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(2017, Canada, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents’ car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life?
(2016, UK, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.
(2016, Ecuador, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Juan Reece and Jose Cobo, Afuera Productions
Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.
(2016, UK, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide
Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world’s highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive.
(2017, UK, 41 minutes)
Filmmaker: Benjamin Sadd
Classification: PG – Coarse language; nudity
Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey… What could go wrong?
(2016, France, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry
Classification: PG – Nudity
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”
(2016, USA, 9 minutes)
Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media
At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.
(2017, Canada, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Matthew Hood
Originally from Montreal, Conor falls in love with the northern way of life, and a woman, in the Canadian Arctic. Now the young father helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.
Above the Sea
(2017, USA, 17 minutes)
Filmmaker: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Sender Films
Chris Sharma takes it to the next level while deep-water soloing on the island of Mallorca.
(2016, Canada, 14 minutes)
Filmmaker: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc
Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 kilometre route with 9,000 metres of elevation gain.
Intersection: Micayla Gatto
(2017, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios
Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.
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