Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Banff Mountain Film Festival is this Thursday!!

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
comes to Reno on Thursday, April 5th

John Ascuaga's Nugget Rose Ballroom
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Films run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of event, VIP tickets available for $43

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year's tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival event is Nevada Land Conservancy's largest annual fundraiser. Established in 1998, the Nevada Land Conservancy is a private, non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving and protecting Nevada's open spaces and special places for future generations. As the state's first "Nevada-Born" land trust, the Conservancy meets open space needs by working closely with area landowners, businesses, environmental organizations, and public officials. The Nevada Land Conservancy has protected more than 40,500 acres to date through acquisition, facilitation and partnership!

For more information on Banff or the Nevada Land Conservancy mission, please call (775) 851-5180.

Film List
All.I.Can -  Canada, 2011, 11 minutes
Focus: Snow Sports. Best Feature-length Mountain Film, Sponsored by Town of Banff.  Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals, great skiers, and deep powder are highlights of this excerpt from the award-winning feature film that looks at snow sports and the environment.

Chasing Water - USA, 2011, 18 minutes
Focus: Environment. Best Short Mountain Film – Chasing Water, Sponsored by The North Face. Pete McBride grew up on a ranch in Western Colorado, in 2008 Pete decided to follow the water from his family's ranch to see where it ends up. This is the story of a journey, and a story about the lifeblood of the West.

The Trail Collector - Switzerland, 2010, 5 minutes
Focus: Mountain Biking. People collect all kinds of things: stamps, coins, art – this is a collection of trails.

Kadoma - USA, 2011, 42 minutes
Focus: Exploration, Kayaking. Best Film - Exploration and Adventure, Sponsored by Nemo. "Kadoma" is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa's wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.


C.A.R.C.A. -  Canada, 2011, 8 minutes
Focus: Humor, Avalanche Rescue. One man's quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.

 Seasons: Winter - USA, 2011, 4 minutes
Focus: Kayaking. Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new-found love for water, in its frozen and expanded form

Ski Bums Never Die - Canada, 2011, 4 minutes
Focus: Snow sports. What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

On Assignment: Jimmy Chin - USA, 2010, 6 minutes
Focus: photography, climbing, outdoor culture. A brief portrait of a passionate athlete who has melded climbing and photography. Jimmy Chin believes that "the most honest photos happen when both the subject and the photographer are just in the moment, and the rest of the world has just fallen away."

The Freedom Chair - Canada, 2011, 15 minutes
Focus: Snow sports. Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. Josh's dream is to tackle the backcountry and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world – and with his infectious outlook, he may just catch his dream.

Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy - USA, 2011, 22 minutes
Focus: Slack lining, BASE Jumping, craziness! American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is taking the discipline of slack lining into the future as he solos the world’s longest high-lines and masters the hardest aerial tricks, while pushing his equipment to the limit. As Andy goes higher, harder, and faster with climbing, we all wonder how far he can go before it’ll be one step over the line.

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