This Year's Films

Friday Night Films

WHY 04 credit Jeremy Bernard previewCopyright © Jeremy Bernard

Why (2016, France, 7 min)

Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: WHY do we launch ourselves down waterfalls? A group of French kayakers ask the question as they take to the rivers and falls of Iceland.

Last Honey Hunter 11 credit Renan Ozturk previewCopyright © Renan Ozturk

The Last Honey Hunter (2017, United States, 36 min)

Filmmaker: Ben Knight (Director), Renan Ozturk (Producer)
Presented by Special Guest Renan Ozturk.
Classification: Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirir called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition of honey gathering may die.

Dreamride2Copyright © Bruno Long

DreamRide 2

Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Poetic, artistic and inspiring, ride along as we traverse volcanic fields, explore hidden lave caves, and race down rivers of ice.

Tsirku  Tour Edit  01 credit Eric Crosland previewCopyright © Eric Crosland

Tsirku (2016, Canada, 16 min)

Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Classification: Course Language
Film Synopsis: Having to endure particularly adverse conditions preventing this team of skiers access onto the Tsirku Glacier at the Yukon/Alaskan border, the athletes face bigger obstacles once at the base of their mountain, Corrugated. Mammoth cornices block their intended lines and mountain guide Sam Anthmatten helps them find a way onto the snowy spine wall.


Ice Call 06 credit Fabian Bodet previewCopyright © Fabian Bodet

Ice Call (2016, France, 3 min)

Filmmaker: Antoine Frioux
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glance, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

DENALI S RAVEN 01 RENAN OZTURK previewCopyright © Renan Ozturk

Denali's Raven (2016, United States, 9 min)

Filmmaker: Renan Ozturk (Director)
Presented by Special Guest Renan Ozturk.
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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.

Johanna 01 credit Ian Derry preview Copyright © Ian Derry

Johanna (2016, UK, 4 min)

Filmmaker: Ian Derry
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For freediver Johanna Nordbald diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Stumped 03 credit Cedar Wright previewCopyright © Cedar Wright

Stumped (2017, USA, 25 min)

Filmmaker: Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower arm hold her back from climbing. She dosen't want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber...she just wants to be a plain good climber.

Imagination Tom Wallisch 04 credit Jake Dyson previewCopyright © Jake Dyson

Imagination: Tom Wallisch (2017, Canada, 4 min)

Filmmaker: Dave Mossop
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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?

Saturday Night Films

The Space Within 01 Oskar Enander Naeba Japan previewCopyright © Oskar Enander

The Space Within (2017, USA, 5 min)

Filmmaker: Frank Pickell
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese poweder snow.

Loved by All 02 credit Steve Henderson previewCopyright © Steve Henderson

Loved by All: Apa Sherpa ( 2017, Canada, 13 min)

Filmmaker: Eric Crosland
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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.

Intersection 02 credit Garret Van Swearingen previewCopyright © Garret Van Swearingen

Intersection: Micayla Gatto (2017, USA, 5 min)

Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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.

Into Twin Galaxies 14 Erik Boomer previewCopyright © Erik Boomer

Into Twin Galaxies- A Greenland Epic (2016, Germany, 52 min)

Filmmaker: Jochen Schmoll
Classification: Course Language
Film Synopsis: 3 National Geographic "Adventures of the Year" embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometers of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their whitewater kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

Loved by All: The Story of Apa Sherpa Into Twin Galaxies -A Greenland Epic


EdgesCopyright © Jonathan Hiller

Edges (2016, USA, 9 min)

Filmmaker: Katie Stjernholm
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edge is a celebration of a life lived well.

Sky Migrations 06 credit Max Lowe Forest Woodward previewCopyright © Max Lowe

Sky Migrations (2016, USA, 15 min)

Filmmaker: Max Lowe
Classification: General
Film synopsis: 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.

Surf the Line 01 credit Hello Emotion previewCopyright © Hello Emotion

Surf the Line (2016, France, 3 min)

Filmmaker: Jeremy Frey
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, Thinking Out Of The Box Isn’t A Choice – It’s A Way Of Life.

Kilian 03 credit Scott Markewitz previewCopyright © Scott Markewitz

Killian (2016, Canada, 14 min)

Filmmakers: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 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 in a single day the seven summits of romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9000 metres of elevation gain.

Where the Wild Things Play 04 credit Krystle Wright previewCopyright © Krystle Wright

Where The Wild Thing Play (2017, USA, 4 min)

Filmmaker: Krystle Wright
Classification: General
Film synopsis: there's an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren't there 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.