The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival
Strolling on Clouds

Each drop, organizers of Canada’s Banff Centre Mountain Movie Competition summon the world’s finest mountain filmmakers to its locale in the Canadian Rockies.

Soon after the festival, they then select and deal an assortment of the year’s a lot more noteworthy films, specially individuals with shorter runtimes, into applications for a Earth Tour of screenings in about 40 countries, like several stops in Canada and all through the U.S.

For about 25 yrs, Nationwide Geographic Reside has served as the D.C. host of what is billed as “the greatest journey film tour on the planet.”

The 2023 edition capabilities a slate of two-dozen shorter movies, shot on place and spanning many international locations and continents close to the planet, showcased in three programs, every single screening 2 times in the course of six days of scheduled programming.

1st up are the 8 movies in the Aspen slate, screening Monday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Feb. 2, including:

Going for walks on Clouds, a 7-minute small from Brazil subsequent along as Rafael Bridi attempts the greatest highline record in the world, with his line set considerably previously mentioned the clouds.

Sheri, a 19-minute American shorter detailing the hurdles that Sheri Tingey overcame as she launched a corporation at age 50 that has gone on to revolutionize the outdoor market.

Shades of Mexico, rider Kilian Bron’s view of Mexico from the tops of its most energetic volcanoes to the steep and vibrant streets of historic villages.

Eco-Hack!, about American biologist Tim Shields’s quest to intervene in the plummeting tortoise populations of the Mojave Desert on account of its ballooning populations of ravens.

And Cleanse Mountains, adhering to along as a Sherpa loved ones climbs Mount Everest during the pandemic to clean up up the rubbish left behind, “restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.”

Following are the 8 movies in the Willow slate, screening on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and Friday, Feb. 3, and including:

The Speediest Female in the Village, about Khothalang Leuta, who by no means imagined she could develop into a bicycle racer increasing up as a female in Lesotho.

Wild Waters, a 45-moment profile from Switzerland of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.

Absolutely free to Operate, a glance at UN human rights lawyer and mountain runner Stephanie Scenario, getting on her most challenging extremely-race but when also having difficulties to discover a way forward for the Afghan girls of her NGO.

Creation Principle, a journey from the interstellar start of gravity and rhythm to their greatest human inventive expression of surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage in the Westfjords of Iceland.

And Flow, depicting the aerial and symphonic journey of skier Sam Favret in the coronary heart of a shut resort in the course of the wintertime of 2021.

At last, the 8 films in the Juniper slate monitor on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 4, like:

Just before They Tumble, a 40-moment Canadian movie capturing the second when a coalition of conservation teams, 1st Country customers, scientists, and land defenders block a logging business from accessing the final unprotected watershed in an previous-advancement forest on southern Vancouver Island.

North Shore Betty, a profile of Betty Birrell, who picked up mountain biking in the misty forests previously mentioned North Vancouver at age 45 3 decades back.

Wood Hood, a profile of 15-calendar year-aged DeVaughn who will get his desire of retreating to a “quiet place” to escape the chaos and bullies of his New York Town residence on a weekend-very long group camping journey.

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film, the experience of Polish freeriders Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski at above 6,000 meters previously mentioned sea degree.

And Reel Rock 16: Bridge Boys, a 28-moment American brief capturing “a horizontal large-wall adventure on the longest, most absurd crack climb ever attempted.”

All screenings at 7 p.m. Nationwide Geographic Are living is at 1600 M St. NW. Tickets, like parking, are $35 for each and every of the a few packages. Visit