Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Mar 15-16

Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019
Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019

Coming March 15-16, 2019, 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 15-16, 2019, Reception 6:00 pm, Films: 7:00 pm
Where: Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301
Tickets: Single-day tickets are $15 each, plus applicable service fees. Tickets may be purchased at the Community Concert Hall’s Downtown Ticket Office within the Durango Welcome Center at 8th and Main, online at, or by calling 970-247-7657.

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Film Schedule

Friday, March 15

Choices, Photo by: Caleb Weaver
Choices, photo courtesy of: Caleb Weaver

Tim DaCosta, Caleb Weaver
A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick? (2017, USA, 2 min)

Grizzly Country, photo courtesy of: Ben Moon

Grizzly Country
Ben Moon, Shannon Ethridge, Annie Nyborg
After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes. (2018, USA, 12 min)

Surface, photo courtesy of: Greg Gyselinck

John Rodosky
In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography. (2018, USA, 7 min)

This Mountain Life

This Mountain Life: Coast Range Traverse Segment
Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer
A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. (2018, Canada, 39 min)


DreamRide 3, photo courtesy of: Bruno Long

DreamRide 3
Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other. (2018, Canada, 6 min)

Brotherhood of Skiing, photo courtesy of: Colin Arisman

Brotherhood of Skiing
Colin Arisman, Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, Faith E. Briggs
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles, and a party to the mountain. (2018, USA, 10 min)

Ice & Palms, photo courtesy of: Philipp Becker

Ice & Palms
Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Bikepacking, summiting mountains, and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km, and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps. (2018, Germany, 32 min)

The Frenchy, photo courtesy of: Michelle Smith

The Frenchy
Michelle Smith
Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, and his ability to counter aging through laughter. (2018, USA, 13 min)

Saturday, March 16

Far Out: Kai Jones, photo courtesy of: Alegre Jackson

Far Out: Kai Jones
Teton Gravity Research
Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at a pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks…right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs. (2018, USA, 5 min)

For the Love of Mary, photo courtesy of: Simon Perkins

For the Love of Mary
Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton
When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he’s not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: the memory of his late wife of 68 years. (2018, USA, 6 min)

Life of Glide, photo courtesy of: Jeremy Jones

Life of Glide
Teton Gravity Research
Big mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, “The Glide.” (2017, USA, 16 min)


Lee Craigie & Mike Webster
Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico. (2018, Scotland, 39 min)


The Beaver Believers, photo courtesy of: Sarah Koenigsberg

The Beaver Believers: Meet Sherri Tippie
Sarah Koenigsberg
Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser/Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West. (2018, USA, 12 min)

Fast Horse, photo courtesy of: Aaron Munson

Fast Horse
Alexandra Lazarowich & Niobe Thompson
Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede. (2018, Canada, 14 min)

Reel Rock 12: Break on Through, photo courtesy of: Greg Mionske

Reel Rock 12: Break on Through
Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first. (2017, USA, 26 min)

Skier vs. Drone, photo courtesy of: Matt Crowley

Skier vs. Drone
Mike Douglas
It’s the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Metalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn’t worried. (2018, Canada, 4 min)


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