Mountainfilm on Tour 2017 (YouTube Reprise)

Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. We are regularly called on by nonprofit organizations to be part of fundraising events. Each year, we select the best short films from our annual festival and make them available to our hosts to select for their shows. Our fee-based structure gives local organizers the ability to set ticket prices, sell local sponsorship packages and conduct raffles to achieve financial and fundraising goals. Each show is emceed by a Mountainfilm presenter who guides the audience through the program, often sharing personal stories from his or her interactions with the filmmaker or the film’s subjects. — https://www.mountainfilm.org/about-mountainfilm-on-tour

Ace and the Desert Dog
USA, 9 mins
When Ace Kvale turned 60 he planned a 60-day, backcountry hiking trip around Utah’s Canyon Country to celebrate. His constant companion would be his blue heeler, 10-year-old Genghis Khan aka ‘Desert Dog’.

When We Were Knights
USA, 12 mins
ow can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don’t, that might be the last opportunity that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.
This is the real story of a pure love between two friends in the face of risk and tragedy.

The Accord
ICE, mins
A film about the turbulent relationship between an Icelandic surfer and the North Atlantic wind.

One of those days
Candide Thovex completes the trilogy with another one of those days.

ACROSS THE SKY
USA, 2 mins
On November 15, 2015 Théo Sanson walked nearly 500 meters on a slackline rigged from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah – likely a new world record. Rigging the line is perhaps as significant a feat as walking it.

Angel Collinson Annihilates Alaska
Angel Collinson, the female skier who was honored this September with the award for the Best Female Freeride Performance at the Intern­ational Freeskiing Film Festival (iF3), linked together a segment that is being called one of the best female skiing segments ever. // Paradise Waits

Fledglings
USA, 26 mins
As professional climbers, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable and at the top of their game. When they take up paragliding, however, things are different.

THE MYSTERIES
USA, 8 mins
The vision came to Krystle Wright in a dream: a bird’s-eye view of BASE jumpers in flight over a stark desert landscape. When she awoke, the adventure photographer resolved to make that vision into reality. And with that, the dream turned into an obsession — one that led her on a four-and-a-half-year journey of failed attempts, uncooperative weather, disappointments and inward examination. The Mysteries follows a tenacious, and perhaps crazy, quest to chase down an elusive image and provides a glimpse into the kind of singular passion that drives people to reach their goals, regardless of what stands in the way.

THROW
USA, 10.13 mins
The first installment of Invisible Thread, an ongoing Early Light Media passion project series, Throw tells the story of an outsider from East Baltimore, an area challenged by gang violence and poverty. Often misunderstood, Coffin Nachtmahr found acceptance among a subculture of “throwers” and it turns out, he’s a virtuoso. He now helps others find a creative and social outlet by sharing the very toy that inspired him.

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