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16 May 2010

Films 2010

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Film Summaries To make Africa Revolutions Tour, six professional kayakers teamed up with the founder of the Sun Catchers Project, Rita Riewerts. As the boys take on everything from the crocodile-infested White Nile in Uganda to big-water first descents in Madagascar, Rita journeys alongside bringing solar ovens to orphanages, […]

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Film Summaries

To make Africa Revolutions Tour, six professional kayakers teamed up with the founder of the Sun Catchers Project, Rita Riewerts. As the boys take on everything from the crocodile-infested White Nile in Uganda to big-water first descents in Madagascar, Rita journeys alongside bringing solar ovens to orphanages, hospitals and communities along the way.

Azazel follows four friends’ twenty day effort to establish a new route at Pakistan’s Trango Pulpit Tower. These climbers’ down-to-earth nature and goofy sense of humour makes the mythic 6000 metre climb look like child’s play, though it’s anything but.

Committed 2: Walk of Life captures the biggest and most difficult challenge of James Pearson’s life – a vast blank slab on the Devon sea cliffs. This beautiful but terrifying line takes over his life until finally, sick with nerves and fear, he is ready for this scary lead.Inflatable Football Tunnel

New from renowned climbing filmmakers, Sender Films, First Ascent: Alone on the Wall follows 24-year-old Alex Honnold as he readies himself for an unbelievable challenge: the first free-solo of the ‘Regular Northwest Face’ route (VI, 5.12a, 23 pitches) on Yosemite’s Half Dome.

In First Ascent: The Impossible Climb, star sport climber Chris Sharma takes on his greatest challenge yet: the unclimbed, 90-metre limestone cave on Mt.Clark, California. Sharma dangles from one finger, jumps between minuscule handholds and takes thirty metre free falls as he endeavours to make the first ascent of what will be the most difficult rock climb in the world.

What happens if you show up to climb one of the biggest frozen waterfalls in Canada but it isn’t completely frozen? In Hunlen, Canadian boys Will Gadd and EJ Plimley kid their way through a nail-biting first ascent of B.C.’s remote Hunlen Falls. The climbing is technical—all 1,000 feet of it—but it’s the giant slabs of ice breaking free beside the route that makes the climbers nervous.
Kranked – Revolve is a high-adrenaline mountain bike journey from the insane Megavalanche race in the French Alps to the lush coast of British Columbia, incorporating dirt jump, trail, freeride, slopestyle and downhill riding.

Filmed and edited in just five days at the 2008 Nissan Outdoor Games in Chamonix, MedeoZ is the story of a photographer’s mission to capture six mountain sports in a single shot. As the world class climber, skier, snowboarder, speed rider, paraglider, and BASE jumper race to meet one another, Guillaume Broust readies himself for the perfect moment to close the shutter.

An excerpt from the sequel to the 1980s cult ski film Apocalypse Snow, Mont-Blanc Speed Flying is a breathtaking continuous shot that follows a group of six speed riders from the upper slopes of Mont Blanc down to Chamonix.

In January 2007, Andrew McAuley set out to become the first man to kayak from Australia to New Zealand, crossing 1600 kilometres of one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth. Alone and pinned in the cockpit of his solo kayak, McAuley recorded his own reflections during the thirty days he crossed the Tasman sea. Solo weaves together footage recovered from that video diary with interviews of his widow, friends, and advisors. The result is uncomfortably real but sensitive portrait of the psyche of an adventurer who risked his life for a first in his sport.

In 2006, Dominic Gill set out from the northern coast of Alaska with a tandem bike, a camera, and a heavy trailer. The destination was the southernmost tip of South America, but the goal was to find strangers to help peddle the 220lb bike. Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Take a Seat, is a gripping, touching, and downright funny tale of extraordinary characters and incidents encountered over Gill’s two year journey across two continents.

The animated short Uruca (5.12c R/X) is the humorous story of a climber’s attempt on a fictional route at the Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro.

First Ascent: The Impossible Climb | USA, 2009, 24 minutes

Directed and Produced by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen and Josh Lowell
Website: www.senderfilms.com
Classification: Parental Guidance – coarse language
Focus: rock climbing

Star sport climber Chris Sharma takes on his greatest challenge yet: the unclimbed, 90-metre limestone cave on Mt. Clark, California. He dangles from one finger, jumps between minuscule handholds and takes 30-metre free falls as he endeavours to make the first ascent of what will be the most difficult rock climb in the world.

World waterfall descent
Directed and produced by Rush Sturges
Website: www.Rev-Inn.com
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: White-water kayaking

Tyler Bradt sets the new world-record waterfall descent at 60 metres.

Azazel | France, 2007, 22 minutes
Directed and produced by Guillaume Broust
Website: www.petzl.com
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Mountaineering, family-friendly

Four friends set out to establish a new route on the Trango Pulpit Tower, a mythic 6000-metre-high rock wall in Pakistan. Days and days of pleasure, quantities of testosterone expended, frozen fingers and naps on the wall.

 

Hunlen | Canada, 2009, 12 minutes

Directed and produced by Will Gadd
Website:www.gravsports.com
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Ice climbing

What happens if you show up to climb one of the biggest frozen waterfalls in Canada — but it isn’t completely frozen? Will Gadd and EJ Plimley battle to do the first ascent of B.C.’s remote Hunlen Falls. Falling ice, crashing water, fear, big fun!

 

Take a Seat | Special Jury Mention
UK, 2009, 46 minutes
Directed by: Ed Stobart, Dominic Gill
Produced by: Lucy Wilcox
Website: www.ginger.tv
Classification: General – nudity
Focus: Human story, adventure, biking, humour

Dominic Gill’s mission is to cycle the 32,000 kilometres from the northern coast of Alaska to the southern tip of South America, on a tandem bike, picking up random strangers on the way. A gripping tale of two years and two continents, full of extraordinary characters and incidents.

Medeoz | France, 2008, 6 minutes
Directed and Produced by Guillaume Broust
Website: http://kyom.blogspot.com/2008/02/og-team.html
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Multi-sport, humour, family-friendly

Filmed in the Mont Blanc range, this short features six different mountain sports: climbing, skiing, snowboarding, speed riding, paragliding and BASE jumping.
A photographer wants to take one shot showing all the sports, instead of taking separate photos of each sport. It takes a lot of work!

Mont-Blanc Speed Flying | France, 2008, 10 minutes
Award for Best Short Mountain Film, sponsored by Mountain Hardwear
Directed and produced by Didier Lafond
Website: www.didierlafond.com
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Speed riding, family-friendly

Six speed riders fly from the upper slopes of Mont Blanc down to Chamonix in one continuous 10-minute shot, filmed in Cineflex.

 

Kranked – Revolve (Special Edit for Banff Tour) | Canada, 2009, 11 minutes
People’s Choice Award on Radical Reels Night
Directed and produced by Bjørn Enga
Website: www.radical-films.com
Classification: General – coarse language
Focus: Mountain biking

The coolest human-powered adrenaline tool ever invented — the mountain bike? “Revolve” blasts in cinematic glory from the French Alps to the lush coast of B.C., incorporating dirt jump, trail, freeride, slopestyle and downhill.

The Rainbow | UK, 2009, 14 minutes
Directed by Dave Brown
Produced by Lynwen Griffiths
Website: www.bamboochicken.tv
Classification: General – no advisory

Focus: Rock climbing, human story

Paul Pritchard was one of Britain’s most talented and outrageous climbers in the late 1980s. A head injury received while climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania left Paul with hemiplegia. Now, 13 years on, he makes an emotional return to climbing – on The Rainbow in North Wales. Teaming up with his old climbing partner, the legendary Johnny Dawes, he takes on a 5.10 route. Inspirational.

First Ascent: Alone on the WallUSA, 2009, 24 minutes
Directed and produced by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
Website: www.senderfilms
Classification: General – coarse language
Focus: Rock Climbing, free solo climbing

 

After gaining international climbing renowned for his landmark free-solo of “Moonlight Buttress” (V, 5.12+, 9 pitches) in Zion National Park, Utah, in April 2008, 24-year-old Alex Honnold moves on to his next big challenge: the first free-solo of the “Regular Northwest Face” route (VI, 5.12a, 23 pitches) on Yosemite’s Half Dome.

Uruca Animation
Brazil, 2009, 8 minutes
Directed and produced by Erick Grigorovski
Website:
www.grigorovski.com
Classification: Parental guidance, no advisory
Focus: Rock climbing, animation

 

On a Sunday morning perfect for rock climbing, Hugo attempts one of the hardest and most sought-after climbing routes at the Sugar Loaf in Rio de Janeiro: “Uruca”. Extremely difficult and dangerous, it will demand all of his skill and concentration.

Solo | Australia, 2008, 58 minutes
Award for Best Film on Mountain Sports, sponsored by Western State College of Colorado
Directed by: David Michod, Jennifer Peedom
Produced by: Jennifer Peedom
Website:
http://essential-media.com
Classification: Parental guidance – coarse language
Focus: Sea-kayaking, adventure, human story


On January 11, 2007, Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1600 kilometres of one of the wildest and loneliest stretches of ocean on Earth.

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