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Chippewa Nature Center 2014 Banff Film Selections


(2012, USA, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Anson Fogel,
Skip Armstrong,
Shannon Ethridge
(Camp4 Collective)

From the film: Cascada © Tim Kemple

Keeper of the Mountains

(2013, USA, 16 min)

Filmmakers: Allison Otto,
Scott McElroy


Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.


From the film: Keeper of the Mountains

I am Red

(2013, USA, 4 min)

Filmmaker: Peter McBride


A visual poem of the Colorado River delivers a simple yet powerful message.


From the film: I AM RED © Pete McBride


(2013, USA, 3 min)

Filmmaker: Oly Mingo


Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.


From the film: Flow: The Elements of Freeride © Oly Mingo

North of the Sun

Grand Prize Winner – sponsored by MECPeople’s Choice Award – sponsored by TrekstaDolby Audio Award

(2012, Norway, 46 min)

Filmmakers: IngeWegge and Anne Bergseng


Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.


From the film: North Of The Sun

The Questions We Ask

(2013, Canada, 3 min)

Filmmakers: KalumKo, Bruce Kirkby, Jeff Pew


Bruce Kirkby crosses the Pacific from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand-up paddleboard, and ponders what adventure means to him.


From the film: The Questions We Ask

Return to the Tepuis

(2013, USA, 9 min)

Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media


A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.


From the film: Return to the Tepuis

Push It

(2012, United Kingdom, 26 min)

Filmmaker: Jen Randall


Want to see what it takes to get a job done with unique style and grace – and friendship intact? Let these two women show you as they attempt their first big wall climb ever – El Capitan in Yosemite. Though yearning for greater confidence, they are inspiring from start to finish. You go! We’re behind you all the way!


From the film: Push It © Chris LoCrasto

Kayak Free Kayaking

(2013, USA, 5 mins)

Filmmakers: Mark Odlum and John Dabrowski



World Kayak Champion Trip Deacon pushes the limits of the new sport he created- Kayak Free Kayaking. Follow him as he searches for his life’s meaning and attempts to conquer his dream in the Heart of Northern California.


From the film: Kayak Free Kayaking

The Burn

(2013, USA, 5 mins)

(2012, Canada, 6 min)

Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment



Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest


From the film: The Burn © Jeff Thomas

Split of a Second

(2013, USA, 5 mins)
(2012, Sweden, 8 min)

Filmmakers: BjörnFävremark and John Boisen


99.9% of time is spent in preparation for living a few moments of joy. The other .1% is to only be here now, and step off that cliff!

From the film: Split of a Second © Isthisit Goovinn