WHY Hugo Clouzeau - BANFF 2018 films
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It’s time for another set of action-packed BANFF 2018 films. Cape Union Mart once again delivers the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to South Africa with the International BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2018.

This year’s BANFF World Tour features 11 of the best movies. It brings with it extreme adventure shorts which traverse volcanic fields, hidden lava caves, massive waterfalls and rivers of ice. The International BANFF Mountain Film Festival will keep adventurers on the edge of their seats from 26 October to 4 November, 2018.

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BANFF 2018 films include skiers shredding the snowy streets of British Columbia, a solitary cyclist pedalling her way through 43 countries and French daredevils slicing through the air on surfboards atop a 600m-high zip line, along with other adrenalin-pumping athleticism.

BANFF Film Festival 2018 films

SURF THE LINE

Filmmaker: Hello Emotion
Website: www.helloemotion.com
Synopsis: For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

MY IRNIK

Filmmaker: Matthew Hood
Website: http://hoodvisuals.com/
Synopsis: Originally from Montreal, Conor falls in love with the northern way of life, and a woman, in the Canadian Arctic. The young father now helps pass on traditions and ancestral culture to his son as he gains an understanding of it himself.

DREAMRIDE 2

Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
Website: http://juicystudios.com/
Synopsis: Poetic ride across volcanic fields, hidden lava caves, and rivers of ice.

PLANET EARTH II – MOUNTAIN IBEX (TOUR EDIT) 

Filmmaker: Justin Anderson, BBC Worldwide
Website: http://bbcearth.ca/show/planet-earth-ii/
Synopsis: Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to bear the world’s highest mountain ranges – some of the most elusive animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful, but full of danger.

BANFF 2018 - Loved by All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
Loved by All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

LOVED BY ALL: THE STORY OF APA SHERPA 

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Website: https://sherpascinema.com/
Synopsis: Although Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, he wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter aged 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education.

TSIRKU (TOUR EDIT)

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Synopsis: A team of athletes set out to tackle the fabled corrugated spine lines of the Tsirku Glacier, located in the Saint Elias Mountains where Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon converge. It’s no easy task.

WHY 

Filmmaker: Hugo Clouzeau, We Are Hungry
Website: https://www.wearehungry.fr/
Synopsis: Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges and over massive waterfalls towards the sea – French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why do we do this?”

BANFF 2018 - IMAGINATION TOM WALLISCH
Imagination: Tom Wallisch

WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY

Filmmaker: Krystle Wright
Website: www.krystlewright.com
Synopsis: Wy there aren’t more females in the adventure industry? Whether it’s big mountain skiing, climbing, or white-water kayaking it’s about time we found out where the wild things play!

IMAGINATION: TOM WALLISCH

Filmmaker: Sherpas Cinema
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Synopsis: Have you ever been that kid sitting in the back seat of your parents’ car wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. What if your imagination came to life?

PEDAL

Filmmaker: Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films
Website: http://www.ultralitefilms.com/
Film Synopsis: Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she’s learnt along the way.

THE FROZEN ROAD

Filmmaker: Ben Page
Website: www.anotherhorizon.org
Synopsis: Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic, yet the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticism of a Jack London book.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in partnership with K-Way, Black Diamond, Buff, Deuter and GoPro.

Check out BANFF 2017 movies: https://weekendspecial.co.za/banff-mountain-film-festival-2017/

What: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hosted by Cape Union Mart
BANFF 2018 films when: 26 October to 4 November 2018
Where: Ster-Kinekor cinemas Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria
BANFF Tickets: www.sterkinekor.com or Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Tickets on sale from 24 September 2018 at same price as a Ster-Kinekor ticket
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: https://www.banff.co.za or https://www.capeunionmart.co.za
BANFF 2018 films running time: 109 minutes
Cape Union Mart:  https://www.capeunionmart.co.za/
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