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USA 5 | World Premiere

Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak + Matt Van Biene

The average American lifespan is 72.8 years; how will you spend those 938 months? Writer/ blogger Brendan Leonard and Duct Tape Then Beer collaborate to ponder this question and its many answers through climber Derek Craig’s 35th year of life.

 A New Perspective

A NEW PERSPECTIVE

USA 9 | Colorado Premiere

Corey Rich

In July 2012, Austrian climbers David Lama and Peter Ortner set out to free climb the Eternal Flame, 6,000 meters in elevation and characterized by bitter cold and unrelenting snow. But what does it really take to summit the Nameless Tower in the remote Karakoram of Pakistan?

 

A PASSION FOR LANDSCAPES

USA 6

Kellen Keene

Spend a day walking alongside photographer Chris Burkard to see firsthand how he seeks out and immerses himself in the sprawling landscapes he captures on film. Listen as he explains his passion for these landscapes and hear how he looks for challenge and inspiration amid his everyday routine.

 

ALL THAT I AM

USA 6 | World Premiere

Dominic Gill

Mountain biker Aaron Baker is a living lesson in moving forward with the life you want instead of walking the path others suggest for you. Thirteen years after a life-altering accident, Aaron achieves the seemingly impossible by living far beyond what medical professionals ever believed possible.

 

KILLIAN MARTIN: ALTERED ROUTE

USA 4

Brett Novak

An abandoned water park sets the scene. Spanish skateboarder Kilian Martin takes it from there, putting the life back into an old dream while presenting viewers with a beautiful juxtaposition of skateboarding and art.

AMERICAN DREAM

USA 10

Lane Power + Ian Ruhter

Fear is a universal crippling agent, but it doesn’t have to be. In seeing the stories of everyday Americans who refuse to let fear hold them back, we learn what it means to embrace life and be our most inspired—and happy—selves.

BOY

UK 10 | Colorado Premiere

Justin Chadwick

Watch as one man pays homage to the past, first by cutting a branch from a tree to lay into the Olympic Velodrome racetrack as a unique memorial to his son and then, by performing one last act of remembrance.

BRAVE

NETHERLANDS 3 | World Premiere

Justin Karten

Skating since the age of 10, Tommy Carroll has been blind since the age of two. Using the sound of his board and its wheels, Tommy skates with grace and ease, reveling in the feeling of joy that skating brings him without an ounce of fear.

CASCADA

USA 8

Anson Fogel + Skip Armstrong

Hunting for the perfect shot of the most perfect waterfall in the remote Mexican jungle requires tenacity. Among the downpours, biting flies and aggressive viruses, we glimpse the behind-the-vacation world of this landscape from the unique perspectives of paddler and cinematographer alike.

CRANBERRIES

USA 8

Alex Horner

Cranberries grow in wet and marshy areas known as bogs. These bogs provide an unexpectedly ideal location for wakeskating. In turn, wakeskating among ripe cranberries provides a surprisingly stunning visual experience.

 Crossing the Ice

CROSSING THE ICE

AUSTRALIA 43

Justin Jones

An impromptu race begins when explorers Justin Jones and James Castrission set out to make the world’s first attempt at an unassisted round-trip expedition from the Antarctic to the South Pole. As fate would have it, someone far more experienced has just begun the same journey, aiming for the same record—and he’s got a head start. What ensues is more than just the race, but a battle against failure, whiteouts, frostbite and hypothermia that showcases the limits of the human spirit and what some people will do to challenge those very bounds.

DEATH OF THE BAR T

USA 17

Anson Fogel

Modern Western life meets the old American West in an exploration of age-old themes. Through first-hand observations of one man and the world he inhabits, we see the death of identity, the nature of place and the loss of a way of life. What we learn is unique to our own interpretations.

DESTINED FOR THE COLD

USA 3

Travis Pitcher

Much of our so-called destiny is a result of our choices, which begs the question: Is it better to choose nothing than to choose pain and suffering in the form of severe cold? Throughout this film, the answer becomes clear: to be destined for cold is much better than to be destined for nothing.

 Down the Line

DOWN THE LINE

CANADA 22 | US Premiere

Francois-Xavier “Fix” De Ruydts

Follow Damien and Lucia on a cinematic journey into the unexplored canyons of Vancouver, where the sport of canyoneering is emerging. Damien and Lucia’s fervent love for exploration of “first descent” canyons in the mountains of Squamish takes them to unexpected, dangerous and magnificent places.

 Groundswell

GROUNDSWELL

USA 22

Chris Malloy

A coast in peril requires an ambassador who knows its environment intimately, which makes filmmaker/Patagonia surf ambassador Chris Malloy the perfect agent to fight for the threatened coast of British Columbia. In a seamless effort, the Raincoast Conservation Foundation and Chris argue against the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, which would pipe tar sands oil from Alberta to the B.C. coast and wreak havoc on the area. In this film, Chris embarks on a surf trip along the now-unspoiled coast, highlighting all that’s at stake and all that’s worth fighting for.

JOY OF AIR

USA 4 | World Premiere

Bryan Smith

Take a peek into a world that revolves around catching air in nearly as many ways as it is possible to do so in sport.

KUNYE

SOUTH AFRICA 7 | Colorado Premiere

James Walsh

This short film tells the story of the Single Speed World Championships, held in Africa for the first time in 2012, drawing inspiration from T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding” to do so artfully.

LIGHT LINE

FRANCE 5

Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Let your eyes wander across the sky as Jean- Baptiste Chandelier takes off for urban flight in Denmark. Let your imagination take it from there and experience the feeling of flight.

 

ON AN EDGE

USA 7 | World Premiere

Ross Pingatore, Arthur Kelso + Wyatt Young

To those who play it, hockey is more than just a game. And for a dedicated group of high school students, hockey is a way of life both in body and in mind.

LOVED UP: THE SHIVER BIVVY

CANADA 3 | World Premiere

James Aikman

What begins as a classic portrayal of two climbers ascending a remote alpine route in the Canadian Rockies becomes a comical portrayal of human nature when the pair end up in a tent for a cold overnight bivouac.

MAKING TOMMY

USA 7 | US Premiere

Chris Alstrin

Tommy Caldwell is an iconic American climber. But what sets him apart from all of the others? Tommy’s unique attitude, hard work and severe determination through even the most challenging experiences drive him to push harder and climb with more tenacity than nearly anyone else.

MARTY KNAPP – PORTRAIT OF A PHOTOGRAPHER

USA 4 | World Premiere

Logan Kelsey

For 25 years, Marty Knapp has been photographing the landscapes of Northern California, capturing the coastal wilderness that surrounds this area. This is a short profile film that portrays the life and beautiful work of one great American landscape photographer.

 

NORTH OF THE SUN

NORWAY 46 | US Premiere

Inge Wegge + Jørn Ranum

The isolated and entirely uninhabited bay of a remote Arctic island near the coast of Northern Norway offers little respite from the cold Norwegian winter. Nonetheless, surfers Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum spent nine months living on this island in a cabin built of driftwood, eating expired food that would have otherwise been tossed out. Why live like this, you ask? Because this very remote bay has one thing that, for Inge and Jørn, far outweighs its otherwise meager offerings: some of the world’s finest waves.

 

PARTICIPATE

USA 3

Wade Newsom and Jeremy Collins

Coffee shop owner and poet Wade Newsom invites us to “Participate in Our Existence” through his soulful spoken words that are translated visually by artist and filmmaker Jeremy Collins. A collaboration born from 5Point, open your minds to the rhythm found between word and art to “unlock this notion that there’s more to life than just surviving”.

 

PAPER SHREDDER

USA 2

Paul and Stephen Gemignani

Stop animation shows a snowboarder shredding an unusual landscape of the domestic sort.

 Plan C14

PLAN C-14

ARGENTINA 20 | US Premiere

Nicolas Mu

Two incredible 70-year-olds fit their bicycles for travel on the unused C-14 railway in the highlands of the Andes and embark on a journey unlike any other. The result is an enjoyable ride that proves to be a challenging and jubilant adventure.

 

POOR MAN’S HELI

CANADA 6 | World Premiere

Mike Douglas

Risk is an inherent element of life—and adventure. So it’s only natural that Antoine Boiselier and a group of his closest friends decide to risk everything and launch their para-gliders from across the Belledonne Mountains in order to lay ski tracks on their nearly inaccessible slopes. Then the real adventure begins.

 

REVELATION: A VISUAL POEM

FRANCE 2

Sebastien Montaz-Rosset

A visual journey through the stunning world that we all live in but so often fail to see, made up entirely of experience, movement and adventure—and a beautiful portrayal of a life spent outside.

 Riders to the sea

RIDERS TO THE SEA

IRELAND 5

Orla Walsh

Take the elements of cold water, waves and the beating of human hearts—and watch as a male and female surfer off the West coast of Ireland begrudgingly challenge each other to a duel.

 

ROAD BIKE PARTY

UK 5

Robin Kitchin

What happens when Martyn Ashton takes the bike that won the 2012 Tour de France for a spin? An unconventional ride down stairs, along train tracks, through a golf course and across an entire cityscape takes place in an utterly entertaining short film that challenges the definition of what it means to ride a bike.

 

THE ROAD FROM KARAKOL

USA 20 | World Premiere

Fitz Cahall

When Kyle Dempster embarks on a solo adventure with little gear but his bike, he knows he’s in for a serious ride. What he’s blissfully unaware of when he sets out in the abandoned landscape of Kyrgyzstan is the adversity he’ll face. When outdated Soviet maps promising a paved path through to China prove wrong, bringing Kyle to the end of the road, he decides to keep pedaling. His off-the-road journey takes him through military corruption and treacherous river crossings that test his will—and that most of all leave him with the raw realization that he’s in a position from which he might never come back.

 

SEARCHING FOR WEST

USA 25

Chris Murphy

Mark Seacat is a hunter, a husband and a father to West, born 10 days before elk season. In a world dictated by the balance of life and death dictates, where does one draw the line on sacrifice?

 

OF SOULS + WATER: THE SHAPESHIFTER

USA 6

Skip Armstrong

A surreal portrayal of the environment and the magic of unbound whitewater. Watch kayaker Ben Marr push against any traditional limitations; what you see is as close to supernatural as it gets.

 

SILENCE

USA 4

Austin Siadak

Why we run needs no verbal explanation. Sit back and watch.

SPLIT OF A SECOND

SWEDEN 8 | North American Premiere

John Boisen + Björn Fävremark

Following last year’s “Sense of Flying,” this film explores Wingsuit World Champion Espen Fadnes’ motives for flying and offers up never-before-seen footage of human flight.

 

STRONG

USA 8

Fitz Cahall

In the words of skier, climber, parent and husband Roger Strong, it’s the act of learning from our mistakes “that makes life really sweet.” In the face of a devastating back-country injury that left Strong confined to a wheelchair for months, he was forced to ponder his own decisions, mistakes and choices. An inspiration in every sense of the word, Strong shows what it means to learn, adapt and persevere.

 

THE BURN

CANADA 6

Jeff Thomas

Every year, forest fires burn through the temperate mountain regions of the world. Destructive as they may be, they’re also necessary — bringing with them a beauty that’s rarely appreciated, except by the skiers who arrive with the onset of winter looking to experience the new lines that have opened up amid the glowing embers.

 The Bus

THE BUS: A JOURNEY UP NORTH

USA 10 | World Premiere

Joey Schusler

In the interest of creating a vehicle that’s both economically and environmentally efficient, this group of friends converts their traveling school bus so it can run on waste vegetable oil. Then, they embark on the journey of a lifetime—replete with mountain bike and kayak adventures earning them a nod from National Geographic in its Adventurers of the Year List for 2011.

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THE CRASH REEL

USA 109

Lucy Walker

An epic rivalry stands between halfpipe legends and childhood friends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce. Fifteen years of footage showcase this veritable competition, as well as some of the events that have impacted it. As Shaun and Kevin push each other to tackle ever-more dangerous tricks, the pair become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver WInter Olympic Games. And as Kevin recovers from a near-fatal crash, Shaun wins Gold, upping the challenge to a level it’s never been at before. Now Kevin wants nothing more than to get back on his board, despite the fact that his medics and family fear it could be the very thing that ends his career and life.

Click here to watch the film on HBO.

 Through the Lens

THROUGH THE LENS

USA 5 | World Premiere

Tyler Manson

Pro surfer Rob Machado is looking to customize his van with original artwork, which is why he invites San Francisco-based artist Jay Nelson on a week-long road-trip south. Together, they collaborate and celebrate the imperfect line and handmade touch to make Rob’s van more than he could have imagined up.

 

TILL THE LUCK RUNS DRY

UK 4

Tim Boydell

On the north coast of Cornwall, in just one winter’s day, artist Tony Plant creates one of his incredible and inspiring beach drawings for this music video of Ruarrui Joseph’s “Till the Luck Runs Dry.”

 

TOUGH GUY: THE LEGACY OF MR. MOUSE

UK 5

Travis Pitcher

At first glance, the Tough Guy adventure race that Mr. Mouse organizes appears much like an archaic form of self-inflicted torture. But with eloquence and ease, Mr. Mouse explains that this original event, which started in 1989 and which he calls “the toughest race in the world” is much more than a physical feat. In fact, he says, it’s a spiritual journey of sorts; a race in which each individual tests the boundaries of his human body, a race for each individual to find whatever it is he’s searching for.

 Vaya a la Cumbre

VAYA A LA CUMBRE

USA 23

Zach Ornitz + Ollie Nieuwland-Zlotnicki

This film tells the story of a father’s dream and his son’s legacy—both caught between two lives in two worlds. Toni and Anton Sponar spend the North American winter as ski instructors in Aspen, Colorado, and the summer months in Chile, operating a struggling backcountry cat-ski operation. After 30 years of this, along with false starts, an avalanche, and the increasing challenges of owning a ski area, it’s time for Anton to decide whether to see his father’s dream through or end it altogether.

 Wide Boyz

WIDEBOYZ

USA 12

Peter Mortimer

Amid the blood, sweat and tears that have become tantamount to American offwidth climbing, enter two proper British lads: Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker. They’re here with every intention to work their way up the roughest wide cracks in the West. But have they bitten off more than they can chew?

 

WITH A PIECE OF CHALK

GERMANY 4

JuBa Films

The power of change is the theme on which this film stands. In it, young Justen discovers a way to overcome his past and change his situation immensely.