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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2022
April 1 7:30 - 10:00 PM
April 2 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Banff is back in-person in McCosh 10.
There will be different film programs offered each night.

Tickets on sale starting February 15 at tickets.princeton.edu

The Princeton University Outdoor Action Program is excited to bring the Banff Film Festival back to campus for our 26th annual showing. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an international film festival featuring the world's best adventure documentary films on mountain subjects including hiking & trail running, climbing & mountaineering, skiing, kayaking & rafting, mountain biking and more.

Audience members are required to follow all Princeton University Health and Safety guidelines. Doors open at 6:45 PM.

Please note that some films may include coarse language. More information is available at https://www.banffcentre.ca/banffmountainfestival/tour

Friday Night Program

Follow the LightFollow The Light

2021, France, 4 minutes 
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal 
Advisory: General

From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.
 

FINALLYFINALLY

2020, France, 13 minutes 
Filmmaker: Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company
Advisory: General

After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy 
Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.
 

BEAR-LIKEBEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) 

2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes 
Filmmaker: Roman Droux, Memox 
Advisory: Coarse language; violence

Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these amazing creatures.
 

If You Give a Beach a BottleIf You Give a Beach a Bottle 

2021, USA, 5 minutes 
Filmmaker: Max Romey 
Advisory: General

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.
 

Dream MountainDream Mountain

2020, USA, 18 minutes 
Filmmaker: InLightWorks Productions 
Advisory: General

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is an international high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains mean to her.
 

EMEM

2021, Canada, 14 minutes 
Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger, La Boîte à Films  
Advisory: Coarse language

Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.
 

My Midsummer MorningMy Midsummer Morning

2019, UK, 20 minutes 
Filmmaker: Alastair Humphreys 
Advisory: PG — non-sexual nudity

Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on 
his most terrifying journey yet - walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.


Saturday Night Program

Dog's TaleA Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 5 minutes 
Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films
Advisory: General

There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.
 

Can’t Beat This Place For FunCan’t Beat This Place For Fun

2020, USA, 14 minutes 
Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten, Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC 
Advisory: General

Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.
 

Precious Leader WomanPrecious Leader Woman

2021, Canada, 47 minutes 
Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard, Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc. 
Advisory: PG – Coarse Language

This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.
 

Jump To ZeroJump To Zero

2020, 8 minutes 
Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird, Poptop Productions, Left of Creek 
Advisory: General

A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.
 

INSIDE- A Hole New Ski ExperienceINSIDE- A Hole New Ski Experience

2021, Austria, 11 minutes 
Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, Lensecape Productions 

Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves,  a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.
 

REEL ROCK 15: Action DirecteREEL ROCK 15: Action Directe

2020, USA, 16 minutes 
Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK 
Advisory: Coarse Language

French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.
 

Breaking TrailBreaking Trail

2021, USA, 30 minutes 
Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction 
Advisory: General

Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.