Wild Rock Outfitters Presents The Banff Film Festival 2023

Excited to finally get back into the theatre seats for the Banff Film Fest coming back to Peterborough. Last year covid wiped it out and I watched the section of films online. The year before that… Michelle and I purchased the films online and cooked a meal to enjoy them.

When my buddy Drew told me about this and we went together I was hooked. Looking forward to getting tickets this year. I would love for my kids to come up and enjoy the festival and we have to go out for some winter hikes in the day and go downtown for a bite to eat and enjoy the section of films.

My other posts on the Banff Film Fest can be found here. Message me if you are interested in going and let’s make it a group.

Banff Film Festival | Peterborough

This year marks the 3rd straight year attending the Banff Film Festival and I’m excited to be going both days to see all the films presented.  This festival goes worldwide after opening in Banff.  Wild Rock in PTBO sponsors it each year.  It will be in Toronto in March and tickets are on sale now.  The one in PTBO sells out super quick.

The trailer is below:

 

Back to back nights at the Festival and 18 films watched.  Here are some of the movies that I watched that I could find online.

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The North Face Presents Lhotse (23 minutes) |In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.
Charge (5 Min) | Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek Cat Skiing in BC for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can every day

Camel finds water (so good)

Thabang (23 min) | Thabang Madiba somehow found his way into the world of trail running and in the last few years has become everyone’s favourite in the South African trail scene. He lives in Ga-Rankuwa township, without a mountain in sight… or a physio, chiro or dietician for that matter.  But through hard work, dedication and passion, he has won the South African Trail Running Championships multiple times and was the first black South African to represent the country in Trail Running. He has become a hero in his community and is hoping to inspire a new generation of youth through the sport of trail running.
Surfer Dan (7 Min) | Beyond the waves; the ocean, the sand, and the sun are a few elements that come to mind when you think of surfing. But for Dan, he finds all that he needs in the icy waves of Lake Superior, Michigan in the dead of winter. To most, it’s quite possibly the most unattractive surfing destination in the entire world – but for Dan it’s all about how you perceive it.

The Motivator | I’m in love this this guys Mom

Home (Trailer) | Between 2011 and 2015, UK adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe by bike, kayak and rowing boat, traveling over 20,000 miles by human power alone. Her voyage was followed by thousands, hooked on her infectious humor and love of life. But travelling solo, the trip took its toll, and a violent storm on the Pacific took Sarah to the physical and mental brink. Woven out of hundreds of hours of footage, Home intimately and unflinchingly captures Sarah’s journey, telling a story of heart and soul, of real struggle and joy, and one woman’s trek towards true emotional acceptance.
Siblings (3 min) | Over the years, we gained a lot of wisdom together, trying to best each other and take on the world. Through it all, bikes have fueled our adventures, sparked our imaginations, and continually reminded us of what’s most important: We’re all family.
Into the Canyon Trailer
REEL ROCK 14 Official Trailer
Hors Piste (6 min of awesome)

Banff Mountain Film Festival | World Tour

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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.

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The films they presented during my viewing were:

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)

46 Mins
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.

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World – Trailer from Nico on Vimeo.

The Accord

19 Mins
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

6 Mins
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)

25 Mins
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

12 Mins
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.

Doing it Scared Trailer from Rummin Productions on Vimeo.

Max Your Days

5 Mins
Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild Trails

4 Mins
Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.  You can watch this one here on vimeo.

The Perfect Flight

5 Mins
When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.