Experience a night of thrilling adventure – up on the big screen!
The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a brand-new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography! Join the world’s top adventure filmmakers and thrill-seekers as they climb, ski, paddle and ride into the wildest corners of the planet!
With free prize giveaways, this is an unmissable event from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival – guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!
The 2024 Banff Red Film Programme features 6 jaw-dropping new films from remote corners of the planet, with extreme climbing, skiing, cycling and more!
Join mountain biking legend Kilian Bron as he crosses North America on the continent’s most epic trails. Follow the ancient Silk Road to explore Asia’s remote Tien Shan mountains; meet the woman who revolutionised paddle sports in the wilderness, and witness how it feels to climb a massive rock face totally blind. Plus the unlikely sport of tandem skiing and more!
Films in the Banff 2024 Red Film Programme are:
Cross Countries 8 minutes
Mountain biking legend Kilian Bron spends his time travelling the world looking for thrilling routes to ride, and this time he’s crossing North America on some of the continent’s most iconic trails. From urban bike life in New York City, to red rock formations in Moab, to dense Canadian forests, Kilian embarks on the ultimate ride – captured with his signature artistic flair.
Chronoception 41 minutes, contains some subtitles (from French)
On the trail of nomadic peoples and the ancient Silk Roads, three skiers and boarders embark on an expedition to reach one of the most remote parts of Asia: the Tien Shan mountains, on the Kyrgyzstan-China border. Facing wild mountain landscapes, wild weather patterns and wild animals, the trio battle hostile conditions to ski stunning lines down truly immaculate peaks.
Reel Rock: DNA 23 minutes, contains some subtitles (from French)
29-year-old climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through the elite grades, culminating in his attempt to establish a long pitch out of an overhanging cave in the Verdon Gorge of France. His proposed line is so futuristic, the moves so improbable, that if Seb can put it all together it may be the most difficult route ever climbed.
Soundscape 14 minutes
Soundscape shares the sightless experience of climbing a mountain via echo location, touch and imagination. It features Erik Weihenmayer, a fully blind adventure athlete and author, as he ascends a massive rock face deep in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Using expert camera work and emotive, novel animation, the film is a surprising and soulful adventure.
PIONEERS: TANDEM XC SKIING 20 minutes
Two friends in search of vindication. After winning the Birkebeiner – the largest cross-country ski race in North America – Joe Dubay was disqualified for wearing the wrong bib. Now, 11 years later, Joe and his former roommate Chris return to the Birkebeiner to pioneer a new sport: tandem cross-country skiing. A story about bending the rules, this film bounces between hilarious and ‘actually really impressive.’
Sheri 19 minutes
How one woman’s passion for innovation revolutionised the outdoor industry. Aged 50, Sheri Tingey started a company that changed the way paddle sports in the backcountry are viewed around the world. Sheri is the incredible story of her life, the hurdles she overcame to launch her company, and the brilliance and commitment she brings to her projects every day. Guaranteed to warm and inspire.
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