CNC Banff Film Selections – Friday, April 13, 2018

Where the Wild Things Play

2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Krystle Wright
Classification: General

There’s an ongoing discussion of why there aren’t more females in the adventure industry; whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well, it’s about time we found out Where the Wild Things Play!

From the film Where the Wild Things Play © Krystle Wright

Sky Migrations

(2016, USA, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Max Lowe
Classification: PG – Coarse language

Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

From the film: Sky Migrations © Max Lowe Forest Woodward

Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland Epic

(2016, Germany, 52 minutes)
Filmmaker: Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House
Classification: PG – Coarse language

Three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year” embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

From the film: Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic © Erik Boomer

Ice Call

(2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: PVS Company
Classification: General

Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

From the film: Ice Call © Fabian Bodet


(2017, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Perkins, Sharptail Media
Classification: General

As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

From the film: Ascend © Simon Perkins

Denali's Raven

(2016, USA, 9 minutes)
Filmmaker: Renan Ozturk, Scott Balew, Taylor Johns
Classification: General

For climber, skier, and guide Leighan Falley, the mere sight of the Alaskan wilderness elicits an insatiable wanderlust. To reconcile her adventurous spirit with the demands of parenthood, she would need to learn to fly.

From the film: Denali’s Raven © Renan Ozturk

Loved by All: The Apa Sherpa Story

(2017, Canada, 14 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Classification: General

Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

From the film: Loved by All: The Apa Sherpa Story © Damien Deschamps

The Frozen Road

(2017, UK, 24 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ben Page
Classification: General

Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

From the film: The Frozen Road © Ben Page

Surf the Line

(2016, France, 3 minutes)
Filmmaker: Hello Emotion
Classification: General

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

From the film: Surf the Line © Hello Emotion

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