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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Films That Go Sky High


The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to New York City for its 23rd year on Sunday, May 15th and Monday, May 16th at Peter Jay Sharp Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025). The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the foremost mountain themed film festival and is now in New York as part of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. These are films that cover the beauty, adventure, and importance of mountains around the world. Each evening features a different film menu of cinematic works from around the world.

Films include: 

  • FOLLOW THE LIGHT2021, France, 4 minutes
    Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal
    Advisory: General
    From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.

    2020, France, 13 minutes
    Filmmaker: Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company
    Advisory: General
    After two months of confinement, freeskiing prodigy Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.
    (Tour Edit), 2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes
    Filmmaker: Roman Droux, Memox
    Advisory: Coarse language; violence
    Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these amazing creatures.
    2021, USA, 5 minutes
    Filmmaker: Max Romey
    Advisory: General
    Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.
    2020, USA, 18 minutes
    Filmmaker: InLightWorks Productions
    Advisory: General
    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified international high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much the mountains mean to her.
  • EM
    2021, Canada, 14 minutes
    Filmmaker: Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger
    Advisory: Coarse language
    Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.
    2019, UK, 20 minutes
    Filmmaker: Alastair Humphreys
    Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity
    Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on his most terrifying journey yet - walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being distinctly unmusical.


This year's will have no general admission with individual seats being reserved, so plan to buy your tickets ahead of time.

To learn more, go to:

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
May 15 - 16, 2022

Peter Jay Sharp Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

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