Mountain Sports Films

MOUNTAIN SPORTS FILMS 2017

BIKE.PARAGLIDE.KAYAK.RUN.

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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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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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Light Cycles

Directed by Mike Gamble
Canada, 2016, 3 minutes

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

LIGHT CYCLES began as a dream, developed into a problem and spawned into a burning desire to create something that had never been done before. - "How can we create a Tron Light Bike effect, on a mountain bike?"

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Chasing Rainbows

Directed by Michael Sousa
Canada, 2017, 5 minutes

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

WORLD PREMIERE

Follow us all the way to Peru, up to 17,000 feet, on our journey to find the rainbow as we summit peak after peak of far out, mesmerizing alpine terrain.

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SHIFT

Directed by Kelly Milner
Canada, 2016, 28 minutes

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

SHIFT is a half hour documentary about a group of First Nations youth who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their hometown of Carcross, Yukon into a world-class mountain biking destination – and transforming their community and themselves along the way.

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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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Go Big Or Go Home

Directed by Olaf Obsommer
Germany, 2016, 26 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Go big or go home! – in search of the perfect wave.

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Mount Marathon

Directed by African Attachment​ ​
South Africa, 2016, 10 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world.

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Not 2 Bad

Directed by Darcy Wittenburg
Canada, 2016, 34 minutes

Adrenaline Junkies
Sun Feb 12 @2:00pm (doors 1:30pm)
The RIO Theatre MAP

Anthill Films & the Trek C3 Project have joined forces yet again, this time in Spain, to bring you more shenanigans & unbelievable bicycle riding than ever before. It's not dos bad!

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Run Forever

Directed by Nick Brown 
UK, 2016, 48 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Nicky Spinks is a beef farmer from Yorkshire and one of the UK's best trail runners. In 2006, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, turning her world upside down.

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Flow

Directed by Christian Schmidt & Joachim Hellinger  
Germany, 2016, 11 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

When Harald Philipp is on his bike on a ´via ferrata´ in the Dolomites, he is hunting something other than adrenaline: flow. That special state of being where everything´s just right.

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Trail Dog

Directed by African Attachment  
South Africa, 2016, 5 minutes

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

Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things - friendship.

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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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A Shepherd's Hand

Directed by Richard Berry 
UK, 2016, 5 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Lakeland endurance running, the slow game of energy and emotion, anxiety and anticipation: an unfolding physical landscape that you run through and an emotional landscape that runs through you…

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The Hard Way

Directed by Jeremy Lurgio​ ​
USA, 2016, 20 minutes

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

The inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old trail runner who does things the hard way to maintain purpose, momentum and vitality.

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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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Cedarwood Trails

Directed by Johannes Mair​
Austria, 2016, 30 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Axel and Sylvia venture deep into Africa to explore yet unridden mountainbike terrai; In southern Malawi on Mount Mulanje.

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Mira

Directed by Lloyd Belcher
Nepal, 2016, 42 minutes

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

An inspirational story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world's best mountain runners.

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Cooperation

Directed by Jakub Pinos​​ ​
Czech Republic, 2016, 5 minutes

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

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Is kayaking simply an individual sport? What role do other people play in progression of an individual paddler

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Why?

Directed by Hugo Clouzeau​​​ ​
France, 2016, 7 minutes

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

WHY, a short film that goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer.

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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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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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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.