Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2023 (Willow)

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour presents creative and inspiring outdoor adventure films from around the world.

Showcasing kayaking, skiing, hiking, climbing, and more, each program has an entirely different lineup.

Get tickets at the link!

Thanks to local sponsors: Grand River Rocks, Josslin Insurance and Stockyards Brewing!

Door Prizes by OBOZ, Kicking Horse Coffee, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Buff- Neckwear at all screenings.

WILLOW PROGRAM - Princess Twin Cinema 1 


2021, France, 5 min
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret

An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret,
in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021,
rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village
2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never
imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching
herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the
boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity
is provided.

Nuisance Bear
2021, Canada, 14 min
Filmmaker: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden,
Will Miller, Documist

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international
destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the
majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here,
but what do these bears see of us?

2022, Switzerland, 45 min
Filmmaker: David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO

Advisory: Coarse language, sensitive subject matter

Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most
gifted kayaker of her generation.

Creation Theory
2022, USA, 22 min
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney,

Advisory: Coarse language

Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of
Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth
of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative
expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and
musician on stage.

Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie
2021, UK, 6 min
Filmmaker: Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes
the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing
or two from friends old and new.

Free to Run
2022, USA, 31 min
Filmmaker: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC

Advisory: Coarse language

UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie
Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan
women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most
challenging ultra-race yet.

REEL ROCK 16: Cenote
2022, USA, 9 min
Filmmaker: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing
in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s
Yucatán Peninsula.

Thu, Sep 28 2023 - 7:00pm

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