Banff Mountain Film Festival 2010
We just had 2 days of fantastic videos in Nanaimo. Valhalla Pure Outfitters has put on the show here in Nanaimo for the last 15 years. I’ve only gone the last few but all have been fantastic. The shows have got to be so popular that Valhalla has started 2 shows so everyone can go.
The films were diverse as usual. They ranged from a collection of still photos from the Alberta countryside to kayaking across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand.
I’ve collected as many of the trailers and producer information of the ones I saw here.
Lifecycles says it’s not really a film about riding but a film about a bike. It’s filmed entirely with the RED 1 Camera and they’ve got some pretty incredible footage. Visit the Lifecycles website or watch the trailer below.
Deeper is a new film from Teton Gravity Research and Jeremy Jones. He was bored of the same old heli and sled boarding trips and wanted to push it further. Going deeper to ride where no one has ridden before, Jeremy and crew captures some incredible footage in Alaska and Antarctica. We saw a special edit for the Film Festival.
Rocky Mountain Sherpa have used a crazy 1000 fps camera system to put together a unique view into the life of a skier. Everything looks totally unnatural moving at that speed. Definitely have a look at this one if you’re into the snow.
Crossing the Ditch
This was definitely one of my favorites from the two nights. I had heard of these guys’ crazy adventure but had no idea what had gone into it and how close it all came to failure. The biggest surprise was how young and inexperience both the guys were. I’m thoroughly impressed they stick with it and made it all the way through.
Deadly padding video.
I was trying hard to figure out how anyone could make a funny, interesting and exciting film about fly fishing. These guys did. I was impressed. Not only was the scenery and story awesome, the narrator was hilarious. They didn’t find a real bigfoot though.
All I can say is that I don’t think I’ll be caving any time soon.
The Last Paradise
The Last Paradise was a quirky little film about adventure sports in New Zealand. I was sure impressed with the get up and go attitude that the guys in the film had though. If they wanted to go somewhere and so something, they just went and did it, no matter what the risk.
The Longest Way
Christoph Rehage had a plan to walk from Beijing to Bad Nenndorf. He didn’t make it all the way but he did manage to walk over 4000 km and take a lot of photos along the way.
The Swiss Machine
Definitely my favorite movie of the night. Ueli Steck is the Swiss Machine. Climbing the north face of the Eiger in just under 4 hours, he knows he can do better. He trains for year and then goes back for another attempt. The speed and accuracy of his climbing is incredible.
If you’ve made it this far, you’ve watched some amazing clips. There are a few more that either didn’t have a trailer or I couldn’t embed the trailer from their site.
This was about all I could find on Kranked Kids. It looks like they did a special edit for the film festival. It wasn’t terrible exciting but pretty funny. It looked like one of the kids just drove his dads truck around with his friends in the back.
Morning Light Graphics did Still Motion. It was a collection of stills from around Calgary full of all sorts of different animals set to some relaxing music.
Forge Motion Pictures put together the excellent paddling film Wild Water. The best parts were the big waterfall drops. At one point one of the paddlers gets stuck underneath a small waterfall. It doesn’t look like anyones trying to help him but they eventually get him out.Related posts: