“The world’s best mountain films.”

These films are within the Arnica program of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour for the 2023/24 season.

This performance is show sponsored by Vital Effect.

Film Details Below

How Did We Get Here? (Tour Edit)

(2023, Canada, 9 min)

Filmmakers: Clay Mitchell, Simon Shave, CK9 Studios

Advisory: Coarse language

The Blondes, three strange animals. Who are they? What are they thinking? Are they naturally Blonde? This is a film highlighting the ski crew the Blondes through their friendship and adventures in skiing and in life.

Still Alive

(2023, USA, 27 min)

Filmmaker: Santino Martirano

Advisory: Coarse language

Doctors gave him until age twenty-five to live and now 10 years after his expiration date, he is still climbing. Despite having Cystic Fibrosis, Klaas Willems has bolted hundreds of routes in Sardinia, Italy and dedicated his life to climbing.

Sea to Sky Trail Series: Progression

(2022, Canada, 12 min)

Filmmakers: Joel Fuller, Michael Overbeck

Advisory: None

The trail-running community is constantly evolving. Lately runners have progressed, drawing from the world of alpinism, rock climbing, and running and tackling technical terrain in a way we’ve never seen. Watch as Emma Cook-Clarke and Jesse McAuley dig deep on the west peak of Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn, the Twin Sisters (or the Lions), an iconic Sea to Sky trail.

Slides on the Mountain

(2023, Canada, 30 min)

Filmmakers: Seth Gillis, Aline Mayerhoffer, Sandy Ward

Advisory: Coarse language

Two young brothers from the Lil’wat Nation set out to ski the sacred mountain they were raised beneath, pushing both themselves and their culture to evolve.

Leaving A Tread

(2023, USA, 5 min)

Filmmakers: Maxwell Frank, Becky Gardner, WTB

Advisory: None

Mountain Biker Israel Carrillo shows us his hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico, and the difficulties and differences of being a mountain biker in Mexico.

Eternal Flame

(Best Film: Mountain Sports)

(2023, Switzerland, 26 min)

Filmmakers: Nicolas Bossard, MS PROD

Advisory: Coarse language

Following in the footsteps of pioneer jumpers from 1990, French BASE jumpers Eric Jamet and Antoine Pecher jump from the top of the Nameless Tower in Pakistan after climbing the Eternal Flame route, combining one of the most beautiful ascents with one of the most exhilarating descents in the world.

After You’ve Gone

(2022, USA, 12 min)

Filmmakers: Max Erickson, Jared Zissu, Flylords, Fiska Media

Advisory: Coarse language

Rachel Finn, a female fishing guide in the Adirondacks, grapples with life after loss. While taking a once-in-a lifetime trip to Argentina, she navigates moving forward in an unapologetically true-to-self way, that brings a smile to everyone who crosses her path.

Pioneers: Tandem XC Skiing

(Tour Edit)

(2023, USA, 20 min)

Filmmakers: Chris Parr, Flutter Brothers Productions

Advisory: Coarse language

After winning the American Birkebeiner, the largest cross country ski race in North America, Joe Dubay was disqualified for wearing the wrong bib. Now, 11 years later, Joe and his former roommate who lent him the bib – Chris – document their return to the Birkebeiner to pioneer a new sport: tandem cross country skiing.