Enjoy The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour NZ from the comfort of your own home!
Viewing period 18th – 24th July 2022.
You’ll receive an email reminder when the screening comes available to view. Once you click “Watch now”, you’ll have unlimited access to watch for 72 hours.
We love bringing the tour to venues across New Zealand however we want to make sure our screenings can reach everyone across the country. Following on from our live events we have a unique programme of films screening online that we are sure will inspire you to get out on your own adventures. Check out the online Purple Programme below.
Like all Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour NZ screenings, this virtual event is a fundraiser for the New Zealand Alpine Club
Film Synopsis: In spring 2019 gigantic walls of snow piled up along the pass road to the Timmelsjoch, Austria. Johanna Bolanos Cabrera and Jasmijn Hanegraef grab their longboards and took the chance to downhill through this stunning scenery. Speed is what the girls are living for!
ASCEND: Reframing Disability in the Outdoors
Film Synopsis: Vasu is not seeking to inspire you to feel good. His trauma doesn’t exist solely to benefit the education of others. He is seeking to inspire you to move mountains. To take action. Skiing is the method, but the real mountains are the “isms” that fail to support Disabled communities, communities of color and so many others for whom access has not been a right. Through his personal journey and the attempt of a new objective, the famed line “The Skillet” on Mt. Moran, and through over 40,000 “dips to Nirvana,” we hear his truth and begin to comprehend what it might look like to be in solidarity.
Exit the North Pole
Film Synopsis: Børge Ousland is one of the world’s most experienced polar explorers. He has been several times on the North Pole, alone and with others. Mike Horn is born in South Africa but lives in Switzerland. He is described as one of the greatest adventurers of our time. It’s an insane journey the two polar explorers are embarking on: From Nome in Alaska to the ice edge of the Arctic Ocean it is around 3000 km. There awaits a skiing trip of over 1500 km, mostly in complete darkness, and in temperatures down to 40 minus. The expedition created debate and media coverage. But what happened along the way?
Film Synopsis: Athlete/artist/designer/musician Sämi Ortlieb has quietly been producing some of the most creative segments in skiing over the past few years, taking his über-well-rounded skillset from the streets to backcountry lines and pow and everything in between. For the 2019 season, he rounded up a motley crew of riders to create a segment, unlike anything that’s been done before. Originally featured in Level 1’s feature film Romance.
Walking with Plants
Film Synopsis: Styawat/Leigh Joseph is a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh Nation ethnobotanist. She grew up away from her traditional territory of Squamish, B.C. but in coming to a deeper understanding of her identity as a Sḵwxw̱ú7mesh woman, felt called to move her family home. As she navigates walking between academic and cultural worlds, she contemplates her relationship with plants and their role as teachers. On the land where her ancestors have harvested since time beyond memory, her life purpose is awakened.
Film Synopsis: “Link Sar” is a short film about an elite American alpinist navigating his relationships and motivations while attempting to climb and survive one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks: Link Sar, in the high mountains of Pakistan.
Jurria – The Guardians of the Pole (Tour Edit)
Film Synopsis: The story of Master Paco and his passion for the pole jump. The pole was a tool that let the first Canarian settlers travel quickly through the difficult topography in search of their flocks. Today the activity is alive thanks to the teaching of Master Paco
Girls Gotta Eat Dirt
Film Synopsis: The story of three best friends, roommates, and riding partners with a taste for the finer things. And plenty of dirt on their jorts. A mix of lighthearted fun moments with high alpine mt. bike action.