Adventure, Documentary, Sport

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour | Arnica Program

  • Wed, Mar 27
    • 7:30pm - Fletcher Hall
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The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Held every fall from the Rocky Mountains of Banff Canada, films are screened and selected for the tour.

How Did We Get Here? (Tour Edit) 2023, Canada, 9 min
Filmakers: Clay Mitchell, Simon Shave, CKg Studios
Advisory: Coarse Language

The Blondes, three strange animals. Who are they? What are they thinking? Are they naturally Blonde? This is a film highlighting the ski crew the Blondes through their friendship and adventures in skiing and in life.


Still Alive 2023, USA, 27 min
Filmmaker: Santino Martirano
Advisory: Coarse Language

Doctors gave him until age twenty-five to live and now 10 years after his expiration date, he is still climbing. Despite having Cystic Fibrosis, Klaas Willems has bolted hundreds of routes in Sardinia, Italy and dedicated his life to climbing.


Sea to Sky Trail Series: Progression 2022, Canada, 12 min
Filmmakers: Joel Fuller, Michael Overbook
Advisory: None

The trail-running community is constantly evolving. Lately runners have progressed, drawing from the world of alpinism, rock climbing, and running and tackling technical terrain in a way we’ve never seen. Watch as Emma Cook-Clarke and Jesse McAuley dig deep on the west peak of Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn, the Twin Sisters (or the Lions), an iconic Sea to Sky trail.


Slides on the Mountain 2023, Canada, 30 min
Filmmakers: Seth Gillis, Aline Mayerhoffer, Sandy Ward
Advisory: Coarse language

Two young brothers from the Lil’wat Nation set out to ski the sacred mountain they were raised beneath, pushing both themselves and their culture to evolve.


Leaving A Tread 2023, USA, 5 min
Filmmakers: Maxwell Frank, Becky Gardner, WTB
Advisory: None

Mountain Biker Israel Carrillo shows us his hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico, and the difficulties and differences of being a mountain biker in Mexico.


Eternal Flame (Best Film: Mountain Sports) 2023, Switzerland, 26 min
Filmmakers: Nicolas Bossard, MS PROD
Advisory: Coarse language

Following in the footsteps of pioneer jumpers from 1990, French BASE jumpers Eric Jamet and Antoine Pecher jump from the top of the Nameless Tower in Pakistan after climbing the Eternal Flame route, combining one of the most beautiful ascents with one of the most exhilarating descents in the world.


After You’ve Gone 2022, USA, 12 min
Filmmakers: Max Erickson, Jared Zissu, Flylords, Fiska Media
Advisory: Coarse language

Rachel Finn, a female fishing guide in the Adirondacks, grapples with life after loss. While taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina, she navigates moving forward in an unapologetically true-to-self way, that brings a smile to everyone who crosses her path.


Pioneers: Tandem XC Skiing (Tour Edit) 2023, USA, 20 min
Filmmakers: Chris Parr, Flutter Brothers Productions
Advisory: Coarse language

After winning the American 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 who lent him the bib – Chris – document their return to the Birkebeiner to pioneer a new sport: tandem cross country skiing.