It is with great pleasure that we present this year’s two film programs. Here you can see a selection of the best festival entries, prize winners and audience favorites from the festival in Canada.
The BLUE film program is a selection of 8 films from the Canadian festival. It is a mix of films with different themes and length.
BLUE Film program
8 epic mountain films
THE LEGEND OF TOMMY G
Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.
|2020, Canada, 6 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Darcy Wittenburg, Scott Jewett, Anthill Films|
|Focus:||Mountain biking, Humour|
THE LONG TODAY
My Dad turned 70 this summer. So he found a “river” on a map,
repaired one of his old wood canoes, and invited his family to help him celebrate the big day. Only a few of us showed up.
|2020, Canada, 17 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Niobe Thompson, Handful of Films|
Five top freeskiers and one World Champion drone pilot go cat skiing in BC for a week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.
|2020, Canada, 4 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas, Mike Gamble, Switchback Entertainment|
CLIMBING BLIND (TOUR EDIT)
Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. As his sight
degenerates, his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to lead climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy in Scotland.
|2019, UK, 46 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Alastair Lee, Posing Productions|
Halfway into the festival night, we take a 20-minute break to get some fresh air. Grab the opportunity to have something to eat and drink, talk to people and visit some of our exhibitors.
ONE STAR REVIEWS: NATIONAL PARK
They say National Parks are America’s greatest idea. A symbol of
excellence and inspiration. Well for some… there’s still plenty of room for improvement
|2020, USA, 1 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Alex Massey, Dalia Burde, Avocados and Coconuts|
TEN THOUSAND BOLTS
A portrait of Toni Arbones, a professional rock climber and route bolter who, over the course of 30 years, has single-handedly turned Siurana, Spain into one of the most popular rock climbing areas in all of Europe. Bolting is an often overlooked process, integral to climbing and considered by climbers to be a unique art form. It is a craft that Toni has dedicated his life to perfecting.
|2020, USA, 18 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Duncan Sullivan, Alex Levin, Ashley Benzwie|
LIFE OF PIE
When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned and they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized. Now they’re at the very heart and soul of the community.
|2019, USA, 12 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Felt Soul Media – Ben Knight, Travis Rummel|
|Focus:||Mountain biking, community|
K2: THE IMPOSSIBLE DESCENT
K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of
climbers around the world- 1 in 4 do not return from it. On July 22, 2018, Polish skimountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen.
The mountaineering community are stunned and mainstream press take notice. In this 24-minute cut – exclusive to the Banff tour – join Andrzej across knife-edge ridges, above 1000m cliffs and down 75 degree slopes in a nail-biting solo ski world first
|2020, Austria, 23 minutes|
|Filmmaker:||Slawomir Batyra, Michal Zamencki, Sławomir Richert, Tom Fish, Red Bull|