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The new program

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the world’s most famous outdoor film festival. Afterwards, a selection of the best films of the festival goes on a world tour.

The film program has a total length of 120 minutes. There will be a break of around 30 minutes in between. One event has a total duration of around 2.5 to 3 hours, including the supporting program with the host’s presentation and sweepstakes.

Please note: In the Netherlands the films will be shown in English - without Dutch subtitles. 

  • Banff Tour 2016

    • The Rocky Mountains Traverse

      The Rocky Mountains Traverse
      from the film "The Rocky Mountains Traverse" ©
      • Canada 2015
      • 24 minutes
      When Will Gadd and Gavin McGlurg decided they wanted to define a bold new style in paragliding, they could not have picked a more vegetated, convoluted and downright burly route to test their concept. With one simple rule of only being able to make forward progress in the air, they set off on a 700-kilometer traverse of the Canadian Rockies.
    • Denali

      Ben Moon ©
      • USA 2015
      • 7 minutes
      There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between
      Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.
    • The Important Places

      The Important Places
      Doug Woodward/Forest Woodward ©
      • USA 2015
      • 9 minutes
      43 years ago Doug Woodward went down the Colorado River in a kayak. Now his son Forest invites him to revisit the river: This time father and son want to make the journey together. Using a mix of old 16mm footage and new visuals, Forest Woodward rediscovers the necessity of returning to and protecting “the important places” in our lives.
    • Darklight

      Sterling Lorence/Sweetgrass Productions ©
      • USA 2015
      • 8 minutes
      In 2014, the award winning film Afterglow followed skiers down impossibly lit, virgin powder slopes in the dead of night. Get ready for the sequel, this time on two wheels.
    • Curiosity

      From the film Curiosity ©
      • USA 2014
      • 13 minutes
      How does curiosity inspire ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.
    • Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta

      Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta
      Tim Kemple ©
      • USA 2015
      • 17 minutes
      Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.
    • 55 Hours in Mexico

      55 Hours in Mexico
      Joey Schusler & Max Lowe ©
      • USA 2015
      • 9 minutes
      Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?
    • Heimschnee

      From the film "Heimschnee" ©
      • Austria 2015
      • 5 minutes
      There is way to live the ultimate powder dream - even without helicopters. These five Austrian freeriders show us how it's done: They lift off with a hot air balloon und discover untouched slopes in a completely new way.
    • Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

      Showdown at Horseshoe Hell
      From the film "Showdown at Horseshoe Hell" ©
      • USA 2015
      • 21 minutes
      24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell (24HHH) is the wildest event in the climbing world, a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man where elite climbers and gumbies alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun orgy of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real: Can the team of Nic Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?
  • Radical Reels 2016

    • Burning Mountains - Spitzkoppe

      Burning Mountains - Spitzkoppe
      Johannes Mair/Alpsolut Moving Pictures ©
      • Austria 2015
      • 12 Minutes
      When you’ve got blue sky, hot sun and slick rock, looking for some new spots to ride in Africa becomes more of a quest than an adventure. Three mountain bikers seek perfection and find it in the red rocks of Namibia.
    • Eclipse

      Salomon Freeski TV / Switchback Entertainment ©
      • Canada 2015
      • 31 Minutes
      The odds are low, the risks are high - photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather's bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive, and the skiers just want to ski.
    • Nature RX

      Nature RX
      from the film "Nature RX" ©
      • USA 2015
      • 2 Minutes
      Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.
    • Living Rivers - Surf

      Living Rivers - Surf
      from the film "Living Rivers" ©
      • USA 2015
      • 4 Minutes
      Kevin Benhardt has forged the new and emerging river surfing scene in Montana. He speaks briefly to the awe of the sport, and to his connection to the river and then the visual show of what makes river surfing such a unique story ensues.
    • Beat Down

      Beat Down
      Camp 4 Collective ©
      • USA 2014
      • 4 Minutes
      Two bikers, one steep trail. It’s a race straight to the bottom in Moab. A Slayer-heavy short from Camp 4 Collective.
    • Will Sutton: Homefree

      Will Sutton: Homefree
      from the film "Homefree" ©
      • UK 2015
      • 4 Minutes
      Top freerunner and parkour athlete Will Sutton in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.
    • Chasing Niagara

      Chasing Niagara
      Matt Baker ©
      • USA 2015
      • 31 Minutes
      When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz decides to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion a series of events leading Rafa’s team on a remarkable two-year journey from Mexican rainforest rivers to the waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest before coming to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Niagara Falls.
    • Paradise Waits

      Paradise Waits
      Teton Gravity Research ©
      • USA 2015
      • 7 Minutes
      How do you celebrate winter when snow finally falls? Freeskier Tim Durtschi takes tram laps at Jackson Hole and big mountain skier Angel Collinson rips up some Alaskan lines.
    • The Mysteries

      The Mysteries
      Krystle Wright ©
      • USA 2015
      • 8 Minutes
      What began as a dream one night led adventure photographer Krystle Wright down an unexpected four and a half year journey to capture the most elusive photograph she'd ever taken.

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