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A DESERT LIFE

USA 7

Austin Siadak

Alf Randell has spent nearly a decade living and climbing amongst the soaring sandstone cliffs of Indian Creek, Utah. With no job and no house, climbing is more than a hobby—it is a calling. A portrait of a man and a tribute to the desert he calls home.

A STORY FOR TOMORROW

USA 4

Dana Saint

The story of one couple’s ultimate journey—five weeks exploring the wild and rugged landscape of Chile and Patagonia.

ANOTHER DAY IN THE LIFE OF WAYNE LYNCH

USA 9

Cyrus Sutton

Wayne Lynch is a surfing legend that redefined the sport. Today, Lynch’s life is almost as it was 40 years ago—he still shapes surfboards and lives simply by the sea—except for a recent heart attack that redefined his life forever. Another Day In The Life is an exploration into the reality of human mortality.

AQUADETTES

USA 10

Drea Cooper and Zack Canepari

The Aquadettes are a group of women from a retirement community in Orange County, California, who challenge themselves physically and mentally with choreographed routines in water. For these women, swimming is about much more than an exercise, it’s about the community that comes with it. Aquadettes is a meditation on life, death and synchronized swimming.

CODE RED

USA 18

Jamie Brooks

In August 2011, at the Billabong Pro Tahiti, the Tahitian government placed the coastline under a heavy swell advisory. From free surfing to the epic Code Red tow session, it all came down to this — a few surfers and a swell to end all swells — one of the heaviest sessions ever documented during a competition.

DAGDRAUMER

UK5

Allan Wilson

Dagdraumar is a dreamlike glimpse into the life of the most overlooked member of the surfing world: the bodyboarder. Driven, passionate and in a constant state of anticipation of the next wave, the bodyboarder is an outsider living in a constant state of reverie.

DANNY MACASKILL: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS

UK 5

Stu Thomson

Street trials riding star Danny MacAskill discovers an old ironworks and railway yard in the beautiful Scottish countryside where he makes the most of the crumbling masonry and train carriages with an incredible display of skill and balance.

DOWNHILL AFFAIR: A LOVE STORY

USA 15

Sam Giffin + Ryan Fenson-Hood

Professional extreme skiers Zack and Molly meet on the mountain. It’s love at first sight. Sharing a shoe-string budget, standing on creaking cornices together, watching each other risk life and limb for the camera: their wildest dreams have come true. Or have they?

DRAWINGS ON THE WALL

Mexico 3

Alexandria Bombach

Alejandro Gonzalez is an artist from Mexico bringing the wonders of the ocean to the surface. His love for surfing, and for life found underwater, has given him a unique perspective for why these places should be protected.

JANE’S JOURNEY

UK 111

Lorenz Knauer

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote her entire energy to saving our endangered planet. Jane’s Journey is an intimate portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon—possibly the most fascinating woman of our time, whose scientific breakthroughs are considered to be among the most important of the past 100 years.

JP AUCLAIR STREET SEGEMENT

Canada 5

Malcolm Sangster

All.I.Can is a stunning exploratory essay that compares the challenges of big mountain skiing to the challenges of global climate change. In the Street Segment, skier JP Auclair takes it to the streets, bombing city hills, leaping cars, running stop signs and hitting everything else in between.

KADOMA

USA 42

Ben Stookesberry

World-renowned kayakers Hendri Coetzee, Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic attempt a 1,000-mile first descent in the mighty Congo River Basin. Kadoma is the story of an incredible journey through the heart of Africa that ends in tragedy.

L’EQUIP PETIT

Spain 10

Roger Gomez

Fourteen children come together on the field as the football team, Margatania F.C., in Spain. l’equip petit captures the innocent beauty of the game through the eyes of young players. They have fun, enjoy the game, but have just one challenge: they have never ever scored a goal.

LETTING GO: CHRIS SHARMA

USA 4

Prana Living

Chris Sharma and Mindful Living Ambassador Mark Coleman talk about the ‘inside game’ of climbing – how our thoughts can either hinder our performance or enhance our experience. The universal idea of letting go and focusing on the present moment allows us to more fully enjoy our passionate pursuits and our lives… of course this is easier said that done.

LIQUID MOUNTAINEERING

NED 3

Soulbend Productions

Liquid Mountaineering is a new sport which is attempting to achieve what man has tried to do for centuries: walk on water. Or to be more precise: running on water. We are developing the sport from scratch. By accident we found out that with the right water repellent equipment you can run across bodies of water, just like a stone skimming the surface.

LUCKY

USA 6

David Clifford

For Sam Elias, ice climbing is a gateway into deep reflection, and each ascent provides him with a clearer understanding of who he is and his place in the natural world. Yet, Sam’s consummation with pushing himself, and the sport, to new extremes also magnifies his struggle to find a deeper purpose in his pursuits. After a day of climbing, Sam was able to speak his thoughts about the ever looming question: why am I so lucky?

MORE THAN MOUNTAINS

USA 5

Jeremy Collins

A poem set to video, animation and live elements that celebrates leaving the city and finding oneself in the wild. A "quiet scream" from the filmmakers’ four-part series of the same title.

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OBE & ASHIMA

USA 22

Josh Lowell

Ashima Shiraishi, a nine-year-old girl from New York City is taking the bouldering world by storm. Under the tutelage of her coach, Obe Carrion, this tiny master is raising the bar for climbing’s youth. In Origins, Obe brings her to bouldering’s proving ground, Hueco Tanks, Texas—where he experienced his own breakthrough 13 years earlier.

OF SOULS + WATER: THE MOTHER

USA 7

Skip Armstrong, Thatcher Bean, Anson Fogel

At age 70, do our mothers still have dreams, hopes and journeys to make? Melody Shapiro reflects on her life, her hopes, her failures and her dreams in the canyons and waters of the Utah desert.

OF SOULS + WATER: THE NOMAD

USA 7

Skip Armstrong, Thatcher Bean, Anson Fogel

Crisscrossing the globe with his paddle and camera, The Nomad seeks neither gold nor glory, but himself. He searches in vast expanses of sea and ice, in remote outposts and urban jungles, and on that unforgiving edge where death’s nearness magnifies life.

OLD BREED

USA 23

Rufus Lusk and Freddie Wilkinson

Alpinists Mark Richey and Steve Swenson stalk the world’s most elusive summits on their vacations. The two friends are lured to the Karakoram in pursuit of the first ascent of Saser Kangri II, the second-highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The story is both a grand adventure and probing inquiry into the psychology of risk-taking.

ONE BEACH: THE LANGS

USA 9

Jason Baffa

Art can come from the most unlikely of places: milk jug lids, combs, toy soldiers, disposable lighters and cheese spreaders from lunch snack packs. One Beach is a film about creativity, optimism and having fun cleaning beaches around the world.

PASS THE BUCKET: AMY PURDY

USA 7

Eliot Rausch

Amy Purdy is a snowboarder, skateboarder, makeup artist, actress, model and is also a double leg amputee. This is the story of a courageous athlete who despite all her adversities has not stopped living the life and chasing her dreams.

PASS THE BUCKET: TONY ALVA

USA 6

Eliot Rausch

One of the most influential skateboarders of all time, Tony Alva, an original Z-Boy, hit rock bottom five years ago battling drug addiction and alcoholism. Alva’s fight for sobriety and truth lead him to a new perspective on life. Dedicated to giving back, Alva now sees passing the bucket as the only way out. 

PURE IMAGINATION

USA 7

Andy Mann + Keith Ladzinski

On October 15 2011, 18-year-old, Sasha DiGiulian, became the first American women in history to climb the difficult grade of 9a (5.14d) with her ascent of Pure Imagination in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. This is the story of DiGiulian on her road to making history.

RACING THE END

USA 11

Warren Kommers

Once a year Los Angeles closes down 26 miles of the city’s most congested arteries for the LA Marathon. At 4 a.m. on race day, before runners hit the pavement, 400 cyclists claimed the streets of the closed course as their own.

SHATTERED

USA 7

Tyler Stableford

When you have given everything, what do you have left? After achieving his dream summit, elite climber, Steve House, finds himself empty. Broken and untethered, he searches for a fulfillment more lasting than a faraway peak.

SILVER & LIGHT

USA 9

Ian Ruhter and Lane Power

What does pursuing your passion look like? For Ian Ruhter, it involves a homemade camera the size of a van and an unrelenting belief in visual storytelling.

SKETCHY ANDY

USA 19

Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen

American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is pushing the sport of slacklining to the limit—soloing the world’s longest high-lines and mastering daring aerial tricks. As Andy pushes himself higher, harder and faster with climbing, slacklining and base-jumping, how far he can go before it’s one step over the line?

TAKE A SEAT EGYPT

USA 15

Dominic Gill

Dominic Gill embarked on a journey to Egypt, bringing with him a tandem bicycle and a thirst to explore. Gill pedals from the heart of the Arab Spring, Tahrir Square, around the entire country inviting young Egyptians to help pedal and help him discover their country that is undergoing profound change.

THE ARCTIC

USA 15

RA Beattie

In August 2011, two lifelong friends return to the Canadian Arctic and the legendary Tree River to explore one of the most remote and legendary Arctic char rivers in the world. The Arctic provides a brief glimpse into this remote and wild northern world as seen through the eyes of a fly fisherman.

THE BUS

USA 8

Joey Schusler

The Bus is a story that’s simply all about two important things that should go hand in hand: friends and fun. From the sand dunes in southern Colorado to Utah, a 1984 diesel International school bus enabled one group of friends to travel the American Southwest and find fun and adventure along the way.

THE EQUATION

USA 20

Jeremy Collins

The world premiere of the story of Julian Desvaux—an adventurous botanist whose sole mission is to find and share with the world the Breathing Orchid, said to be a life-giving elixir in floral form. Along the way, Julian finds that the journey of seeking beauty may be his most beautiful discovery of all.

THE FREEDOM CHAIR

Canada 15

Mike Douglas

In 2004, Josh Dueck broke his back attempting a backflip on skis, paralyzing himself from the waist down. After years of determination and despite his success in the world of competitive sit-skiing, Dueck couldn’t shake his dream of tackling the steep and wild backcountry. The Freedom Chair is a story of a dream fulfilled.

THE LAST OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN

USA 22

Dan Ransom

The Grand Canyon is immense, almost unfathomable in scale. Deep within this vast wilderness, intimate tributaries hide some of the Canyon’s most remarkable features — the last of the great unknown. This is the story of these slots, the canyoneers who systematically explored them and the secrets hidden deep within their walls.

THE LIST

USA 15

Fitz Cahall

In 2002, Craig DeMartino fell 100 feet while climbing. After barely surviving and losing his leg, DeMartino spent his recovery compiling a list of his favorite climbs and set out to repeat them. As he checked items off, DeMartino added new routes along the way, setting his sites higher than ever before.

THE MAN AND THE MAMMOTH

Canada 6

Public Ritual

A cave man discovers skiing thanks to his unlikely newfound friend, a wooly mammoth. His first taste of skiing gives the man a new perspective on life as he knows it.

THE SUMMIT

Canada 5

Kyler Kelly

High on a mountain, a rope ties together a climber and a mountaineer. They climb or fall as one. This bond is worn and strained as they ascend the treacherous peak. Textured with hand-painted watercolors, this animated film is a story of living in the mountains.

TWO LAPS

UK 5

Owen Trevor

Two friends. One race. Two laps. No prisoners. Val and Pete have been swimming together every morning for the past seventeen years. Once a year they have a race, two laps up and back.

UNICORN SASHIMI

USA 5

Ben Knight and Travis Rummel

As relentless, cold winds blow across Siberia and push up against the mountains of Hokkaido, the skies drop an astounding amount of snow on Japan’s northernmost island. Skiers and snowboarders journey there each winter in search of fresh powder and the fabled unicorns that linger in the mountains’ mysterious silver birch groves.

WEED WAR

USA 6

Rich Addicks

Weed War is the story of one man’s work to help the environment using weed-eating goats, instead of chemicals, to eradicate noxious invaders from his home in the Rocky Mountains. Mark Harbaugh is a Patagonia fly fishing rep and Idaho goat rancher.

WHY

USA 7

Corey Rich

A film about people who are the best at what they do, those living their lives on the edge: scientists, artists, musicians and athletes. WHY delves into the hearts, minds and lives of elite athletes to portray the beauty and intensity of those redefining their sport.

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WILD LOVE: RENAN & AMEE

USA 7

Andy Maser, Emily Nuchols, Jenny Nichols

In March 2011, climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk was severely injured while skiing. Six months later, Ozturk embarked on the most significant climb he’d ever attempted—the first ascent of the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru. This film explores how this dramatic chain of events affected his relationship with his partner, Amee Hinkley, and himself.

WILD LOVE: TIMMY

USA 7

Andy Maser, Emily Nuchols, Jenny Nichols

Timmy O’Neill is a fast and funny climber, a world-class slackliner and class 5+ kayaker. But more than that, he’s smart, kind and passionate about his life and the lives of others. Wild Love illustrates his dedication to helping people, exploring and his insatiable love for living life, right now—before it’s gone.

WRINKLES OF THE CITY

France 12

JR

French street artist JR developed the visual campaign Wrinkles of the City to give a voice to the older residents of Cartajenas, Shanghai and Los Angeles—as the images speak to the history of the metropolitan regions and rich story of their own lives. The intentionally apolitical images, while inescapable, leave space for interpretation.