Banff Centre Mountain Virtual Film Festival 2020

Banff Center Mountain Film Festival
Coming to your couch Tomorrow, November 26!



  • Programs will be available for rent beginning November 26 @ 7am PST
  • Individual programs cost USD $15, and have a 3-day rental period, while the bundle program costs USD $28 and has a 14-day rental period.

  • The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play). 

  • You will need to have an internet or wifi connection to view the films, as they are available only through online streaming (not download). Note: The only way to view the programs offline is via the Festival app, after the initial online purchase.

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$15 USD
Film Program Length: Approximately 2 hours.

The Legend of Tommy G

2020, Canada, 6 minutes

Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water, and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.

The Elder (The Winter)

2020, USA, 11 minutes

The Ainu are an ancient people of Japan, who largely inhabit Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands. For centuries, Ainu elders have passed down important history, songs, and dances through oral lore. In a remote Kotan called Lake Akan, these traditions live on today.

Climbing Blind (Tour Edit)

2019, UK, 46 minutes

Dufton was born with 20% central vision. As his sight degenerates, his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to lead climb the iconic Old Man of Hoy in Scotland.


2020, India, 11 minutes

For years Kieren D’Souza has been planning a new speed record on the 53-kilometre route up Mt. Friendship, a peak towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh where he lives. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, Kieren sets off with the goal of inspiring Indians to experience mountains in a different way.

Tempo. Movements in Mountains

2020, USA, 4 minutes

A conceptual exploration of the connection Kyle Richardson finds between his athletic pursuits in Boulder’s Flatirons, and his background as a musician. Experienced through three short movements, Kyle performs a live score in a visceral interpretation of his expression in the hills.

Natural Mystic

2019, France, 3 minutes

Come aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix: no gimmicks, no tricks, and no music.

Slack Sisters

2020, USA, 4 minutes

Four female highliners share thoughts about the art and sport of highlining and the wisdom each have gained from their time on the line.

Return to El Guayas

2020, USA, 32 minutes

Ben Stookesberry, Rafa Ortiz, and Lane Jacobs attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. In the middle of night two, rain pours down, leaving the team stranded in the most remote part of the canyon. With rumors of armed groups in mind, they paddle blindly into the unknown.

The Secret of Bottom Turn Island

2019, USA, 3 minutes

Snowboarder Alex Yoder searches to the ends of the earth for the lost art of “snow-surfing” only to find the answers he seeks on Bottom Turn Island.
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 $15 USD
Film Program Length: Approximately 2 hours.

Charge 2

2020, Canada, 4 minutes

Five top freeskiers and one World Champion drone pilot go cat skiing in BC for a week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday.

Where I Belong

2019, USA, 9 minutes

Chris Hill, an environmental lobbyist and angler, never saw people like herself on the river until recently. Through social media platforms like Instagram, traditionally underrepresented voices are creating communities to encourage one another and amplify their message – we belong here too.

Far Far Est

2020, Canada, 8 minutes

Most students spend spring break soaking up sun on the beach, but not Charles and Olivier. The duo show us how much fun you can have skiing and surfing on the North American east coast, instead of chasing the sun.

Running the Roof (Tour Edit)

2019, UK, 45 minutes

This is a story without finish lines or medals. Instead, it’s about what happens when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth.

Voice Above Water

2020, USA, 12 minutes

This is the story of Wayan, a 90-year-old fisherman who can no longer fish because of the amount of plastic piling up in the ocean. Instead he uses his fishing boat and net to pull trash from the water in hopes of being able to fish again.

Madman Trails of Bhutan

2020, Canada, 4 minutes

Join Wyn Masters, Cody Kelley, and Florent Poilane as they explore Bhutan by bike.

Free as Can Be

2020, USA, 31 minutes

When Jordan Cannon, a young climber infatuated with climbing history, meets climbing legend Mark Hudon, he commits to helping Mark accomplish his lifelong goal of free-climbing El Capitan.

One Star Reviews: National Parks

2020, USA, 1 minute 

They say National Parks are America’s greatest idea. A symbol of excellence and inspiration. Well for some... there’s still plenty of room for improvement!
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2020/21 World Tour BUNDLE

Price: $28 USD

This package includes both 2020/21 World Tour film programs (Amber & Onyx).
Four hours of mountain and adventure films!
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