Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
and Radical Reels Tour 2017

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2016 edition of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour and Radical Reels. Ticket purchases for the Austin shows helped to support Texas State Parks.

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2016 World Tour Trailer...

Austin 2016 World Tour Lineup

55 Hours in Mexico    9 min.

Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language

Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

The Important Places    9 min.

Classification: General; coarse language

Using a mix of old 16mm footage and new visuals, a son rediscovers the necessity of returning to and protecting “the important places” in our lives.

Kroger's Canteen    8 min.

Classification: General; coarse language

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 mile race through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100ft above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people who make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at the Hardrock 100.

Sounds of Paragliding    4 min.

Classification: Genearl; no advisory

Listen to nature's harmony while aerobatic paragliding pilot Théo de Blic dances to the sounds of the sky.

The Search for Freedom (special edit)    44 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.

Intermission

Eclipse    31 min.

Classification: General; coarse language

The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.

The Last Dragons    10 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

An intimate glimpse at North America's Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

Nature Rx    1 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.

Living Rivers - Surf    3 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

There is a new and emerging river surfing scene in Montana.

unReal (special edit)    12 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometime snow isn’t the only stuff that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming about mountain biking, which life is real?

Women’s Speed Ascent    4 min.

Classification: General; coarse language

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women's speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park.

Denali    8 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.

2016 Radical Reels Lineup

The Following Films have been Confirmed.
More Films may be added.

Balloonskiing - Heimschnee    5 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

What if there was no gondola or helicopter? Just the wind and a hot air balloon to lead you and your friends to undiscovered powder and untouched turns.

Beat Down    4 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

Two bikers, one steep trail. It’s a race straight to the bottom in Moab. A Slayer-heavy short from Camp4 Collective.

Burning Mountains - Spitzkoppe    12 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

When you’ve got blue sky, hot sun and slick rock, looking for some new spots to ride in Africa becomes more of a quest than an adventure. Three mountain bikers seek perfection and find it in the red rocks of Namibia.

Degrees North (special edit)    25 min.

Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language

Snowboarding is more than a sport to world-renowned freerider Xavier De Le Rue. It’s a quest for adventure. De Le Rue and Samuel Anthamatten use paragliders to scout and access the biggest lines in the Northern Hemisphere, and film it all from the air.

Golden Gate    17 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

She’s been trad climbing for only three years, but Emily Harrington didn’t let that sway her from the magnetic pull of El Capitan’s ‘Golden Gate’ (5.13 VI). Six days and 40 pitches later, she stood on the summit with broken skin, aching muscles and a smile that stretched across Yosemite Valley.

Japan By Van    5 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

There are no ski areas on the peaks above the historic village of Shirakawa-go, but it’s surrounded by great skiing—as long as you’re willing to hike for it. Join Carston Oliver, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Makoto Takeishi as they discover the meaning of “deep” in the Japanese backcountry.

REEL ROCK 10: Showdown at Horseshoe Hell    21 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

How hard can it be? 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is a climbing competition that has you climbing day and night and racking up points for your climbs as you go. You just have to beat Alex Honnold.

Rey del Rio    6 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

An old river hosts a new kind of kayaking competition. The world’s best kayakers meet in Mexico to see who can huck some big waterfalls with the most style. Come on in. The water’s nice.

VIA FERRATA on a Mountainbike    5 min.

Classification: General; no advisory

Don’t look down! A mountain biker attempts some gnarly downhill lines in the Dolomites that only normal people using fixed lines and a harness would go up.

Will Sutton: Homefree    4 min.

Classification: rating to be confirmed

Top freerunner and parkour athlete, Will Sutton, in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.