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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival


Radical Reels and Adventure Night

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre September 20 at 7 pm Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

The 2018/2019 World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to about 550 communities around the globe. From an exploration of remote landscapes and adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you. We’ve got a great line up of cycling, climbing, skiing, running and horseracing films this year. 

Before purchasing tickets be sure to check out the film ratings if this is a concern for younger audience members. 

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out.

Far Out - Kai Jones

(2018, USA, 5 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research

Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or 

order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks... right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs. 


Fast Horse

(2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) 

Filmmaker: Alexandra Lazarowich, Producer: Niobe Thompson
Classification: Coarse Language
FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede. 


The Mirnavator

(2017, USA, 11 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Sarah Menzies
Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport. 


Ice & Palms

(2018, Germany, 32 MINUTES) 

Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language; Nudity
Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps. 





(2018, SPAIN, 11 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Ignasi López Fàbregas

Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have 

been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow. 


The Moment

(2018, Canada, 15 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Darcy Tennessey Turenne
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement. 


Life of Glide

(2017, USA, 16 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

Big mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide". 


Reel Rock 12: Break on Through

(2017, USA, 26 minutes) 

Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr 
Classification: Parental Guidance: Coarse language
 Film Synopsis: Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, she has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute 

limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first. 

Show time: 7:00 PM, doors 6:00 PM
Tickets: $20
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