Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Mar 16-17

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Coming March 16-17, 2018, Rocky Mountain Wild will team up with San Juan Citizens Alliance for Durango’s stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

This event features two nights of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. Each night will feature different films, so you’ll want to attend both nights! On top of great films, there are opportunities to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds from this event benefit Rocky Mountain Wild and San Juan Citizens Alliance, and are used to help keep Wolf Creek pass wild!

When: March 16-17, 2018
Where: Community Concert Hall at FLC, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301

Tickets are now on sale!

For March 16 or 2-day tickets:
For March 17 tickets:

The Films:

The March 16 line-up:

Surf the Line
© Hello Emotion
Surf the Line
Hello Emotion
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life. (2016, France, 3 minutes)
Sky Migrations
© Max Lowe, Forest Woodward
Sky Migrations
Max Lowe
Each fall, our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation. (2016, USA, 16 minutes)
La Casita WIP
© Juan Reece 
La Casita WIP
Juan Reece and Jose Cobo, Afuera Productions
Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work. (2016, Ecuador, 7 minutes)
 Last Honey Hunter The Last Honey Hunter
Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media
PG – Coarse Language
Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who’s been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die. (2017, Canada, 36 minutes)
© Jeremy Bernard
Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry
PG – Nudity
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?” (2016, France, 7 minutes)
2.5 Million
© Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
2.5 Million
Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, T-Bar Films
American skier Aaron Rice sets out to ski 2.5 million, human-powered, vertical feet in the backcountry and set a new world record. (2017, USA, 22 minutes)
© Balcony Nine Media
Katie Stjernholm, Balcony Nine Media
At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well. (2016, USA, 9 minutes)
Waters of the Greenstone
© Simon Waterhouse
Waters of the Greenstone
Simon Waterhouse, Resonate Ltd.
PG – Coarse Language
Through the lens of one of New Zealand’s most important cultural symbols – Pounamu – two women, Robyn and Hollie, attempt to tackle the world’s oldest adventure race: The Kathmandu Coast to Coast. (2017, New Zealand, 26 minutes)
Ice Call
© Fabian Bodet
Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret
PVS Company
Try to keep up with freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc. (2016, France, 3 minutes)

The March 17 line-up:

Where the Wild Things Play
© Krystle Wright
Where the Wild Things Play
Krystle Wright
There’s an ongoing discussion of why there aren’t more females in the adventure industry; whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well, it’s about time we found out Where the Wild Things Play! (2017, USA, 4 minutes)
© Ian Derry
Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries. (2016, UK, 4 minutes)
© Garret Van Swearingen
Intersection: Micayla Gatto
Lacy Kemp, Juicy Studios
Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colors come to life and reality blends with art. (2017, USA, 5 minutes)
Into Twin Galaxies
© Erik Boomer
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic
Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House
PG – Coarse Language
3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year” embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled. (2016, Germany, 52 minutes)
Planet Earth II
© BBC Natural History Unit
Planet Earth II: Mountain Ibex (Tour Edit)
Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide
Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the world’s highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where only the most adventurous animals can hope to survive. (2016, UK, 7 minutes)
Frozen Road
© Ben page
The Frozen Road
Ben Page
Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of traveling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book. (2017, UK, 24 minutes)
© Scott Markewitz
Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment Inc
Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run the Seven Summits of Romsdalen in a single day, a 77 kilometer route with 9,000 meters of elevation gain. (2016, Canada, 14 minutes)
Loved By All: the Apa Sherpa Story
Sherpas Cinema
Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge. (2017, Canada, 14 minutes)
Imagination - Tom Wallisch
© Jake Dyson
Imagination: Tom Wallisch
Sherpas Cinema
Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents’ car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well, what if your imagination came to life? (2017, Canada, 5 minutes


Rocky Mountain Wild and San Juan Citizens Alliance would like to invite you to sponsor these two nights of films. Download the complete RMW 2018 events sponsorship packet and contact Erika at to reserve your sponsorship!

Current Sponsors:

Pine Needle Mountaineering


Adventure Pro Alpine Bank Backcountry Experience
 Durango Running Co  Rochester Hotel Bar  Solar Works
Tailwind Nutrition Zia