Colorado Mountain Club Hosts the 2022 Banff Mountain Film Festival at Paramount Theatre

Get stoked for our return to live screenings and the 2022 presentation of the most outrageous, adventure-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Follow along as some of the world’s best adventurers and film makers hike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski …
CMC Staff
January 27, 2022

Get stoked for our return to live screenings and the 2022 presentation of the most outrageous, adventure-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Follow along as some of the world’s best adventurers and film makers hike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes. 

The World Tour brings films from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to hundreds of communities around the globe. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you!

Proceeds from this stop of the tour benefit the Colorado Mountain Club’s efforts in recreation, education, and conservation.

Dates: March 3, 2022 – March 5, 2022
Location: Paramount Theater – Denver, CO

TicketsMarch 3 (Spruce Films) | March 4 (Larch Films) | March 5 (Maple Films) 

Never in the Way
2020, Canada, 6 minutes
Filmmaker: Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films
Advisory: General

Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico Deportago-Cabrera, sees city maps like a central nervous system where everything is connected. ‘The point,’ he says, ‘is to never be in the way. If you’re never in the way, then you’re always right where you need to be.’

Always Higher
2021, Canada, 12 minutes
Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger, La Boîte à Films
Advisory: General

Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers. But the 39 year-old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22 meter high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough?

A Foreign Native (Tour Edit)
2021, Austria, 49 minutes
Filmmaker: Jonas Abenstein, Karin Lechner, NINE&ONE, Red Bull Media House
Advisory: General

A professional skier leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran. When military activity ramps up in January and Covid-19 hits in February of 2020 his journey takes a very different route. Learning Farsi and playing the Tanbur, he goes to explore the south of Iran with his new and old friends.

Markus Eder’s The Ultimate Run
2021, Austria, 10 minutes
Filmmaker: Christoph Thoresen, Daniel Schiessl, Tobi Reindl, Legs Of Steel, Red Bull Media House
Advisory: General
What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, every cliff drop, every comp run and every kicker nailed into one ultimate run? Well, Markus Eder is doing just that!

2020, USA, 14 minutes
Filmmaker: Gerrit Vyn, Conservation Media at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Advisory: General
There has been pressure for nearly four decades to build a road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Gerrit Vyn explores the area to document its wildlife and wilderness, before it’s too late.

REEL ROCK 15: Deep Roots
2020, USA, 35 minutes
Filmmaker: Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, REEL ROCK
Advisory: Coarse Language
Lonnie Kauk’s personal journey to honor his indigenous Yosemite roots, and to connect with his legendary father by repeating his iconic climbs.

Follow The Light
2021, France, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal
Advisory: General

From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.

2020, France, 13 minutes
Filmmaker: Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company
Advisory: General
After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy
Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of
La Clusaz.

2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes
Filmmaker: Roman Droux, Memox
Advisory: Coarse language; violence

Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these amazing creatures.

If You Give a Beach a Bottle
2021, USA, 5 minutes
Filmmaker: Max Romey
Advisory: General
Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.

Dream Mountain
2020, USA, 18 minutes
Filmmaker: InLightWorks Productions
Advisory: General
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified international high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains mean to her.

2021, Canada, 14 minutes
Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger, La Boîte à Films
Advisory: Coarse language
Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.

My Midsummer Morning
2019, UK, 20 minutes
Filmmaker: Alastair Humphreys
Advisory: PG — non-sexual nudity
Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on his most terrifying journey yet – walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.

A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)
2021, Canada, 5 minutes
Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films
Advisory: General
There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.

Can’t Beat This Place For Fun
2020, USA, 14 minutes
Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten, Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC
Advisory: General
Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.

Precious Leader Woman
2021, Canada, 47 minutes
Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard, Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc.
Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.

Jump To Zero
2020, 8 minutes
Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird, Poptop Productions, Left of Creek
Advisory: General
A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.

INSIDE- A Hole New Ski Experience
2021, Austria, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, Lensecape Productions
Advisory: PG – Coarse Language
After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves, a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.

REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe
2020, USA, 16 minutes
Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK
Advisory: Coarse Language
French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.

Breaking Trail
2021, USA, 30 minutes
Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction
Advisory: General
Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.

Want to watch some of Banff’s best films at home? Get tickets for the Virtual Banff Experience featuring two new programs: Sage and Pine.

Follow the Colorado Mountain Club on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for the official announcement on the event lineup and when tickets go on sale. Or, you can check Paramount’s event calendar for more information and links to purchase tickets when the time comes. 

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