Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival Program

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THE BANFF CENTRE PRESENTS THE 39TH

BANFF

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FILM BOOK FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 1 – 9, 2014

PROGRAM

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BANFF CENTRE BOX OFFICE | 403.762.6301 or 1.800.413.8368

1. ERIC HARVIE THEATRE

4. MAX BELL BUILDING

2. MARGARET GREENHAM THEATRE / LASZLO FUNTEK WING Including the NEW Festival Café in Room 122

5. KINNEAR CENTRE FOR CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION Maclab Bistro

3. ROLSTON RECITAL HALL / MUSIC AND SOUND BUILDING NOTE: PARKADE ON LOWER FLOORS

7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (Accommodation check-in)

6. SALLY BORDEN FITNESS AND RECREATION Vistas Dining Room, Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar (3rd Floor), and Le Café

8. TELUS STUDIO, JEANNE AND PETER LOUGHEED BUILDING, WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY

Where can you find the best mountain films, books, photography, and internationally-renowned personalities – all in one place, all at one time? Nowhere else but right here at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival! Banff is a fabulous place to be any time, but during these nine days, the Bow Valley comes alive with the energy created when the global mountain community comes together. It’s magical! We’ve been working hard to get ready for your arrival. By the time you settle into your seats and 3 the lights go down in one of our four theatres, thousands of hours will have been spent reviewing films and reading books, all in an effort to create an exciting and well-balanced program. You’ll have to make choices. Gone are the days when you could see everything the Festival has to offer. These days, you’ll have to choose between multiple film programs, speaker presentations, book signings, readings, seminars, exhibitions, the mountain marketplace, the art and craft sale, live music, even wine tastings. It might seem impossible to take in everything that appeals to you, but the fun will be in the trying. You can’t lose! Now in its 80th year, The Banff Centre – the home of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival – is the largest arts and creativity incubator in the world. Our mission is inspiring creativity. Every

year, over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in multidisciplinary programs like our Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop, Mountain and Wilderness Writing Program, and Banff Wilderness Photography Workshop. The Banff Centre provides these participants with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible. The Festival is proud to be a flagship program of The Banff Centre, and we hope you’ll take advantage of some of the other amazing events that happen here year round. On behalf of the entire Festival team, we’d like to thank you, our audience, for your support. Join us in thanking the countless individuals who help make this event the success that it is – our generous sponsors, energetic volunteers, inspiring filmmakers, speakers, photographers and artists, and our dedicated staff. In the following pages you’ll find a diverse program with countless opportunities to be inspired, to be challenged, and to be entertained. Enjoy the show!

Deb Smythe Festival Director

Joanna Croston Programming Director

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The above schedule does not include shuttles from The Banff Centre following Late Night Music events (Matthew Barber and Jenn Grant) at The Club. NOTE: Times are approximate and subject to change.


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mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. EHL | Free | Page 5

mountain Art Exhibitions Various venues (See pg. 11) Free

Old Style Storytelling Session 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | MBB 252 Free | Page 14

mountain marketplace 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. | TC | Free Page 26

mountain marketplace 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | TC | Free Page 26

from the Arctic to Africa – films 12 p.m. | EHT | $10 | Page 4

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A Geography of Blood: Candace Savage The Last Ocean: John Weller 10 – 11:30 a.m. | MBA $15 | Page 14

Voices of Adventure: Sandy Allan and Rick Allen 10 – 11:30 a.m. | MBA | $15 Page 16

Daytime film Screenings program A 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | EHT/RRH $49 | Page 18

Daytime film Screenings program A 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | MGT/MBA $49 | Page 18

Daytime film Screenings program B 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MGT/MBA | $49 | Page 19

Daytime film Screenings program B 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | EHT $49 | Page 19

NG Exploration and Grants Workshop 9 a.m. | KCCI 203 | Free Page 26

Terra Incognita – films 9 a.m. | RRH | $15 | Page 23

Trails and Triumph – films 3:30 p.m. | EHT | $10 Page 4 mountain Artwalk 4 p.m. | Meet outside EHT Free | Page 5 Opening Night: Cerro Torre with David Lama 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $22

2 | s u n d ay mountain Art and Craft Sale 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EHT Lobby | Free | Page 5 Cultural Landscapes – films 12 p.m. | EHT | $10 | Page 5

Radical Reels 7:30 p.m. | EHT (LIVE) / MGT (SIMULCAST) | $25 Epic Sampler $45 | Page 7 Live Radio Show 5:30 p.m. | CLB | Free Page 7 Landscapes: Opening Reception 7 – 9 p.m. | Banff Public Library | Free | Page 11

5 | w e d n e s d ay The Snow Show 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $25 | Epic Sampler $45 | Page 9 The Dirtbag Café: Jen Olson and film 7:30 p.m. | CLB | $15 Page 9

The Calling: Barry Blanchard 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | MBA $15 | Page 14 paddlenorth: Jennifer Kingsley Great Bear Wild: Ian mcAllister 2 – 3:30 p.m. | MBA | $15 Page 14 Will Gadd: frozen Titans and Book Awards 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $32 Page 15

The Crash Reel – films 3:30 p.m. | EHT | $10 Page 5

Sherpas – The Next Generation: Broughton Coburn 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. | MBA $15 | Page 16 The Letters of Conrad Kain: Zac Robinson One Day as a Tiger: John porter 2 – 3:30 p.m. | MBA | $15 Page 16 Words and Wine: A mountain Reading 4 p.m. | KCCI 301 | Free Page 16 Neïl Beloufa – Counting on people Exhibition Opening 5 p.m. | WPG | Free | Page 11 mountain marketplace 7 – 10 p.m. | TC | Free Page 26 Impossible Rock: Chin, findlay, Synnott 8 p.m. | EHT | $32 | Page 17

Jeff Lowe’s metanoia – film 7:30 p.m. | EHT | $10 | Page 5

Drawn: Jeremy Collins 8 p.m. | MGT | $32 | Page 17 Nobody’s River 8 p.m. | MBA | $32 | Page 17 matthew Barber – Live music 11:30 p.m. | CLB | $20 Page 17

NG Adventure Writing and photography Workshop 11 a.m. | KCCI 203 | Free Page 26 Spin Class 12 p.m. | SBB | $7 per day Page 31 Hot Topics: Where is Guiding Taking Us? 12:30 p.m. | MBA | Free Page 27 mountain Artwalk 4 p.m. | Meet outside EHT Free | Page 4 Ocean Song – films 7 p.m. | RRH | $10 | Page 21

NG Television Story pitch Workshop 9 a.m. | KCCI 203 | Free Page 26 NG Digital Storytelling Workshop 11 a.m. | KCCI 203 | Free Page 26 Spin Class 12 p.m. | SBB | $7 per day Page 31 Hot Topics: film or footage? The Rise of At Home Adventure filmmaking 12:30 p.m. | MBA | Free Page 27 Cloudwalker with Jeff Lowe – film 2 p.m. | TS | by donation Page 26

Yvon Chouinard: DamNation 8 p.m. | EHT | $32 | Page 20

Subterranean Special – films 2 p.m. | RRH | $15 | Page 23

Life on the Edge – films 8 p.m. | MGT | $25 | Page 20

Best of the festival 7:30 p.m. | EHT $25 – Awards and Films Page 23 8 p.m. | MGT/RRH $25 – Films Only | Page 23

Raphael Slawinski: K6 West 8 p.m. | MBA | $32 | Page 20 Higher – film 9:15 p.m. | RRH | $10 Page 21 Jenn Grant – Live music 11:30 p.m. | CLB | $20 Page 21

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purChase yOur TiCkeTs By phone: Call 1.800.413.8368 or 403.762.6301 Banffmountainfilmfestival @Banffmtnfest

In-person: Banff Centre Box office or Downtown Ticket outlet (old Crag Cabin, 211 Bear Street) See page 29 for hours of operation

ClB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Club, Theatre Complex EHl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Harvie Theatre lobby, Theatre Complex EHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Harvie Theatre, Theatre Complex JPl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeanne and Peter lougheed Building KCCi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kinnear Centre for Creativity & innovation lF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex MBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Auditorium MBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Bell Building MBF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer MGT . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Greenham Theatre, Theatre Complex RRH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rolston Recital Hall, Music & Sound Building SBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Building TC . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Complex (includes laszlo Funtek Wing) TS . . . . . . . . . . . .Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter lougheed Building WPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Phillips Gallery

14.c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 16 Legs: Spider Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 500 Miles to Nowhere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Above the Alley, Beneath the Sky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Africa Fusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Afterglow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 18 All My Own Stunts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Almost Ablaze – Angel Collinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Alone on the River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 And Then We Swam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth . . . . . . 4, 15 Attention – A Life in Extremes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Beyond Good & Evil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Catch It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 The Cave Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Cerro Torre – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 The Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 The Crash Reel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Crossing Darwin - The Last Terra Incognita . . . . . . . . . . . .23 DamNation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Danny MacAskill: The Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 18 Déjame Vivir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Delta Dawn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Desert Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Distilled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Downside Up (T’es pas bien là?) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 DRAWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 DREAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Dream Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Finding Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Fjord Norway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Footprints on the Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 For a Handful of Seconds (Pour une poignée de secondes) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Forgotten Dirt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 The Fortune Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Frozen Titans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Gare au Gauri (Shankar) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Happiness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Happy Winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Higher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Into The Ditch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Into The Empty Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Jungwa, the Broken Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 K6 West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The Karsts of China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 The Little Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Love in the Tetons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Marmato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Mending the Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Myanmar: Bridges to Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 NATURE: Touching the Wild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Nobody’s River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 The Orchard Keepers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Our Canyon Lands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Parking Lot Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 River of Eden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Sculpted in Time: The Wiseman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 El Sendero Luminoso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Silencing the Thunder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Sound of the Void . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Spirits of Asgard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Stone Free . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Sub-Zero - John Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Sun Dog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 19 Survival Prayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Tashi & The Monk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 18 Trails Across the Steppe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Travailen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 A Tribute to Discomfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 The Unrideables: Alaska Range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Valley Uprising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Walk New Ground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 We are the Rovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 WEIGHTLESS TIME. Places, People and Tales of Mezzano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 When Dogs Fly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Wild Women - Faith Dickey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Wingsuit Daredevil – Flying Dagger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20


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To order tickets online: banffmountainfestival.ca

saTurday, nOveMBer 1 | Opening weekend 12 P.M. FilM PRoGRAM ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $10

3:30 P.M. FilM PRoGRAM ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $10

TRAILS AND TRIUmpH – fILmS

Opening Night: Cerro Torre with David Lama

Afterglow

Alone on the River

7:30 P.M. PRoGRAM ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $22

(France, 2013, 37 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Stéphane Pion Production Company: We Are Hungry

(Austria, 2013, 103 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Thomas Dirnhofer Producer: Philipp Manderla* Production Company: Red Bull Media House GmbH

fROm THE ARCTIC TO AfRICA – fILmS

(USA, 2014, 12 min) Director: nick Waggoner*, Michael Brown* Producer: Zac Ramras* Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

Walk New Ground (USA, 2013, 4 min) Director: Seth Epstein Producer: Dexton Deboree, Melina osornio Production Company: Stardust

From Alaskan spines to deep pillows in British Columbia, Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

Follow ultra-endurance hiker Trevor Thomas on one of his challenging long-distance trips. Trevor’s not your average avid walker.

Africa Fusion

(USA, 2014, 22 min) Director: Dean Potter Producer: Jennifer Rapp Production Company: Whisper Films

(South Africa, 2014, 52 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: nic Good* Producer: Robert Breyer* Production Company: Fresh Rock Films in Assocation with Fresh Air Crew

Climbers Alex Honnold (USA) and Hazel Findlay (UK) team up for a journey into the exotic landscapes of South Africa. Breathtaking scenery and some of the best climbing in the world await. 1:22 p.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

When Dogs Fly

Wingsuit BASE jumper Dean Potter loves his dog Whisper. He wants Whisper to experience everything that gives him joy in his life, including the art of flight.

*In-person program subject to change.

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Take Me Outside 2nd annual Student Video Contest winner: Beyond the Walls

ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth (USA, 2014, 8 min), CANADIAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director: Anton lorimer Producer: Anton lorimer, Chris Burkard Production Company: SmugMug inc.

Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold-water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

mOUNTAIN ARTWAlk noVEMBER 1 AnD 8 4 P.M. | MEETinG PlACE: ERiC HARViE THEATRE PATio | FREE

A tour of mountain art and photography exhibitions begins on The Banff Centre campus and concludes downtown at the Wild Flour Artisan REMEMBER Bakery and Café.

To TURn yoUR CloCKS BACK!

High altitude sickness, freezing temperatures, and scarcity of food are not what you’d expect on a normal kayaking trip. Join five world-class kayakers on a self-supported 550-kilometre journey into the heart of the Himalaya, dropping 14,400 feet in 30 days.

Trails Across the Steppe (Germany, 2014, 83 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Anni Seitz Producer: Hartmut Schwenk, Peter Seitz Production Company: Schwenk Film, Seitz Filmproduktion

Three young Mongolians dream of an international career as cross-country skiers. Their ultimate goal is to represent their country in the Olympic Games. Shamanitic rituals and Buddhist prayers are all part of the required training regime as financial shortfalls, equipment failure, and personal dilemmas haunt them at every turn.

This latest chapter in the history of Cerro Torre is like a soap opera of egos, icons, and audacity. David Lama, one of the world’s finest climbers, recently completed the first free ascent on Cerro Torre’s Southeast Ridge – arguably the hardest alpine climbing route in the world.

Cerro Torre: A Snowball’s Chance in Hell, a Red Bull Media House production, is as much about making a film on an incredibly challenging mountain as it is about Lama’s feat in itself. Lama will be in Banff to present the North American Premiere of the film, and will do an extended Q&A with the Festival audience. 9:45 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

The Karsts of China (USA, 2014, 8 min) Director: Keith ladzinski Production Company: 3 Strings Productions

Climbers Emily Harrington, Matt Segal and Cedar Wright take a vertical journey through the vast and diverse karst formations in four Chinese National Parks along with National Geographic photographer Carsten Peter.

Myanmar: Bridges to Change (USA, 2014, 40 min), WORLD pREmIERE, some subtitles Director: Mark Fisher*, Eric Daft* Production Company: Fisher Creative

In August 2013, a group of seven climbers – five Americans and two Burmese – travel to northern Myanmar to make a first ascent of Southeast Asia’s disputed highest peak. Struggling through a jungle of leeches, treacherous river crossings, and unexpected physical challenges, just getting to the mountain might be the toughest part. photos, bottom left: From the film Afterglow © Shane David Treat; bottom right: From the film When Dogs Fly © Dean Potter; middle: From the film Africa Fusion.


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sunday, nOveMBer 2 | Opening weekend CULTURAL LANDSCApES – fILmS

THE CRASH REEL – fILmS

12 P.M. FilM PRoGRAM ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $10

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Travailen

Sun Dog

(South Africa, 2014, 27 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director: Dean leslie* Producer: Dean leslie*, Hannah Slezacek*, Greg Fell Production Company: The African Attachment (in association with Red Bull Media House)

(USA, 2014, 5 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski Production Company: DPS Cinematic

Travailen follows ultra-runners Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel on their 2014 record attempt of the Drakensberg Grand Traverse, some of the most beautiful mountains in South Africa.

Silencing the Thunder (USA, 2014, 27 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director and Producer: Edward M. Roqueta* Production Company: Forest Clay Productions

Bison once reigned supreme on the Western plains. But the reintroduction of bison in Yellowstone National Park has had some locals and ranchers up in arms. They try to find the balance between the truth and myth surrounding these amazing animals. 1:12 p.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

What could be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at your side?

The Crash Reel (USA, 2013, 109 min) Director: lucy Walker Producer: Julian Cautherley Production Company: KP Rides Again llC

An escalating rivalry between snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his nemesis Shaun White in the run-up to the 2010 Olympics leaves Shaun on top of the Olympic podium and Kevin in a coma following a training accident in Park City, Utah. Kevin’s tight-knit Vermont family flies to his side and helps him rebuild his life as a brain injury survivor. But when he insists he wants to return to the sport he still loves, his family intervenes. Will Kevin defy them and insist on pursuing his passion? How much risk is too much?

Happiness (France, 2013, 77 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Thomas Balmès Production Company: Quark Production

Pyangke is a solitary eight-year-old monk living with his mother in a remote village high in the Bhutanese Himalaya. Soon, the village will be connected to electricity. And TV. Bridging the lines between tradition and technology, Pyangke and his family have tough choices to make. photos, bottom left: From the film Sun Dog; bottom right: From the film Silencing the Thunder © Eddie Roqueta; middle: From the film Happiness © Thomas Balmès; top: Jeff Lowe © Tom Frost

mOUNTAIN ART AND CRAFT sAlE SATURDAy, noVEMBER 1 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. SUnDAy, noVEMBER 2 11 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. ERiC HARViE THEATRE loBBy | FREE

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Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia 7:30 P.M. FilM PRoGRAM ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $10 (USA, 2014, 84 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Jim Aikman* Producer: Connie Self* in-person: Jeff lowe* Production Company: Adaptable Man, llC

Lowe’s accomplishments as a world-class alpinist have inspired us all for decades. From a solo first ascent on the north face of Mount Temple, to an unimaginable new line on Ama Dablam, Jeff has pushed the limits of climbing throughout his life. Since being diagnosed with a debilitating terminal disease, he has brought the strength that characterized his climbing career to the physical challenges he faces today, and also to a reassessment of his own mortality. A tribute to a remarkable man and climber, this is a film about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line. Premiere party to follow!

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Tuesday, nOveMBer 4 | radiCal reels

7:30 p.M. | eriC harvie TheaTre / MargareT greenhaM TheaTre (siMulCasT) | $25 Radical Reels is more than just a night of awesome extreme sports, crazy athletes and mega-adrenaline feats on a massive screen – it’s an annual highlight, a Banff tradition! Sochi Paralympic gold medalist, Josh Dueck is back as MC for the night. Radical Reels is sponsored by Buff ®, Yomads, and Dan Sparks and Associates 7:30 p.m.

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge (Scotland, 2014, 7 min) Director and Producer: Stu Thomson Production Company: Cut Media

World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again. Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine (USA, 2014 27 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director and Producer: Cedar Wright*

Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

Almost Ablaze – Angel Collinson (USA, 2014, 6 min) Director: Blake Campbell, Steve Jones, Todd Jones Producer: Steve Jones, Todd Jones Production Company: Teton Gravity Research

In an excerpt from the latest venture from TGR, freeride skier Angel Collinson takes to the hills, leaving the boys in the dust.

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River (Germany, 2014, 17 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: olaf obsommer Production Company: BiG-o-PRoDUCTionS

Canada’s Stikine River hosts some of the most challenging whitewater in the world. A team of international kayakers takes the plunge down the river to see what surprises it has in store for them.

Desert Ice (USA, 2014, 12 min) Director: Keith ladzinski Production Company: 3 Strings Productions

American ice climbers Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson climb into the remote high-desert slot canyons of Southwest Utah in search of what some are calling the best water-ice discovery of the last 20 years.

*In-person program subject to change. photos, top to bottom: From the film Almost Ablaze – Angel Collison; From the film Desert Ice © Keith Ladinski.

Into The Ditch

Sound of the Void

DREAM

(USA, 2014, 2 min) Director and Producer: Rush Sturges Production Company: River Roots

(Germany, 2013, 14 min), subtitled Director: Marten Persiel Producer: Johannes von Kirschbaum Production Company: HelliVentures Film Productions

(USA, 2014, 5 min) Director and Producer: Skip Armstrong* Production Company: Wazee Motion Pictures

2 friends, 1 ditch. Nothing has changed, but now everything is different. Watch as friends Ben Marr and Rush Sturges tackle breakneck speeds down a 500-foot-tall drainage ditch. The 2014 mountain Idol finalists will be introduced and the winner will be announced. 9:25 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

Touch (France, 2014, 5 min) Director and Producer: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Touch is a colourful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix, and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in.

14.c (USA, 2014, 9 min) Director: George Knowles* Producer: EVolV Sports & Designs Production Company: Goodie Pocket Films

Kai Lightner discovered rock climbing at the age of six. Now 14, he is pushing the limits of hard climbing and trying to staying focused, all with his single mom on belay.

Sébastien de Sainte Marie is a Swiss steep skier who has his sights set on the first descent of the Gspaltenhorn, a 55-degree slope where one wrong move could prove fatal.

Forgotten Dirt (Canada, 2013, 11 min) Director: Colin Jones*, Darcy Wittenburg Producer: Darcy Wittenburg, ian Dunn Production Company: Anthill Films

A small team of mountain bikers travels to the remote Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan in search of remote cultures and trails that are thousands of years old.

When a newbie kayaker goes paddling, he discovers a posse of pros on the river and wonders whether someday he would ever be that cool.

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(England, 2014, 6 min) Director and Producer: lukasz Warzecha Production Company: lWimages, Polished Project

Come for an action-packed hour as Banff Centre Radio hosts its first ever live broadcast from the Festival.

When John Freeman had an ice climbing accident that left him unexpectantly “riding the icicle” on the way down, he thought he’d never live to tell the tale.

Grab a beer and meet fascinating adventurers, including Paralympic gold medalist Josh Dueck, photographer John Weller and climber Jen Olson. Live music and other surprises await. Doors at 5 p.m., and on air promptly at 5:30. (101.1 FM) banffcentreradio.ca | @radiobanff facebook.com/radiobanff

Wild Women – Faith Dickey (UK, 2014, 3 min) Director and Producer: lukasz Warzecha Production Company: lWimages, Polished Project

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wednesday, nOveMBer 5 | The snOw shOw 7:30 p.M. | eriC harvie TheaTre | $25 We know you’re itching for it. Fresh powder. Big air. Blue skies. Join Sochi Paralympic gold medalist Josh Dueck for our annual night of snow films geared to get you psyched up for winter. Sponsored by 7:30 p.m.

Happy Winter (Sweden, 2013, 8 min) Director and Producer: Bjarne Salén* Production Company: EndlessFlowFilms

Being grateful makes you happier, and there is so much to be grateful for. Especially if you spend as much time in the mountains as Andreas Fransson did.

Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb (USA, 2014, 7 min) Director and Producer: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray* Production Company: T-bar Films

Vasu Sojitra* lost his right leg to a blood infection at nine months old, but that doesn’t stop him from venturing deep into the backcountry to ski challenging lines – entirely unassisted.

The Little Things (Canada, 2014, 47 min) Director: Darcy Turenne* Producer: Marie-France Roy*

A snowboard film featuring the stories of local heroes who make their environmentally sustainable lifestyles part of their riding mantra.

The Unrideables: Alaska Range (USA, 2014, 17 min) Director: Derek Westerlund Producer: Steve Reska Production Company: Red Bull Media House

This film is glorious cinematographic eye candy. Expert speed flyers test their limits in a massive, volatile landscape of ice and snow.

*In-person program subject to change.

9:10 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

Sculpted in Time: The Wiseman (Canada, 2014, 5 min), WORLD THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director: Dave Mossop Producer: Malcolm Sangster* Production Company: Sherpas Cinema

Eddie Hunter is 88 years old and has skied over 2,500 days during the past 79 years. Follow him as he continues to shred on the hometown mountain he just can’t seem to get enough of.

Downside Up (T’es pas bien là?) (France, 2013, 34 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset Production Company: Montaz-Rosset Film

Chamonix skier and mountain guide Vivian Bruchez doesn’t know what all the fuss is about. He’s just exploring the steeps in his backyard in the company of a few talented friends.

Parking Lot Culture (USA, 2014, 6 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Sam Giffin Producer: Joe Erfle, Zack Giffin, Molly Baker

They’re in every ski resort parking lot. Ski bums, RVers, hippies living in vans all winter long. They all have the same goal – to ski pow all day and every day, for as long as they can.

Dream Line (Sweden, 2014, 59 min) Director and Producer: Bjarne Salén* Production Company: EndlessFlowFilms

In pursuit of his life goals, and trying to merge dreams with reality, extreme skier Ptor Spricenieks ventures to some of the most remote mountain ranges on earth to find first descents, peace, and ultimately, himself.

photos, top: Jen Olsen © Paul McBride; bottom left: From the film Happy Winter © Bjarne Salén; bottom right: From the film The Unrideables: Alaska Range, Andy Ferrington Carve © Scott Serfas.

The Dirtbag Café with Jen Olson 7:30 P.M. THE ClUB, THEATRE CoMPlEx | $15

An internationally certified mountain guide, Jen Olson has a passion for long, granite alpine routes, mixed lines, and frozen waterfalls. With numerous first ascents in the Rockies and Bugaboos, Alaska, and Pakistan, Olson was chosen to be the face of Canada, demonstrating ice climbing to the world at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

Distilled (UK, 2013, 42 min) Director and Producer: Paul Diffley* Production Company: Hot Aches Productions

Distilled is a celebration of Scottish winter climbing and of life spent in the mountains. It is a poignant profile of one of Britain’s most celebrated climbers, Andy Cave.


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MOunTain exhiBiTiOns

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DRAWN: THE SKETCHBOOKS AND MAP ART OF ADVENTURER JEREMY COLLINS Jeremy Collins (USA) MAx BEll BUilDinG HUSKy EnERGy FoyER

Jeremy Collins’ illustrations and sketches focus on contemplative moments in the mountains, capturing the complexities of landscapes and the essence of adventure in cartography and drawings. His work has been featured in more than 150 climbing magazines, books, on corporate promotions and films, and even on Festival T-shirts!

EMPIRE OF ROCK: CHINA CAVES Carsten peter (GER) VARioUS oUTDooR VEnUES

Acclaimed German photographer Carsten Peter joined a National Geographic and The North Face expedition of scientists, cavers and rock climbers, including Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, and Cedar Wright, to explore the world’s greatest concentration of caves. His photographs document the discoveries and adventures in and around China’s ‘supercaves’ in a striking and surprising visual tour.

GRAND PRIZE RETROSPECTIVE past Banff mountain photography Competition winners PRoFESSionAl DEVEloPMEnT CEnTRE

View past Banff Mountain Photography Competition grand prize winners. Located in the Professional Development Centre lobby.

GREAT BEAR WILD Ian mcAllister (CAN) JEAnnE AnD PETER loUGHEED BUilDinG, MAin FlooR, THE BAnFF CEnTRE

Conservationist and photographer Ian McAllister has been living in the Great Bear Rainforest for 25 years, researching, exploring, photographing and campaigning for one of the most endangered landscapes on the planet. He has authored and co-authored several books about the area and, as director and founder of Pacific Wild, is one of Canada’s foremost activists.

photos, top: © Jimmy Chin; bottom left: © Chris Burkard; bottom right: © Pat Morrow

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COUNTING ON PEOPLE

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Neïl Beloufa (fRA/ALG) WAlTER PHilliPS GAllERy oPEninG RECEPTion: FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7, 5 – 8 P.M.

Chris Burkard (USA) 2014 Grand prize Winner, Banff mountain photo Essay Competition WilD FloUR BAKERy AnD CAFé

Working in video and sculpture, Neïl Beloufa questions the role of the artist as an imagemaker but also the purpose and agency of images today. Counting on People is the North American premiere of two new video artworks co-commissioned by Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, and the Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA), London.

Chris Burkard’s Arctic surfing essay tackles a sport that is commonly spectacular, but takes it into a location that is also surprising and otherworldly. Each image captures a masterfully executed moment, is visually and conceptually distinct from the others, and fits together to tell a well-rounded and compelling adventure story. Not a word is needed and although we do see just enough, we are left begging for more.

OMAN: IMPOSSIBLE ROCK – PHOTOGRAPHS BY JIMMY CHIN

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Jimmy Chin (USA) lASZlo FUnTEK WinG ExTERioR, THEATRE CoMPlEx

Jimmy Chin is perhaps one of the most celebrated adventure photographers in the world. In 2013, he journeyed to the Middle East with a group of elite rock climbers and spent three weeks on a sailboat exploring the “fascinating and mysterious” crags along Oman’s northern coast – resulting in images of unusual rock, bold climbing, a dazzling landscape, and colourful culture. Sponsored by The North Face and National Geographic.

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HEART OF THE HIMALAYA: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAT AND BAIBA MORROW pat and Baiba morrow (CAN) WHyTE MUSEUM oF THE CAnADiAn RoCKiES

Pat and Baiba’s love for Indigenous cultures and the mountain world propels them on explorations in the physical, cultural, and spiritual realm. Over the past 35 years, they have spent over 1,000 days trekking and climbing in the Himalaya from Pakistan to Bhutan, India to Tibet. This exhibition features the alluring spirit of the people of the Himalaya.

THEORIES OF ENTANGLEMENT: THE ART OF DAN HUDSON Dan Hudson (CAN) WHyTE MUSEUM oF THE CAnADiAn RoCKiES

Hudson’s work is a form of visual anthropology that blurs the boundaries between research, documentation, voyeurism, personal journaling, and art. His projects investigate concepts of “time” and the nature of existence within the socio-political context of everyday life. The resulting research is distilled into various forms including video, painting, photography, and sculpture.

MOUNTAIN STUDIES: A GROUP EXHIBITION WilloCK & SAx GAllERy oPEninG RECEPTion: SATURDAy noVEMBER 1, 3 – 5 P.M.

Historical and contemporary views of the Canadian Rockies by a number of artists including: Georgina Perkins-Hunt, Jean Geddes, Dwayne Harty, Gerald Faulder and Margaret Shelton.

LANDSCAPES Thomas Willock (CAN) BAnFF PUBliC liBRARy oPEninG RECEPTion: SATURDAy, noVEMBER 1, 7 – 9 P.M.

A native of southern Alberta, Tom Willock has been photographing the landscape of his home for over 50 years. Tom’s photographs are as constructed as the traditional (non-digital) medium will allow. Each begins as an interaction with the landscape, sometimes scattered over many months or years. It proceeds to the development of an image; the composition, the timing and technique, the darkroom process, all translating the perspective, the idea.

THE MAKINGS V FEATURING ROBIN DUPONT WilloCK & SAx GAllERy

Celebrating the fifth annual group exhibition of ceramics and featuring the work of Robin Dupont from his newly constructed Anagama Kiln.


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2014 BanFF MOunTain BOOk COMpeTiTiOn The 21st annual Banff Mountain Book Competition 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 144 books in five categories, before the international jury went to work to determine the award winners.

inTernaTiOnal Jury ED DOUGLAS (UK) is an award-winning author of eight books about mountains and their people, and is a journalist whose work most often appears in the Observer and as a contributor to the Country Diary in the Guardian. He has a particular passion for the Himalaya – climbing and trekking there for almost two decades – and reporting on the Nepali civil war and its aftermath. His books include the first fulllength biography of Tenzing Norgay, who climbed Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, which was chosen as one of the ten best adventure biographies by Outside Magazine. DAVID ROBERTS (USA) is a Harvard graduate and was once a cutting-edge climber in his own right. Roberts is the author of 25 books on adventure, mountaineering, and exploration, and he has won the Prix Méditerrané, the Prix du Salon de Livre de Passy, the Prix d’Autrans, the American Alpine Club Literary Award, a Folio magazine award, and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Competition. In 2001, his books The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah were ranked by National Geographic Adventure among the 100 best adventure books ever written. In 2013, Roberts’ book Alone on the Ice won a Special Jury Mention at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. ANIK SEE (NED) has travelled the world by bicycle for more than 25 years, in places such as Patagonia, the Caucasus mountains, India and Sri Lanka. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic, The Walrus, Brick, The National Post and, as a contributing editor, Outpost Magazine. She is the author of four books, all of which reflect her love of remote cultures, landscape, and the possibility of place. In 2014, Anik was a writer-in-residence at the Pierre Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. She lives in Amsterdam.

CaTegOry FinalisTs ADVENTURE TRAVEL

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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History through the Heart of the Grand Canyon Kevin Fedarko, Scribner (USA, 2013) Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari Paul Theroux, McClelland & Stewart (Canada, 2013)

Climbing Fitz Roy 1968: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent yvon Chouinard, Chris Jones, Dick Dorworth, lito Tejada-Flores, Doug Tompkins, Patagonia Books (USA, 2013)

Living the Best Day Ever Hendri Coetzee, Hendri Coetzee Trust (South Africa, 2013)

Crown of the Continent: The Wildest Rockies Steven Gnam, Douglas Chadwick, Braided River/The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2014)

Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon Paul Rosolie, HarperCollins Publishers (USA, 2014)

Summits and Starlight: The Canadian Rockies Paul Zizka, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2013)

The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway Arno Kopecky, Douglas & Mcintyre, (Canada 2013)

mOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS LITERATURE – NON-fICTION The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains Barry Blanchard, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014) Climber’s Paradise: Making Canada’s Mountain Parks 1906 – 1974 PearlAnn Reichwein, University of Alberta Press (Canada, 2014)

Vulkane: Expeditionen zu den gefährlichsten Kratern der Welt Carsten Peter, national Geographic /nG Malik Buchgesellschaft (Germany, 2013)

mOUNTAIN fICTION & pOETRY The Last Quarter of the Moon Chi Zijian, Harvill Secker/Random House (UK, 2013) Letters from Chamonix David Stevenson, imaginary Mountain Surveyors (Canada, 2014) The Mantis Philip Temple, Vertebrate Digital (UK, 2014)

Hanging On: A Life inside British Climbing’s Golden Age Martin Boysen, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014) The Homeward Wolf Kevin Van Tighem, Rocky Mountain Books (Canada, 2013) Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, The Mountaineers Books (USA, 2014)

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One Day as a Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism John Porter, Vertebrate Publishing (UK, 2014)

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Bouldering Essentials: The Complete Guide to Bouldering David Flanagan, Three Rocks Books (ireland, 2013) Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, Mauro Mazzo, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014) Squamish Bouldering Marc Bourdon, Quickdraw Publications (Canada, 2014) Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete Steve House, Scott Johnston, Patagonia Books (USA, 2014) Walking and Trekking in Iceland: Exploring the Land of Ice and Fire Paddy Dillon, Cicerone Press (UK, 2013)

Mountain and Wilderness literature – non-Fiction: The Jon Whyte Award | $2,000

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Mountain Fiction and Poetry | $2,000 Sponsored by Orofino Wines

Mountaineering History – The James Monroe Thorington Award | $1,000 Sponsored by the UIAA and William Putnam

Yosemite Bigwalls: The Complete Guide Roger Putnam, Erik Sloan, yosemite Bigwalls (USA, 2014)

BOOk sIgNINgs Jocey Asnong Nov. 7 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 303

Grand prize Winner Nov. 6 | 9 p.m. | EHL

Jerry Auld Nov. 7 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 303

Jennifer Kingsley Nov. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 8 | 3 p.m. | LF 224, Pages booth

Barry Blanchard Nov. 6 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF Broughton Coburn Nov. 7 | 1:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 8 | 12 p.m. | LF 224, Pages Booth

Ian mcAllister Nov. 6 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF

John porter Nov. 7 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. | LF 224, Pages Booth

Zac Robinson Nov. 7 | 3:30 p.m. | MBF Nov. 8 | 11 a.m. | LF 222, University of Alberta Press booth

pearlAnn Reichwein Nov. 8 | 2 p.m. | LF 222, University of Alberta Press booth

Candace Savage Nov. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF

David Roberts Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. | LF 224, Pages Booth

Chic Scott Nov. 7 | 5 p.m. | KCCI 303

Kevin Van Tighem Nov. 8 | 3 p.m. | LF 224, Pages booth John Weller Nov. 6 | 11:30 a.m. | MBF paul Zizka Nov. 8 | 12 p.m. | LF 224, Pages Booth See page 3 for location key.


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Thursday, nOveMBer 6 | sTOries Old Style Storytelling Session

The Calling: Barry Blanchard

8:30 – 9:45 A.M. MAx BEll BUilDinG RooM 252 | FREE

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

Come to hear old-school and off-the-cuff tales from some of the Rockies’ best storytellers including Barry Blanchard, Renate Belczyk, Scott Ward, Richard Guy, and Margot Talbot. Hosted by Chic Scott – without gadgets, gizmos, or gear – all acoustic, all the time.

From the Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat, to the North Face of Les Droites, to the sketchy first ascent of the North Pillar of North Twin in the Canadian Rockies – in his new memoir The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains, alpinist Barry Blanchard tells the rock’em sock’em stories that fast-tracked his initiation into the realm of climbing legends.

A Geography of Blood Candace Savage The Last Ocean John Weller 10 – 11:30 A.M. MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

A Geography of Blood Award-winning Canadian author Candace Savage embarks on a profound and dramatic journey through the eloquent landscape of the southern Canadian prairies. A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape offers a shocking new version of plains history, survival, and an unforgettable portrait of the windswept country of the Cypress Hills. The Last Ocean Antarctica’s Ross Sea is the last ‘pristine’ ocean ecosystem on earth. Writer, photographer, and filmmaker John Weller presents The Last Ocean, a critically acclaimed collection of photographs that raise awareness about the importance of active conservation and sustainability – even at the bottom of the world.

Paddlenorth Jennifer Kingsley Great Bear Wild Ian McAllister 2 – 3:30 P.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

paddlenorth Writer Jennifer Kingsley heads out on an ambitious 54-day canoe odyssey towards the Arctic Ocean, battling gnarly winds, frigid waters, and grizzly bears. Her latest book, Paddlenorth: A Journey into the Heart of the Tundra, braids her trip with the histories of those who traced the tundra long before her voyage. Great Bear Wild Conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest–resident Ian McAllister takes us on a journey from the lush headwaters of the endangered region’s river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world. Great Bear Wild, a stunning collection of photographs and personal narrative, is the product of twentyfive years of research and exploration. Book signings follow most presentations.

photos, top: © John Weller; bottom: Paddlenorth, Jennifer Kingsley, © Tim Irvin

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Thursday, nOveMBer 6 | sTOries and FilMs evening prOgraM | 7:30 p.M. | eriC harvie TheaTre | $32 Will Gadd: Frozen Titans, Book Awards – and Films

ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth

7:30 P.M. | ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $32

(USA, 2014, 8 min), CANADIAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director: Anton lorimer Producer: Anton lorimer, Chris Burkard Production Company: SmugMug inc.

Brutal, irrational, massive – that’s Canada’s wildest ice cave at British Columbia’s Helmcken Falls in the heart of winter. Will Gadd, one of Canada’s best-known extreme sports athletes, joins us in Banff to share this seven-pitch, 150-metre, gut-wrenching climb in the World Premiere of his latest film Frozen Titans, produced and directed by Reel Water Productions in partnership with Red Bull Media House. American alpinist Steve Swenson joins Gadd on stage for an in-depth interview. 8:50 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN) Grand prize Winner Book Signing.

Frozen Titans (Canada, 2014, 52 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Dave Pearson* Producer: Bryan Smith* Production Company: Reel Water Productions Red Bull Media House

Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

River of Eden (USA, 2014, 5 min), WORLD THEATRICAL pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Peter McBride* Presented by: o.A.R.S. Production Company: Peter McBride Productions

Join filmmaker Peter McBride on a journey into the Fijian Highlands to discover why the locals are saying “no” to easy money from resource extraction and “yes” to preserving a remarkable natural landscape. photos, top: From the film Frozen Titans; below: From the film ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth © Chris Burkard; bottom: From the film River of Eden, © Peter McBride.

Photo: DKesler

The program begins with the presentation of the 2014 Banff mountain Book Competition awards.

Join and support CPAWS in protecting these valuable areas. cpaws-southernalberta.org


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Friday, nOveMBer 7 | sTOries Voices of Adventure: An interview with Sandy Allan and Rick Allen 10 – 11:30 A.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

Sponsored by Dr. John McCall In a ‘Climb of the Century,’ British climbers Sandy Allan and Rick Allen reached the summit of Nanga Parbat (8,126 metres) on July 15, 2012 – making the coveted first ascent of the Mazeno Ridge in an 18-day traverse. A staggering 13 kilometres, both committing and inescapable, the ridge is a monstrous undertaking with over seven summits above 7,000 metres. Geoff Powter interviews Allan and Allen in what is sure to be a lively discussion.

Sherpas – The Next Generation: Broughton Coburn 12:30 – 1:45 P.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

Economic, demographic, and political shifts have been underway for some time on the periphery of Everest, and were brought into focus by the tragic Khumbu icefall avalanche in April. Broughton Coburn shares a remarkable, little-told backstory of a socio-economic transformation, and the global reach of this tiny ethnic group.

The Letters of Conrad Kain Zac Robinson One Day as a Tiger John Porter 2 – 3:30 P.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $15

Sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada The Letters of Conrad Kain Iconic mountaineer and guide Conrad Kain climbed innumerable peaks – and along the way he wrote over 144 letters to longtime friend Amelie Maleka. In Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide 19031933, historian Zac Robinson’s tasteful editing reveals an insightful view of Kain’s experience immigrating to Canada in the early 20th century. One Day as a Tiger One Day as a Tiger, John Porter’s revealing and poignant memoir of his friend and one of Britain’s most accomplished mountaineers, Alex MacIntyre, shows mountaineering at its extraordinary best and tragic worst. It draws an unforgettable picture of the dazzling, argumentative, and exuberant legend.

Words and Wine: A Mountain Reading 4 P.M. | KinnEAR CEnTRE RooM 301 | FREE

Sponsored by Orofino Wines Expect full-bodied tales with hints of adventure and danger, and savour undertones of humour and humility with mountain writers Jerry Auld, Jocey Asnong, and local legend Chic Scott.

photos, top: Courtesy of Sandy Allan and Rick Allen; bottom: Courtesy of John Porter.

Book signings follow most presentations.


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Friday, nOveMBer 7 | FilMs and speakers evening prOgraM | 8 p.M. | variOus venues Impossible Rock: Jimmy Chin, Hazel Findlay, Mark Synnott 8 P.M. | ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $32

Sponsored by The North Face The maze-like fjord-land called the Ru’us al-Jibal on Oman’s Musandam Peninsula was home to athletes from The North Face Climbing Team for several weeks in November 2012. They established dozens of first ascents from deep water solos to a 1,000-metre face. American climber Jimmy Chin, British phenom Hazel Findlay, and expedition leader Mark Synnott join us in Banff to share stories from their expedition. 9:07 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

Valley Uprising (USA, 2014, 90 min) Director: nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Josh lowell Producer: Zachary Barr Production Company: Sender Films

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For 50 years, Yosemite’s cliffs have drawn explorers to venture on the high, lonesome granite. Climbing greats like Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, and Tom Frost not only set new standards for climbing hard routes, they pioneered the “dirtbag” lifestyle. Part fact and part attitude, Valley Uprising takes us on a journey through the history of Yosemite right up to the present and shows why the big walls of this amazing place are still as coveted today as they were 50 years ago.

Drawn: Jeremy Collins

Nobody’s River

8 P.M. | MARGARET GREEnHAM THEATRE | $32

8 P.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $32

(USA, 2014, 40 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Jeremy Collins* Producer: James Q Martin* Production Company: Jercollins.com

(USA, 2013, 31 min) Director and Producer: Skip Armstrong* Production Company: Wazee Motion Pictures

Merging film, animation, live music, and live art creation, the World Theatrical Premiere of Drawn takes you along with acclaimed climbing artist Jeremy Collins as he embarks on four journeys – from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the ChinaMongolian border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and closer to home, the Yosemite Valley. Collins is a film award winner whose art has graced more than 150 climbing and adventure magazines.

A team of four women paddled 5,000 kilometres down the Amur, one of the last remaining free-flowing rivers in the world – from the remote Mongolian headwaters through Siberia to a massive delta in Russia. Join Australian photographer Krystle Wright and American Amber Valenti, two members of this expedition, for a presentation of their adventure, full of unexpected twists and turns.

9:12 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

The presentation will be followed by the film of their journey, Nobody’s River, directed by Skip Armstrong, Our Canyon Lands, and The Fortune Wild.

Gare au Gauri (Shankar)

9:39 p.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

(France, 2013, 17 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Alex Marchesseau Production Company: Te Crew

Our Canyon Lands

Four French alpinists embark on a perilous quest to reach the summit of Gaurishankar. Exotic and animated, Gare au Gauri (Shankar) takes viewers to the remote mountains of the Rolwaling Valley, Nepal.

Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship (Switzerland, 2013, 15 min), WORLD THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director and Producer: Sebastian Doerk Production Company: infinite Trails

Thoughtful and beautifully shot, Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship is the story of three men, one dream, and 80 years of cycling in Iceland.

El Sendero Luminoso (USA, 2014, 7 min) Director: Renan ozturk Producer: Aimee Tetreault Production Company: Camp4 Collective

Free solo climber Alex Honnold is at it again, defying the laws of gravity, high and alone on a massive wall above the Mexican plains. Cedar Wright doesn’t know if he should talk some sense into his friend, or encourage him to do what he does best.

The Orchard Keepers (Egypt, 2014, 28 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director and Producer: Bryony Dunne Production Company: les Films du Renard

A culturally rich journey set against a backdrop of political upheaval, The Orchard Keepers takes place on an island of green – floating amidst the arid mountains of the Sinai desert where two Bedouins work to keep their orchard alive.

*In-person program subject to change.

(USA, 2014, 30 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Justin W. Clifton* Producer: Tim Peterson, Bill Hedden, Ethan Aumack, Justin Clifton Production Company: J Dub Pictures

The Greater Canyonlands region of Utah is on the brink of destruction. Will these wild lands be sacrificed for boom-and-bust resource industries, or will locals demand a lasting legacy of saved landscapes for future generations?

PlAyinG FRiDAy niGHT only!

LIVE MUSIC! Matthew Barber

11:30 P.M., DooRS oPEn AT 11 P.M. THE ClUB, THEATRE CoMPlEx | $20

Matthew Barber is an acclaimed singersongwriter and Juno-nominated artist whose tunes are heavily steeped in the traditions of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Tom Petty. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

The Fortune Wild (Canada, 2013, 22 min), ALBERTA pREmIERE Director: Ben Gulliver Production Company: Sitka in-person: Joel Hibbard*, Rene Gauthier*

Quirky and chock-full of fun, a group of surfing buddies explore the possibilities along the coast of Haida Gwaii.

photos, bottom left: From the film Valley Uprising © Mike Graham; bottom right: From the film Nobody’s River © Krystle Wright.


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Love in the Tetons

Delta Dawn

(USA, 2013, 9 min), CANADIAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: Amy Marquis*, Dana Romanoff* Production Company: national Park Experience

(USA, 2014, 16 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director and Producer: Peter McBride* Production Company: Peter McBride Productions

A former resident of south-central Los Angeles and a park ranger from a family of Mexican-American migrant workers share their vows in Grand Teton National Park. This is not your average wedding video!

During an experimental pulse flow in the spring of 2014, filmmaker Peter McBride packed up his stand-up paddle board and headed to the Colorado River Delta to investigate how we use and abuse Western water – and how restoration is possible.

NATURE: Touching the Wild (Great Britain, 2014, 53 min) Director and Producer: David Allen Production Company: Passion Planet, THiRTEEn Productions llC for WnET

Being accepted into a community of wild mule deer living on the sage grass steppe of Wyoming is no easy task. Naturalist Joe Hutto embarked on a seven-year project to do just that.

Spirits of Asgard (Canada, 2012, 9 min) Director: Joshua lavigne*, Alex lavigne Producer: Joshua lavigne in association with Arc’teryx

Climbers Ines Papert, Jon Walsh, and Joshua Lavigne travel to the northern landscapes of Baffin Island, looking for adventure on an unclimbed wall on Mount Asgard. What they find leaves them with more questions than answers.

Afterglow (USA, 2014, 12 min) Director: nick Waggoner*, Michael Brown* Producer: Zac Ramras* Production Company: Sweetgrass Productions

From Alaskan spines to deep pillows in British Columbia, Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

The Cave Connection (Germany, 2013, 52 min) Director: niko Jaeger* Producer: Johannes von Kirschbaum Production Company: HelliVentures Film Productions

Kieran McKay, one of the most accomplished cavers in the world, and his team set out on an almost impossible, gripping journey to try to find a mysterious connection between two cave systems in New Zealand.

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge (Scotland, 2014, 7 min) Director and Producer: Stu Thomson Production Company: Cut Media

World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.

photos, this page: (from top) From the film Love in the Tetons © Dana Romanoff; Touch © JB Chandelier; Into the Empty Quarter © Alastair Humphreys; Déjame Vivir; photos, opposite page: (counterclockwise, starting far left) From the film Mending the Line © Uncage the Soul Production; Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge) © Katie Moore; And Then We Swam; Tashi & the Monk © Andrew Hinton.

Déjame Vivir (Spain, 2014, 62 min), CANADIAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset Producer: Jordi lorenzo Production Company: lymbus, Montaz-Rosset Film

Déjame Vivir follows the epic adventures of sky runner Kilian Jornet as he sets speed records on some of the most famous peaks in Europe. Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Mount Elbrus have fascinated him since childhood. But is reaching the top under severe physical duress worth the cost? Sometimes, as Sir Edmund Hillary famously said,“it is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Touch (France, 2014, 5 min) Director and Producer: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Touch is a colourful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix, and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

Beyond Good & Evil (France, 2013, 11 min) Director and Producer: Bertrand Delapierre

“Beyond Good & Evil” is one of the most notoriously difficult mixed climbing routes in the Alps. Andy Parkin and Mark Twight’s first ascent in 1992 was groundbreaking and ahead of its time.

Into The Empty Quarter (England, 2013, 53 min), CANADIAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director: Alastair Humphreys*, leon McCarron* Production Company: Black Diamond

Inspired by their hero Wilfred Thesiger, adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a trip into the Empty Quarter desert on the Arabian Peninsula. The 1,609-kilometre journey sometimes puts the cart before the camel, and all you can do is laugh along the way.

Above the Alley, Beneath the Sky (USA, 2014, 24 min) Director: Dominic Gill* Producer: nadia Boctor* Production Company: Encompass Films

As if climbing isn’t challenging enough! Two boys from the slums of Rio de Janeiro deal with the harsh reality of their lives on the beautiful granite walls that surround their community.

*In-person program subject to change.


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Fjord Norway

Tashi & The Monk

(Canada, 2013, 8 min), CANADIAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE Director: Jeff Thomas*, Anthony Bonello* Producer: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas* Production Company: Switchback Entertainment

(England, 2014, 40 min), CANADIAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke Production Company: Pilgrim Films

Skiers Greg Hill, Andreas Fransson, and Chris Rubens board a century-old fishing vessel in search of new lines deep in the Fjords of Norway.

And Then We Swam (UK, 2013, 37 min), ALBERTA pREmIERE Director: Ben Finney Producer: Robb Ellender

Most adventurers who set out to cross the Indian Ocean have some rowing experience. For two blokes from the UK, that seemed like a minor detail, not a death wish.

WEIGHTLESS TIME – Places, People & Tales of Mezzano (italy, 2013, 20 min) N. AmERICAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE, subtitled Director and Producer: Michele Corona Production Company: Comune di Mezzano

In the heart of the Trentino region of the Italian Dolomites, five locals tell personal stories and discuss their relationship with the mountain town of Mezzano.

For a Handful of Seconds (Pour une poignée de secondes) (France, 2013, 28 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Bertrand Delapierre

What happens when you combine mountaineering, climbing and BASE jumping? You get the embodiment of a new alpine spirit taking hold in the Alps. No tracking assistance, no wings, just a few millimetres of inflatable material as your tool. A handful of young flyers are taking BASE to the next level.

Mending the Line (USA, 2014, 48 min), some subtitles Director: Steve Engman Producer: John Waller* Production Company: Uncage the Soul Productions

In 1944, 20-year-old Frank Moore landed on the beaches of Normandy. Now, at the age of 90, he returns with his wife and son to heal the wounds of his past by fly-fishing the streams he once helped free.

There’s a brave social experiment taking place on a remote mountaintop in the foothills of the Himalaya. A former Buddhist monk is seeking to transform the lives of abandoned children through love and compassion. Tashi is especially vulnerable as she struggles to make friends, and learns that love can help heal even the saddest memories.

We are the Rovers (France, 2013, 17 min) Director and Producer: Antonin Michaud-Soret Production Company: Ahstudio Filmmakers

We are the Rovers is a Highlands adventure with a difference. Three old friends travel above the rich cultural landscapes of the Scottish wilderness on a paramotor flying journey.

Stone Free (England, 2014, 24 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: Alastair lee Production Company: Posing Productions

Julian Lines is undoubtedly Britain’s most accomplished free climbing soloist. This deeply personal account of the archetypal anti-hero is a stunning portrait and reveals that fear is omni-present in the minds of even the best climbers.

Sun Dog (USA, 2014, 5 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: Ben Sturgulewski* Production Company: DPS Cinematic

What could be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at your side?

Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge) (France, 2013, 33 min), subtitled Director and Producer: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset Production Company: Montaz-Rosset Film

Hold onto your hats, get ready, and buckle up for a wild ride packed full of thrills and spills. All aboard the Little Red Bus!

Jungwa: The Broken Balance (France, 2012, 53 min), N. AmERICAN THEATRICAL pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Stanzin Dorjai Gya, Christiane Mordelet Producer: Barra Muriel Production Company: lato Sensu Productions

In 2010, severe rain induced by climate change devastated a remote area of Ladakh. A few years later, Stanzin Dorjai, a local filmmaker, returns to the affected areas to interview people and to talk about how global warming has changed their lives.

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DAyTiME FilM PRoGRAM SCHEDUlE

PROGRAM A

PROGRAM B

SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8: EHT AnD RRH

SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8: MGT AnD MBA

SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9: MGT AnD MBA

SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9: EHT

9:07 A.M.

Love in the Tetons

9:00 A.M.

Fjord Norway

9:22 A.M.

NATURE: Touching the Wild

9:21 A.M.

And Then We Swam

10:01 A.M. WEIGHTLESS TIME:

Places, People & Tales of Mezzano

10:18 A.M. Spirits of Asgard 10:33 A.M. BREAK 10:53 A.M. Afterglow 11:13 A.M. The Cave Connection 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.

Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminar MBA | Free | Page 27 Lunch Hour Spin Class SBB | $7 | Page 31

10:24 A.M. BREAK 10:44 A.M. For a Handful of

Seconds (Pour une poignée de secondes) 11:15 A.M. Mending the Line 12:30 – 1:30 P.M.

Hot Topics Noon Hour Seminar MBA | Free | Page 27 Lunch Hour Spin Class SBB | $7 | Page 31

2:00 P.M.

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge

2:08 P.M.

Delta Dawn

2:00 P.M.

Tashi & The Monk

2:30 P.M.

Déjame Vivir

2:43 P.M.

We are the Rovers

3:35 P.M.

BREAK

3:01 P.M.

Stone Free

3:55 P.M.

Touch

3:28 P.M.

BREAK

4:01 P.M.

Beyond Good & Evil

3:51 P.M.

Sun Dog

4:15 P.M.

Into the Empty Quarter

3:57 P.M.

Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge)

5:09 P.M.

Above the Alley, Beneath the Sky

4:39 P.M.

Jungwa: The Broken Balance


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saTurday, nOveMBer 8 | FilMs and speakers evening prOgraMs | 8 p.M. | variOus venues

Yvon Chouinard: DamNation 8 P.M. | ERiC HARViE THEATRE | $32 (USA, 2014, 88 min) Director: Ben Knight*, Travis Rummel* Producers: Matt Stoecker* Production Company: Patagonia, inc. – lost Arrow Corporation

With hints of sabotage, a strong political angle and plenty of fun, DamNation is a wild and adventurous ride through environmental politics in America. Executive produced by legendary climber, environmentalist, and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, DamNation goes behind the myths surrounding hydro energy and explores the economic, environmental, and cultural value of a river.

LIfE ON THE EDGE – fILmS

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

9:40 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN) Following the film, Chouinard joins us on stage to participate in a conversation with UK writer and journalist Ed Douglas on the film’s provocative ideas.

A Tribute to Discomfort (USA, 2014, 4 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director: Rob Finch, Catherine yrisarri* Producer: Catherine yrisarri* Production Company: Blue Chalk Media

National Geographic photographer Cory Richard’s personal quest is to create great photographs. His images bridge cultures and beliefs, revealing the common humanity that binds us all.

Wingsuit Daredevil – Flying Dagger (Finland, 2014, 50 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: nic ‘Moose’ Good* Producer: Pan Pacific Entertainment, iiro Seppanen, Feng “Frank” yang

A story of failure, tenacity, and redemption, expert flyer Jeb Corliss has a brush with death that leaves him questioning the value of life. Packed with suspense and ever-present drama, Wingsuit Daredevil – Flying Dagger will keep you on the edge of your seat as Corliss attempts one more mind-boggling flight, despite all the odds working against him. 9:12 p.m. (BREAK, 20 mIN)

Attention – A Life in Extremes (Austria, 2014, 94 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Sascha Köllnreitner Producer: Carl Hollmann Production Company: Adrialpe-Media Filmproduktions GmbH

What does it take to be at the top of the extreme sports game? Both mental and physical commitment is critical for wingsuit flyer Halvor Angvik, free diver Guillaume Néry and extreme distance cyclist Gerhard Gulewicz. Pushing their bodies to the absolute limit goes without saying.

Raphael Slawinski: First Ascent of K6 West 8 P.M. | MAx BEll AUDiToRiUM | $32

The daunting Northwest Face of K6 West in Pakistan was one of the most formidable unclimbed summits in the world. In July 2013, following the Nanga Parbat terrorist attack, renowned Canadian alpinists Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted decided to forge ahead on their expedition, completing the first ascent, for which they were awarded mountaineering’s highest prize, the Piolet d’Or.

K6 West (Canada, 2014, 20 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director: ian Welsted, Jesse Huey, Raphael Slawinksi* Producer: Wiktor Skupinski* Production Company: latitude Films

Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski reassess the meaning of risk as they attempt the unclimbed summit of K6 West in Pakistan on the heels of the horrific Nanga Parbat murders in the spring of 2013. John Lauchlan Award 9:30 p.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

All My Own Stunts (England, 2014, 24 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: Alastair lee Production Company: Posing Productions

Rob Jarman is a downhill mountain bike specialist and a professional stuntman. Following a near-fatal accident, he has battled to stay atop both fields. It’s an emotional and gripping story about how hard it is to let go.

Footprints on the Ridge (Slovakia, 2013, 53 min), N.AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director and Producer: Pavol Barabas Production Company: K2 Studio s.r.o.

More than 130 peaks and towers form the Tatras Range on the Polish/Slovakian border. When Mišo Sabovcík and Adam Kadlecík attempt to climb the entire ridge in alpine style, unsupported, in winter, the biggest challenge becomes finding the mental will to carry on. After two weeks of miserable weather and failing strength, the climbers realize that taking themselves to their absolute limit is the only option. v

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*In-person program subject to change.

photos, top: From the film DamNation © Ben Knight; bottom left: Courtesy of Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted; bottom right: From the film A Tribute to Discomfort, Keith Ladzinski © 3 Strings Productions.


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OCEAN SONG – fILmS

HIGHER – fILm

7 P.M. | RolSTon RECiTAl HAll | $10

9:15 P.M. | RolSTon RECiTAl HAll | $10

Catch It

Higher

(USA, 2013, 10 min), CANADIAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: Sarah Menzies* Production Company: let Media

(USA, 2014, 96 min) Director and Producer: Steve Jones, Todd Jones, Jeremy Jones Production Company: Teton Gravity Research

Léa Brassy presses pause on her nomadic lifestyle in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. Whether it’s paddling out for a wave or simply living life with passion, Léa reminds us that if the timing is right, we have to Catch It.

Survival Prayer (USA, 2011, 70 min), ALBERTA pREmIERE, subtitled Director and Producer: Benjamin Greené* Production Company: Benjamin Greené Film Productions, llC

Survival Prayer is an immersive ethnography of the language and food systems of the Haida First Nations, an Indigenous community living in a mountainous archipelago at the edge of Canada’s Pacific coast. Mystical and spiritual in the telling, centuries-old wisdom from community elders is artfully and beautifully captured through vivid cinematography and poignant words.

photos, top: K6 West © Raphael Slawinski; middle left: From the film Catch it © Sarah Menzies; middle right: From the film Survival Prayer © Benjamin Greené; bottom: From the film Higher.

LIVE MUSIC! Jenn Grant

PlAyinG SATURDAy niGHT only!

11:30 P.M., DooRS oPEn AT 11 P.M. THE ClUB, THEATRE CoMPlEx | $20

East Coast nightingale and Juno-nominee Jenn Grant – with an iridescent voice and sublime performance that will leave you breathless. The Club is a licensed venue admitting those 14 years of age and older.

TGR’s Higher completes the Jeremy Jones trilogy. Jones has gathered friends old and new to pass the torch to the next generation of big mountain rippers. With these friends, Jeremy leaves tracks on signature lines around Jackson Hole, in the Eastern Alaska Range, and in the Himalaya of Nepal, where the stakes are as high as the peaks themselves.


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suMMiT OF exCellenCe award 2014 Awarded to climber Urs Kallen Presented by the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival at The Banff Centre since 1987 and sponsored by Patagonia Banff, the annual Summit of Excellence Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. It 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. The selection committee for 2014 included Joanna Croston, Programming Director of the Banff Mountain Festival, mountaineer Nancy Hansen, Bernadette McDonald, author and former Vice-President of Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and climber and writer Geoff Powter. For more information on the award or to submit a nomination for 2015, visit www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/ competitions/summit. “Urs Kallen was born in Switzerland in 1943, and was an accomplished mountaineer by the time he arrived in Canada in 1965. Over the years Urs has built up a solid record of difficult climbs: first ascents of Mount Fay north face (1968), Mount Athabasca north face (1968), Mount Victoria north face (1969), Mount Patterson north face direct (1973), the first winter ascent of Stanley

Peak north face (1969); second ascents of Balrog, the east face of Mount Babel and the north face of Chinaman’s Peak; early repeats of the Beckey/Chouinard on South Howser Tower, the Supercouloir on Deltaform Mountain and the east face of Bubaboo Spire. However, Urs is best known for his new routes on Yamnuska. Climbing with Billy Davidson, he created CMC Wall in 1972 and Yellow Edge in 1974. These two aid routes were great achievements for their day. In 1997, with Jeff Marshall, he made a 25th anniversary ascent of CMC Wall, this time with no aid. Urs recently philosophized, ‘The early climbs, when you just get into climbing, are the most impressive ones. Later on … you go climbing looking for that same feeling, but you don’t really get it any more …. You know too much, and the only way you can get that kind of experience is by pushing the difficulties.’ Courtesy of Chic Scott, from Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering, 2000 In 1970, together with Brian Greenwood, he published the first guidebook in the Rockies titled Yamnuska, releasing a second guidebook in 1977. The 34 routes in the book became known as the Kallen 34, a popular list for aspiring climbers to tick off. In the mid-80s, Kallen and

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Dave Cheesmond produced two magazines titled Polar Circus at his printing company, Kallen Graphics, which he and his wife Gerda still own and operate today. More recently, he has teamed up with Brandon Pullan to complete a book called Bold and Cold, which he started with Cheesmond and Tim Friesen back in the 80s. And he has not lost his desire to climb. He can be found on Monday nights at the University of Calgary climbing gym, and in the fall of 2014, Kallen discovered two long alpine routes he wants to return to and climb in 2015. He is happily married and spends his weekends climbing with friends or playing with his grandchildren. SUMMIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Past recipients of the award include: Ben Gadd (2013), Geoff Powter (2012), Philippe Delesalle (2011), Peter Fuhrmann (2010), Sid Marty (2009), Don Vockeroth (2008), Bernadette McDonald (2007), Gill and Tony Daffern (2006), Glen Boles (2005), Craig Richards (2004), Willi Pfisterer (2003), Barry Blanchard (2002), Bob Sandford (2001), Chic Scott (2000), Guy Lacelle (1999), John Martin (1998), Sharon Wood (1997), Tim Auger (1996), Brian Greenwood (1995), Kiwi Gallagher (1994), Roger Vernon (1993), Jon Whyte (1992), Don Forest (1991), Pat Morrow (1990), Hans Gmoser (1989), Jim Davies (1988), and Bruno Engler (1987).

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sunday, nOveMBer 9 | FilM prOgraMs variOus venues TERRA INCOGNITA – fILmS

SUBTERRANEAN SpECIAL – fILmS

9 A.M. | RolSTon RECiTAl HAll | $15

2 P.M. | RolSTon RECiTAl HAll | $15

500 Miles to Nowhere

16 Legs: Spider Love

(USA, 2013, 7 min), WORLD pREmIERE Director and Producer: Michael Paul Jones* Production Company: Cloudbase Collective in-Person: Gavin McClurg*

(Australia, 2014, 26 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director: niall Doran Producer: niall Doran, Craig Wellington Production Company: Bookend Trust in-person: Justin Smith*

Join an elite group of paragliding pilots as they attempt an unsupported flight across precarious high mountain terrain. It’s the ultimate alpine adventure at 18,000 feet.

Finding Traction (USA, 2014, 57 min), WORLD pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Jaime Jacobsen Producer: Jaime Jacobsen, Charles Dye, Daniel Schmidt, Rick Smith Production Company: Partnership Productions, Montana PBS

Finding Traction presents the inspiring story of ultra-runner Nikki Kimball’s mission to become the fastest person in history to run Vermont’s 438-kilometre Long Trail. When things get a bit desperate after several days of running and barely any sleep, Nikki turns to cheeseburgers and a little help from her friends.

Giant dinner plate–sized prehistoric spiders seek love in the dark caves hidden beneath Tasmania’s mountains. A biologist and a cameraman risk everything to catch them in the act.

The Chamber (England, 2014, 27 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE Director and Producer: Gavin newman

In 1980, British cavers discovered Sarawak Chamber, the largest unsupported cave chamber in the world. Thirty years later, they return to the cave in Borneo in search of new passages and discoveries inside one of the most remarkable natural formations on earth. 3:10 p.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

Marmato 10:25 A.m. (BREAK, 15 mIN)

Crossing Darwin, The Last Terra Incognita (France, 2013, 91 min), N. AmERICAN pREmIERE, subtitled Director: Jeanne Delasnerie, Jean-François Didelot* Producer: Jean-François Didelot Production Company: ViCToRiMAGE in person: Capitaine lionel Albreux*

In 2011, six French mountain climbers, all members of the MGHM (Military Group for High Mountains) achieved a world exploration first – the crossing of the Darwin Cordillera, in Tierra del Fuego. Lasting 30 days, their extremely dangerous expedition required unprecedented tactical preparation and was wrought with the worst weather conditions known to man and unexpected crevasses at every turn. This film is a tribute to the remarkable nature of the human spirit at the heart of one of the least-explored regions of the world.

(USA, 2014, 88 min), subtitled Director: Mark Grieco Producer: Stuart Reid Production Company: Calle Films

A peaceful gold-mining town in rural Colombia confronts destruction by a Canadian multinational mining company. Greed, environmental devastation, and danger are around every turn. What will it take for the people of Marmato to maintain their pride in the 500-year tradition of mining that has sustained them thus far?

photo, opposite page: Courtesy of Urs Kallen. photos, top: From the film The Chamber; middle: From the film Marmato © Mark Grieco; bottom left: From the film Crossing Darwin, The Last Terra Incognita © GMHM; bottom right: From the film Finding Traction © Jaime Jacobsen.

Best of the Festival: Awards Night and Films 7:30 P.M. | ERiC HARViE THEATRE $25 – AWARDS AnD FilMS 8 P.M. | MARGARET GREEnHAM THEATRE/ RolSTon RECiTAl HAll* | $25 – FilMS only

This is one of the most highly anticipated events at the Festival for filmmakers and audience alike, where the international film jury announces the Banff Mountain Film Competition Award Winners. Most of the winning films are rescreened, and the 2014 Summit of Excellence Award is presented to Urs Kallen for his outstanding contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. This is the marathon event in film watching!

Summit of Excellence Award Sponsored by Patagonia Banff *MGT/RRH will screen a selection of awardwinning films. No award presentations.


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FilM COMpeTiTiOn and inTernaTiOnal Jury The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Competition saw 372 films submitted from 32 countries. One of the most difficult jobs at any competitive festival is choosing the winners. This process starts with our pre-screening committee, who viewed ALL 372 films. From these, 84 finalists were selected. This year’s Festival features over 35 World and North American 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.

Benoît Aymon Swiss journalist Benoît Aymon created and co-produced the show Passe-Moi les Jumelles (Pass Me the Binoculars), which ran for 22 years on Swiss public television (TSR). He also created reality-television programs including Mountain Rescue (2001), Occupation: Guide (2003), Le Haute Route Chamonix – Zermatt in the summer (2006) and in the winter (2009), and a documentary series The Matterhorn Tour (2013). His film about mountaineer Erhard Loretan won 11 awards internationally. Benoît has also published four books about mountains and mountaineers.

Nicholas Brown London-based Nicholas Brown is a multiple award-winning producer and director of television programs focused on the natural world. His 20 years of experience in American and British film and television includes work in extreme conditions and remote locations around the world. Recent credits including the Emmy-winning Global Warming: What You Need to Know, two episodes of BBC’s Human Planet (Mountains – Life in Thin Air and Arctic – Life in the Deep Freeze which won two BAFTA awards) and the forth-coming Earth in the Age of Man for PBS films.

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 9, in the Eric Harvie Theatre. The winners will be announced online at banffmountainfestival.ca.

awards Grand prize | $4,000 Sponsored by MEC Creative Excellence Award | $2,000 Sponsored by SOLE Best film: Exploration and Adventure | $2,000 Sponsored by MSR 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 Live Out There Best film: Snow Sports | $2,000 Sponsored by Oboz Footwear Best film: mountain Environment & Natural History | $2,000 Sponsored by Film Festival Flix Best Short mountain film | $2,000 Sponsored by The North Face Best feature-length mountain film | $2,000 Sponsored by the Town of Banff

Joni Cooper Joni Cooper is the former Programming Director for the Banff Mountain Festival. She’s been immersed in the documentary realm through film, television, and festivals around the world for 30 years. Joni has sat on film juries internationally and was recently appointed Program Director for The Lodge at Pine Cove and French River Adventure, where she is being inspired to create programs that merge ‘soft’ adventure and creative pursuits.

mark Synnott American alpinist Mark Synnott is a legend for his ability to put his “Yankee work ethic” towards organizing complicated skiing and climbing expeditions to very remote places. His list of first ascents and remarkable alpine achievements is long, and continues to grow. Highlights include new routes on Baffin Island, in the Karakorum Range of Pakistan, and in Cameroon. Mark has worked extensively in the film and television industry, both in front of and behind the camera. He also writes for magazines including Climbing and Outside.

Shirley Vercruysse Shirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada, Pacific & Yukon Studio, based in Vancouver, BC. Prior to joining the NFB in February 2014, she was an independent film and television producer based in Calgary. Her credits include Fubar II, the first Canadian film to open the high profile Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Radiant City, winner of the Genie Award for Best Theatrical Documentary and waydowntown, winner of the prestigious Toronto City Award for Best Canadian film at TIFF, among many others.

people’s Choice Award | $2,000 Sponsored by Treksta Radical Reels people’s Choice Award $2,000 Sponsored by Deuter

The Festival’s beautiful fused glass awards are handcrafted by Twin Vision Glass, twinvision.fusedglassartists.com.


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Free evenTs and learning OppOrTuniTies (all evenTs are Free unless OTherwise indiCaTed.) mOUNTAIN ART & CRAFT sAlE SATURDAy, noVEMBER 1 | 11 A.M. – 7:30 P.M. SUnDAy, noVEMBER 2 | 11 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. EHl (SEE PAGE 5)

mOUNTAIN ARTWAlk SATURDAy, noVEMBER 1 | 4 P.M. SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 4 P.M. MEETinG PlACE: EHT PATio (SEE PAGE 4)

shININg spIRIT: ThE ART OF TRAvEl pORTRAITURE sEmINAR SUnDAy, noVEMBER 2 | 3 – 6 P.M. KCCi 105 | $75

From the bustling streets of India to the remote regions of Tibet, join National Geographic Traveler award-winning photographer Mark Unrau as he shares his journey and unique photography insights in this informative seminar. To register visit rmphotoadventures.com. lIvE RADIO shOW TUESDAy, noVEMBER 4 | 5:30 P.M. (SHARP) THE ClUB (SEE PAGE 7)

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Pumped for Tuesday’s Radical Reels screening? Bring that buzz and enthusiasm to The Club for live radio before Radical Reels Night on Tuesday, November 4.

WORDs & WINE – A mOUNTAIN READINg FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7 | 4 P.M. | KCCi 303 SEE PAGE 16

COUNTINg ON pEOplE – EXhIBITION OpENINg FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7 | 5 – 8 P.M. | WPG (SEE PAGE 11)

EARly mORNINg hIkEs WITh ThE NORTh FACE SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 7:30 A.M. SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 | 7:30 A.M. MEETinG PlACE – THE noRTH FACE TEnT on EHT PATio

Join The North Face athletes for lively conversation and a short early morning hike up Tunnel Mountain. We’ll make sure you’re back in time for the 9 a.m. film program. Ng EXplORATION AND gRANTs WORkshOp SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 9 A.M. | KCCi 203 (SEE AD on THiS PAGE)

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FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7 | VARioUS TiMES MBF, KCCi 303 SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | VARioUS TiMES MoUnTAin MARKETPlACE, lF 222/224 SEE PAGE 13

Ng ADvENTURE WRITINg AND phOTOgRAphy WORkshOp SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 11 A.M. | KCCi 203 (SEE AD on THiS PAGE)

FINE ART DIgITAl pRINTINg WORkshOp SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 2 – 6 P.M. KCCi 306 | $150

Perfect the art of the digital print, bring your images to life on paper, and make the grand finale from photographer to artist in this four hour masterclass. To register visit rmphotoadventures.com. FIREsIDE ChAT WITh IAN mCAllIsTER SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 6 – 7:30 P.M. THE JUniPER HoTEl & BiSTRo | $35 CAll To BooK: 1-866-551-2281

EXPLORATION GRANTS WORKSHOP Saturday, November 8 9 – 10 a.m. Learn about National Geographic grants supporting adventure and exploration around the world through the Expeditions Council. Ask questions about the application process and learn about currently funded expeditions. Discuss your potential proposal with Expeditions Council staff.

TELEVISION STORY PITCH WORKSHOP Sunday, November 9 9 – 10 a.m. Get the inside scoop on pitching film projects to National Geographic Television, the Channels, and the website. Hear about programming trends, film acquisition and the production process. Ask questions and discuss your film ideas with National Geographic representatives.

ADVENTURE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Saturday, November 8 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Learn how to pitch your story ideas to National Geographic magazines, books and related digital media. Current editorial trends and story development process will be covered. Have your questions answered by senior editors.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP Sunday, November 9 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Join National Geographic’s digital media team as they share effective techniques for telling your story digitally. Review best practices for expedition and field coverage, including shooting video and photography.

The Juniper Hotel and Bistro is proud to present an intimate evening with Ian McAllister, wildlife conservationist, photographer, and longtime Great Bear Rainforest resident. Ian will take you on a deeply personal journey from the headwaters of the region’s unexplored river valleys down to the hidden depths of the offshore world, whilst you indulge in drinks and canapés by the fire. Ng TElEvIsION sTORy pITCh WORkshOp

FIlm sCREENINg – ClOUDWAlkER WITh JEFF lOWE SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 | 2 P.M. | TS ADMiSSion By DonATion

Join us for a retro screening of Cloudwalker, the Best Film on Mountaineering Award Winner at the 1985 Banff Mountain Festival. A profile and exploration of climber Jeff Lowe’s inner motivations as he climbs spectacular rock routes around his Colorado home and then attempts a first ascent of the Northeast Face of the Moose’s Tooth in Alaska with Mark Wilford and Jim Bridwell.

FEsTIvAl READINg ROOm sChEDUlE max Bell Building, Room 253 THURSDAy, noV. 6 | 10 A.M. – 5 P.M. FRiDAy, noV. 7 | 10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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FRiDAy, noV. 7 | 5 – 8 P.M. SATURDAy, noV. 8 | 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. SUnDAy, noV. 9 | 8 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 | 9 – 10 A.M. MonoD SPoRTS, 129 BAnFF AVE

Professional ice climber and member of the Canadian Ice Climbing Team, Gord McArthur talks about preparing for and executing the 2014 Sochi Olympics ice climbing event, and the resulting progression for the sport on the international stage. Learn Gord’s personal outdoor and gear choices to train and compete. Limited seating, refreshments, poster signing Presented by Deuter

EHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Harvie Theatre Complex JPl . . . . . . . . . . . Jeanne and Peter lougheed Building KCCi . . . . Kinnear Centre for Creativity and innovation lF . . . . . . . . . . . laszlo Funtek Wing, Theatre Complex MBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Max Bell Auditorium MBB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Building MBF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Bell Husky Energy Foyer

Base Camp, Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation, Room 203, The Banff Centre

SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 | 11 A.M. KCCi 203 (SEE AD on THiS PAGE)

Theatre Complex Laszlo funtek Wing, Room 124 (in the festival Café)

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Take advantage of the film festival’s world class location and take home your own souvenir with a mountain sunrise photography session. To register visit - www.rmphotoadventures.com

SBB . . . . . . . . Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Building TC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Theatre Complex TS . . . . Telus Studio, Jeanne and Peter lougheed Building WPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Phillips Gallery

mOUNTAIN mARkETplACE FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7 7 – 10 P.M. | EHl/lF 222/224 SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 8 A.M. – 10 P.M. | EHl 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. | lF 222/224 SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 8 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. – EHl 10 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. – lF 222/224

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nOOn hOur seMinars Hot Topics: Where is Guiding Taking Us? SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 | 12:30 P.M. | MBA

The world’s mountains are popular places for adventure seekers. Some of the most difficult peaks in the world, including K2, which many thought would never be guided, can now be attempted with commercial guiding operations. Those with little or no experience can enjoy the spoils of mountaintop summits by hiring guides who may have spent decades honing their skills. Popular routes in the Rockies, Alps, and even the Himalaya have been equipped with extra bolts, ladders or fixed lines to ensure the safety of clients. Should the needs of guided clients, and the actions of guides looking to minimize risk and challenge for their clients, ever limit adventure for the rest of us looking to enjoy the mountains?

Hot Topics: Film or Footage? The Rise of At-Home Adventure Filmmaking SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 | 12:30 P.M. | MBA

It seems that everyone and their dog has a POV camera these days. The online audience has an insatiable appetite for home-shot video and has the ability to turn them into viral internet sensations overnight. But are they films? Is this artistry or part-time hobby? Some of the adventure film industry’s leaders sit down and discuss what makes a great film and what makes great footage, and if they should follow the same rules.

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TUNE INTO BANFF CENTRE RADIO Get a blast of Rocky Mountain living wherever you are. Listen to the new Banff Centre Radio network. Explore mountain cultures and communities, life in Banff National Park, the Best of the Festival and more.

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Join guides Larry Stanier, Sandy Allan, Sarah Hueniken, Mark Synnott and Marc Piché as they discuss current-day guiding operations. Moderated by Geoff Powter.

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THE BANFF CENTRE PRESENTS AN EDWARDS FAMILY LEGENDARY LEADERS EVENT

WHOOPI GOLDBERG in conversation with Richard Crouse Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Theatre $50

The truly legendary and award-winning artist and human rights activist Whoopi Goldberg joins us in Banff for what is sure to be a lively discussion with film critic and author Richard Crouse.

COMING THIS WINTER ! MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN CHRISTMAS SHOW

GWYNNE DYER

Saturday, November 29, 7:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Theatre $25

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 p.m. Max Bell Auditorium $25 (On Sale Friday, October 24 at noon)

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day.

Renowned journalist and columnist on international affairs Gwynne Dyer returns for a discussion on current world events including ISIS, Syria and Ukraine entitled The New World Disorder.

SONGS & STORIES BY THE LEGENDARY

IAN TYSON

DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH WITH SPECIAL GUEST HAYDEN

Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m. Eric Harvie Theatre $40 (On Sale Friday, October 24 at noon)

Monday, March 9, 8:00 p.m. Eric Harvie Theatre $35 (On Sale Friday, October 24 at noon)

Ian Tyson, musician, rancher, storyteller and Canadian icon celebrated his 80th birthday last fall but shows no sign of slowing down. Join this iconic Canadian for a unique evening of Songs and Stories.

Since breaking out in 2007 as a folk singer, Dan Mangan has headed into more expansive, experimental territory, along the way earning JUNO Awards for New Artist and Alternative Album of the Year.

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wanT MOre FilMs? Can’T Make iT TO BanFF? The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts November 14. • Bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to approximately 40 countries • The tour now reaches more than 400,000 people! • Funds raised at these screenings are often donated to local rescue organizations, climbing clubs, or environmental groups. • The Radical Reels Tour takes the high energy excitement of the Festival’s renowned action sports night to audiences in Canada, the United States, Australia, Germany, and Mexico. banffmountainfestival.ca/tour 403.762.6104 worldtourinfo@banffcentre.ca

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BE A FESTIVAL “INSIDER”– SEE AND DO IT ALL! Each Everest Pass includes a full Festival pass, priority seating, access to VIP socials, and a $1,000 tax-deductible donation to The Banff Centre in support of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

#nineEpicDrinks in Maclab Bistro

$47 Three COurse TaBle d’hÔTe Menu

Festival Café FEsTIvAl CAFÉ

FRiDAy, noVEMBER 7 AnD SATURDAy, noVEMBER 8 8 A.M. – 8 P.M. SUnDAy, noVEMBER 9 8 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Laszlo Funtek Wing, Lower Floor, Room 122/124. A place to sit down and relax – grab a coffee, a bite to eat – even a beer or a glass of wine. Peruse the 2014 Book Competition winners, mingle with guests and fellow Festival audience members in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Three course dinner – choose from two appetizers, three entrée courses, and two desserts, plus coffee or tea. $47 per person. Does not include gratuity or tax. (In addition, the 10% ticket-holder discount applies to bar beverages accompanying the Festival Feast.) View website for full menu. banffmountainfestival.ca/stay-dine Book your table: 403.762.6300

Help us make the 2014 Festival a Zero Waste event!

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle programs, beverage containers, etc at our Green Team stations

Bring your water bottle and/or travel mug

All printed material is on FSC stock paper

Guests are transported by the environmentally-conscious Banff Airporter shuttle and The Banff Centre is an ‘idle-free’ zone

We use compostable plates, cups, cutlery, and food bags at the Festival Café

Bow Valley Power provides Green Energy to power the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival and deliver the films on the World Tour

We have an established recycling/ composting program throughout the campus

The Bow Valley Waste Management Commission has helped us reach our “Toward Zero Waste” goal by achieving 93% diversion from landfill in 2013.

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sTay wiTh us $119 pER NIghT plUs FACIlITy FEE AND TAXEs

TAkE IN ThE BANFF mOUNTAIN FIlm AND BOOk FEsTIvAl AND sTAy ThE NIghT ON lOCATION AT ThE BANFF CENTRE. Festival Rate Includes: • One night accommodation based on single or double occupancy • Facility-wide wireless internet access • Full access to fitness and recreation facilities in the Sally Borden Building • Free parking note: Sold out on november 7 and 8

Contact box_office@banffcentre.ca by email or by phone: 403.762.6301 or 1.800.413.8368.


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HIGHER GROUND BANFF ADvENTURE FIlmmAkERs’ WORkshOp Explore the concepts that are key to every great adventure film at our intensive eightday fIlmmakers’ workshop. Sponsored by Big Rock Brewery, Goal Zero, Sole, Signiant, and Helly Hansen

BANFF WIlDERNEss phOTOgRAphy WORkshOp Learn to tell compelling visual narratives through images with guidance from internationally acclaimed landscape photographers.

BANFF mOUNTAIN AND WIlDERNEss WRITINg pROgRAm Delve into a writing project, of any genre, in the area of mountain or wilderness culture. Sponsored by Kootenay Mountain Culture and Coast Mountain Culture Magazines

for more information on 2015 programs: arts_info@banffcentre.ca 403.762.6180 | 1.800.565.9989

Supported in part by Parks Canada

do good(er) support ground-breaking artists champion creative risk-takers inspire culturally vibrant communities Your donation to The Banff Centre helps writers, filmmakers and other exceptional artists learn, create, exchange ideas, and showcase new work to the world.

Donate online at banffcentre.ca/support ..... If you would like to discuss a gift, please call: Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival | 1.403.762.7504

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Vanishing Ice:

Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775 – 2012 SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - JANUARY 4, 2015

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Herbert Ponting, Grotto in berg, Terra Nova in the distance. Taylor and Wright (interior), January 5, 1911, Platinum print made in 2009 from the original negative © Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, England

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FesTival OrganiZers Executive Director, Film and Media. . . . . . . . . . Kerry Stauffer Festival Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deb Smythe Programming Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanna Croston Sr. Producer, Film & Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Woody MacPhail Strategic Partnership Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Harvey Film Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karin Stubenvoll Festival Coordinator – Guest Relations. . . Kaari van Nostrand Operations Manager, Film and Media. . . . . . Cindy Schatkoski Festival Technical Producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leanne Allison Volunteer Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Debra Hornsby Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop Coordinator . . .Christie Pashby Festival Coordinators . . . . . . . . . Patsy Murphy, Christine Thél Conversion and Mastering specialist . . . . . . . . . Mark Tierney Production Admin. Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Bonnie Hamilton Video Packaging . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Finnerty, Graham King, Willi Schmidt Technicians . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Branden Charlton, Holly Elliott, Sandy MacDonald, Travis Nadeau, Paul Price, Clare Prosser Stage Managers . . . . . . . . Martin Finnerty, Elizabeth Nutting World Tour Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Baker World Tour Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seana Strain World Tour Program Coordinators . . . Mark Louie, Cécile Neff, Suzanne White, Brenda Williams

We wish to express our gratitude to John Amatt, founding director of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 1976, and to Bernadette McDonald, whose visionary leadership took the Festival to the world stage.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is proud to be a founding member of

mARkETINg AND COmmUNICATIONs Marketing Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicky Lynch Media Relations Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Healy Graphic Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kelly Stauffer Box Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Wittchen Box Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie-Anne Clark Festival theme music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacques Blackstone Intermission music. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Fitzmaurice

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BaNFF MouNTaiN FilM aND Book FESTival ParTNErS Presenting Partners

National Geographic and its Expeditions Council are once again proud to sponsor the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. As it completes its 126th year, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 450 million people each month through its magazines, the National Geographic Channel, books, maps, and interactive media. The Expeditions Council grant program is dedicated to funding cutting-edge exploration and adventure and has supported some 600 projects around the world. nationalgeographic.com/council

Major Partners

The North Face – Never Stop Exploring For more than 45 years, we’ve provided athletes and adventurers with the apparel, equipment, and opportunity to push the limits of exploration. In turn, they’ve taken us on the adventure of a lifetime. We’re proud to support the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival in their quest to celebrate spirit of exploration and mountain culture through film, photography, and the written word. www.thenorthface.com

Supporting Partners

National Geographic also offers Young Explorers Grants to support the next generation of researchers, explorers, and conservationists ages 18 to 25. nationalgeographic.com/yeg

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ThE PEoPlE BEhiND ThE SCENES This nine-day event owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the staff of The Banff Centre, plus dozens of individuals and organizations who have provided their time, expertise, services, and products to make our Festival one of the most significant events of the year for the mountaineering community in North America. We would also like to thank the volunteers who have helped out in every area of the Festival. A very special thanks to the people behind the scenes, without whose time, effort, and enthusiasm there would be no Festival.

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SEE you NExT yEar aT ThE 40Th aNNual BaNFF MouNTaiN See you next year! FilM aND Book FESTival October 26 – November 3, 2013 October 31 – November 8, 2015