A revisit to the 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival – Australian Program 2017 movies via YouTube.
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’.
Doing it Scared
Australia, 11 mins
Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.
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Paul Pritchard Tour: Beyond ‘Doing it Scared’ | Australian Speaking Tour | June 2017
Voyagers Without Trace (special edit)
USA, 46 mins
In 1938, three Parisians pushed off from a Wyoming riverbank to attempt the first kayak exploration of the notoriously wild Green and Colorado rivers—and they recorded their journey, creating the first colour adventure film.
This was my film of the night.
France, 5 mins
The Flying Frenchies are back and this time they’ve invited a band of daring musicians and aerial dancers to join them in their favourite playground, Gorges du Verdon in France.
USA, 15 mins
With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.
Iran: A Skier’s Journey
Canada, 12 mins
This stunning short film is not your average ski film. It delves deep into Iran’s culture and not just it’s fresh white powder. As much a travel film as a ski film this one’s a visual feast.
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.
Danny Macaskill’s Wee Day Out
UK, 6 mins
Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh with pro trials cyclist Danny MacAskill 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. This film deserves to be seen on the BIG screen.