Climbing Films

CLIMBING FILMS 2017

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Tupendeo

Directed by Robert Steiner
Switzerland, 2016, 26 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

British climber Jonathan Bamber almost lost his life during an attempt to make the first ascent of a mountain in India. 23 years later a Swiss team did climb Tupendeo and started to research the story of their forerunners.

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Blocheads

Directed by Alastair Lee
UK, 2016, 58 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

An all action cinematic spectacular, revelling in the UK’s golden age of bouldering.

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A Song For Tomorrow

Directed by Franz Walter
Germany, 2016, 26 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

'A Song for Tomorrow' explores the Qingfeng Valley, China’s first and largest national park. It’s a place where no one has managed to climb before. Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ting Xiao, Liu Yongbang and Ben Rueck were the first to be granted permission to set foot on these vertical giants.

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Scenes From The Green

Directed by Celin Serbo
USA, 2016, 6 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

CANADIAN PREMIERE

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be the first person to walk up to a wall with no established climbing routes anywhere in site?

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Sonnie Trotter & The Totem Pole

Directed by Cameron Maier
USA, 2016, 8 minutes

International Climbing Films
Sat Feb 11 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Sonnie Trotter climbs the First Free Ascent of the historic Ewbank Route on the Totem Pole in Tasmania.

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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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Face To Face

Directed by Bertrand Delapierre​​
France, 2016, 20 minutes

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

The north face of Eiger, at 1800m the highest in the Alps, still exerts an irresistible pull on mountaineers.

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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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Devotion: Libby Peter

Directed by Matt Pycroft​
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

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

Throughout her astounding career Libby has been consistently committed to fulfilling her personal and professional objectives, whilst raising her daughters Ruby and Zoe in the climbing hub of North Wales, UK.

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Young Guns

Directed by Nick Rosen​
USA, 2016, 27 minutes

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

Meet the new faces of climbing: 15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level.

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Lunag Ri

Directed by Joachim Hellinger & Christian Schmidt
Germany, 2016, 18 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

The Austrian alpinist David Lama and his family have come to Nepal to see the green valleys and the little village where his father grew up. But for David it´s not the only reason to return to Nepal.

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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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Strong

Directed by Ruth Farrar​​
UK, 2016, 3 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

What does it mean to be strong? Heather Swift provides an honest answer sharing the rarely discussed mental health benefits of climbing

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Conquering Ghost Ice

Directed by Craig Hall​​​
Canada, 2016, 7 minutes

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

2016 is a year of mixed emotions for Ice Climbing Champion Sarah Hueniken. In this intimate portrait Hueniken bravely shares how her love of climbing has been tested by personal tragedy.

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Annapurna III

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​​​​ ​
Austria, 2016, 13 minutes

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

Join the team in their feelings of fatigue, anxiety, exposure and ordeal during their 5 weeks attempting one of the world’s greatest, unsolved puzzles of alpinism.

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At What Price?

Directed by Tommy Day​ ​
USA, 2016, 12 minutes

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

Professional adventure and climbing photographer John Price explores the myth of 'the perfect life' that's so pervasive in social media.

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Northern Soul

Directed by Pete Takeda​​​​ ​
USA, 2016, 9 minutes

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

CANADIAN PREMIERE

A short film profiling exploratory ice climbing in Quebec, Canada.

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Boys In The Bugs

Directed by Zachary Barr​ ​
USA, 2016, 18 minutes

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

Will Stanhope and Matt Segal are elite-level crack climbers and world-class goofballs. Laugh along as they go for broke on an epic four-year battle to climb a forbidding 5.14 finger crack high in the Canadian alpine wilderness of the Bugaboos.

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Mirror Wall

Directed by Matt Pycroft  ​
UK, 2016, 44 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

The film documents the latest expedition from world class climber Leo Houlding and his team as they take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a 1200m vertical tower in the polar mountains of Greenland.

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Jungfrau Marathon

Directed by Jochen Schmoll​  ​
Germany, 2016, 10 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

A 3200m vertical climb to the 4156m summit of Jungfrau - combining three different routes, this is the 'Jungfrau Marathon'.

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NOW

Directed by Otavio Lima  ​
Brazil, 2016, 8 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

A poetic story about a climber and his obsession to reach the top of the “Pedra da Divisa”, one of the hardest peaks of Brazil.

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The Pomish Invasion: The Candlestick

Directed by Jonathan Doyle  ​
UK, 2016, 6 minutes

UBC Climbing Show
Wed Feb 15 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The Frederic Wood Theatre UBC MAP

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Three climbers take on the most serious and committing challenge of their lives, climbing The Candlestick. It is a 110m sea-stack next the the world famous Totem-Pole, at Cape Hauy, Tasmania.

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Principle of Hope

Directed by Johannes Mair  ​
Germany, 2016, 6 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Barbara Zangerl is the first woman to repeat the famous traditional route "The Principle Of Hope“ graded 8b/8b+. For her it’s not about the grade or that she is the first girl climbing it, for her it is about the mental game.

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The Triple 14

Directed by Chris Alstrin
USA, 2017, 11 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

WORLD PREMIERE

This film follows American climber Carlo Traversi through the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado as he attempts something never done before, The Triple 14.

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Equal Footing

Directed by Dan Holz  ​
USA, 2016, 8 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides the perfect canvas for Alpinists Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra to redefine preconception of the feminine.

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Doing It Scared

Directed by Matthew Newton  ​
Australia, 2016, 12 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

18 years after a catastrophic accident which left him with hemiplegia, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

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The Unknown

Directed by Chris Prescott  ​
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

Rock Climbing Show
Thurs Feb 16 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

The Unknown follows Dave MacLeod as he discusses his love of climbing and exploration, from the early days of discovering the Scottish hills so close to his inner city home in an impoverished area of Glasgow to his passion for new routes and hard climbing.