be available after January 1, 2023.

Watch the 2023 Banff Intro video


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – WILLOW PROGRAM

Flow
2021, France, 5 min
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret
An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village
2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!
As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Nuisance Bear
2021, Canada, 14 min
Filmmaker: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden, Will Miller, Documist
Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us?

WILD WATERS (Tour Edit)
2022, Switzerland, 45 min
Filmmaker: David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO Advisory: Coarse language, sensitive subject matter
Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.

Creation Theory
2022, USA, 22 min
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney, SturgeFilm
Advisory: Coarse language
Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

REEL ROCK 16: Cenote
2022, USA, 9 min
Filmmaker: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Free to Run
2022, USA, 31 min
Filmmaker: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC Advisory: Coarse language
UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie
2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media
Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – ASPEN PROGRAM

Colors of Mexico
2021, France, 5 min
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal
Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

Eco-Hack!
2022, USA, 17 min
Filmmaker: Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films Advisory: Coarse language
Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series,
Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)
2021, Canada, 10 min
Filmmaker: Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures
Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express
2022, Germany, 40 min
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller, Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH
Advisory: Coarse language
Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of
the Balkans.

The Process
2021, UK, 15 min
Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective Advisory: Coarse language
Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Clean Mountains
2021, Netherlands, 19 min
Filmmaker: Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV
During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit)
2022, USA, 19 min
Filmmaker: James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories Advisory: Coarse language
Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds
2021, Brazil, 7 min
Filmmaker: Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals
In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.