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This is the best of the 2019 festival’s adventure films - including climbing, biking, skiing, water sports and running - but specially formatted for a virtual showing.

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The Program

Runtime: 117 mins

THE FLIP

THE FLIP

(Mexico, 3 min)

Director: Reed Rickert
Producers:
Reed Rickert, Eduardo Urbina

What drives us to step beyond the bounds of what we know even when the stakes are high, possibly fatal? French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purist form..

RETURN TO EARTH: TIME WISELY SPENT

RETURN TO EARTH: TIME WISELY SPENT

(United States, 4 min)

Directors: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones

Time is either spent wisely. Or it is just spent. Second after second; moment after moment… they’re all there for the taking. Return to Earth: Time Wisely Spent is a cinematic journey into the simple act of living completely in those moments by riding bikes.

8000+

8000+

(Pakistan, 21 min)

Directors: Antoine Girard, Christian Schmidt

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan—alone. From the town of Skardu, he headed for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. His hope is that the up winds 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.

DEAD LAST

DEAD LAST

(United States, 9 min)

Director: Dylan H. Brown
Producer:
Sarah Herron

An inspirational short film that follows a young woman with one hand through her journey of overcoming self-limiting beliefs and attending the paraclimbing world championships.

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING

(United States, 11 min)

Director and Producer: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray, Colin Arisman

Since, 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain. Formed during the height of the civil rights movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snowsports. Today, the Brotherhood hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs in four regions across the country and 3,000 members.

CHASING MONSTERS

CHASING MONSTERS

(United States, 5 min)

Director: Krystle Wright, Toby Pike
Producer:
Canon Australia

For the past 20 years, Australian photographer Nick Moir has been chasing weather systems throughout the world. Nick journeys through the famous Tornado Alley that stretches through the American midwest. Tornado Alley  produces catastrophic yet beautiful storms that earn the appropriate nickname, monsters on the plains.

CHASING THE SUBLIME

CHASING THE SUBLIME

(United Kingdom, 6 min)

Director & Producer: Amanda Bluglass

Why do we put ourselves into the path of discomfort and risk? What drives us to get too cold and too tired, to battle with fear, in the name of adventure? Follow the originators of The Outdoor Swimming Society, ‘swim twins’ Kate Rew and Kari Furre, in this hauntingly beautiful glimpse at the physicality of UK cold water swimming, as two friends set out to chase the sublime.

THABANG

THABANG

(South Africa, 13 min)

Director: Dean Leslie
Producer:
Hannah Slezacek & Dean Leslie

Thabang Madiba somehow found his way into the world of trail running and in the last few years has become everyone’s favorite in the South African trail scene. He lives in Ga-Rankuwa township, without a mountain in sight… or a Physio, Chiro or Dietician for that matter. But through hard work, dedication and passion, he has won the South African Trail Running Championships multiple times and was the first black South African to represent the country in Trail Running. He has become a hero in his community and is hoping to inspire a new generation of youth through the sport of trail running.

THE ENDLESS WAVE

THE ENDLESS WAVE

(United States, 5 min)

Director: Tom Attwater
Producer: 
Tom Attwater

Landlocked mountain towns aren’t always known for their water culture. But for San Diego native and Montana transplant Jack Christiansen, the waterways of the Rockies present the perfect opportunity to reimagine the sport he grew up learning to love: surfing. From ocean break to river wave, Jack’s spirit and passion for surfing creates brand new possibilities for play in the mountains.

BIG WORLD

BIG WORLD

(Nepal, 13 min)

Director: David Morton, Fitz Cahall
Producer:
David Morton and Becca Cahall

As parents, how do we teach our kids that there is a world beyond social media, standardized tests, and soccer practice? In April 2018, athlete David Morton and his seven-year-old son Thorne embarked on a week-long stand-up-paddleboard journey down the Karnali and Bheri Rivers in Western Nepal. “There’s a basic paradox to parenting,” says David. “You have to keep your kids safe, but you have to teach them to take risks and follow curiosity. Life is undeniably richer with a little bit of daring.”

BROKEN

BROKEN

(United States, 7 min)

Director: Simon Perkins
Producer:
Simon Perkins

Jon Wilson struggled with the emotions of feeling broken after losing his leg to cancer. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night serves as a backdrop for him to explore, accept, and embrace the idea of “brokenness,” leading to a more sincere, genuine and honest connection with life.

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