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Program Sverige 2014

Välkomna till Banff Mountain Film Festival! På årests festivalturné i Sverige har vi med oss 9 av de 350 bidrag vi fick in 2013. Hoppas att du har möjlighet att besöka någon av visningarna under hösten 2014

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Grand Prize Winner – sponsored by MEC
People's Choice Award – sponsored by Treksta
Dolby Audio Award

Norway, 2012, 46 minutes
Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng
Classification: General, coarse language

NorthOfTheSun2© Inge Jorn (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.

If it's possible to have a perfect adventure film, then this year's Grand Prize Winner comes about as close as you can get.

Richard Else



Best Short Mountain Film ‐ Sponsored by The North Face

USA, 2013, 5 minutes
Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall
Classification: General, coarse language

351From the film 35 (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!

In just five short minutes, this inspiring film captured the hearts of all the jury members and left us all grinning.

Maggie Rhodes - Jury Member



USA, 2013, 24 minutes
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language

The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding super sketchy, dangerous routes, and a competitive machismo. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. 



About 20-30 min intermission. During the intermission you have the opportunity to grab something to eat or drink, visit the exibition, take part in the price draw, chat with people and get ready for the second half!



Best Film – Climbing – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada

UK, 2013, 26 minutes
Filmmakers: Alastair Lee
Classification: General, no advisory

LastGreatClimb2From the film The Last Great Climb (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they've brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again ‐ the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they're in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it's nothing a little adrenaline can't cure.



Canada, 2012, 10 minutes
Filmmakers: Jordan Manley and Danny Irvine
Classification: General, no advisory

Dubai2From the film Dubai – A Skier's Journey (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

In the midst of a city dizzy with ambition, a dedicated community of desert-dwellers embraces the local ski hill.



USA, 2013, 8 minutes
Filmmakers: Robert Raker, Raker Productions Inc
Classification: General, no advisory

SensoryOverload1 1© Rob Raker (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer turns whitewater into a new form of braille.



USA, 2013, 3 minutes
Filmmakers: Oly Mingo
Classification: General, no advisory

Flow1From the film Flow: The Elements of Freeride (Courtesy Banff Mountain Festivals)

Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.



Special Jury Mention

USA, 2013, 16 minutes
Filmmakers: Allison Otto, Scott McElroy
Classification: General, no advisory

Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.

This film is a delight. Full of personality and charm, filmmaker Allison Otto told the story of a one-of-a-kind woman whose contribution to Himalayan mountaineering is unmatched.

Kerry Stauffer - Jury Member



Canada, 2013, 12 minutes
Filmmakers: Dave Mossop, Eric Crosland, JP Auclair, Malcolm Sangster, Sherpas Cinema
Classification: General, coarse language

Amazing skiing, stunning imagery, and fabulous music are showcased in this high-energy excerpt from the feature film


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