Adventure Films

ADVENTURE FILMS 2017

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The Fledglings

Directed by Cedar Wright
USA, 2016, 26 minutes

20th Annual Opening Night
Fri Feb 10 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

 

With only six months of flying under their belts, and professional flier Matt Henzi as a sensei, Wright and Segal embark on an audacious objective: to climb and fly off Orizaba, the third-highest peak in the America’s and the highest in Mexico.

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Lunatic

Directed by Kent Allison
Canada, 2016, 60 minutes

Wild Ones
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Lunatic tells of a man's quest to walk in the footsteps of his childhood heroes, despite being “over the hill”.

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The Trail To Kazbegi

Directed by Joey Schusler
USA, 2015, 15 minutes

Mountain Bike Show
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?

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Like A Wolf

Directed by Emeka Ngwube
USA, 2016, 75 minutes

Seven Continents
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Ski mountaineer Kit Deslauriers made history when she became the first person to climb and ski from the summit of the highest peak on each of the seven continents.

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Claim Freedom

Directed by Lisa Annette​
UK, 2016, 52 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

Adidas Outdoor asked the public 'what is your 'dream project'? In the following 6 months four athletes got to realize their ultimate adventure: the planning, the courage, the training, the near misses, the wilderness, the thrill.

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Vorticity

Directed by Mike Olbinski
USA, 2016, 6 minutes

Mountain Mixer 1
Sat Feb 11 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

The summation of 18 days chasing storms across the central plains of the United States shown in time-lapse form to a musical score by Kerry Muzzey.

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Aspirations Of The Pamirs

Directed by Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud & Siphay Vera
France, 2016, 52 minutes

Destination: Central Asia
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Three friends endeavour an exploration of the Pamir mountains on bamboo bikes made by French crafstmen. On their way, they climb peaks up to 6,000m and communities trying to save a threatened know-how.

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Sea Gypsies: The Far Side Of The World

Directed by Nico Edwards​
USA, 2016, 46 minutes

Mountain Mixer 2
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The Inlet Theatre MAP

A reckless sailing expedition to Antarctica, done on a hand-built gypsy boat crewed by a band of wandering miscreants.

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The Crown Traverse

Directed by Matthew Irving  
USA, 2016, 12 minutes

Trail Running Show
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

In September of 2015, ultra runners Mike Wolfe, Mike Foote, along with photographer Steven Gnam, set out on a journey from Missoula, Montana to Banff, Canada; traversing 600 miles north through the Crown of the Continent.

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The Yukon Blues

Directed by Igor D'India​
Italy, 2015, 51 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

“The Yukon Blues” is Igor D’India’s attempt to solo expedition by canoe down the Yukon and Porcupine rivers.

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Flashes Of The Altai

Directed by Joey Schusler
USA, 2016, 5 minutes

Adventure Travel
Sun Feb 12 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and packrafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown.

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Rad Dad

Directed by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
USA, 2016, 11 minutes

Monday Matinee
Mon Feb 13 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

When Mike becomes a father, he has a new challenge: to reconcile his life of adventure with the demands of parenthood.

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Ace & The Desert Dog

Directed by Brendan Leonard​
USA, 2015, 9 minutes

Family Show
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out for a 60-day backpacking trip in Utah's canyon country.

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Monte Sarmiento - The White Diva

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​
Germany, 2016, 27 minutes

Mind vs Mountain
Mon Feb 13 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

A documentary about an exploration in one of the most remote and unique places in the world.

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Locked In: First Descent of the Beriman Gorge

Directed by Bryan Smith & David Pearson​​​ ​
Canada, 2015, 24 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Benny Marr and Pedro Oliva travel to Papua New Guinea to conquer whitewater that no kayakers have navigated before: The Beriman River Gorge – one of the most significant undertakings in a kayak.

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The Eyes Of God

Directed by Olaf Obsommer​​​​ ​
Germany, 2016, 31 minutes

Kayak Night
Tues Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

The Eyes of God! – An extreme kayak expedition to Kyrgyzstan - Paddling on the edge.

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The Never Melting Story

Directed by Guillaume Bertocchi​​ ​
Belgium, 2016, 22 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Two men that had never met before, decide to undertake a contemplative skiing adventure together in the country that never melts in Canada's Arctic.

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40 Winters

Directed by Drew Goldsack & Simon Donato  ​
Canada, 2016, 10 minutes

MEC Canadian Adventure Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Three mountaineers attempt to traverse the 11 peaks of iconic Mt. Rundle in a single day. Facing snow, ice, and changing early spring conditions, the trio explore the spectacular terrain along this seldom traveled link between Canmore and Banff.

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Surviving The Fundy Footpath

Directed by Craig Norris ​
Canada, 2016, 41 minutes

Hiking The PCT
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

Surviving the Fundy Footpath follows first-time hiker, Bruce Persaud, as he attempts to complete one of Canada's toughest multi¬day hikes.

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The Bothy Project

Directed by Jen Randall ​
UK, 2016, 10 minutes

Hiking The PCT
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
The Cinematheque MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Bothy Project is about exploring the wilds on your own terms, in your own style. Artists Tessa Lyons, Natasha Brooks and writer Claire Carter take themselves into the vast emptiness of the Sheneval bothy in the Scottish Northwest to let go and unravel.

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Pura Vida

Directed by Thomas Miklautsch
Austria, 2016, 44 minutes

The Deep Wild
Fri Feb 17 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Story of an incredible journey, from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean: over a period of 20 months, Hervé Neukomm is the first man to cover 7,500 kilometers on 26 different rivers in a selfmade bicycle powered boat.

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The Accord

Directed by RC Cone 
Iceland, 2016, 20 minutes

VIMFF Finale
Sat Feb 18 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

A film about the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer and the North Atlantic wind.

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North of Known

Directed by Bryan Smith
Canada, 2016, 52 minutes

VIMFF Finale
Sat Feb 18 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Centennial Theatre MAP

Professional paragliders and adventurers Gavin McClurg and Dave Turner attempt a full, unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider, across North Americas highest mountains. The team faces endless extreme weather, starvation, grizzly bears, uncrossable rivers and countless glaciers in one of the world most remote and inhospitable mountain ranges.