2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival Program

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Program Full film schedule inside.

Oct 27 – Nov 4 2018 banffmountainfestival.ca



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FESTIVAL FEASTS

Enjoy a delicious dinner before heading to an evening film screening.

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Après Film Charcuterie Platter $25pp Available between 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

EDEN, RIMROCK RESORT HOTEL

GRAPES, FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

4-course dinner for $59pp

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THE VERMILLION ROOM, FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL 3-course lunch for $40pp Available weekdays from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Welcome to the Festival On behalf of the Festival team, welcome to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Located on Treaty 7 Territory, we acknowledge the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot and Tsuu T’ina Nations who help us steward this land as well as honour and celebrate this place.

Image courtesy Banff Centre © Jessica Wittman

In our experience, the mountain community has always been a welcoming one. We relish time spent together in the hills and at the Festival, and we all enjoy seeing the reactions of first-timers to Banff. The stories told here are as diverse and as wide as this great mountain range we live in and we are proud to say that this year’s program includes more global voices than ever before. Films like The Weight of Water, Craig’s Reaction, and Stumped show us that physical disability never means inability and we watch in awe at the achievements of these athletes. From circumnavigating the globe, to outrageously long treks, to weekend trail runs, Sarah Outen, J.R. Harris, and Mirna Valerio (The Mirnavator) ask us to re-define the characteristics that make us adventurers. The possibilities seem as endless as the personalities who identify themselves as explorers, mountaineers or outdoorsy folk. And the Brotherhood of Skiing and Bawli Booch remind us how much fun we can have along the way.

Treeline, Big Lonely Doug, and Bird of Prey suggest that all living beings can have relationships and as humans we should try to understand how our natural world speaks to us both literally and metaphorically. Our human connection to the outdoors supersedes gender, age, and ancestry. Understanding our place in the world in the present moment hints at only splinters of a relationship that has existed for millennia, the depth of which we have yet to comprehend as the film Cielo reveals. Plan C-14 11, For the Love of Mary, and The Frenchy make us step out of the societal constraints of age and dive back into the youthful spirit that makes us all wide-eyed, first time adventurers. Stepping out of our comfort zone is something we do well at the Festival, just as Montréal based DJ JaBig does when he decides to Escape the city and cycle to the Arctic Circle. Free Solo and The Dawn Wall leave the idea of a comfort zone far behind, and Andrzej Bargiel knows what it means to put everything on the line as he skis down 8000-metre peaks in No Ski No Fun. The relationship with yourself sometimes speaks loudest when your natural environment offers little sympathy. So what does it mean to call yourself a mountaineer or an explorer? The answers are as diverse as the stories we celebrate at this festival and the people who tell them. But we know one thing for sure, the outdoors will always pull us together.

Deb Smythe Festival Director

Joanna Croston Programming Director

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Festival at a Glance Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

OCTOBER 27

OCTOBER 28

OCTOBER 29

OCTOBER 30

OCTOBER 31

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art and Craft Sale

Mountain Art Exhibitions

Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner

The Snow Show

11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free | pg. 9/11

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free | pg. 9/11

Various venues Free | pg. 42/43

6:30 p.m. | pg. 48

Opening Weekend Film Screenings

Opening Weekend Film Screenings

Mountain Artwalk

Kids Program Films

12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. pg. 8, 9

4 p.m. | Free pg. 8

Leo Houlding – Spectre Expedition 7:30 p.m. | pg. 9

Radical Reels

7:30 p.m. | pg. 16

The Dirtbag Café: Paul McSorley 7:30 p.m. | pg. 17

7:30 p.m. | pg. 14

12 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. pg. 10/11

3 pm | Free | pg. 36

Youth Adventure Photography Workshop

9 a.m – 4 p.m. | pg. 36

Films in Competition 7:30 p.m. | pg. 9

Opening Night Party

Live Music with Rapidgrass Maclab Bistro 10 p.m. | $15 Cover

Youth Adventure Photography Workshop

9 a.m – 4 p.m. | pg. 36

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Lux Cinema Screenings Throughout the Festival See pages 40–41

Mountain Art Exhibitions Throughout the Festival See pages 42–43

FREE Events and Learning Opportunities For all free events and special partner events, see pages 36–37


Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

NOVEMBER 1

NOVEMBER 2

NOVEMBER 3

NOVEMBER 4

Pat Morrow, Jeremy Schmidt Jan Redford

Voices of Adventure: Doug Scott

Mountain Marketplace

Mountain Marketplace

All Day Films: Program A

All Day Films: Program A

All Day Films: Program B

All Day Films: Program B

Indigenous Dialogues – Storytelling

Diversity in the Outdoors

10 – 11:30 a.m. | pg. 18

10 – 11:30 a.m. | pg. 22

Judith Matloff

Waymaking

Harley Rustad Bob Shepton

Mick Fowler David Roberts

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | pg. 18

2 – 3:30 p.m. | pg. 19

Summit Cinema

Mountain Marketplace

Kate Harris, Book Awards and Films

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 26/27

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 28/29

4:30 p.m. | Free | pg. 22

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free | pg. 37

The Bikes of Wrath

12:30 p.m. | Free pg. 36/37

Nature Photo/ Adventure Video Seminar 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free | pg. 37

7 p.m. | pg. 25

By Phone: 1.800.413.8368 or 403.762.6301 In Person: Banff Centre Box Office See page 46 for hours of operation

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 28/29

2 – 3:30 p.m. | pg. 22

Tales and Ales: A Mountain Reading

6 p.m. | pg. 36

9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | pg. 26/27

8 a.m. – 4 p.m. | pg. 37

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | pg. 22

Old Style Storytelling

4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Free | pg. 19

8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | pg. 37

Purchase your tickets

12:30 p.m. | Free pg. 39

Kids Program – Mountain Art

Online: banffmountainfestival.ca Program subject to change.

2 pm | Free | pg. 37

Kids Program Films

@BanffMtnFest

3 pm | Free | pg. 37

Mountain Gallery Hop

7:30 p.m. | pg. 21

Tommy Caldwell and Films 8 p.m. | pg. 23

J.R. Harris and Films

8 p.m. | pg. 24

Films in Competition 8 p.m. | pg. 23

Ascending Afghanistan

9:30 p.m. | pg. 25

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Free | pg. 45

Dreamland 7 p.m. | pg. 33

Best of the Festival

7:30 p.m. | pg. 35

Dining in Banff

This Mountain Life and Films

Discover delicious events in the Banff area during the Festival:

The Weight of Water and Films

Rise ‘n Shine Breakfasts, Festival Feasts, Banff ’s Best Bites, and Special Dining Events!

Sarah Outen and Films

See Banff and Lake Louise ad on the cover page 3.

Trembling Mountain

Find out more about dining at Banff Centre on page 48-49.

8 p.m. | pg. 30

8 p.m. | pg. 31

8 p.m. | pg. 32

9:30 p.m. | pg. 33 Photo, left: From the film In the Starlight © Paul Zizka

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Saturday, October 27

Opening Weekend 12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM #1 | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM #2 | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

Bawli Booch

This special flight program is screened in partnership with: Coupe Icare, St. Hilaire du Touvet – Lumbin, France.

(India, 2017, 4 min) Director: Anuj Khurana* Producer: 4Play.in* Production Company: 4Play Media And Communication LLP

Embark on a zany twowheeled journey with Raj Kaushal, as he traverses through the streets, alleys, and forests of Manali, India.

Sacred Strides (USA, 2018, 12 min) Directors: Forest Woodward, Anna Callaghan, Marie Sullivan Producers: Anna Callaghan and Marie Sullivan Production Company: Outside Magazine

Bears Ears National Monument is a public land under threat. In 2017, a group of Native American tribes put their differences aside and ran 1280 kilometres to Bears Ears to send a message of unity.

Liv Along the Way (Canada, 2018, 22 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello Production Company: Switchback Entertainment

At 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4000-metre peaks in the Alps in a year. As she’s learned throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned. .

1:05 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Ramsay's Round (Scotland, 2018, 21 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Claire MacLeod and Dave MacLeod Production Company: Rare Breed Productions

Ultra-marathon runner Alicia Hudelson embarks upon one of Scotland’s toughest long distance challenges – 24 Scottish mountains, ascending 8500 metres, in 24 hours.

Kindred (Canada, 2018, 10 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Zoya Lynch* Producer: Izzy Lynch* Production Company: Cedar Street Creative

Sometimes you just have to say yes to adventure and figure out the details later. How a single leap-of-faith led a city-based family on the unlikely journey of becoming backcountry lodge owners, in one of the most beautiful settings on earth.

Altay Wild Snow (China, 2017, 28 min) Director: Li Shuang Producer: Zhang Dun Nan

Travel into the remote landscapes of the Altai Mountains and learn about the birthplace and the cultural origins of skiing.

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Hourya (France, 2018, 10 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Laurent Roudneff and Quentin Chaumy

Fly above the ancient sands of the Moroccan coastline. Let your spirit soar with lightness and the feeling of Hourya.

Canada (Canada, 2018, 4 min) Director and Producer: Rachel Peressini* A program of Take Me Outside

Bird of Prey (USA, 2017, 95 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Eric Liner* Producers: Eric Liner and John Bowman Production Company: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig embarks on what could be the most challenging assignment of his career: to find and film the rarest eagle on the planet – the Great Philippine Eagle.

Mountain Artwalk 4 P.M. | FREE Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits on Banff Centre campus. See page 42 for exhibitions.


7:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

7:30 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $25

Leo Houlding – Spectre Expedition

In The Starlight

The Silver Branch

(France, 2018, 53 min) Director: Mathieu Le Lay* Producer: Valérie Grenon Production Company: Camera Lucida Productions

(Ireland, 2018, 74 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Katrina Costello Producer: Ken O Sullivan Production Company: Sea Fever Productions

Tonight's program begins with the presentation of the 2018 Summit of Excellence Award to Jacques Olek. Over 350 kilometres away from their destination of the Antarctic’s remote Gothic Mountains, climbers Leo Houlding (UK), Jean Burgun (FR) and Mark Sedon (NZ) landed by plane to embark on an ambitious, modern, and innovative expedition. During this 50-day self-supported trip the team endured extreme temperatures, whiteouts, and challenging winds – with a 21-hour non-stop ascent of the Spectre via a new route – before their 1700 kilometre kite ski back to their pick up point. The trio joins us on stage in Banff to share the adventure. Followed by films in competition.

Festival Opening Night Party Saturday, October 27 10 p.m. | MacLab Bistro $15 cover at the door

Join the Festival team and special guests for an opening party with live music, featuring bluegrass band Rapidgrass

8:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

FAST HORSE (Canada, 2018, 14 min) Director: Alexandra Lazarowich* Producer: Niobe Thompson* Production Company: Handful of Films

FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horse racing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow* struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco*, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

An intimate portrait exploring the passionate spirit of the celebrated local photographer Paul Zizka. Most of his photographs are taken in the mountain environment, during the darkest hours of the night under starfilled skies. While going on new astrophotography adventures, Paul finds balancing family, travel and work one of his biggest challenges. 8:35 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

The Moment

The Silver Branch is a philosophical visual poem on the life of a peasant farmer/poet Patrick McCormack, descendant of generations of farmers who live off the wild mountains in the West of Ireland. Patrick and his rural community are drawn into a divisive battle with the Government, leading him to the European supreme courts to decide on the fate of this iconic wilderness. * In person

(Canada, 2017, 74 min) Director and Producer: Darcy Hennessey Turenne*

In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.

Photos, this page: From the film In the Starlight © Paul Zizka; Opposite page: From the film Ramsay's Round © Dave MacLeod

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Sunday, October 28

Opening Weekend 12 P.M. FILM PROGRAM #3 | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

Choices (USA, 2017, 2 min) Director: Tim Dacosta* Producer: Caleb Weaver* Production Company: Lightbulb Media and Listen Up Media

A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from – but which will he pick?

Derrik Pottle, Keeper of the Flame (Canada, 2017, 7 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Jason van Bruggen* Production Company: DOT DOT DASH

Derrick Pottle is an Inuit hunter, guide, and carver from Nuntsiavut, Labrador. Having grown up on the land, he relies on his 60year observations around the temporal and cultural impacts of climate change.

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Children of the Snow Land (UK/Nepal, 2017, 93 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors/Producers: Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson Production Company: Mayfly TV and Picture on the Wall

A coming-of-age voyage in which children trek from their adopted city school all the way back to their birthplace in the highest inhabited villages on earth, to reconnect with family and an ancient way of life, and to make peace with those who gave them up for a ‘better’ life.

Photos, this page top: From the film Derrick Pottle © Jason van Bruggen; middle: From the film Children of the Snow Land; bottom: From the film Choices © Caleb Weaver; Opposite page top: From the film For the Love of Mary © Simon Perkins; bottom: From the film Break On Through © Matty Hong


Mountain Art And Craft Sale Saturday, Oct. 27 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

3:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM #4 | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15

For the Love of Mary (USA, 2018, 6 min) Directors and Producers: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton Production Company: Sharptail Media & Little Bear Creative

When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he's not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: the memory of his late wife of 68 years.

REEL ROCK 12: Break on Through (USA, 2017, 26 min) Directors: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen Producer: Zachary Barr Production Company: REEL ROCK

Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

BREATH (ALIENTO) (Mexico, 2018, 17 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ulises Fierro Production Company

Sunday, Oct. 28 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. Eric Harvie Theatre – Lobby | Free

Find unique mountainthemed art and handcrafted items.

Fear, breathing, movement, presence. Breath is an inside look at Margarita Cardoso’s process to climb one of the most technically difficult and beautiful sport climbing routes at Los Dinamos, Mexico City.

No Ski No Fun (Poland, 2015, 32 min) Director and Producer: Dariusz Zaluski

Andrzej Bargiel is one of the best ski alpinists in the world. His rural upbringing in Poland and his competitive nature have put him on course to climb and ski some of the highest peaks of the Himalaya.

4:15 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

* In person

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Sunday, October 28

Opening Weekend 7:30 P.M. FILM PROGRAM #5 | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $15 The 2018 Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition Grand Prize will be presented to winner Beth Wald.

Ingrained (USA, 2017, 8 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Directors: Jimmy Chin & WRKSHRT Producer: Shannon Ethridge Production Company: WRKSHRT

Growing up as a ranch kid in tiny Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Mark Carter was raised on small-town realities like fixing a fence, branding cattle, and herding steers across the sage-strewn acreage. Not exactly a typical candidate for a professional snowboarder.

Eighth Wonder (USA, 2018, 8 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ryan Peterson Production Company: Alaskanist Stories/Yeti Presents

Set in the world's biggest, rowdiest salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this is the humourous story of a woman who quits her mid-career job as a scientist to become a commercial fisherman and her unlikely mentorship within a gang of young party dudes.

Life of Glide (USA, 2017, 16 min) Director: Todd Jones Production: Teton Gravity Research

Big Mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide".

Brothers of Climbing (USA, 2017, 7 min) Director: Duncan Sullivan Producer: Luke Boelitz Production Company: Cause+Effect

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'" 8:35 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

* In person

Photos, left: From the film Eighth Wonder © Ryan Peterson; right: From the film Free Solo

Free Solo (USA, 2018, 119 min) Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Producer: Evan Hayes Production Company: Lonely Films

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 900-metre El Capitan in Yosemite National Park... without a rope.

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Monday, October 29

Radical Reels 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE (LIVE) / MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE (SIMULCAST) | $25 Sponsored by Dan Sparks & Associates. Radical Reels is a Banff tradition for all ages, bursting with high-energy films of extreme sports, crazy adventures, and wild athletes.

Ride of the Dead (USA, 2017, 12 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Michael Parenteau Producer: Lindsey Hagen* Production Company: Stept. LLC

Enter into the world of Oaxacan mountain bike culture during Mexico's famous annual celebration known as Dia De Los Muertos.

Silence (Czech Republic, 2018, 18 min) Director: Bernardo Giminez Producer: Pavel Blazek Production Company: AO Production s.r.o

Adam Ondra is one of the best climbers in the world and he made a little piece of climbing history when he finally sent his project, Silence (9c/5.15d) in the spectacular Hanshelleren Cave in Norway.

Photos, top: From the film Ride of the Dead © Lindsey Hagen; bottom: From the film Beautiful Idiot © Robb Thompson

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Holocene (Japan, 2018, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Yuta Watanabe* Producer: Ranyo Tanaka* Production Company: Rightup Inc.

Join two riders from Japan as they dive into the cultural history of the Dolomites, clattering up Via Ferratas, and shredding down couloirs along the way.

Beautiful Idiot (Canada, 2018, 15 min) Director: Harrison Mendel* and Robb Thompson* Producer: Harrison Mendel Production Company: GRAIN

Take a wild ride through the mindset and motivations of those who feel driven to pursue greatness, how it feels to fall short, and the consequences of reaching a lofty goal when the struggle to get there has defined you for so long.


The Mountain Idol Competion

Stumped (USA, 2017, 25 min) Directors: Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating Producer: Cedar Wright Production Company: Cedar Wright Productions

Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn't want to be considered a good onearmed climber or a good female climber, she just wants to be a good climber. 9:15 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Perspectives // India (USA, 2018, 5 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Scott Secco* Producer: Brandon Watts Production Company: Freehub Media

Professional mountain bike athlete and artist Micayla Gatto adventures to the Indian Himalayas to experience the culture with her unique artistic perception.

Inside the Indus – A Pakistani Odyssey (France, 2017, 27 min ) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Ciarán Heurteau* Producer: Mike Dawson Production Company: Twelve Productions

Celebrate youth, sport, and the spirit of the outdoors with the Mountain Idol competition. The 2018 Mountain Idol will be announced on-stage during Radical Reels. Mountain Idol is sponsored by Banff Mount Norquay, Rab, and Alpine Club of Canada. banffmountainfestival.ca/idol

An international team of kayakers heads to Pakistan to attempt a descent of the fabled Rondu Gorge, on the Indus river. Hidden behind a wall of political and security factors meant it had been eight years since the last expedition had ventured into the gorge.

Notes from the Wall (Belgium, 2017, 34 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Siebe Vanhee Producer: Guillaume Lion and Siebe Vanhee

In February 2017 three of world’s best and fun-loving climbers, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Nicolas Favresse, and Siebe Vanhee freeclimbed one of the hardest routes of Patagonia, “El Regalo de Mwono”, a 1200-metre-high route on the east side of Torre Central, Torres del Paine.

* In person

Photos, top: From the film Stumped; bottom: From the film Silence © Pavel Klement

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Wednesday, October 31

The Snow Show 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $25 Sponsored by The Lake Louise Ski Resort and Summer Gondola Wait no more! It’s time for fresh tracks and big air in our annual night of snow films to get you stoked for the winter.

Skier Vs. Drone (Canada, 2018, 4 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Mike Douglas Producer: Mike Douglas and Mike Gamble Production Company: Switchback Entertainment

It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.

The Faction Collective Presents: La Grave (Switzerland, 2018, 17 min) Director: Etienne Mérel Producer: Tim Harty Production Company: The Faction Collective

Sam Anthamatten and Johnny Collinson travel to La Grave to push the limits of steep skiing and discover what makes La Grave so unique – a mythic freeride location where time stops.

HOJI (USA, 2018, 50 min) Director: Scott Gaffney Producers: Murray Wais and Steve Winter Production Company: Matchstick Productions

Eric Hjorleifson* lets his skiing speak for itself. He doesn’t stand on the bar and shout out his accolades. He chases storms. He ditches his cell phone for weeks at a time. His exploits are rarely flaunted on social media. In spite of all of this – or maybe because of it – he is a hero to legions of skiers across the globe. This is who Eric is – this is “HOJI.” 9 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Ice & Palms (Germany, 2018, 32 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Philipp Becker, Jochen Mesle, Johannes Müller Production Company: El Flamingo Films

Bikepacking, summiting mountains, AND skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.

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The Dirtbag Café 7:30 PM | THE CLUB, THEATRE COMPLEX | $15

Children of the Columbia: A Skier’s Odyssey (Canada, 2018, 20 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jay MacMillan, Mitchell Scott* Producer: Mitchell Scott* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

A cultural ski journey up the historically-charged waters of the Columbia River in interior British Columbia.

The Sky Piercer (New Zealand, 2018, 42 min) Director: Jason Hancox Producers: Jason Hancox, Martin Winkler, Beanie De Le Rue Production Company: CoLab Creative

With three weeks to prepare and scope the West face of Aoraki, Xavier De Le Rue and Nadine Waller are confident that they will have the opportunity to tackle the mountain, but local Sam Smoothy knows that weather in New Zealand is not so kind.

The Dirtbag Café with Paul McSorley After discovering climbing on the crags of Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment as a teenager, Paul McSorley found his calling. Over the last twenty years Paul has become one of Canada’s most respected alpinists – traveling the world from Pakistan to Patagonia, making first ascents on big alpine walls and many new friends along the way.

Photos: opposite page, top: From the film Ice & Palms © Jochen Mesle; bottom: From the film Hoji; this page, left: From the film The Sky Piercer © Mickey Ross; right: Courtesy of Paul McSorley

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Thursday, November 1

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAMS | MAX BELL BUILDING

Pat Morrow and Jeremy Schmidt Searching for Tao Canyon

Jan Redford

End of the Rope 10 – 11:30 A.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

At a time before guidebooks and high-resolution satellite images, Pat Morrow, Jeremy Schmidt, and Art Twomey spent spring and fall seasons over ten years hauling their cameras through the wildest slot canyons they could find in the American Southwest. Together they reveal an exquisite world in Searching for Tao Canyon. Mountains challenge her. Her marriage almost destroys her. And motherhood could have been the breaking point. End of the Rope is a raw climbing memoir from author Jan Redford. How she climbs out of the hole she dug for herself is as thrilling and inspiring as any of her climbs.

Photos, this page, top: © Pat Morrow; bottom: Image courtesy of Bob Shepton Opposite page: Image courtesy of Harley Rustad

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Judith Matloff

No Friends but the Mountains 12:30 – 1:45 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world’s population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world’s conflicts. Traveling to conflict zones across the world, Judith Matloff sheds light on the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainsides that affect us all in her latest book No Friends but the Mountains.


Harley Rustad

Old Style Storytelling

Captain Reverend Bob Shepton

4:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Big Lonely Doug

Addicted to Adventure 2 – 3:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

This is the story of how a logger saves Big Lonely Doug, a 60-metre tall Douglas fir. Author Harley Rustad reveals how this single tree is a symbol for the future of both the timber industry and the old-growth conservation movement on Vancouver Island. Trapped in ice off Greenland in a burning ship and losing a mast in the Falklands are just a few of Captain Reverend Bob Shepton’s adventures. Captain Bob is an ordained minister, now in his 80s, who brings to Banff one-ofa-kind tales of his life spent sailing the Arctic and making first ascents of previously inaccessible peaks.

Sit back and enjoy authentic, heartfelt, and unscripted tales from some of the Rockies’ best storytellers including Rob Wood, Gillean and Tony Daffern, Brad White, and Meghan Ward. Hosted by Andrew Brash

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Thursday, November 1

Mountain Books and Films EVENING PROGRAM | 7:30 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35 The program begins with the 2018 Banff Mountain Book Competition awards.

Kate Harris, Book Awards – and Film Between sneaking illegally across Tibet, studying the history of science and exploration at Oxford, and staring down a microscope for a doctorate at MIT, Kate Harris has realized that explorers are unconventional. Weaving adventure and reflection, Harris explores the wildness of a world that can never be fully mapped – as she sets off by bicycle down the Silk Road in her latest work, Lands of Lost Borders. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Cielo (Canada, 2017, 78 min) Director: Alison McAlpine Producers: Alison McAlpine, Paola Castillo, Sean Farnel and Carmen Garcia Production Company: Second Sight Pictures, Errante Producciones

Drifting between spirituality and science, Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert, Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendour.

* In person Photos, top: From the film Cielo © Alison McAlpine; bottom: Image courtesy Kate Harris

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Friday, November 2

Mountain Books DAYTIME PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES

Voices of Adventure: An Interview with Doug Scott 10 – 11:30 A.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

With over 40 expeditions to the high mountains of Asia including the bold first ascent of the South-West face of Mt. Everest, Doug Scott is one of the UK’s most prolific mountaineers. He’s the recipient of a Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award, author of five books including The Ogre (2017), and founder of Community Action Nepal. Scott joins climber and writer Geoff Powter on stage for an in-depth interview.

Waymaking: An Anthology of Women's Adventure Writing Poetry and Art 12:30 – 1:45 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

Waymaking is an anthology of prose, poetry, and artwork by women who are inspired by wild places, adventure, and landscape. Adventurers Sarah Outen and Hazel Findlay, renowned filmmaker and writer Claire Carter, and and artists Tessa Lyons and Genevieve Carver join us in Banff sharing their own contributions to this pivotal work. Moderated by Paula Wright.

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Book signings follow most presentations.

Mick Fowler No Easy Way

David Roberts

Limits of the Known 2 – 3:30 P.M. Max Bell Auditorium | $15

World renowned alpinist Mick Fowler is the ultimate weekend warrior. Until retiring in January 2017, he focused on technically challenging, eye-catching lines and first ascents around the world – all during his holidays from a desk job in a UK tax office. He joins us in Banff to celebrate his new book No Easy Way. With a career documenting adventures in extreme landscapes, David Roberts is one of the most wellknown American climbing authors of his generation. In Limits of the Known, and in the wake of his diagnosis with stage IV throat cancer, he reflects on our relationship to extreme risk.

Tales and Ales: A Mountain Reading 4:30 P.M. Kinnear Centre, Room 203 Free

Enjoy undertones of adventure and subtle hints of earthy humour with full-bodied tales featuring mountain writers David Smart, Geoff Powter, and Eva Holland.


Friday, November 2

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $35

Tommy Caldwell

J.R. Harris – and Films

The Dawn Wall (Austria/USA, 2017, 100 min) Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer Producers: Josh Lowell, Philipp Manderla, Peter Mortimer Production Company: Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell* and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 900-metre rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell,

The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. Sponsored by MEC 9:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

With a sub-two-hour goal in their sights, and under the world’s eye, legendary American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold set the speed record on the Nose on El Capitan this past spring at 1 hour 58 minutes and 7 seconds. Caldwell joins us in Banff to share his latest accomplishments and his recent memoir, The Push: A Climbers Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits.

After almost 50 years of wilderness travel since he first impulsively drove out of New York in a VW Beetle headed towards the most northern road in Alaska, J.R. Harris has plenty of tales to tell. Way Out There is his account of ordinary and extraordinary exploits, twists and turns, while backpacking in some of the world’s most tantalizing places. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

The Lorax Project (Australia, 2018, 35 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Peter Wyllie Producer: Simon Blair Production Company: Mission Control Collective

Six friends embark on a determined quest to climb, and then BASE jump 'The Lorax', a formidable climb in remote western Tasmania. Surrounded by some of the most pristine wilderness in all of Australia, they contend with extreme weather and rugged terrain, relying on each other's skills and a bit of humour to reach their goal.

Divided

Photos, opposite page: top: Image courtesy of Doug Scott; bottom: Image courtesy Hazel Findlay; opposite page: From the film The Lorax Project © Jared Irwin

(Scotland, 2018, 43 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Lee Craigie* and Mike Webster* Producer: Lee Craigie Production Company: The Adventure Syndicate

Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico. * In person

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Friday, November 2

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $25

Escape (Canada, 2018, 8 min) Director: Anjali Nayar Producer: Yves J. Ma* Production Company: MEC

JaBig, a Montreal-based DJ, buys a bike on a whim and decides to attempt to beat the record for the longest continuous bike ride in a single country. What’s more, he’ll ride a single speed, fixed-gear bicycle and finish in Tuktoyaktuk in winter.

We Are Rovers, NORWAY (France, 2018, 25 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Antonin Michaud-Soret Production Company: Ahstudio Filmmakers

A paragliding adventure where laughs, discoveries, AND the unexpected make every moment unforgettable.

Craig's Reaction (USA, 2018, 24 min) Director: Cameron Maier Producer: Matthew Hulet Production Company: Bearcam Media

Ever since taking a 30-metre whipper in 2002 that left him with spinal injuries and only one leg, climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But his day-today life story is the one that should be making headlines. 24 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

9:15 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Stirb Langsam (Austria, 2017, 16 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Directors: Jakob Schweighofer and Simon Platzer Producer: Michael Wohlleben Production Company: Whiteroom Productions

Michi Wohlleben's ambition is hard to control. He accomplished one outstanding climbing performance after another until one day his body reveals its limits after a banal training session. From one moment to the next, Michi's life is turned upside down.

The Radicals (Canada, 2018, 55 min) Directors: Brian Hockenstein* and Tamo Campos* Producer: Brian Hockenstein Production Company: Brian Hockenstein Cinema & Beyond Boarding

The Radicals follows an active group of snowboarders and surfers who drift from their respective sport into the world of activism. Together they journey across the West Coast of British Columbia, weaving a story of learning, inspiration, and resistance. Photos, this page, top: From the film Escape © SteveTan & Gaelle Leroyer; bottom: From the film We Are Rovers, NORWAY © Louis Garnier; opposite page, top: From the film Stirb Langsam © Michi Wohlleben; bottom: From the film Ascending Afghanistan © Pablo Durana


EVENING PROGRAMS ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15 PER PROGRAM 7 P.M. Program

9:30 P.M. Program

The Bikes of Wrath

Space to Explore

(Australia, 2018, 101 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Cameron Ford* and Charlie Turnbull* Production Company: Doss Flamingoss

(USA, 2018, 14 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Katherine DuBois*

The Bikes of Wrath tells the story of five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by the Joad family of Steinbeck’s famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath.

* In person

Natalie Panek* has spent her life focused on her biggest dream – to be the first to set foot on another planet. In the sky high arches, and under a canopy of stars in Moab, Utah it's easy to believe that all the adventure you need is right here on earth.

Facing Sunrise (Canada, 2017, 8 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Julia Kwan* Producers: Yves J. Ma*, Lainey Mullins* and Jeff Thomas Production Company: MEC

While dealing with one of the darkest times of her life, Azzah overhears a conversation around the question, “what do you want to do before you die?”

Ascending Afghanistan

WARNING Graphic Content

(USA, 2016, 50 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director: Erik Osterholm Producers: Erike Osterholm and Alyse Walsh Production Company: Vice Media

Follow the first female Afghan mountaineering team as they navigate their first expedition and fight for recognition as athletes amongst their country, culture, and families. Buy tickets: 403.762.6301 / 1.800.413.8368 / 25


Saturday/Sunday

Film Program A EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 | MGT & MBA SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $60

Brotherhood of Skiing (USA, 2018, 10 min) WORLD PREMIERE Directors: Colin Arisman* and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray* Producer: Faith E. Briggs* Production Company: Wild Confluence Media & The Wilder Studio

Blue Heart

The Ario Dream

(USA, 2018, 44 min) Director: Britton Caillouette Producers: David Burden and Tim Lynch Production Company: Farm League and Patagonia

(UK, 2017, 42 min) Director and Producer: Paul Diffley* Production Company: Hot Aches Productions

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of hydropower development threatens to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region.

How to Run 100 Miles

10:41 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

(USA, 2018, 28 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Brendan Leonard* Production Company: Semi-Rad Media

The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.

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RJ Ripper (USA, 2018, 19 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Joey Schusler Production Company: Joey Schusler Films

The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker.

This is a gripping account of expedition-style cave exploration and at the apex are the cave divers, pushing into the unknown in deep sumps where rescue is not an option.

Carving Landscapes (Canada, 2018, 6 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Agathe Bernard*

Through the inspiring legacy of Mary Vaux we will venture onto the Illecillewaet Glacier, reenacting her research and her mountain travel in the restriction of Victorian dresses.


Enjoy a full day of watching films – choose from TWO different film programs (Program A or B) EHT & RRH – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | MGT & MBA SUNDAYM NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

Tierra del Viento (Land of the Wind) (UK, 2017, 18 min) Director: Laura Belinky Producer: Laura Belinky and Theo Ribeiro Production Company: Wild River Films

In Patagonia, further South than most people ever dare to venture, there's a land of infinite vastness and beauty. Fine-art photographer Eliseo Miciu explores this mythical place, and also learns a bit more about himself.

The Passage (USA, 2018, 25 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Nate Dappen Production Company: Day's Edge Productions*

In 1974 a small determined team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. The Passage is a story about revisiting that journey, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.

Photos, opposite page, top: From the film The Ario Dream © Paul Diffley; bottom, left: From the film The Serengheti Rules © Nicolas Brown; bottom, middle: From the film Brotherhood of Skiing © Tyler WilkinsonRay; bottom, right: From the film The Passage © Nathan Dappen

Inwards

The Botanist

(Germany, 2017, 12 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Ulf Wogenstein Production Company: Wogenstein Pictures

(Canada, 2016, 20 min) Directors and Producers: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis and Maude Plante-Husaruk

For two decades he made up some the worlds hardest first ascents, some of them even barefoot. 70-year-old saxonian climbing pioneer Bernd Arnold bridges between success in climbing and inner experiences. From the roots of childhood to distant mountain regions and friendship he draws a line back home to the present. 3:12 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

Grizzly Country (USA, 2018, 12 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Ben Moon* Producers: Shannon Ethridge and Annie Nyborg* Production Company: Moonhouse LLC

After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raimberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.

The Serengeti Rules (UK/USA, 2018, 84 min) Director: Nicolas Brown Producer: David Allen Production Company: HHMI Tangled Bank Studios & Passion Planet

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth – from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle – they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.

Daytime Film Program Schedule

PROGRAM A Saturday, November 3 EHT AND RRH Sunday November 4 MGT AND MBA A.M. 9:12

Brotherhood of Skiing

9:26

How to Run 100 Miles

9:57

Blue Heart

10:41

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

11:03

RJ Ripper

11:24

The Ario Dream – The Quest for Europe's Deepest Cave

12:06 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK P.M. 2:05

Carving Landscapes

2:12

Tierra del Viento (Land of the Wind)

2:32

The Passage

3:00

Inwards

3:12

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

3:35

Grizzly Country

3:48

The Botanist

4:11

The Serengeti Rules

Program ends 5:35 p.m.

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Saturday/Sunday

Film Program B MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 | EHT & RRH – SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $60

Viacruxis

The Mirnavator

Lelum'

(Spain, 2018, 11 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director Ignasi López Fàbregas Producer: Ana Vega Pérez

(USA, 2017, 11 min) Director and Producer: Sarah Menzies Production Company: Let Media

(Canada, 2017, 9 min) Director and Producer: Asia Youngman*

Marcel and Andrezj are a pair of legendary mountaineers. In order to achieve the summit of an unclimbed peak they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships, and stand each other’s company for a very long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport.

Surviving the Outback (Australia, 2018, 57 mins) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Michael Atkinson*

Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either! 10:23 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

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Ski Photographer (USA, 2018, 9 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Frank Pickell* Producer: Dan Benshoff Production Company: Futuristic Films and DPS Cinematic

Drawn to the mountains in search of the ski bum lifestyle, Oskar Enander had no intention of ever becoming a photographer. Is his affinity for cold, stark places driven by his colorblindness? Or is it place that has formed his aesthetic?

Lelum' is the Hul'qumi'num word for home. The film takes the audience on a journey across the different landscapes of British Columbia through an Indigenous lens conveying this message: as custodians of the land, it is our inherent responsibility to protect and show respect for our lelum', our home.

Plan C-14 II (Argentina, 2018, 47 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director Nico Muñoz Producers: Nico Muñoz and Nadina Goldwaser Production Company: El Mano Films

Martin Pueyrredon* is an industrious man of 83 years old and he is running out of time. Against all odds and doctor's recommendations, he is determined to have one last adventure before the end.


Enjoy a full day of watching films – choose from TWO different film programs (Program A or B) MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | EHT – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

My Mom Vala

AMO

(USA, 2017, 10 min) Director: RC Cone Producer: RC Cone, Elli Thor Magnusson, Scott Ballew, Taylor Johns Production Company: Tributaries Digital Cinema

(USA, 2017, 7 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Max Lowe Producer: Matthew Vanatta Production Company: The Celine Custeau Film Fellowship

Vala lives in Reykjavik, Iceland and travels to Greenland for work and to immerse herself in rivers thick with migrating char. But for Vala’s 10-year old daughter, Mathilda, Greenland lives only in the stories that her mother tells and her own imagination.

Heu Rapa Haoa, native born Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and one of 800 remaining people left in the world who speak his native tongue fluently, tells his story of the island, and what he sees for the future of his people.

The Guardians (USA, 2018, 70 min) Directors and Producers: Ben Crosbie and Tessa Moran Production Company: Eidolon Films

An indigenous community in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve must confront internal divisions and illegal loggers in order to recover the ancient forest they nearly destroyed. Like the millions of monarchs that also call this forest home, their survival depends on it.

Focus (UK, 2018, 34 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Chris Prescott* Production Company: Dark Sky Media

2011 Steve Bate* was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a severe form of tunnel vision gradually robbing him of his sight. The burden of blindness has manifested into an almost obsessive drive to achieve his ambitious dreams, including the Rovaniemi 150, a gruelling self-supported fat bike race through the Arctic tundra of Finnish Lapland.

The Beaver Believers (USA, 2018, 55 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Sarah Koenigsberg* Production Company: Tensegrity Productions

What do a biologist, a hydrologist, a botanist, an ecologist, a psychologist, and a hairdresser all have in common? They are all working to restore the North American Beaver, that most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

Daytime Film Program Schedule

PROGRAM B Saturday, November 3 MGT AND MBA Sunday November 4 EHT AND RRH A.M. 9:12

Viacruxis

9:26

Surviving the Outback

10:23

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

10:45 The Mirnavator 10:59 Ski Photographer 11:10

Lelum'

11:21

Plan C-14 II

12:08 p.m.

LUNCH BREAK P.M. 2:03

My Mom Vala

2:15

The Guardians

3:25

BREAK (20 MINUTES)

3:48

AMO

3:58

Focus

4:36

The Beaver Believers

Program ends 5:31 p.m.

3:25 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

* In person Photos, opposite page, top: From the film Lelum'; bottom, left: From the film Surviving The Outback © Michael Atkinson; bottom, right: From the film Ski Photographers © Oskar Enander; This page: From the film The Beaver Believers © Sarah Koenigsberg

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Saturday, November 3

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | ERIC HARVIE THEATRE | $35

This Mountain Life – and Films Sponsored by MEC. A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains. A group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God. A couple lives off the grid for nearly 50 years. All feel the pull so strongly that their lives must revolve around mountains. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the snowy peaks of Canada. Following the screening, filmmaker Grant Baldwin, along with Tania Halik and Barry Blanchard join in person. Followed by films in competition. 9:50 P.M. (BREAK, 20 MIN)

* In person

Photos, this page, top: From the film This Mountain Life; bottom: From the film Boy Nomad © aAron Munson; Opposite page, top: From the film The Weight of Water; bottom, left: From the film Dreamride3 © Bruno Long; bottom, right: From the film Treeline

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Surface (USA, 2018, 7 min) Director: John Rodosky* Producer: Christopher Jerard Production Company: Roam Media

In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.

The Frenchy (USA, 2018, 14 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Michelle Smith* Production Company: Ungrounded Productions

Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter.

Boy Nomad (Canada, 2018, 21 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Niobe Thompson* Production Company: Handful of Films

9-year old Janibek lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration.


8 P.M. | MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE | $25

Dreamride 3

The Ride

(Canada, 2018, 6 min) Director and Producer: Mike Hopkins* Production Company: Juicy Studios

(USA, 2018, 9 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Erik Petersen* Production Company: Erik Petersen Photography

Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.

The Weight of Water (USA, 2018, 80 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Michael Brown* Production Company: Serac Adventure Films

Erik Weihenmayer* has climbed the tallest peaks on each continent and his latest undertaking is to kayak the Grand Canyon. His blindness doesn’t hold him back – and together with his friend Lonnie, who also happens to be blind, the two face Lava Falls, the toughest rapid in the canyon. 9:55 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

Follow Ebbie Hansen, a Montana cowgirl, as she chases her third National Skijoring Championship.

Treeline (Canada, 2018, 40 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director: Jordan Manley* Producer: Laura Yale Production Company: Narrows Media

Through a cinematic exploration of three extraordinary tree communities, TREELINE brings forests alive on screen, illuminating the reciprocal bond between humanity and nature – a relationship we can’t survive without – and asks what responsibility we have to protect the exceptional forests that remain.

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Saturday, November 3

Films and Speakers 8 P.M. | MAX BELL AUDITORIUM | $35

Sarah Outen – and Films With one simple goal – to circle the globe under her own steam – adventurer Sarah Outen sets off in her kayak from Tower Bridge, London towards France with a plan to cycle, kayak, and row her way around the world. A year later she is plucked from the Pacific Ocean amid a tropical storm, her boat broken, her spirit even more so. But giving up is not an option. Presentation followed by films in competition. 9:10 P.M. (BREAK, 15 MIN)

The John Lauchlan Award will be presented following the break.

The Wolf Pack (USA, 2018, 12 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Nick Waggoner* Producer: Zac Ramras* Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

A mom, dad, three kids, one pig, a dog, two cats, and ten tarantulas. The BrafordLefebrve family lives to run and runs to live. Without cell phones or any modern worry, the wolf pack roams the mountains around Silverton, CO, raising kids on a healthy diet of wonder and awe. 32 / Buy tickets: banffmountainfestival.ca

namanu rruni | Albatross Island (Australia, 2018, 14 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director: Matthew Newton Producer: Catherine Pettman Production Company: Rummin Productions

Albatross island is a magical place. 18 hectares of conglomerate rock off the north western tip of Tasmania, Australia, a place that 5200 breeding pairs of shy albatross call home.

Mama (Poland, 2017, 45 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Wojtek Kozakiewicz Production Company: Vacaspurpuras Outdoor Films

Kinga Ociepka-Grzegulska is one of the most important figures in Polish sport climbing and the mother of two kids. After 20 years of living her passion, she sets herself a new goal – to climb a route that no woman has ever done before. * In person

Photos, this, top: Courtesy of Sarah Outen; bottom: From the film Mama; Opposite page, top: From the film Trembling Mountain; bottom, left: From the film Albatross Island © Matthew Newton; bottom, right: From the film Dreamland © Stanislaw Berbeka


EVENING PROGRAMS ROLSTON RECITAL HALL | $15 PER PROGRAM 7 P.M. Program

9:30 P.M. Program

Dreamland

Trembling Mountain

(Poland, 2018, 87 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Stanislaw Berbeka* Production Company: Yak-Yak

(Nepal, 2016, 82 min) NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE Director and Producer: Kesang Tseten Production Company: Shunyata Film Production

In his documentary, Stanislaw Berbeka revives the memory of his father, Maciej Berbeka. Thanks to the accounts of fellow climbers, family members and archival recordings, we can gain a better insight into the life of this eminent Polish mountaineer and traveller.

Langtang was among the worst hit regions in Nepal’s 2015 earthquake. A glacial collapse caused an avalanche of rock, ice and mud, resulting in an airblast, equal to half the force of the Hiroshima atom bomb. In capturing survivor responses to the disaster, the film reveals a transformation that has been sweeping the Himalaya over the last decades.

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Sunday, November 4

Film Programs EVENING PROGRAMS | VARIOUS VENUES | $35

Best of the Festival Awards Night and Films 7:30 P.M. Eric Harvie Theatre – Awards presentation and films 8 P.M. Margaret Greenham Theatre, Max Bell Auditorium, Rolston Recital Hall, and Lux Cinema Banff (pg. 41) – Films Only

Photos, top: From the film Bird of Prey; bottom left: From the film The Frenchy © Michelle Smith; bottom right: From the film Liv Along The Way

It’s a thrilling night not to be missed! The international film jury announces the Mountain Film Competition award winners and will re-screen many of the winning films.

NOTE: Films screened during Best of the Festival are not confirmed until the Jury finalizes the award winners on November 4.

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Free Events and Learning Opportunities Saturday October 27 Youth Adventure Photography Workshop

OCTOBER 27 & 28 (2 DAY WORKSHOP, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. BOTH DAYS) $250, INCLUDES LUNCH

Sponsored by Nikon and The Camera Store Visit banffmountainfestival. ca/festival-schedule for more information on how to register. Take advantage of Banff’s inspirational landscapes and scenery in this 2-day adventurefocused youth-only workshop led by local instructor Jeremiah Marsh. Ideal for aspiring outdoor photographers ages 15 – 25. Participants will learn beginner skills and photography techniques, experiment with equipment provided by Nikon and The Camera Store, and meet fellow aspiring outdoor photographers. No experience or photography skills necessary – just a desire to learn and experience outdoor adventure photography. Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. | EHL

See page 12. Mountain Artwalk

4 P.M. | MEET AT THE ERIC HARVIE THEATRE PATIO

See page 8

Sunday October 28 Youth Adventure Photography Workshop

OCTOBER 27 & 28 (2 DAY WORKSHOP, 10AM-5PM BOTH DAYS) $250, INCLUDES LUNCH

See details above under Saturday, October 27. Mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 A.M. – 5 P.M. | EHL

Friday November 2 Tales and Ales

4:30 P.M. | KCCI 203 | ( CASH BAR)

See page 23. Mountain Marketplace FRIDAY – SUNDAY (NOV. 3-5)

See details on opposite page.

Saturday November 3

See page 12

Mountain Marketplace

Kid’s Program – Collaborative Mountain Art

See details on opposite page.

Help build a mountain art piece with local First Nations artist Janice Tanton. Arrive early! Space is limited

8 A.M. – 8 P.M. | KCCI 1ST FLOOR GALLERIA

2 – 3 P.M. | JPL 204

Kid’s Program – Family Friendly Films

3 – 3:30 P.M. | TELUS STUDIO, JPL

Five family-friendly films from this year’s competition (Ages 11 and under).

Thursday November 1 Old Style Story Telling 4:30 p.m. | KCCI 203 See page 18. Summit Cinema – a VIP Screening of The Weight of Water

6 P.M. | BANFF GONDOLA | $99 DINNER & PRIVATE SCREENING

Dine on top of the Rockies at Banff Gondola’s Sky Bistro. Enjoy a VIP cocktail reception featuring champagne, canapes, and chef-attended stations with prime rib, pasta, salad, cheese and charcuterie. Then sit back and enjoy a very special “sneak peak” of The Weight of Water with kayaker Erik Weihenmayer and filmmaker Michael Brown in person. Limited to 70 people. Purchase tickets through Banff Gondola at banffgondola.com or 1.866.756.1904.

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FRIDAY – SUNDAY (NOV. 3-5)

Google Earth Display and VR Demo

Warm up your morning with Osprey and Kicking Horse Coffee 8 – 9:30 A.M. | EHT PATIO

Buy a special edition Osprey Camp mug (with complementary Kicking Horse Coffee) for only $5. All proceeds support the 2019 Banff Mountain Photography Residency. Good while quantities last. Osprey Lounge

8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | EHT PATIO

Relax in the comfort of the cozy Osprey Lounge.

World Expeditions – Crossing Nepal on Foot 12:30 P.M. | TS

In 2018 Vince Gayman, an adventure enthusiast, set out to complete the Great Himalaya Trail embarking on a 5-month, 1,700 km epic traverse of Nepal on foot. Motivated by the physical challenge and the beauty of the Himalayan landscape, Vince was captivated with spending five months immersed in the remote regions of Nepal. Meet Vince and hear all about the challenges and rewards along the way. Indigenous Dialogue – Storytelling in Books & Film 12:30 P.M. | KCCI 101/103

See page 39 Lululemon Unwind Your Mind 2:30 AND 3:30 P.M. YURT IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE

Is your mind busy, overwhelmed and frazzled? This 30-minute session will help you find some peace and quiet amidst the busyness of your mind. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress, increase focus, and let your mind experience rest.

Virtual Reality – From Inspiration to Action

Mountain Gallery Hop

Join us for a VR panel discussion presented by Google and industry experts.

See page 45.

9 A.M. |TELUS STUDIO, JPL

Lululemon Gentle Yoga

12:30 P.M. YURT IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE

A 60-minute gentle yoga class in the comfort of the Banff Centre yurt. All levels are welcome – no yoga experience necessary. Register at Eventbrite lululemon Banff. (Mats provided)

3 – 6 P.M. | VARIOUS DOWNTOWN BANFF LOCATIONS

The Climbers – Jim Herrington Artist’s Talk

4 P.M. | JPL FOYER, TELUS STUDIO

Twenty years in the making, The Climbers is a stunning collection of images of some of the icons of mountaineering – portraits that reveal the core of their remarkable subjects. Join renowned photographer Jim Herrington on site at his exhibit for an artist’s talk on the making of his award winning book, The Climbers.


Mountain Marketplace

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED

Nature Photo & Adventure Video Seminar Sponsored by The Camera Store, Nikon, Sony, and Panasonic

3 – 6 P.M. | KCCI HUSKY GREAT HALL

Out of Bounds: How Women Write the Wilderness 4 P.M. | KCCI 203

Join authors Angie Abdou, Sue Purvis, Jan Redford, Kate Harris, and Bernadette McDonald as they discuss challenges when writing about their personal experiences with wild places and how women’s narratives can connect people to the landscape. This session will be moderated by Marni Jackson, faculty for the Banff Mountain and Wilderness Writing program. Lululemon Gentle Yoga

4:30 P.M. YURT IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE

See opposite page. MEC and Alpine Club of Canada Happy Hour Hosted by MEC, The Alpine Club of Canada and YETI. 5– 7 P.M. | EHT PATIO

Join us to toast the snow season! All proceeds support the ACC Environment Fund. $20 for a Limited Edition YETI 20oz Rambler mug and a free beer! Rough Draft with Rocky Mountain Books

5 – 7 P.M. | MUSIC AND SOUND PATIO

Celebrate mountain stories and their creators! Raise a glass to winter adventures, meet RMB authors and celebrate mountain literature with us! Visit the RMB Booth at the Mountain Marketplace to check out our latest books and to pick up a free drink ticket

Sunday, November 4 Sunrise Hike – Sponsored by Oboz Footwear

7:30 A.M. | MEETING PLACE: EHT PATIO

In partnership with Mountain House, Kicking Horse Coffee, MEC and lululemon. This hike includes breakfast, coffee, a post-hike stretch, and fabulous draw prizes from participating Festival partners. Mountain Marketplace FRIDAY – SUNDAY (NOV. 3-5)

See details on opposite page. Warm up your morning with Osprey and Kicking Horse Coffee 8 – 9:30 A.M. | EHT PATIO

Buy a special edition Osprey Camp mug (with complementary Kicking Horse Coffee) for only $5. All proceeds support the 2019 Banff Mountain Photography Residency. Good while quantities last. Osprey Lounge 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EHT Patio Relax in the comfort of the cozy Osprey Lounge Google Earth Display and VR Demo 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. | KCCI 1ST FLOOR GALLERIA

Lululemon – Gentle Yoga 12:30 P.M. YURT IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE

See opposite page Diversity in the Outdoors – a panel discussion presented by MEC 12:30 P.M. | KCCI 103 & 105

See page 39.

1982 Canadian Everest Expedition Collection Archivist’s Talk

1 – 3 P.M. | KCCI 201, PAUL D. FLECK LIBRARY

Explore the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives’ newlyprocessed 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition Collection, a rich selection of materials from the first Canadian ascent of Mt. Everest. Check out a sampling of photographs from team members including Pat Morrow, listen to Base Camp radio transmissions, view raw video footage shot by various team members, and more. Joining this conversation will be members of the 1982 Canadian team. Kid’s Program – Collaborative Mountain Art 2 – 3 P.M. | JPL 204

Help build a mountain art piece with local First Nations artist Janice Tanton. Arrive early! Space is limited.

• Purchase the latest in gear and apparel from Festival partners and industry leaders • Browse and buy top-selling mountain books signed by your favourite authors • Book your next adventure • Purchase unique mountain gifts from a selection of the best local artisans

Eric Harvie Theatre Complex Friday, November 2 7 P.M. – 10 P.M. EHL/LF 222/224 Saturday, November 3 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | EHL 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. | LF Sunday, November 4 8 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. | EHL 10 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. | LF View full list of exhibitors at banffmountainfestival.ca

Location Key

Kid’s Program – Family Friendly Films

EHL

Eric Harvie Theatre, Lobby

3 – 3:30 P.M. | TELUS STUDIO, JPL, FREE

EHT

Five family friendly films from this year’s competition (Ages 11 and under).

Eric Harvie Theatre, Theatre Complex

JPL

Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

Lululemon Unwind Your Mind

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Laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex

MBA

Max Bell Auditorium

MBB

Max Bell Building

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Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer

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Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex

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Rice Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

SBB

Sally Borden Building

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Theatre Complex

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Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Building

WPG

Walter Phillips Gallery

2:30 P.M. AND 3:30 P.M. YURT IN SHAW AMPHITHEATRE

See opposite page Nikon Photo Walk

3 – 5 P.M. | MEETING PLACE: OUTSIDE KINNER CENTRE, MACLAB ENTRANCE

Join Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner for an instructional photo walk. As a local, he has an intimate knowledge of this beautiful town! Get outside, learn from a master, and capture Banff in some spectacular locations!

KCCI Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation

YURT Shaw Amphitheatre behind Kinnear Centre

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Book Signings Award Winners

Nov. 1 | 9 p.m. | Eric Harvie Foyer

Angie Abdou

Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203

Marcus Baranow

Geoff Powter

Nov. 2 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203 Nov. 3 | 12 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 4 | 10 a.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Nov. 3 | 1 p.m. | LF222 SkiUphill Booth

Susan Purvis

Tommy Caldwell

Jan Redford

Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

Mick Fowler

Nov. 2 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF

Jamey Glasnovic

Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 3 | 1 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

J.R. Harris

Nov. 2 | 9 p.m. | MBF Nov. 3 | 12 p.m. | LF222 Pages Booth

Kate Harris

Nov. 1 | 9 p.m. | Eric Harvie Foyer Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203

Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203 Nov. 1 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203

David Roberts

Nov. 2 | 3:30 p.m.| MBF Nov. 4 | 12 p.m.| LF224 Pages Booth

Harley Rustad

Nov. 1 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF

Doug Scott

Nov. 2 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Nov. 3 | 11 a.m. | LF224 Pages Booth MBF = Max Bell Foyer LF = Laszlo Funtek Building

Jim Herrington

Nov. 4 | 1 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

Marni Jackson

Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203

Judith Matloff

Nov. 1 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF

Bernadette McDonald Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 203

Pat Morrow and Jeremy Schmidt Nov. 1 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF Nov. 3 | 5 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 4 | 1 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

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Captain Reverend Bob Shepton Nov. 1 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 3 | 12 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

David Smart

Nov. 2|5 p.m.| KCCI 203 Nov. 4|10 a.m.| LF224 Pages Booth

Allen Steck

Nov. 4 | 12 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

Beth Towe

Nov. 3|1 p.m.| LF224 Pages Booth

Waymaking – Claire Carter, Genevieve Carver, Hazel Findlay, Sarah Outen, Tessa Lyons Nov. 2 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF

Frank Wolf

Nov. 3 | 3 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth Nov. 4 | 12 p.m. | LF 222 Rocky Mountain Books Booth

Paul Zizka

Nov. 3 | 1 p.m. | LF224 Pages Booth

Festival Reading Room Hours Max Bell Building Elder Tom Crane Bear Room Thursday, Nov. 1 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Friday, Nov. 2 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 3 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. Sunday, Nov. 4 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.


Discussions and Dialogues Indigenous Dialogues – Storytelling in Books and Film Saturday, November 3 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101 Free

Filmmakers, authors, and storytellers from our communities are coming forward and making their voices heard. Join this group of storytellers to hear about their challenges and the celebrations in today’s media industry. With author Barry Blanchard and filmmakers Amos Scott, Kelly Milner, and Asia Youngman. Moderated by Reneltta Arluk

Diversity in the Outdoors A panel discussion presented by MEC Sunday, November 4 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | KCCI 101 Free

MEC’s Diversity panel is the conclusion of MEC’s Outdoor Nation Campaign which hosted Summits at several locations across the country from late September to November. The overall goal is to provide an opportunity for youth to help shape the outdoor community in Canada and to make young Canadians feel welcome outside. Panelists include Olympian and Spirit North Leader Becky Scott; Principal, Tsuu T'ina Nation High School Jeff Horvath; Filmmaker, Yves Ma; and MEC CEO, David Labistour.

Photo, top: Jim Herrington, image courtesy Banff Centre

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Lux Cinema Screenings LUX CINEMA | 229 BEAR STREET, BANFF | $15 – $25 AT THE DOOR OR AT LUXBANFF.COM

Enjoy a night out in downtown Banff, and catch some films in competition and re-screenings of films you may have missed earlier in the week! Saturday Oct. 27 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

The Dawn Wall

The Bikes of Wrath

(Austria/USA, 2017, 100 min) Directors: Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer Producers: Josh Lowell, Philipp Manderla, Peter Mortimer Production Company: Red Bull Media House in association with Sender Films

(Australia, 2018, 101 min) CANADIAN PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Cameron Ford and Charlie Turnbull Production Company: Doss Flamingoss

See page 23

Sunday Oct 28 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

This Mountain Life (Canada, 2018, 77 min) Director: Grant Baldwin Producer: Jenny Rustemeyer Production Company: Peg Leg Films

See page 30

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Monday Oct 29

Photos, this page, top: From the filmThe Dawn Wall © Jeff Johnson; bottom: From the film Carving Landscapes © Agathe Bernard; opposite page. left: From the film FAST HORSE © Aaron Munson

See page 25

Tuesday Oct 30 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Free Solo (USA, 2018, 119 min) Directors: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin Producer: Evan Hayes Production Company: Lonely Films

See page 13


MGT & MBA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 | EHT – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 6 | 9 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. | $49

Wednesday Oct 31 7 P.M. AND 9:30 P.M. | $15

Made in Canada Films by Canadian filmmakers.

FAST HORSE (Canada, 2018, 14 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson Production Company: Handful of Films

See page 9

Escape (Canada, 2018, 8 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Director: Anjali Nayar Producer: Yves J. Ma Production Company: MEC

See page 24

The Botanist (Canada, 2016, 20 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Directors and Producers: Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis and Maude Plante-Husaruk

See page 27

Carving Landscapes (Canada, 2018, 6 min) WORLD PREMIERE Director and Producer: Agathe Bernard

Thursday Nov 1 8 P.M. | $25

2 P.M. | $25

The Snow Show Repeat

Radical Reels Repeat

A re-screening of Snow Show films.

See pages 14 – 15

There’ll be no host, nothing fancy, just a night of epic snow sports films. See page 16

See page 26

Friday Nov 2

The Radicals (Canada, 2018, 55 min) ALBERTA PREMIERE Directors: Brian Hockenstein and Tamo Campos Producer: Brian Hockenstein Production Company: Brian Hockenstein Cinema & Beyond Boarding

See page 24

Saturday Nov 3

8 P.M. | $25

Radical Reels Repeat

8 P.M. | $15

The Weight of Water (USA, 2018, 80 min) Director and Producer: Michael Brown Production Company: Serac Adventure Films

See page 31

Sunday, Nov 4

A re-screening of Radical Reels films.

2 P.M. | $25

There’ll be no host, no wacky antics, just a night of adrenaline-fuelled films.

The Snow Show Repeat

See pages 14 – 15

See page 16 8 P.M. | $25

Best of the Festival Many of the award-winning films from the 2018 competition are rescreened.

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Mountain Exhibitions AT BANFF CENTRE The Cave Young Joon Kwak (USA) Walter Phillips Gallery September 29 – December 14 THE CAVE will explore the cultural phenomena of the 'man cave'— the refuge of masculinity within the household. Refusing this possibility for retreat, THE CAVE reflects on the cultural understandings of these spaces, and will feature a newly commissioned video collaboration with Kim Ye that responds to the site of the exhibition within the context of Banff National Park.

The Climbers Jim Herrington (USA)* Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Building, Lobby September 1 – November 5 A selection of photographs from Jim Herrington’s book The Climbers, the culmination of a 20-year project to document the surviving legendary climbers of the early-to-mid 20th Century ‘Golden Age’ of climbing. These climbers were vertically active between the 1920s and 1970s and were at the cutting-edge of an activity mostly unknown to the general public of the time.

* In person

Photos, this page: Winter in the Afghan Pamirs, Beth Wald; opposite page, top: The View, John Fellows; bottom: Beartage, Jason Carter

Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition

Lost in the Folds

The Land that Shaped Us

John Fellows (USA)*

Tessa Lyons (UK)*

Grand Prize: Winter in the Afghan Pamirs

Max Bell Building Lobby

Max Bell Building Lobby

October 26 – November 5

October 26 – November 5

Beth Wald (USA)*

John Fellows’ signature “contemporary folk” style weaves together layers of found paper, graphic block prints and handwritten text to create an old time, hands-on feel. He collects a variety of materials dating from the 1880’s to the present to create unique linoleum carving collages that reflect his personal experiences, but are also like a brief glimpse into someone else’s story.

Exploring how having adventures changes our relationship to the landscape, from being a spectator stood in awe of the land to a participant with an intimate connection to it.

Laszlo Funtek Building Exterior, Theatre Complex August 2018 – September 2019 The Afghan Pamirs is a high, remote and road-less region at the end of the Wakhan Corridor, where the Afghan Kyrgyz follow a nomadic life, intimately dependent on herds of sheep, yaks and camels for food, transport, fuel, and shelter and as trade for other essentials. In winter, it is a harsh, windswept and mostly monochrome world, brightened by the bright red worn by the women and girls.

Special Jury Mention: Arctic Foxes – The Bold Ones Matthew Polverosa Kline (USA) Professional Development Centre Lobby October 1 – November 30 Observing three Arctic fox pups learn the ways of their kind while growing up fast in the Scandinavian Mountains was an endearing experience. These charismatic, curious, and bold foxes are one of the most well adapted mammals to cold conditions on Earth. Nevertheless, this keystone species remains critically endangered throughout Scandinavia, despite over 75 years of protection.

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Featuring portraits of Sir Chris Bonington, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Sean Villaneuva O’Driscoll and Nico Favresse, created during the 2017 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. This work was supported by a Fleck Fellowship.


Mountain Artwalk IN DOWNTOWN BANFF: The Product of Our Wilderness

Beartage

Lake Colours II

Jason Carter

Jeremy Mayne

Jeremiah Marsh

The Carter-Ryan Gallery #108, 229 Bear Street

Willock & Sax Gallery 210 Bear Street

September 29 – November 13

October 27 – November 10

Two bears. One canoe. What could possibly happen? Everything. The Curious Bear is a continuing series where the relationships between ‘us' and wildlife and ‘us' and leisure is explored, only to take the ‘us’ out of it, injecting a sense of total chaos (even with best laid plans). Jason Carter continues to use bold brilliant colours as he merges humour and whimsy with true Canadiana.

Jeremy Mayne explores, within his own vocabulary of colour, collage and other media on paper, the grandeur of mountain peaks and the glorious colour of our mountain lakes with their sunshine, glacial till and breathtaking iridescence. Jeremy Mayne has lived and taught art in a number of places in Alberta, he is currently living in Nanton, AB.

Banff Public Library 101 Bear Street October 1 – November 13 Jeremiah Marsh is a well-bearded wilderness photographer who moved to Banff from Southern California in the summer of 2012 and has never second-guessed his decision to trade sandy beaches for the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He says that having easy access to these vast and ancient landscapes has stirred his creativity and, through his work, his emotional connection with nature.

Saturday, October 27 4 P.M. | FREE Meeting Place: Eric Harvie Theatre Patio

Explore mountain art and photography exhibits on Banff Centre campus.

Mountain Gallery Hop Saturday, November 3 3 – 6 P.M. Various Venues, Downtown Banff | Free

See page 45 for details.

Large and In Charge I wonder Sheila Kernan*

Various Artists

Canada House 201 Bear Street

The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies 111 Bear Street

November 1 – 11

October 26 – January 27, 2019

Known for her bright vivacious landscapes and cityscapes, Kernan presents a new body of art. Incorporating traditional mixed media paintings on canvas and panel, Kernan is also presenting a series of interactive, large-scale, free-standing 3-dimensional mixed media pieces.

A contemporary exhibition of spectacularly large and commanding works by five Canadian artists, including Albertan, Michael Cameron.

Artist Reception Friday, November 2, 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday November 3, 2 – 5 p.m. Mountain Exhibitions are sponsored by:

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Exceptional mountain experiences in the Canadian Rockies climb : ski : trek : learn : explore Michael Cameron, Searching for Elvis (variations on Catharine Whyte’s painting “House Near Tofino”, detail), 2018, oil and spray paint on canvas, private collection

FEATURE EXHIBITION: Oct. 26, 2018 to Jan. 27, 2019

Large and In Charge Visit whyte.org for more exhibitions and events.

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Photo Credit: Phil McKinney @chasingphil

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Visit Banff Centre Box Office Located in the Eric Harvie Theatre Lobby Open Tuesday – Saturday Noon – 5 p.m. box_office@banffcentre.ca Open extended hours from October 27 – Nov. 4 during Festival week. Visit banffcentre.ca for schedule. All audience members must have a ticket (including infants). REMINDER: Processing fees are now included in the ticket price.

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Theatres and Seating

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Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to each show.

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Be a Festival “insider” Support Mountain Culture artists and programs. Find out more details about Everest Patron and Rundle Supporter Passes at banffmountainfestival.ca/ tickets-passports

Lux Cinema Screenings Tickets at luxbanff.com or at the door (subject to availability). See page 40. .

The Fine Print Programs and speakers are subject to change without notice. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Photos: Image courtesy Banff Centre

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REMINDER: All Festival events are now General Admission

Latecomer Policy For the enjoyment of other patrons, latecomers will not be admitted into the theatre until a suitable break between films, at the discretion of the Front of House Manager or their designate. To avoid missing a film, please ensure you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event and take into account the increased volume of traffic and high demand for parking spaces when determining your travel plans.

What are Program A and Program B? Two different all day film programs are shown on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4. If you are attending both days, you will likely be in the same theatre on both days, and will see a different selection of films on each day. $60 Full Day REMINDER: Half-day tickets are available for Program A and B on November 3 and 4 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only. $35 per half-day. See pages 26-29.

Lost and Found Left something behind in a Festival venue? Check the Festival Info Desk in the Eric Harvie Theatre lobby for Lost and Found items.


Stay with us Getting Around

Dining

I’m a Local

Show your ticket to get discounts at some of our Banff Centre dining outlets and don’t miss the Infused with Adventure dining experience at Three Ravens Restaurant.

I’m from Canmore Take Roam transit from Canmore to Banff, now with a convenient connection to Banff Centre, or walk 10 minutes (see roamtransit.com).

I’m from out of town and staying at a downtown hotel Park your vehicle at your hotel and walk, or take the free Festival Shuttle.

I’m coming to Banff for the day (Nov. 2 – 4 ) Arrive early to get a spot in the FREE all day downtown Festival parking lot next to the Banff Fire Hall on Beaver Street. You’ll need a Festival ticket to park here. Walk (10 minutes) from Festival parking to Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, or take the free Festival Express Shuttle. Or, go to BanffParking.ca to use an interactive web app, where you can view the parking lots.

At Banff Centre

Festival rates starting from $139 per night plus taxes and fees. Festival ticket order must be provided when booking a room. Reservations: 1.800.884.7574

See page 48 – 49.

Looking for a restaurant in Banff? For a full list of participating restaurants in the Banff area, view Banff and Lake Louise ad on cover page 3. See page 53 for shuttle information.

Dine with us Fresh, local, and infused with creativity.

Program subject to change.

Visit our website for special Festival dining offers. Reservations: 1.403.762.6300 banffmountainfestival.ca

Photo byTom Arban

Walk, run or ride – or take the free Festival Shuttle, generously provided by Banff Airporter.

Stay in the heart of the Festival – with impeccable service, exceptional views, and newly renovated rooms.

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Infused with Adventure

Menu

Reception Selection of Hors D’oeuvres

Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner day, October 30 6:30 p.m. Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar $1 all inclusive Join Chef Sebastien Tessier in a culinary adventure served in the stunning Three Ravens Restaurant with panoramic views of the Bow Valley. This four course meal features environmentally sustainable cuisine infused with creativity. Mix and mingle with other Festival guests at a reception followed by dinner at large-table seating.

Book by October 2 . Tickets: banffcentre.ca/infused

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Dinner 1st Course

Local Organic Kohlrabi and Granny Smith Apple Soup with Smoked Alberta Trout, Roasted Local Garlic Paste, Three Ravens Mustard, B.C. Apple Cider Emulsion (GF, DF, NF) Wine pairing: Par Emmaunelle Mellot Pouilly Fusè 3oz

2nd Course

Alberta Game Tartar with Dehydrated Bison, Sous Vide Egg Yolk, Local Organic Beet Jelly, Shaved Grizzly Gouda, Banff Centre Grown Micro Greens (GF, NF) Wine pairing: Louis Latour Pinot Noir 3oz

Granité

Okanagan Peach Granité, Haskap Berries, Wild Life Distillery Alberta Botanical Gin, Mint Pearls (GF, DF, NF)

Main Course

Duo of Alberta Lamb FallenTimber Mead Glazed Chop and Braised Shoulder, Lunds Organic Farm Parsnip and Beef Bacon Hash, Wilted Spinach, Local Sunchoke Cream, Smoked Maple Jus (GF, NF) Wine pairing: Chateau Beaumont Haut-Mèdoc 5oz

Dessert

Fairwinds Farm Organic Goat Cheese and Pecan Tart Cajeta Casera, White Chocolate Mousse, Lemon Tuile Wine pairing: Chateau Loupiac-Gaudiet 2oz

Photo: Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna Salad from MacLab Bistro, Image courtesy Banff Centre


Sierra Nevada Beer Tent

Dine with Us Special Festival Dining. Infused with Adventure: Reception and Dinner

Rolston Recital Hall Patio (Beside the Theatre Complex)

Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Show us your ticket and receive:

See details on opposite page.

10% off Three Ravens Restaurant regular dinner menus, beverages, and all bar beverages.

Vistas Dining Room 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Daily

A Taste for Adventure $29 Festival Buffet (Show any Festival ticket at the door to receive this special Festival rate). Fast and fresh food/salad bar, hot and cold entrées, house-made desserts – and an assortment of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Non-alcoholic beverages included. Also open daily for: Breakfast (7:00 – 9:30 a.m.) and Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 1:30p.m.)

Festival Café Saturday, Oct. 27 | 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 | 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 | CLOSED Friday, Nov. 2 | 4 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 | 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Lower Floor, Room 122/124. A place to sit down and relax – grab a coffee, a bite to eat, or even a beer or glass of wine.

10% off Three Ravens Wine Bar appetizers, beverages, and all bar beverages.

Friday, November 2 6 – 10 p.m. Saturday, November 3 3 – 10 p.m. Sunday, November 4 3 – 8 p.m. It’s always Happy Hour at the Sierra Nevada Beer Tent!

(Above offers not to be combined with other specials.)

Join friends for a pint and some wind-down time by the fire after a great day of films.

Festival Curry Buffets

Enjoy Outdoors with Sierra Nevada.

Saturday, November 3 Sunday, November 4 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kinnear Centre for Creativity and Innovation, Room 105 $19.50 incl. GST per person.

Featuring a selection of salads, breads and flat breads, rice, curries and desserts. Gratuities, alcohol and beverages extra. Maclab Fireside Patio Late Nights Thursday – Saturday, November 1 – 3

Socialize with Festival guests, grab a bevvy, and cozy-up to outdoor fire tables, outside Maclab Bistro.

Taxes and gratuities not included. banffmountainfestival.ca/stay-dine | Book your table: 403.762.6300

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Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Festival Specials $ 11 Drop-in Day Pass includes: Use of Climbing Wall/ Fitness Room/Pool/Hot Tub/Steam Room

Save 10% on 60 and 90 – minute massages

Festival Climbing Open daily: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Harness/Shoes $3.00 – and belay devices, carabiners, chalk are FREE Prices do not include tax October 27 - November 4

Festival Merchandise Check out this year’s official Festival merch with contemporary folk style images by artist John Fellows! His images can also be found on display in the Max Bell Foyer on campus during the Festival. johnfellowsart.com

Festival BUFF ® Stop by the BUFF® booth during the Mountain Marketplace (Nov. 2 – 4) and stay cozy this winter!

Present a ticket/stub from any Festival Event.

Rab T-shirts The 2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival t-shirt can be purchased at the Rab booth during the Mountain Marketplace (Nov. 2 – 4).

Colour Us Green! It’s not easy being green, but we’re trying… ✓ Please Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at our Green Team stations ✓ Bring your own water bottle and/or travel mug. Fill with Bow River water at the Yeti booth

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Hotel and Express Schedule Friday November 2 18:30 – 20:00 22:30 – Close of Show Saturday November 3 07:30 – 14:00 17:00 – Close of Show Sunday November 4 07:30 – 14:00 17:00 – Close of Show

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Film Competition and International Jury The 2018 Banff Mountain Film Competition received 392 films submitted from 35 countries. One of the most difficult jobs at any competitive festival is choosing the winners. This process starts with our dedicated pre-screening committee who viewed all of the entries. From these, 87 finalists were selected. This year’s Festival features over 50 premieres (Can/USA/World) including 19 world premieres. During the Festival, our international jury – selected to represent a range of knowledge and experience in film production, distribution, film criticism and mountaineering and exploration – screens each finalist and determines the award winners. A sincere thank you goes to each of them for helping us ensure that fine filmmaking is recognized and rewarded, and that our Festival programming continues to be of the finest quality. The awards are announced on Sunday evening, November 4 in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be announced online at banffmountainfestival.ca..

Jim Herrington

Bruce Kirkby

Ramyata Limbu

Jim Herrington's photographs of celebrities have appeared on the pages of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Outside and Men’s Journal as well as on scores of album covers. For nearly two decades he worked on a portrait series of earlyto-mid 20th Century mountain climbing legends. The result is The Climbers, a collection of sixty photographs that document these rugged individualists, including Royal Robbins, Reinhold Messner, Yvon Chouinard, and Riccardo Cassin. The book received both the Grand Prize and Mountaineering History Award at the 2017 Festival in Banff. Herrington co-produced the Jerry Lee Lewis episode for the Cinemax series Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus that premiered September 2017..

Bruce Kirkby is a writer, photographer, and adventurer whose journeys span 80 countries, and include crossing Arabia by camel, Mongolia by horse, and Iceland on foot. The author of two bestselling books and travel columnist for the Globe & Mail, Bruce’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Outside Magazine and Canadian Geographic. He coproduced the short film The Questions We Ask, and is the creator of Travel Channel’s Big Crazy Family Adventure. Recently, Kirkby and his young family traveled overland from Canada to the Himalaya, where they lived in a remote Buddhist monastery, a journey detailed in his upcoming book, Kingdom of the Sky (2019).

Ramyata Limbu is the Director of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) which she co-founded in 2000. She is a veteran Nepali journalist and was a correspondent for various national and international publications before turning to film. She has co-directed and co-produced several award-winning feature documentaries, including Daughters of Everest, The Sari Soldiers and, Drawing The Tiger, an intimate portrait of the price a family pays to educate their daughter. She has worked as a political officer for the United Nations in Nepal and she is Project Director at Panos South Asia, a non-profit which encourages and facilitates public discourse and debate on a wide range of issues.

Special thanks to Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant for their support of the Film Jury.

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Awards Grand Prize | $4,000 Sponsored by MEC

Rebecca Martin

Paweł Wysoczański

Rebecca Martin developed and led core exploration and storytelling programs at National Geographic for more than 20 years. She has worked with many of the world’s preeminent explorers, scientists, conservationists, filmmakers, and photographers and launched the highly successful Young Explorers program at National Geographic . Most recently, she built out National Geographic’s Awards Program and developed a Explorer Mentorship Program, in addition to overseeing the Explorers in Residence and Fulbright National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows. Martin now serves as a consultant to explorers and small non-profits, is active on several boards, and is pursuing a number of special, exploration-based projects. She lives in Washington, DC, and this is her 22nd year attending the Festival in Banff!

Paweł Wysocza ński is a director, screenwriter, and producer based in Warsaw, Poland. His earliest films Point of View, On the Road, and We Will be Happy One Day, all received awards in Poland and abroad. In 2015 Pawel made Jurek, a portrait of Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the finest Himalayan and Karakorum alpinists in history – receiving 27 film awards worldwide. Since 2011 he has been an advisor for the Polish Film Institute. In collaboration with the Polish Consulate in Toronto, he leads film workshops for Polish Canadian students. Wysocza ński is the founder and owner of Black and White Productions and is currently working on a film about a charismatic doctor who has worked for decades in India.

Creative Excellence Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Rumble Supershake Best Film: Exploration and Adventure | $2,000 Sponsored by ROI Recreational Outfitters Best Film: Mountain Culture | $2,000 Sponsored by Helly Hansen Best Film: Climbing | $2,000 Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada Best Film: Mountain Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Smartwool

Best Short Mountain Film | $2,000 Sponsored by Sherpa Adventure Gear Best Feature-length Mountain Film | $2,000 Sponsored by The North Face Banff owned + operated by Highline Outdoors People’s Choice Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Osprey Summit of Excellence Award Sponsored by Norseman Outdoor Specialist and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures Mountain Idol Award Sponsored by Banff Mount Norquay, Rab, and the Alpine Club of Canada

Best Film: Snow Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Boréale Explorers Best Film: Mountain Environment & Natural History | $2,000 Sponsored by ChopShop

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Book Competition and International Jury The 25th annual Banff Mountain Book Competition again saw one of the largest number of entries ever submitted and was an exceptional year for quality work. Our diligent volunteer readers helped narrow down the long list of category finalists from 145 books from 14 countries in seven categories, before the international jury went to work reading all 27 finalists to determine the award winners.

Larry Stanier

Ian Welsted

Paula Wright

Stanier is a reader who is frequently distracted by his climbing, skiing and mountain guiding. Gaston Rebuffat’s films and books were an early inspiration and Greg Child’s Thin Air rekindled his faith in Mountain Literature. Kelly Cordeses The Tower has left him deeply distracted by dreams of Cerro Torre. Canmore is home but this year will see him guiding (and reading) in the Mountains of Tierra del Feugo, Antarctica, Japan, Georgia, Italy, Iceland, and Nepal.

Welsted is a local guide who enjoys outings in the mountains for the friendships formed more than the summits achieved. One of two Canadians to receive a Piolet D'Or for his climbs in the Karkoram, he has traveled extensively both for climbing and for cultural enlightenment. An admirer of fine writing and of wild mountain vistas, Welsted is forever on the search for the next great novelist.

Wright is the host of the Alpinist Podcast and is the associate editor at Alpinist magazine. She is also a doctoral candidate in the English department at the University of Oregon where she was a Jane Krohn Fellow in Literature and the Environment. Her writing has appeared in Mountain Gazette, Misadventures, the American Alpine Journal, Alpinist, Badlands, and other publications. Though she currently spends most of her time at a desk, she looks forward to returning to Wyoming's Wind River Range.

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Book Finalists Note: Category winners listed in bold. Adventure Travel $2000 - Sponsored by Fjällräven

Atlas of a Lost World* Craig Childs Pantheon Books (USA, 2018) Lands of Lost Borders Kate Harris Penguin Random House Canada (Canada, 2018) The Last Wild Men of Borneo Carl Hoffman HarperCollins (USA, 2018)

Mountain Fiction & Poetry $2000 – Sponsored by Grimms Fine Foods

As Above, So Below Chris Kalman Mascot Books (USA, 2018) Deer at Twilight: Poems from the North Cascades Paul Willis Stephen F. Austin State University Press (USA, 2018) The Eight Mountains Paolo Cognetti Penguin Random House – Vintage (UK, 2018) Mysterium Susan Froderberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (USA, 2018)

* special jury mentions

Book Signings See page 38

Mountain Literature (Non-fiction) The Jon Whyte Award $2000 - Sponsored by the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies

A Mountaineer’s Life Allen Steck Patagonia Books (USA, 2017)

Mountain Image $2000 – Sponsored by Lake O’Hara Lodge

Bergtagen Claes Grundsten Bokförlaget Max Ström (Sweden, 2017)

Edmund Hillary: A Biography Michael Gill Potton and Burton (NZ, 2017)

The Canadian Rockies: Rediscovered Paul Zizka Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2017)

End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage and Motherhood Jan Redford Penguin Random House Canada (Canada, 2018)

Searching for Tao Canyon Pat Morrow, Jeremy Schmidt and Art Twomey Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2018)

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei Junko Tabei and Helen Rolfe Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2017) Tides: a climber’s voyage Nick Bullock Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2018)

Mountain Environment and Natural History $2000 – Sponsored by Town of Banff

Bert Riggall’s Greater Waterton: A Conservation Legacy* Beth Russell-Towe Fifth House Publishers (Canada, 2018) Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees Harley Rustad House of Anansi Press (Canada, 2018) The Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Nate Blakeslee Penguin Random House Canada (Canada, 2017)

Guide Book $2000 – Sponsored by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides

Higher Education Andy Kirkpatrick (Ireland, 2018) Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Northern California Philip Kramer Mountaineers Books (USA, 2018) The Index Town Walls: A Guide to Washington’s Finest Crag Chris Kalman and Matthew Van Biene Sharp End Publishing (USA, 2017) Scotland’s Winter Mountains with one axe Garry Smith Northern Edge Books (UK, 2018) Squamish Rockclimbs Kevin McLane and Andrew Boyd High Col Press (Canada, 2018)

Mountaineering Article $2000 – Sponsored by University of Alberta and the Alpine Club of Canada

Contraindications Alison Criscitiello Alpinist Magazine (USA, August 2017) The Force of the Soul James Edward Mills Alpinist Magazine (USA, November 2017) Suicides and Pirates Andrew Allport The Climbing Zine (USA, March 2018) The Other Annapurna Ed Douglas Rock and Ice Magazine (USA, July 2018)

Mountaineering History $2000 – Sponsored by Rab

Honouring High Places: The Mountain Life of Junko Tabei Junko Tabei and Helen Rolfe Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2017)

Grand Prize – The Phyllis and Don Munday Award $4000 – Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada The Grand Prize will be announced Thursday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. where category awards will also be presented to winning authors. See page 21

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EST CONT Get a chance to win an Ozone Wheeled 75L/26’’ which is a lightweight, strong and durable luggage + an Arcane Small Daypack for urban explorations. Stop by the Osprey booth in the Banff Mountain Marketplace to take a sneak peek at your future travel companion. osprey.com

Don’t miss the Mountain Marketplace. From Friday, November 2, 7 p.m. through Sunday, November 4. See page 37 for details.

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Summit of Excellence Award 2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to announce 73-yearold Jacques Olek as the 2018 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual who made a significant contribution to mountain life in Canada. Regarded as a pioneer in the Quebec mountaineering community, Olek devoted his life to mountain culture by leading difficult winter expeditions around the world and teaching the love of climbing to others.

“Jacques is a pioneer who spent a lifetime promoting mountain culture,” said Louis Rousseau, Summit of Excellence selection committee member. “He's a humanist who travels not to conquer mountains, but to let his heart be conquered by the people he meets. He inspired so many to dream big, to go beyond, to play outside with passion and have the feeling of being free.” A proud Canadian of Polish descent, Olek has been a leader to Canadian mountaineers for decades. A champion of winter climbing, he was part of a Polish-Canadian expedition that made the first winter summit of Cho Oyu (8201 metres) in 1985. In 1987-88, Olek joined a team of Polish, British, and Canadian climbers to attempt the first push for the summit of K2 in winter.

The team reached 7,300 metres before harsh conditions forced them to turn around. To this day, no one has made a winter ascent to the summit of K2. Olek ran an outdoor store in Montreal – Blacks International – allowing him to inspire thousands of Canadians to take on new challenges, learn new skills and be passionate about getting outside. He spent a lifetime building and supporting the outdoor community in Quebec, organizing the first Quebec expedition to Baffin Island in 1976 and to Mount Logan in 1978. Arriving in Canada after fleeing the Soviet-controlled Poland on foot across the Alps to Austria, Olek has a long list of climbs around the world: in Pakistan, Mongolia, China, Tibet including some of the world’s most challenging peaks (Nanga Parbat, Shishapangma, Makalu, to name a few).

“In 1981, I met visionary Polish mountain climber Andrzej Zawada,” said Summit of Excellence award winner Jacques Olek, “the leader of a Polish national expedition who made the first winter ascent of Everest in 1980, paving the way for the winter climbing tradition on the 8000ers. This meeting was crucial because it allowed Canadian mountaineers to contribute to the Himalayan winter climbing history.”

Photo by Andrzej Zawada

The 2018 Summit of Excellence Award is sponsored by Norseman Outdoor Specialist and Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. The award will be presented at the opening night at this year’s Festival on Saturday, October 27.

Presented by the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award is presented in memory of Calgary climber Bill March, an internationally respected mountaineer, author, and educator, who led Canada’s first successful Everest climb in 1982. Recent award recipients include Don Serl (2017), David P. Jones (2016), Pierre Lemire (2015), Urs Kallen (2014), Ben Gadd (2013), Geoff Powter (2012), and Philippe Delesalle (2011). See a full list of past recipients at www.banffcentre. ca/banff-summit-of-excellence-competition

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CONCERTS, COMEDIANS, AND FINE ARTS.

Around the World

Banff Centre presents the Mountain Film and Book Festival but did you know it also features more than 400 cultural events each year? Visit any time of year to enjoy the talents of renowned musicians, artists, and more. Sam Baker October 14

Colin Linden

Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express November 10

October 18

Laila Biali ECM + Generation 2018 October 25

Mary Walsh November 9

November 22

The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas November 25

The Debaters Live: Christmas Special Michelle Spice Photography.

December 2

Find tickets for these performances and more at banffcentre.ca

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Photos, top left: Downieville, USA; top right and bottom: “Tickets wanted!”, World Tour 2018 screenings, Stockholm © Adrian Nordenborg/Pathfinder Travels.

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road following the Festival bringing the best in mountain and adventure films to approximately 550,000 people in over 40 countries! The tour stops in almost 600 different locations, with over 1100 screenings annually. Visit our website to find a location near you. banffmountainfestival.ca/tour 403.762.6104 worldtourinfo@banffcentre.ca


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People Behind the Scenes The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is truly a team effort. Thank you to Banff Centre President and CEO Janice Price and the Board of Governors. Thank you to all staff across Banff Centre who help us create the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the world. We wish to express our gratitude to John Amatt, founding director of the Festival in 1976, and to Bernadette McDonald, whose visionary leadership took the Festival to the world stage. Plus we would like to thank the dozens of individuals and organizations who have provided their time, expertise, services, and products to

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Indigenous Dance residency. Photo by Donald Lee.

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Festival Organizers Managing Director, Events and Public Engagement Kerry Stauffer Festival Director Deb Smythe Programming Director Joanna Croston Senior Producer Woody MacPhail Strategic Partnership Manager Laurie Harvey Film Coordinator Brenda Williams Program Coordinator Megan Smith Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations Carmen Jackson, Patsy Murphy Volunteer Coordinator Debra Hornsby Adventure Filmmakers Workshop Coordinator Laura Newsome

Production Services

Audience Services

Managing Director, Production Kevin Tanner

Manager, Audience Services Eamonn Reil

Manager, Program Production Media Karin Stubenvoll

Box Office Coordinator Rhona Dolson, Natasha Fox

Conversion and Mastering Specialists Mark Tierney, George Wan Video Verification Leanne Allison, Guy Clarkson Technicians Branden Charlton, Sandy MacDonald, Travis Nadeau, Holly Elliott, Martin Finnerty, Dave Miller, Paul Price, Clare Prosser, Rod Shoup, Greg McFadyen, Paul Herspiegel, Darcy Locke, Luke van Dyk, Joe Missio, John Brigham, Blair Atkinson, James Gavreau, Clay Proctor, Scott Morgan Production Admin. Coordinators: Nurdjana de Rijcke

World Tour Manager Jim Baker

Production Coordinator Pia Ferrari

World Tour Coordinator Seana Strain

Graphics & Animation Frank Seager*, Samantha Haslam*, Rimsha Nadeem*, Sasha Stanojevic

World Tour Program Coordinators Jean Bilodeau, Mark Louie, Lauren Schmidt, Carolyn Cavaliere, Amy Gnutel

Marketing and Communications Director of Communications Peter Harris Marketing Officer Nicky Lynch Media Relations Jess Green Marketing Support Ryan Prather Graphic Designers Christine Majer, Kelly Stauffer Content Team Devon Murphy, Sara King-Abadi Web/Digital Penny Smith, Dennis Clark, Ryan McIntosh, Kyla Jacobs

Video Editing Jozef Karoly, Bojan Cosic, Keith Robertson*, Nicolas Lehmann* Audio Post Ed Renzi, Joaquín Gómez*, Esther Gadd* Video Technician Jennifer Chiasson Camera Operators Aubrey Fernandez, Kevin Oliver*, Christopher Bussey*

Front of House Coordinator Jasmine Vala

Performing Arts Production Stage Manager Kate Duncan Production Management Gina Bennett Technical Management Peter Eaton, Laura Coleman* Production Coordinators Allison Walsh, Allison Robinson Stage Carpenters Bruce McComb, Brett Rayner, Sharon Fish, Cassidy Armstrong*, Lloyd Davis* Sound Technicians Lyle Fish, Charles Culver, David Simard, Chandresh Johnson*, Branden Boyd* Lighting Technicians Matt Flawn, Darrell Shaw, Shireen Norouzi*, Noriko Marumo* Stage Manager and Production Assistant Tambry Bernath

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Computer Technologist Paul Studiman Photography Don Lee, Jessica Wittman, Abigaile Edwards*, Nahanni McKay*

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Board of Governors Banff Centre exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. We aspire to be the global leader in arts, culture, and creativity. Banff Centre is supported by funding from the Government of Alberta through Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, Alberta Infrastructure, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Arts programs are supported by funding from the Government of Canada through the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Training Fund. The Banff Centre experience is also enriched through generous support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Senior Leadership Team Janice Price President and CEO Bruce Byford Vice President, Administration and CFO Michael Code Vice President, Operations Howard R. Jang Vice President Arts and Leadership Neil Johnston Vice President, Development Valerie Kapay Vice President, Human Resources Rosemary Thompson Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Board Relations Board of Governors David T. Weyant, Q.C., Chair Calgary Janice Price, President & CEO Larry Fichtner, Vice Chair Calgary Carolyn Campbell – Edmonton Eric S. Harvie – Banff Elmer Hildebrand, O.C. – Winnipeg Evaleen Jaager Roy – Vancouver Andy Kenins, ICD.D – Toronto Judith LaRocque, ICD.D – Ottawa Letha J. MacLachlan, Q.C. – Calgary Gay Mitchell, ICD.D – Toronto Andrew Molson – Montreal Patricia Ruby – Calgary John Snow – P.M.L.M, M.A. – Calgary

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Board of Directors, Banff Centre Foundation Tim Kitchen (Chair) – Calgary Andy Kenins, ICD.D – Toronto Susan P. Kololian – Toronto J. Mark MacDonald, ICD.D – Toronto Michael S. H. McMillan, MBA, CMA, CPA – Toronto Jackson von der Ohe – Edmonton Janice Price (ex officio) – Banff David T. Weyant, Q.C., ICD.D (ex officio) – Calgary


Find a Film Fast Altay Wild Snow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

For the Love of Mary. . . . . . . . . . 11

Ride, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

AMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Free Solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 40

RJ Ripper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Ario Dream, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Frenchy, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Sacred Strides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Ascending Afghanistan . . . . . . . 25

Grizzly Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Serengeti Rules, The . . . . . . . . . 27

Bawli Booch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Guardians, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Silence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Beautiful Idiot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

HOJI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Silver Branch, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Beaver Believers, The. . . . . . . . . 29

Holocene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Ski Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Bikes of Wrath, The . . . . . . . .25, 40

Hourya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Skier Vs. Drone . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Bird of Prey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

How to Run 100 Miles. . . . . . . . . 26

Sky Piercer, The . . . . . . . . . . 17, 41

Blue Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Ice & Palms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Space to Explore . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Botanist, the . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 41

In the Starlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Stirb Langsam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Boy Nomad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Ingrained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Stumped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 41

BREATH (ALIENTO) . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Inside The Indus A Pakistani Odyssey . . . . . . . 15, 41

Brotherhood of Skiing . . . . . . . . 26 Brothers of Climbing . . . . . . . . . 13

Inwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 KINDRED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Surviving The Outback . . . . . . . . 28 This Mountain Life. . . . . . . . .30, 40

Lelum' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Tierra del Viento (Land of the Wind) . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Life of Glide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Treeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Liv Along The Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Trembling Mountain . . . . . . . . . . 33

Children of the Snow Land . . . . 10

LORAX PROJECT, The . . . . . . . . . 23

Viacruxis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Choices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Mama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

We are the Rovers, NORWAY . . . 24

Cielo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Mirnavator, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Weight of Water, The . . . . . . 31, 41

Craig's Reaction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Moment, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Wolf Pack, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Dawn Wall, The . . . . . . . . . . .23, 40

My Mom Vala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Derrick Pottle: Keeper of the Flame . . . . . . . . . . 10

namanu rruni | Albatross Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Divided . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

No Ski No Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Dreamland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Notes From The Wall . . . . . . 15, 41

DreamRide 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Passage, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Eighth Wonder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Perspectives // India . . . . . . 15, 41

Escape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41

Plan C -14 II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Facing Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Radicals, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 41

Faction Collective Presents: La Grave, The. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41

Ramsay's Round . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Carving Landscapes . . . . . . . 26, 41 Children of the Columbia: A Skier’s Odyssey . . . . . . . . . 17, 41

FAST HORSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 41

REEL ROCK 12: Break On Through. . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Ride of the Dead . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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Abdou, Angie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Halik, Tania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Radical Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 41

Arluk, Reneltta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Harris, J.R. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 38

Redford, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 38, 57

Harris, Kate21, . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 57

Roberts, David . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

Herrington, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 54

Rolf, Helen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 57

Holland, Eva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Russell -Towe, Beth . . . . . . . 38, 57

Houlding, Leo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Rustad, Harley . . . . . . . . . 19, 38, 57

B Baldwin, Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Best of the Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Blanchard, Barry . . . . . . . . . . 30, 39 Book Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

How to Festival . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 47

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Learning Opportunities . . . . 36, 37

Sally Borden Fitness & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Book Signings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

LUX Cinema Screenings. . . . 40, 41

Schmidt, Jeremy . . . . . . . 18, 38, 57

Brash, Andrew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Lyons, Tessa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

Scott, Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Map of Banff Centre . . . . . . . . . . 52

Carter, Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

Marcus Baranow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Carver, Genevieve. . . . . . . . . 22, 38

Marni Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

D Daffern, Gillean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Daffern, Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dining, Banff Centre . . . . . . . 48, 49 Dirtbag Café, The . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

E Exhibitions . . . . . . . . . . . .42, 43, 45

F Fellows, John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Film Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Film Competition . . . . . . . . . 54, 55

Matloff, Judith . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 38 McDonald Bernadette . . . . . . . . 38 McSorley, Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Milner, Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Morrow, Pat . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 38, 57 Mountain Art and Craft Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 36 Mountain Gallery Hop . . . . . . . . 45

Smart, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38 Snow Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 41 Steck, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 57 Summit of Excellence Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

T Tales and Ales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

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Old Style Storytelling . . . . . . . . . 18 Olek, Jacques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Findlay, Hazel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

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Outen, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22,32

FREE Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37

Shepton, Captain Bob . . . . . 19, 38

Mountain Marketplace . . . . . 37, 56

Film Jury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 55 Fowler, Mick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 38

Scott, Doug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47, 53 Powter, Geoff. . . . . . . . . . . . . .22,38 Purvis, Susan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Glasnovic, Jamey . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Ward, Meghan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 White, Brad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Wolf, Frank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Wood, Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 38 Workshops, Free . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37 Wright, Paula . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 56

Y Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 37 Youngman, Asia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Z Zizka, Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 57

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