Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016 - India




1.Will Sutton: Homefree(2015, UK, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Stu Thompson
Website: www.cutmedia.com
Film Synopsis: Top freerunner and parkour athlete, Will Sutton, in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.
 
2.Rey del Rio(2015, USA, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Rush Sturges
Website: www.river-roots.com
Film Synopsis: An old river hosts a new kind of kayaking competition. The world’s best kayakers meet in Mexico to see who can huck some big waterfalls with the most style. Come on in. The water’s nice.
 
3.Golden Gate(2015, USA, 17 min)
Filmmaker: Jon Glassberg
Website: www.lt11.com
Film Synopsis: She’s been trad climbing for only three years, but Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan's 'Golden Gate' (5.13 VI). Six days and 40 pitches later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles and a smile that stretched across Yosemite Valley.
 
4.The Search for Freedom (special edit)(2015, Canada, 44 min)
Filmmaker: Jon Long, Laura Zeman
Website: www.jonlongfilms.com
Film Synopsis: The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.
 
5.Nature Rx(2015, USA, 1 min)
Filmmaker: Justin Bogardus
Website: www.nature-rx.org
Film Synopsis: Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming ? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.
 
6.VIA FERRATA on a Mountainbike(2015, Austria, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Harald Philipp
Website: www.summitride.com
Film Synopsis: Don’t look down! A mountain biker attempts some gnarly downhill lines in the Dolomites that only normal people using fixed lines and a harness would go up.
 
7.Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta(2015, USA, 17 min)
Filmmaker: Chris MacAskill, Anton Lorimer
Website: www.smugmug.com
Film Synopsis: Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.
 
8.Curiosity(2014, USA, 13 min)
Filmmaker: Aimee Tetreault, Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple
Website: www.camp4collective.com
Film Synopsis: How does curiosity inspire ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.
 
9.REEL ROCK 10: A Line Across the Sky
Best Film - Climbing - sponsored by Alpine Club of Canada
(2015, USA, 40 min)
Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell
Website: www.senderfilms.com; www.bigupproductions.com
Film Synopsis: Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.