Monday, April 2, 2012

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour made it's annual NC stop this past weekend....and this year's event was not a disappointment. Rob, Ralph, and I attended the High Point, NC stop at the High Point Theatre in plush theatre seats and giant movie screen visuals and sound. But not before we mountain biked over 22 miles of single track trails in my old stomping grounds of Greensboro. My legs are spent!

A look back at years' past films are still quite entertaining...
My 2011 report here
"Eastern Rises" was our favorite.
My 2010 report here
"Take A Seat" was our also a book.

The 2012 World Tour Intro trailer:

Grab a cold one, sit back and enjoy the great films from this year's event.

The two biggest highlights of the evening...

The street skiing clip of JP Auclair in the movie have to see in full screen mode, let it buffer, and turn it up...

....and everyone's favorite - we viewed the final mini-series installment (45 minutes) of "On The Trail of Ghengis Khan". The incredible film documentary of Tim Cope's journey by horse over 10,000km from Mongolia to Hungary in very harsh conditions. It took him over three years. Amazing story and incredible film. I want to go back and watch the entire mini-series. The full story and where to order the video is here. You will fall in love with the horses and Tigon, the faithful dog. Here is the trailer...

The other films (some of these below are the trailers and some are the full short films we saw):

On Assignment with Jimmy Chin (climbing)

Chasing Water (interesting documentary of the Colorado River from source to sea)

Chasing Water - Trailer from Peter McBride on Vimeo.

Ski Bums Never Die

Seasons: Fall (whitewater kayaking)

Seasons: Fall. Kayaking the White Salmon River with Kate Wagner from The Banks Mag on Vimeo.

Seasons: Winter (whitewater kayaking)

Seasons: Winter from The Banks Mag on Vimeo.

Reel RockOrigins: Obe & Ashima (9 year old climbing phenom)

Blue Obsession (Alaska's glaciers)

BLUE OBSESSION TRAILER from Jordan Halland on Vimeo.

Here is the full trailer for All.I.Can (we saw a short cut of the film)...

All.I.Can. Official Teaser from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

and the two funny finales...

Man and the Mammoth (stop motion animated short film)

The Man and the Mammoth from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

C.A.R.C.A. Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association

C.A.R.C.A. Intro from Adam Bailey on Vimeo.

1 comment:

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