Explore, Enjoy, and Protect the Planet

Friday, April 11 +
Saturday, April 12, 2014

State College High School
South Auditorium

650 Westerly Parkway, State College

Doors Open at 6 p.m.
Films begin at 7 p.m.

Different films each night!

Learn about/Enter our
Banff Photo Contest

Advance sales:
$15/night or
$26 both nights or
$13/night with student ID

At the Door: $17/night

Get Your Tickets at:

Appalachian Outdoors
123 South Allen Street
downtown State College

Banff Ticket sales through
Appalachian Outdoors:

Stop in or call 800-690-5220.
Tickets can be mailed, picked up at the store, or held with names for will-call at the event.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Friday, April 11 + Saturday, April 12, 2014
State College, Pennsylvania

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Two thousand thirteen, two thousand fourteen

Local Presenting Sponsor

Appalchian Outdoors, 123 South Allen Street, State College, Pensylvania 16801

Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road. The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival World tour brings films from the 38th Annual Banff Mountain Festival to over 400 communities and 35 countries across the globe. State College, PA is one of the stops on the tour!

From adrenaline-fueled action sports, to an exploration of wild landscapes and remote mountain cultures, films in this year’s tour are sure to captivate the explorer within you.

Join the Sierra Club Moshannon Group when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to State College at the State College High School South Auditorium on Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, with different film selections each night.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 350 films entered in the annual festival in Banff.

Come early and visit with our local sponsors and community groups who will have displays and information available in the lobby. Our 2014 Local Presenting Sponsor is Appalachian Outdoors! Prizes, including mountain gear, will be raffled off during intermission.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out.

Be taken away to the most captivating places on earth!

Banff Mountain Film Festival Trailer 2013/2014 (Canada/United States)

Friday, April 11 Selected Films (films subject to change)

From the film 'Cascada'
From the film Cascada © Tim Kemple
2012, USA, 8 minutes
Filmmakers: Anson Fogel, Skip Armstrong, Shannon Ethridge (Camp4 Collective)
Website: www.camp4collective.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Paddling
Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the unexpected… and find perfection.
From the film 'Return to the Tepuis'
From the film Return to the Tepuis
Return to the Tepuis
2013, USA, 9 minutes
Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media
Website: www.pongomediaproductions.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Environmental, adventure
A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.
From the film 'Ready to Fly'
From the film Ready to Fly
Ready to Fly
* Best Feature-Length Mountain Film (for original 76 minute version) *
2012, USA, 56 minutes
Filmmakers: William A. Kerig, Scott Zeller
Website: www.readytoflyfilm.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Ski jumping, human story, female athletes
Full of pluck and determination, a woman battles massive obstacles not only to achieve her dream, but also to help change the world for other women. In an emotional and triumphant journey with more ups and downs than a ski jumping competition itself, Lindsey Van and her colleagues take us along on their 15-year fight to achieve equality in the Olympic Winter Games.
From the film 'The Burn'
From the film The Burn © Jeff Thomas
The Burn
2012, Canada, 6 minutes
Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment
Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Skiing
Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest.
From the film 'Stand'
From the film Stand
Stand (special edit)
2013, Canada, 23 minutes
Filmmakers: Anthony Bonello and Nicolas Teichrob
Website: www.standfilm.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: SUP, environmental, culture
With a pipeline proposal always comes talk of what will be gained — but shouldn’t we be asking, “What do we stand to lose?” A hauntingly beautiful examination of the people and culture of the Great Bear Rainforest — and the lives of those committed to defending its fragile ecosystems and fjords, one paddle stroke at a time.
From the film 'Last Great Climb'
From the film Last Great Climb © Alastair Lee
The Last Great Climb (special edit)
* Best Film — Climbing — Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada *
2013, UK, 26 minutes
Filmmaker: Alastair Lee
Website: www.thelastgreatclimb.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Rockclimbing, expedition
Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they’ve brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again — the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure.
From the film 'Flow Hunters'
From the film 35
* Best Short Mountain Film — Sponsored by The North Face *
2013, USA, 5 minutes
Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall
Website: www.ducttapethenbeer.com
Classification: General, coarse language*
Focus: Climbing, culture, human story
35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!

Saturday, April 12 Selected Films (films subject to change)

from the film 'Sensory Overload'
From the film Sensory Overload © Rob Raker
Sensory Overload
2013, USA, 8 minutes
Filmmaker: Robert Raker, Raker Productions Inc
Website: www.robraker.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Kayaking
Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer turns whitewater into a new form of braille.
from the film 'Streams of Consequence'
From the film Streams of Consequence
Streams of Consequence
2013, USA, 17 minutes
Filmmaker: James Q Martin
Website: www.rioslibres.com
Classification: General, violence*
Focus: Environmental
One of the last remaining wilderness areas in the world is threatened as plans for megadams on the rivers of Chilean Patagonia are solidified. What is the outcome for these people and their struggle to keep their lands dam-free?
From the film 'The Questions We Ask'
From the film The Questions We Ask
The Questions We Ask
2013, Canada, 3 minutes
Filmmakers: Kalum Ko, Bruce Kirkby, Jeff Pew
Website: www.kalumko.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: SUP, human story
Bruce Kirkby crosses the Pacific from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand-up paddleboard, and ponders what adventure means to him.
from the film 'North of the Sun'
From the film North of the Sun
North of the Sun (Nordfor Sola)
* Grand Prize Winner — Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Coop *
* People’s Choice Award — Sponsored by Treksta *
* Dolby Audio Award
2012, Norway, 46 minutes
Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng
Website: www.facebook.com/nordforsola
Classification: General, coarse language*
Focus: Adventure, surfing, environment, snowboarding
Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.
from the film 'Down the Line'
From the film Down the Line
Down the Line
2012, Canada, 22 minutes
Filmmaker: Francois-Xavier ‘Fix’ De Ruydts, De Ruydts Photography
Website: www.deruydtsphotography.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Canyoning
None of these deep slot canyons and magnificent waterfalls have ever been explored — and once in, the only way out is down.
from the film 'Keeper of the Mountains'
From the film Keeper of the Mountains
Keeper of the Mountains (special edit)
* Special Jury Mention *
2013, USA, 16 minutes
Filmmakers: Allison Otto, Scott McElroy
Website: www.smalldogonthego.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Culture, human story, female
Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.
From the film 'I AM RED'
From the film I AM RED © Pete McBride
2013, USA, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Peter McBride
Website: www.petemcbride.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Environmental
A visual poem of the Colorado River delivers a simple yet powerful message.
From the film 'Sufferfest'
From the film Sufferfest
2013, USA, 18 minutes
Filmmaker: Cedar Wright
Website: www.cedarwright.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Climbing, biking, adventure
Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright embark on a wholly humanpowered adventure to link all of
California’s 14,000 foot peaks. Utterly new to biking, the quirky yet endearing duo push themselves to their absolute limits in pursuit of success.
From the film 'Valhalla'
From the film Valhalla
Valhalla (special edit)
2013, USA, 3 minutes
Filmmakers: Ben Sturgulewski, Nick Waggoner, Michaal Brown, Zac Ramras (Sweetgrass Productions)
Website: www.sweetgrass-productions.com
Classification: Parental Guidance, nudity*
Focus: Skiing, snowboarding
From naked chairlift riding to cliff airs wearing nothing more than an avalanche beacon and a smile, Valhalla’s naked snow segment sparks laughter from skiers and non-skiers alike.
NOTE TO PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: Some films include cautions about coarse or suggestive language (see the “Classification” information listed with each film). While we do not believe that any of the language is gratuitous or crosses the line of what most people would find offensive, we want you to be aware of the nature of the language in some of these films. Questions? Please contact Gary Thornbloom by email (814-353-3466) or at the Sierra Club table the night of the event. Thank you.