Banff Mountain Film Festival schedule

Schedule of films

April 12

• “Industrial Revolutions”: World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again — only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground. www.cutmedia.com

• “The Gimp Monkeys”: Three friends attempt the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan. www.ducttapethenbeer.com

• “Wild Bill’s Run”: In 1972, American folk hero Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of adventurers on a most unlikely expedition over the top of the world, with goal of snowmobiling from Minnesota to Moscow. www.wildbillsrun.com

• “Lily Shreds Trailside”: Just try to keep up with mountain trail-hiking dog Lily. www.rossdownard.com

• “On the Road — Skiiing the Void”: Add outstanding camera work and captivating narration to an expedition in South America.


• “Moonwalk”: Experience a full moon like no other. www.mikeyschaeferphotography.com

• “The Flow Hunters”: Some of the world’s best paddlers experience adventure and risk as they explore New Zealand’s white water. www.redbull.com

• “Highway Wilding”: This documentary looks at the issue of wildlife and highways, and some of the pioneering solutions that exist to prevent road kill and reconnect landscapes. www.highwaywilding.org

• “1st Afghan Ski Challenge”: Gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire. www.afghanskichallenge.com

• “Ernest”: You’ll fall in love with Ernest Wilkinson, one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men, as he explains what your best survival tool is.

• “Reel Rock 7: Wide Boyz”: Meet UK off-width crack climbing specialists Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall who train hard and play harder.


April 13

• “On Thin Sea Ice 2”: Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing and a little vodka. www.facebook.com/apetorfilm

• “Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies”: This human-powered film uses striking time-lapse photography and an original story to bring the landscape center-stage and offers a thrilling new perspective that re-establishes the Canadian Rockies among the finest mountains in the world.


• “Huck”: Evan Garcia considers both the risks and rewards of a life driven by big waterfalls.


• “Crossing the Ice”: Australian adventurers James Castrission and Justin Jones dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted www.casandjonesy.com.au

• “Strength in Numbers”:The world of mountain biking has many communities.


• “Petzl RocTrip China”: A superb soundtrack of traditional music takes us to a remarkable spot that offers climbers from all over the world no fewer than 250 pitches on delicious limestone walls. www.petzl.com/roctrip

• “Last of the Great Unknown”: The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale and one of the last places in the American West to be explored.


• “Unicorn Sashimi”: This sweet piece of visual and musical poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelope you. www.feltsoulmedia.com