Feature Line Up for 2020

FRIDAY 21st

PINNACLE OF RUSH  . . . . . . 16
Directed By: Harry Putz & Alan Smithee
43-year old Swiss Ueli Kestenholz has already achieved everything that an athlete can achieve in competitions. As a snowboarder, he has already won Olympic Medals, world championships and X-games. Now he is living his passion, free-riding, on skis, with a speed glider, he skis lines that  would not be possible without a glider.

WALK THE EARTH - EL CAMINO . . . . . . 20
Film By: Danyal Taylor

This is a story of one woman's pursuit to become the first to walk the length of the world. We followed Lucy for one month to showcase her pragmatic and playful approach to life in the wilderness while subtly exploring her challenges that she faces as she moves north with her dog Wombat.

A SOCIAL BACKCOUNTRY  . . . . . . 11
Directed By:
Heather Mosher
As the population booms in Southwest BC, and interest in backcountry travel is at an all-time high, tensions in the outdoor community are inevitable. Information spreads rapid-fire through social media, leading to a host of difficult issues, and raising deeper questions: What kind of a community do we want this to be? And amongst all the internet trolling and the crowding at trailheads, how can we still find real adventure?


QUEEN MAUD LAND . . . . . . 24
Directed By:
Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating
A dream team of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, Savannah Cummins, Anna Pfaff, Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright take on Queen Maud Land - a stunning, rarely visited wilderness.


GRIZZLY COUNTRY . . . . . . 12
A Film By: Ben Moon and Peak Design
After serving in the Vietnam War, author and naturalist Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. His time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.


RUNNING NORTH . . . . . . 15
Produced by:
Steve Ashworth Media in association with Summit Fever Media and Ourea Events.
Fernie is home to a growing number of long distance mountain runners. This film will perhaps inspire us all to join your ranks. The cape wrath ultra® is a 400km, 8-day ultra-running expedition through some of the world's most inspirational landscapes - welcome to the scottish highlands.

GOLDEN ERA  . . . . . . 10
Directed By: Liam Fournier
Cataracts of the Kern takes you on a ride through the mindset and motivations of those who feel driven to pursue greatness, how it can feel to fall short, and the consequences of reaching a lofty goal when the struggle to get there have defined you for so long.

NOVO AMOR - BIRTHPLACE . . . . . . 5
Directed By:
Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
Birthplace tells the symbolic story of a man arriving on a perfect earth, who encounters his nemesis in the form of ocean trash.


LOHTSE . . . . . . 23
Directed By: Dutch Simpson and Presented by The North Face
In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison made history by skiing off the summit of Lhotse, the fourth-tallest mountain in the world, standing 27,940 feet above sea level. This film captures the entire expedition, culminating in their 7,000-foot ski descent via the Lhoste Couloir. 



SATURDAY 22nd


AUGUST POWDER . . . . . . 5
Directed By: Erich Leidums

Join this 6 year old as he finds the simple joy of powder skiing!

DRAWN FROM HERE . . . . . . 15
Film By: Eric Pollard

Eric is the driving force behind Nimbus Independent – one of the most respected ski film crews in the industry. Their latest film “Drawn From Here” is an introspective look at Eric’s life, motivations and art.
The film was awarded “Ski Film of the Year”, and “Best Post Production” at Powder Magazine Movie Awards, and was winner of the High Five short movie of the year.

MOUNTAIN ROUTINE . . . . . . 3
Film By: Stefan Rath, David Adair
Mountains can change your perspective. Daily routines, with some imagination, can be an adventure. This film shows how mountain culture can shape lives, even when living in the city. Shot in the Crowsnest mountain range and the City of Calgary, the film hopes to inspire creativity in activities that may seem mundane.

CLIMBING BLIND . . . . . . 54
Directed And Produced By: Alastair Lee in association with Montane

Climbing Blind focuses on the story of the first blind-lead of Old Man of Hoy, a six-pith 5.10a
 Sea tower in Scotland. Jesse Dufton attempts to become the first blind climber to on-sight lead the iconic route. “Climbing Blind,” took the Grand Prize at the 2019 Kendal Mountain Festival, and won best climbing film awards at the TORELLO, KRAKOW AND MENDI MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVALS in 2019.

BLACK FRIAR - STORY OF A FIRST DESCENT . . . . . . 5
FIlmed by: Fred Marmsater  Edited By: Colleen Gentemann
Acclaimed ACMG ski guide and professional backcountry skier Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger, along with Tom Grant and Johanna Stalnacke, bagged a first descent on the mighty Black Friar, a 3,200-metre spire in the Selkirk Mountains north of Revelstoke.

FOR THE LOVE OF SALMON . . . . . . 8
A Film By: Jan Vozenilek
In this striking short, filmmaker Jan Vozenilek, captures the determination and strength of Keely Weget-Whitney, a 25-year-old from the Stl'atl'imx First Nation (pronounced Stat-lee-um), as she embarks on a challenging 60 km swim in the frigid and racing Fraser River in British Columbia. Her goal? To bring awareness to declining salmon health and its impacts on her community and the environment. Join Keely on this empowering and representational act for all of our futures.

ROAD TO 100 . . . . . . 10
Presented By: NRS     Directed By: Liam Fournier

Aniol Serrasolses and Ed Muggridge are on a quest to run the 100 meters tall Ram Falls near Nordegg Alberta. ‘Road to 100’ takes us deeper into the attempts and the failures, the anxieties and the skills involved in successfully running massive waterfalls.

WHAT IF . . . . . . 30
Film By: Jesse Schpakowski and Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association
Mountains, Lakes, Wilderness...What if access to outdoor spaces were restricted to you, based on physical barriers?


CAN'T SKI VEGAS . . . . . . 10
Directed By: Joey Schlusler
“On paper we’d come in search of the biggest ski lines of our lives. But the reality was that we simply had come to celebrate friendship. To withdraw into the wild, to remove distractions and cell service and emails, and to invest purposeful time into being together. I guess that’s the real meaning of a bachelor party."