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The Banff Mountain Film Festival

Presented by: IU Outdoor Adventures

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater

General Admission Festival Pass: $30.00

General Admission Single Ticket: $16.50


Saturday, April 1st 7:00 pm Sold Out!
Sunday, April 2nd 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


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Join IU Outdoor Adventures when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Bloomington for the 15th year in a row!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. Following the initial festival at The Banff Centre in Alberta, the tour hits the road with stops planned in 40 countries across the globe.

This year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, paddling the wildest waters and climbing the highest peaks, and bringing audiences up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2016/2017 World Tour is an exhilarating exploration of the mountain world. From approximately 350 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Tickets for each night can be bought separately or together as a Banff Festival Pass. The films for the two Bloomington screenings are different each night and will be announced in March at www.outdoors.indiana.edu. Children under five are free, but a ticket is still required for entry. Parental discretion may be advised.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the show. The screenings will last approximately three hours. Raffle prize draws at intermission! Check out the film festival schedule below.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival Schedule

Saturday, April 1st – 7pm

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out –
(2016, UK, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
Website: http://www.redbull.com/se-en/danny-macaskill-wee-day-out
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh 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.

Ace and the Desert Dog
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Website: www.semi-rad.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

(2016, Norway, 10 min)
Filmmaker: Anders Graham
Website: www.turbinfilm.no
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 46 min)
Filmmaker: Nicholas Edwards
Website: http://www.seagypsiesmovie.com/
Classification: PG – Coarse Language and Nudity
Film Synopsis: The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.


For The Love (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 14 min)
Filmmaker: Todd Wells
Website: www.mountainmindcollective.com
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: When you want to make first descents, you have to push the limits of what’s possible and what’s known as you explore the most difficult and remote whitewater in the world.

The Perfect Flight
(2016, USA, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Joshua Izenberg
Website: www.speculativefilms.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

(2016, USA, 15 min)
Filmmaker: Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski
Website: www.3stringspro.com
Classification: PG – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: 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.

The Super Salmon
(2016, USA, 25 min)
Filmmaker: Ryan Peterson
Website: www.salmonbeyondborders.org
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

Sunday, April 2nd – 5pm

Max Your Days
(2016, Canada, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Fast Forward
(2016, USA, 8 min)
Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan
Website: www.talwegcreative.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.

Doing It Scared
(2016, Australia, 11 min)
Filmmaker: Catherine Pettman
Website: www.rummin.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild
(2016, USA, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola
Website: www.wildconfluence.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Iran: A Skier’s Journey
(2016, Canada, 12 min)
Filmmaker: Jordan Manley
Website: www.askiersjourney.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Young Guns
(2016, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Sender Films
Website: www.reelrocktour.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.


Four Mums In A Boat (Tour Edit)
(2015, UK, 30 min)
Filmmaker: Simon Tucker
Website: www.bowriverfilms.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

(2016, Canada, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
Website: http://juicystudios.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Metronomic (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.

The Accord
(2016, Iceland, 19 min)
Filmmaker: RC Cone
Website: https://www.theaccordfilm.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.


The Venue

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114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block off the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLUBoy may be taken into the auditorium. Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs. Please contact the box office at 812.323.3020 to purchase those seats. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.

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The Promoter

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Indiana University
Eigenmann Hall, Room 020
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47406

For more than 40 years, IU Outdoor Adventures (IUOA) has provided the best in outdoor recreation to Indiana University. Since its founding in 1972 as a Union Board committee, IUOA has helped members of the IU community lead active lifestyles by providing opportunities to participate in trips, workshops, and other activities that foster a love of the outdoors.

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