The Banff Mountain Film Festival arrives in Salt Lake City, Utah in February 16-18, 2016 and will feature different films on each night. Attendees will view films with profound journeys, adventures and ground-breaking expeditions as they are told by renowned authors, photographers, adventurers and filmmakers from around the world. Here are a few of the films that will be depicted at Kingsbury Hall.
For a complete list of films being featured at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, please visit the University of Utah Campus Recreation Web site. Tickets are $14 for the general public and $12 for U students. They are being sold at the REI in Salt Lake City, Outdoor Adventures at the University of Utah, and Kingsbury Hall.
Growing up doesn’t necessarily mean you have to leave some of your childish things behind such as building. And by building, we mean building trails and tricks for your mountain bike. In Builder, watch as some take their childhood dreams and take them up a few notches to develop and build some incredible things to play on their mountain bikes with.
Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta
Award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb take an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier in Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta and discover new ways to push the boundaries of ice climbing.
Denali is one of the best heartfelt and emotional short films of man’s best friend. While there’s no easy way to say goodbye to your furry companion after they’ve supported you through your darkest times, this film is a great dedication that may leave your eyes leaking a bit.
How would you like to ski in a lunar eclipse? Travel to the edge of the earth with photographer Reuben Krabbe and the Salomon Freeski TV team to capture a photo of skiers in front of the 2015 total solar eclipse in Svalbard in the film Eclipse. Let’s not forget the odds being low while risks are high with the reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds.
Paddle for the North
Paddle for the North is about six young guys who head out on a journey of a lifetime to paddle some of the most remote rivers in North America. The 63-day mission, covering 1,500 kilometers, gave these guys a chance to discover the secrets of the north and show the world why some places are worth preserving before they are changed forever.
The Rocky Mountains Traverse
Leave it to Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg to define a bold new style in paragliding in The Rocky Mountains Traverse. This special edit gives you a glimpse of Gadd and McClurg paragliding in the vegetated, convoluted and downright burly route in the Canadian Rockies. There was one simple rule: Only being able to make forward progress in the air on this 700-kilometer traverse.
2015/2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (Canada/USA)
The Banff Mountain Film Festival 2015/2016 tour coming to a location near you. Arriving in Salt Lake City, Utah February 16-18, 2016 at Kingsbury Hall.