The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival originally scheduled for February 8 & 9, 2022 at the State Theatre are being rescheduled to May 24 & 25, 2022. Your ticket to the February 8 or 9 event will be honored at your choice of May 24 or 25 event. If you purchased tickets to both the February 8 & 9 events, your tickets will be honored at both the May 24 & 25 events. If needed, refunds will be available at point of purchase.
Student prices of $18 advance and $21 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 2022 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
The Banff Festival returns to the State Theatre for its 20th year. There will be two evenings with different films each night.
Larch Program – Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Follow The Light
2021, France, 4 minutes; Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal; General
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.
2020, France, 13 minutes; Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company; General; After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.
BEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) (Tour Edit)
2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes Roman Droux, Memox; Advisory: Coarse language; violence
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, 5 minutes; Max Romey; Advisory: General
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.
2020, USA, 18 minutes: InLightWorks Productions; General;
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified 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.
2021, Canada, 14 minutes; Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger; Advisory: Coarse language
Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.
My Midsummer Morning
2019, UK, 20 minutes; Alastair Humphreys; Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on his most terrifying journey yet – walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.
Maple Program – Wednesday, February 9, 2022
A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)
2021, Canada, 5 minutes; Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films
There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.
Can’t Beat This Place For Fun
2020, USA, 14 minutes; Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten,; Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC; Advisory: General
Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.
Precious Leader Woman
2021, Canada, 47 minutes; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language; Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard,; Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc. This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.
Jump To Zero
2020, 8 minutes; Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird,; Poptop Productions, Left of Creek; Advisory: General; A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.
INSIDE – A Hole New Ski Experience
2021, Austria, 11 minutes; Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger,
Lensecape Productions; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves, a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.
REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe
2020, USA, 16 minutes; Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK; Advisory: Coarse Language
French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.
2021, USA, 30 minutes; Advisory: General; Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction
Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.