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Films in this year's tour will take you to the ends of the earth and to adventures to be found in your own backyard. Featuring a wide variety of stories - from mountain sports, to mountain culture and environment - the festival explores virtually every corner of the globe, including Iceland, Norway, Mexico, Nepal, Bhutan, Montserrat, China, Siberia, Italy, Pakistan, Croatia, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States.
highlights are plentiful.
world tour spans the globe, making its way to North and
Web site: www.banffmountainfestivals.ca
PROSPECTIVE FILM LIST:
Eiger North Face – In the Footsteps of Its First Climbers (Eiger-Nordwand – Auf den Spuren der Erstbesteiger)
2003 BEST FILM ON CLIMBING
Directors: Frank Senn, Thomas Ulrich Producer: Otto Honegger
In 2002, the accomplished mountaineers Stephan Siegrist and Michal Pitelka take on the challenge of climbing the Eiger’s infamous North Face using equipment similar to that available to the first-ascent party in 1938. The documentary follows the two men in their attempt to repeat the original feat and observes their battles with themselves, the Eiger’s North Face and their unusual, outdated equipment.
(USA, 2003, 6 minutes)
Director/Producer: John Armstrong
This short film about waterfall kayaking beautifully captures the awe and exhilaration that kayakers experience when they are able to find harmony in a very special place.
Edge Dancing – A Journey across
Director/Producer: Joy Tessman
This is a story about two young kayaker/photographers whose nations had conditioned them to be enemies, but who came to depend on each other at the extreme edges of the disintegrating
Front Range Freaks: Biscuit * Custom World Tour
(USA, 2003, 3 minutes)
Director/Producer: Peter Mortimer
With encouragement from owner Tom, Biscuit — a small dog with an appetite for big climbs — makes her way up difficult and committing rock faces.
Focused: Shane McConkey *
Custom World Tour Version
Directors/Producers: Steve Winter, Murray Wais, Scott Gaffney
Shane McConkey takes his usual antics on snow — and off — to the next level.
ROCKSTARS! – One Steep Planet * Custom World
Director: Alec Wohlgroth
Producer: Halsundbeinbruch Film
The Swiss Alps provide the backdrop for variety of wild stunts and escapades on and off the bike.
(USA, 2003, 23 minutes)
Director/Producer: Bud Greenspan
The civil war of 1991 in Yugoslavia left the Kostelic family jobless and penniless, but with their mutual love for skiing intact. Ante Kostelic, a self-taught coach, would drive his two children, Janica and Ivica, to the Austrian Alps to train. Living out of their car, they often skied on closed or backcountry slopes, and slept outside at night. They arrived in
Unlimited Winter * Custom World Tour Version
Director/Producer: David McMahon
Mixing traditional and modern cross-country skiing, “Unlimited Winter” provides a dynamic and unusual look this sport. Featuring Olympic medalist Beckie Scott.
Xtreme Tramping – The Lord of the Springs
Director: Todd Forsbloom
Producers: Todd Forsbloom, Jeremy Smith
This mockumentary follows an elite team of Xtrampers searching for the perfect backyard trampoline. The tricks, the tramps, the trespassing and the adrenaline highs all come to life in this hilarious comedy.