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Birthright

Director: Sean Mullens

(USA, 6 min, Surfing)

One man’s struggle to transcend: This humble film is about Michael, and his daily ritual to find his natural self through surfing.

Buildering: The New Extreme

Director: Loren James Creer

(USA, 4 min, Adventure)

Watch Henry Nadell and Sean Smollen take Carbondale by storm with their climbing and biking skills. These two young guns will be the next generation of chargers, pushing their respective sports to the next level.

Chasing Water

Director: Peter McBride

(USA, 18 min, Environmental)

World Premiere

Local photographer Peter McBride sets out on an adventure to follow the Colorado River, from source to sea. Join Peter and John Waterman as they discover the sad truth of the river that seems so mighty in the high country.

Chimaera

Director: Dave Mossop and Malcolm Sangster

(Canada, 8 min, Skiing)

In mythological terms, Chimaera refers to a fusion of forms
that personify winter. Chimaera slows our perception of reality and offers an unprecedented look at a skier’s life. It is an experience that blurs the borders between what is real and
what is imaginary.

 

COLD

Director: Cory Richards and Anson Fogel

(USA, 12 min, Climbing)

World Premiere

In February Cory Richards, Simone Moro and Denis Urubko embarked on an expedition with a goal that had never been achieved: a winter ascent of Gasherbum II in Pakistan. With an intensity that is real, raw and uncensored, pay witness to their journey in the high mountains.

Dark Side of the Lens

Director: Mickey Smith

(UK, 6 min, Surfing)

Salty sea air and a passion for the surf bleed through every frame of Dark Side of the Lens. Irish photographer Mickey Smith interprets his sense of place and wonder with keen eye, strong conviction and artful inner voice. “I wanna see wave-riding documented the way I see it in my head, and the way I feel it in the sea.”

 

Eastern Rises

Director: Ben Knight and Travis Rummel

(USA, 39 min, Fly Fishing)

A wild band of fly fishermen risk life and limb in one of the last wild places on earth, the Russian Far East. They brave Cold War helicopters, grizzlies, massive mosquitoes and even Bigfoot to explore rivers that have never been fished before in search of
the ultimate catch.

 

Extreme Tobogganing

Director: Charlotta and Florina Beglinger

(Canada, 5 min, Skiing)

A spoof on fast-paced ski movies and their subjects, Extreme Tobogganing documents the historic and current
times of tobogganing.

FLY OR DIE

DIRECTORS: Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen

(USA, 23 min, Climbing)

As a young boy, he dreamt he could fly. Since then, Dean Potter has been pushing the boundaries of climbing and getting closer to or really back to that dream. Potter has developed “free BASE,” a combination of free solo climbing and BASE jumping, on his quest to master the disciplines that will lead to a daring

evolution of sport.

 

IF I RIDE

DIRECTOR: Grow Films

(USA, 2 min, Biking)

An ode to riding a bicycle, this lovely short speaks to the sweet side of riding a bike and the power it has for the one in the seat.

 

JOURNEY TO KEKETOUHAI

DIRECTOR: Corey Rich

(USA, 6 min, Climbing)

Patagonia ambassadors Tommy Caldwell, Hayden Kennedy, Jeremy Collins and photographer Corey Rich head out to explore the unclimbed granite domes of Keketouhai, China’s “Little Yosemite.” What they find are big walls, a sage nomadic
culture and interesting stomach bugs.

LIFE CYCLES

DIRECTORS: Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski

(CANADA, 26 min, Biking)

Life Cycles tells a spectacular story that celebrates the life and times of the bicycle. Using Ultra HD cameras and experimental film techniques, filmmakers Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski spent three years documenting stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. Deserts, rainforests, factories and cities
are explored in a visually stunning journey with
thought-provoking narrative.

 

LIFE OF LEO

DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk

(USA, 8 min, Climbing)

World Premiere

Leo, a 19-year-old farmer and climber, shares his passion and concerns for the future of climbing in Cuba. Venture into his home and into his backyard… Life of Leo offers a glimpse into the differences between climbing stateside and climbing in this small Caribbean republic.

 

ON ASSIGNMENT: JIMMY CHIN

DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk

(USA, 6 min, Climbing)

World Premiere

As a world renowned adventure photographer, Jimmy Chin is a master at capturing powerful images in difficult situations—even four days up El Capitan. Venture behind the scenes to see one of today’s silent workhorses of the climbing world.

OUR LIVES

DIRECTORS: Loren James Creer and Aidan Sheahan

(USA, 5 min, Skiing)

Sample a small taste of what life is like growing up in Carbondale, Colorado. This film, created by two local Bridges High School Students, follows the life of passionate young locals and their quest to truly “live the dream.”

 

PONG

DIRECTORS: Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari

(USA, 5 min, Adventure)

10 hours a day! Ping Pong Ping Pong Ping Pong Ping Pong Ping Pong. For most of us, table tennis is a game. But for the young Olympic hopefuls at the India Community Center in Milpitas, California, it’s all business. Except when it’s just a game.

 

PREOCCUPATIONS: Poett

DIRECTORS: Chris Malloy and Jason Baffa

(USA, 6 min, Adventure)

The Preoccupations web series produced by Patagonia reveals stories about people who do what they love for a living. Enter Elizabeth Poett, who helps run her family’s San Julian Ranch in central California. Her goal? To produce high-quality beef from cattle raised humanely on an agriculturally and environmentally sustainable ranch.

PREOCCUPATIONS: Soens

DIRECTORS: Chris Malloy and Jason Baffa

(USA, 5 min, Adventure)

World Premiere

Produced by Patagonia, the Preoccupations web series reveals stories about people who do what they love for a living. Scott Soens is one such man who left a comfortable job out east and ventured to California to pursue his passion for photographing and filming special moments in the wild.

ROXXX

DIRECTOR: Guillaume Monette

(USA, 2 min, Climbing)

All we can say is, “Don’t miss it.”

SALT

DIRECTOR: Michael Angus

(USA, 27 min, Adventure)

Alone on the most featureless landscape on earth, world renowned photographer Murray Fredericks captures a personal video diary of the beauty of this bleak, empty and desolate environment—and provides the catalyst for an unexpected personal transformation. SALT is the story of what emanates from emptiness.

By combining the breathtaking imagery of this surreal landscape with the hauntingly delicate sounds of Aajinta’s Harmonic Spheres, it attempts to identify what lies beneath the surface of our reality and how “something” can be produced from “nothing.”

 

SCRAPERTOWN

DIRECTORS: Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari

(USA, 8 min, Biking)

World Premiere

This stylish and inspiring documentary dives into the growing “Scraper Bike” movement in East Oakland. Led by Babye Champ, this film shares his vision and spirit through beautiful and
fresh cinematography.

SEASON: FALL

DIRECTOR: Skip Armstrong

(USA, 5 min, Kayaking)

Deep canyons with steep, spring-fed creeks make White Salmon, Washington, a paddling paradise. This autumn we caught up with White Salmon local, Kate Wagner, during a “soul session” outside of her hometown.

SEASON: SPRING

DIRECTOR: Skip Armstrong

(USA, 5 min, Kayaking)

World Premiere

Filmed on the main Salmon River in Idaho with local kayaker Jesse Murphy, this is the third installment from the Season Project, short films which capture the essence of the unsung characters of the kayaking world.

SEASON: WINTER

DIRECTOR: Skip Armstrong

(USA, 5 min, Kayaking)

Brian Ward discovers an unexpected and new-found love for water in its frozen and expanded forms.

 

SKATEBOARD ANIMATION

DIRECTOR: Tilman Singer

(USA, 2 min, Skateboarding)

A compilation of 2,000 still images and magazine cut-outs, this innovative short will open your mind to creativity’s possibilities…

SKATEISTAN:
TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL

DIRECTOR: Orlando von Einsiedel

(USA, 11 min, Skateboarding)

Fazilla dreams of representing her country at an international sporting event when she grows up. The only catch is that she is a skateboarder and lives in Afghanistan. Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul is a beautiful 16mm film that tells the story of two young skateboarders from Afghanistan and their search for escape from the brutalities of war through skating.

 

SKI BUMS NEVER DIE

DIRECTOR: Salomon Freeski TV

(USA, 4 min, Skiing)

Follow a merry band of ski bums in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Die-hard powder hounds, this crew is always on the search for fresh tracks and new lines. It is highly unlikely you’ll ever meet a more inspiring group of skiers.

SOLITAIRE (a sneak peak)

DIRECTOR: Nick Waggoner and producers Ben Sturgulewski

and Zac Ramras

(USA, 12 min, Skiing)

World Premiere

A 5Point exclusive ‘preview,’ Sweetgrass Productions debuts another soulful exploration of riding in the mountains. Venturing beyond the frontiers of most mountain films, Solitaire is backcountry riding forged in the tradition of Western cinema. Born in the spires of Argentina’s legendary Las Lenas, a lonely two-year journey begins through an abandoned world, wandering the length of a continent from Peru’s Cordillera Blanca to

Chilean Patagonia.

THE BAFFIN BABES

(35 min)

In 2009, four Scandinavian girls experienced an extraordinary winter adventure on Baffin Island located in the Canadian Arctic. The girls, who call themselves the Baffin Babes, spent a quarter of a year travelling 1,200 km on skis and pulling sleds weighing 120 kg. All the way from Scandinavia, the girls are here at 5Point to share their memories from this remarkable trip. With great enthusiasm, breathtaking photos and lively videos, the Babes will reveal the challenges and joys of sleeping in a tent in -40° F with polar bears as their closest neighbours. Aerobics in the snow, bathing in a seal hole and camping on an iceberg are highlights not to be missed!

 

THE LOVE LETTER

DIRECTORS: Fitz Cahall and Becca Cahall

(USA, 14 min, Adventure)

World Premiere

Still clinging to young dreams, a 30-something professional revives his youthful vision of summits and faint trails and abandons work and the city. The Love Letter follows a pair of climbers in search of new and classic climbing routes across the spine of the Sierra, into difficult-to-reach stretches of the range.  Breaking free of the clutter of the modern world, can wilderness restore the human spirit?

THE SWISS MACHINE

DIRECTORS: Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen

(USA, 23 min, Climbing)

Ueli Steck may be the greatest speed alpinist the world has ever seen. In this film he tells the stories of his record-breaking ascents in the Alps, accompanied by stunning aerial footage of him racing up 8,000 foot alpine faces. Ueli joins Alex Honnold in Yosemite to attempt speed records there. His ultimate goal: take his one-man alpine speed game to the largest, highest walls

in the world.

 

THE WOLF AND THE MEDALLION

BY JEREMY COLLINS

(35 min)

World Premiere

Join us for a thrilling experimental art performance by artist and climber, Jeremy Collins, the filmmaker who brought you last year’s beloved Border Country. Scored to live music, this multifaceted piece will take over your senses—most importantly, your sense of wonder. The Wolf and the Medallion is rooted in Collins’ personal climbing adventure to the border of China and Mongolia, where rumors of a virgin canyon of granite revealed a cultural and vertical experience like no other. From the summit of his first peak, Collins writes a letter to his son back home, a letter that guides the film along its peaks and valleys. An encompassing journey of fatherhood, brotherhood and adventure, The Wolf and the Medallion is a captivating and original tale.

 

TOWERS OF ENNEDI

DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk

(USA, 14 min, Climbing)

Follow climbers Mark Synnott, Alex Honnold and James Pearson as they travel across the roadless, windswept deserts of northeastern Chad. Basing their expedition on nothing more than a few photographs and rumors of a promised land with countless unclimbed sandstone towers, Mark’s insatiable thirst for adventure and first ascents leads the small crew deep into the spectacular landscape of the Ennedi Desert. In their search, the team finds much more than climbing in this film about risk and the arc of a climber’s career.

WASTELAND

(Feature Length)

A feature length documentary about the power of art and magic of the human spirit…

WILDWATER

DIRECTOR: Anson Fogel

(USA, 24 min, Kayaking)

WildWater is a journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go—places of discovery, solitude and risk. A visually stunning feast for the senses, it’s an expedition into new ideas.

ZERO DEGREES

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Teichrob

(USA, 7 min, Skiing)

Zero Degrees explores winter in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, and our relationship with the freezing point. Every winter it rains and snows at all elevations from mountain peaks to sea level. People living on the coast learn to appreciate what the rains bring and make the most out of all conditions. Produced in its entirety in 26 days during February 2011.

Festival Trailer

Poster

Awards

Best of Festival
The Wolf the and Medallion

Spirit of Adventure
COLD

Most Inspiring Story
Chasing Water

Best Cinematography
Dark Side of the Lens

Jury Special Selection
Scrapertown

People’s Choice
Eastern Rises