In December my buddy Drew mentioned that there is this little film festival that comes to town. He asked me if I wanted a ticket and I emailed him the money for mine. This year this festival makes it’s third appearance here in Peterborough and it sold out right away. This year they stretched it to 3 days. This festival makes it’s way around the world to 40 countries and about 500,000 people view it. There are about 35 films shown in the 1,000 screenings around the world. In Banff there is about 20,000 people who view the festival. Each day of the festival here in PTBO they show different films. Next year… I’m going to get tickets to two sessions.
You can catch the Toronto shows in March at the Bloor Cinema and you can get the info right here.
The films they presented during my viewing were:
Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure. I really enjoyed this one.
Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.
Dog Power (Tour Edit)
Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.
Doing it Scared
Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb. Another filmmaker interviewed him and you can watch it on Youtube here. He also has a little Everest film and you can watch it on Youtube here.