Feature Line Up for 2019

FRIDAY 22nd

UNREAL SPEEDFLYING IN EUROPE   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Directed By: Joseph Innes
Following a torrent of water, flying at full speed, inside the belly of a mountain is a divine feeling of freedom. It's a thrilling way to experience the sheer scale of the terrain on our planet.

THE RADICALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Directed By:
  Brian Hockstein and Tamo Campos
With breathtaking cinematography, The Radicals is a documentary film that follows four snowboarders and surfers driven to become social and environmental stewards through their connection with the environments in which they play. By enjoying and appreciating their natural surroundings, these awakened athletes introduce us to some of the worlds most dedicated activists and game-changing wilderness initiatives that can actually change the world.

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HOME - MOUNTAINS MATTER  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Produced By: Ben Campbell

I'm always looking for a reason to get outside with my camera to capture the mountains, whether it be with photos or video. So when I heard about a film competition in my home town of the Crowsnest Pass, I was really excited to put something together. This is the submission that I created over the course of a few weekends and countless hours of editing (I'm always surprised at how much work goes into these things), and it's something that I'm really proud of.

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Presented By:
Kyle Hamilton, Matt Kuhn
Two of Fernies finest photographers will each present the story behind one of their iconic images to give us an insight into what it can take to capture the essence of our mountain home.


R J RIPPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Directed By:
Joey Schusler
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya. (English subtitles)


VIACRUXIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Produced by:
Ignasi López Fàbreg
Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Marcel has taken the lead and popularity, whereas Andrezj always plays a secondary role. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.


REFUGE IN THE ROCKIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Directed By:
Kaio Kathriner

A resettled refugee’s Paralympic dreams are put on hold when his ineligibility to acquire citizenship bars him from a national tournament. Director Kaio Kathriner recently hit the slopes with Anderson Losada in Kimberley for a day and captured the following images and interview. (Some subtitles)

8000+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Directed By:
Christian Schmidt

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan—alone. From the town of Skardu, he heads for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. The Frenchman has already twice failed in his attempts to climb the 8,051-meter-high Broad Peak and paraglide from the summit down into the valley. Now, his hope is that the upwinds will carry him and his chute to the summit—and possibly beyond. If he succeeds, he will set a new altitude record in paragliding, but the air is thin between the 8,000-meter peaks, and take-offs and landings are extremely tricky. Especially when you only have one person to rely on—yourself. (French with English subtitles)



THE SHADOW CAMPAIGN // SNOWFLAKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Directed By: Ben Sturgulewski
 Witness the joys and wonders of nature through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier with a life philosophy just as beautiful and perfectly unique as his namesake..



SATURDAY 23rd


THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Directed By: Grant Baldwin

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a place that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

FALL ADVENTURES  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Film By: Accelerate Kootenays

Let the EV experience take you up... to your favourite climbing spot or market. You can keep on living your mountain life even in an electric vehicle. For more information the growing options for #RuralEV travel, visit www.acceleratekootenays.ca

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Presented By: Mark Gallup, 

Two more of Fernies finest photographers will each present the story behind one of their iconic images to give us an insight into what it can take to capture the essence of our mountain home.

FLEDGLINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Presented by: The North Face
What happens when The North Face climbers Cedar Wright and Matt Segal become absolute bumbling beginners at an obscure and adventurous air sport called paragliding? The Answer: Hilarity ensues. Follow Matt and Cedar on a perilous, beautiful, light hearted, sometimes intense journey to fly off of the highest peak in Mexico with less than a year of experience. Just because you are a beginner doesn’t mean you can’t dream big.

THE KINGDOM - A CONSERVATION STORY  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
A Film By: Matthew K. Firpo
A love letter to conservation, our changing climate, and the difference one person can make in a great big world. This is the quiet story of Sonam Phuntsho, a forest caretaker in the Kingdom of Bhutan, who has spent the last 60 years planting over 100,000 trees by hand. (English subtitles)

EXPENSIVE MEMBERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Directed By: Nick Garnham Wright

A parody of 'Free Solo' - When you start pushing the edge, the question becomes, "At what cost?"

THE A.O. - IN THE ZONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Directed By: Jordan Manley
Ddam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sport climbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult route in the world, now called Silence, and established a new level of difficulty—9c. The Czech climber has also shown what he can do when it comes to big wall climbing; he ascended the Dawn Wall in just eight days—on his very first trip to Yosemite. His strong, lean body seems to effortlessly transcend gravity. But is it simply Adam’s muscle power and endurance that enables him to conquer the most difficult routes? Or is it his mental strength that drives him climb an 8a while blindfolded? We find out more about the forces that drive this climbing talent to new heights in The A.O. (Some subtitles)