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Roi Maoz, Adam Rabinowitz

Before his 30th birthday, Tzafrir decides to fulfill his childhood dream and drive through Israel on an electric toy car.
With the hope of understanding what he wants to do with his life, he goes on a journey through the country and meets people that give their own perspective on what it means to grow up.

1:08:17

Filmed in

Israel

Sunday March 31st

17:30

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G

A Time To Remember

Ben Page, James Hamer

Travel across the wild winter highlands of northern Scotland as one man recollects a youth spent exploring the hidden corners of his homeland.

0:04:37

Filmed in

United Kingdom

Sunday March 31st

19:30

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Beautiful Idiot

Harrison Mendel, Robb Thompson

Beautiful Idiot takes you on a wild 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 has defined you for so long. Featuring professional slopestyle rider Brett Rheeder.

0:14:45

Filmed in

Canada

Saturday March 30th

17:00

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C

Divided

Lee Craigie

*Official selection of Banff Film Festival 2018*

In 2017, Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie rode the Tour Divide, a 2745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border. Shot entirely using a Go Pro and an iPhone, this film documents the journey the two friends made in a way The Adventure Syndicate hope inspires and encourages the watcher to get out there and have their own adventure.
Fear of failure can stop all sorts of adventures before they even start but what if failing is the best part?

Any profits made from this film go back into The Adventure Syndicate; a not-for-profit social enterprise that creates inspiring online content and delivers hands on training to some of the most marginalised people. It is our mission to help everyone discover they are capable of more than they think they are.

0:39:00

Filmed in

United States

Sunday March 31st

14:15

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F

How to Run 100 Miles

Brendan Leonard

The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight, literally and metaphorically, and battled his way to a successful career as a political organizer. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.

0:28:13

Filmed in

United States

Saturday March 30th

17:00

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C

Liv Along The Way

Anthony Bonello, Mike Douglas

Since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. She was twice crowned World Champion in sport climbing, and eventually expanded her professional horizons to mixed climbing, ski mountaineering, and base jumping. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.

0:22:00

Filmed in

France

Saturday March 30th

17:00

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C

RJ Ripper

Joey Schusler

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.

0:19:25

Filmed in

Nepal

Saturday March 30th

13:30

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B

The A.O.

Jochen Schmoll

Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sport climbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult
route in the world, now called Silence, and established a new level
of difficulty—9c. The Czech climber has also shown what he can do when it comes to big wall climbing; he ascended the Dawn Wall in just eight days—on his very first trip to Yosemite. His strong, lean body seems to effortlessly transcend gravity. But is it simply Adam’s muscle power and endurance that enables him to conquer the most difficult routes? Or is it his mental strength that drives him climb an 8a while blindfolded? We find out more about the forces that drive this climbing talent to new heights in The A.O.

0:24:57

Filmed in

Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland

Sunday March 31st

11:30

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E

The Weight of Water

Michael Brown

The Weight of Water is the story of a blind adventurer taking on an absurdly improbable challenge, kayaking the Grand Canyon. He desires the elusive state of being that so many of us seek, to be engaged in the present moment.

"It's so hard to be fully in the moment because there's so much fear, there's so much anxiety, it's like a person looking through a window at an experience rather than being in the experience." -- Erik Weihenmayer.

1:18:14

Filmed in

United States

Sunday March 31st

11:30

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E

ULTRAS

Elise Brown

A brief insight into the minds of Ultra runners and their pursuit of enlightenment through running vast distances. Shot on location around Ireland.

0:03:42

Filmed in

Ireland

Saturday March 30th

17:30

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C

8000+

Antoine Girad, Christian Schmidt

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and- y tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan— alone. From the town of Skardu, he heads for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. The Frenchman has already twice failed in his attempts to climb the 8,051-meter-high Broad Peak and paraglide from the summit down into the valley. Now, his hope is that the upwinds 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.

0:21:28

Filmed in

Pakistan

Sunday March 31st

11:30

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E

Adventure Not War

Max Lowe

Adventure Not War' takes us into mountains of Iraq revealing a seldom seen, beautiful underbelly in a place scarred with devastation. With this film we take a new approach to war, inviting veterans to rewrite their histories in places where they served and heal wounds deeper than flesh and bone. We hope this film will help promote peace and a universal understanding that beauty can replace hatred if we strive for adventure, not war.

0:25:00

Filmed in

Iraq

Saturday March 30th

11:00

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A

Blocbuster

Sam 'I am persistent' Walker

An Irish climber heads to the Austrian alps to attempt to climb some of the hardest Boulder problems in the world. A film about dopamine. Commissioned by Moon Climbing

0:05:25

Filmed in

Switzerland

Saturday March 30th

17:30

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C

Finding The Line

Bjarne Salén

FINDING THE LINE is a film about fear, it’s paralyzing grip on humans and how it affects our decision-making.

Olympian and X Games Slopestyle champion Anna Segal and her Freeride World Tour, big mountain skiing sister, Nat Segal, use their skiing to understand fear and how it manifests in the two siblings’ lives.

Throughout their careers as professional skiers, Anna and Nat have both constantly been challenged by fear. Yet, despite being brought up under the same roof, they have learned to deal with it in almost contrasting ways, neither leading them to the success they dreamed of.

A heartfelt journey on the knife’s edge of big mountains throughout Canada and France push them to their physical and emotional limits. The extreme skiing mecca of Alaska pushes them beyond.

The Australian sisters soon realise that the most important lessons lie within each others' approach. Equipped with greater insight, they negotiate the fine balance between staying in their comfort zone and taking too much risk, learning that sometimes to move forward, you need to understand what is holding you back.

0:58:00

Filmed in

Australia, Canada, France, United States

Sunday March 31st

14:15

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F

Ice & Palms

Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, El Flamingo Films

Bikepacking across the alps and skiing some iconic mountains along the way - no motor allowed!Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck are not your everyday freeski athletes, and they have realized their longtime dream. Their biggest and most extraordinary ski tour so far.In just five weeks the two friends have traveled from their homeland of Germany across the Western Alps to the Mediterranean by bicycles, and have skied the most beautiful mountains on the way. They have not only been searching for pristine untouched slopes that challenged them as Big Mountain skiers, they also had to cover the whole distance without a motor - their skis strapped on their bikes or the bikes strapped on the backpacks. The two had traveled the world for many mountainous adventures, but over the last few years, the idea for „ICE & PALMS“ had grew in their minds: a ski adventure that started right on their own doorsteps. 5 weeks, 1,800 km and about 35,000 vertical meters – one dream, once across the Alps.

0:32:00

Filmed in

Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland

Saturday March 30th

17:00

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C

Now or never

Simon Platzer, Jakob Schweighofer

Following the slogan "Now or never", Nadine Wallner, the two-time Freeride World Champion from Arlberg takes us on a journey through her life - impish, amusing, progressiv. Growing up in the "cradle of alpine skiing" she early started exploring her own limits: skipping school on Blue Bird days, driving policemen crazy - all for the powder. Her passion for "white splendor" is still burning. Back in the days it was the busy contest lines what excited Nadine, today it is the untouched cliffs of Arlberg, far away from spotlight - and more than that: new opportunities are being opened up in her home mountains.

0:20:42

Filmed in

Austria

Sunday March 31st

19:30

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H

Sand in the Sky

Dana Saint

Ollie was 8 months old when we traveled to Hawaii. Exactly 1 year later, we sat him down and "interviewed" him about his trip.

0:04:12

Filmed in

United States

Sunday March 31st

17:30

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G

The Bikes of Wrath

Cameron Ford, Charlie Turnbull

Five Australian friends attempt to cycle 1600 miles from Oklahoma to California in honor of the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s. The Bikes of Wrath is a story of adventure, human connection and an in-depth look at inequality and disenfranchisement in today's America through the lens of Steinbeck's Pulitzer prize-winning novel, 'The Grapes of Wrath'.SYNOPSIS:The Bikes of Wrath tells the story of five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle from Oklahoma to California in honor of the mighty westward migration undertaken by ‘The Grapes of Wrath’s’ Joad family.Seeking to gain a greater understanding of the Dust Bowl, explore the central themes of the novel and discuss their relevance in today’s America, the Bikes of Wrath set-out on their 30-day cycling adventure with no support vehicle, no training and, as one member puts it best: ‘no real idea.’Loaded with trailers, musical instruments and camera equipment, the group set themselves the additional challenge of surviving off $420 (the modern-day equivalent of the Joads’ $18 in the 1930s) and whatever their musical performances can yield.Through chance encounters with everyday Americans, the cyclists expand on the novel’s core themes: migration, inequality and the perceived land of opportunity. The group explores whether America has progressed since the book was written, discussing the wealth gap, immigration and the American Dream.Letting the cyclists into their homes, lives, and demonstrating the startling parallels of The Grapes of Wrath seventy-eight years after its publication, these vastly different small-town characters quickly become the central focus of the documentary, as well as integral to the success of the groups’ journey.The Bikes of Wrath uncovers a deep insight into the human spirit and shines a positive light on America at a time when the world needs it most; all rolled into a unique, funny and life-affirming observational documentary filled with adventure, literature, music, and human connection.

1:41:15

Filmed in

Australia, United States

Saturday March 30th

13:30

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B

This Mountain Life

Grant Baldwin

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few of us ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it
Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness; a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer is buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of the Coast Range.

1:17:00

Filmed in

Canada

Saturday March 30th

11:00

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A

Valley of the Moon

Henna Taylor

Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a vast landscape of sandstone walls in the desert of Jordan. Hoping to lure international climbers, two Israelis team up with a local Bedouin guide to establish an 1,800-foot route, eventually recruiting American climber Madaleine Sorkin to help achieve their dream. Valley of the Moon explores the importance of climbing as a way to cross cultural barriers, build friendship and chase adventure in one of the most breathtaking regions on earth.

0:18:05

Filmed in

Jordan

Sunday March 31st

14:15

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F

A Lunar Cycle

Andrew Kaineder

Fusing cold water surfing, dance & poetry, Easkey Britton explores a synodic month from a female perspective. Taking us on an emotive journey through the places in-between, where instability reigns supreme. Embracing the imperfections as we connect with ourselves and the environment around us.

Winner Best Short Film - Shoreshots Surf Film Festival 2018

0:05:00

Filmed in

Ireland

Sunday March 31st

14:15

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F

Balkan Express

antonin michaud-soret

Take a trip though the eyes of the guys who set their minds on the skies, Get an inside view of their world of dreaming to fly. See what it takes behind the scenes to get to these incredible places. Witness the joy that is shared in these moments of Pure bliss as they leave the Earth to experience flight. Following dreams takes some sweat and hard work but it all comes back to make an adventure of love.

0:20:00

Filmed in

Montenegro, Romania

Saturday March 30th

17:00

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C

Dedicate : Diving Free

Shams & Alex Aimard

Jacques de Vos is an underwater photographer who spends most his time freediving with orcas.
Helped by his crew, this South African became an expert in finding these incredible creatures in the ocean and spending a few seconds swimming with them underwater.
We followed the man who freedives with orcas on one of his most beautiful expeditions, completed last winter in north of Norway.

0:07:46

Filmed in

Norway

Sunday March 31st

11:30

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E

Free Flow

Paul Diffley

Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack and introspection from one of the worlds best rock climbers.

0:04:20

Filmed in

United Kingdom

Sunday March 31st

14:15

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F

In the Starlight

Mathieu Le Lay

During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world’s starriest skies. His journey to photograph the celestial wonders takes him from his home amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the wild, desert dunes of Namibia and remote ice caps of Greenland. Ever the adventurer, he must balance his work and passion for photography with his equal devotion as a family man. In the Starlight is an intimate portrayal of Paul’s quest to capture the night skies, and what his time spent under the stars has taught him about life, love, adventure, and our place in the universe.

0:52:45

Filmed in

Canada, Greenland, Namibia

Sunday March 31st

17:30

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H

Plan C -14 II

Nico Muñoz, Anselmo Estrada

Martin, an 83-year-old industrious man, will embark on a unique journey at 14.000 ft through the deserted highlands of the Argentine Andes mountains.He is running out of time and against all odds and Doctor's recommendations, he is determined to have one last adventure before the end. His love and dedication for traveling are stronger than any medical diagnosis. His old friend, Mariano, was his companion in all his adventures and he passed away. This propelled Martin to embark on a new journey to the place where they made their last trip together in an attempt to bid him farewell.

0:48:00

Filmed in

Argentina

Sunday March 31st

17:30

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G

Spectre

Leo Houlding, Alastair Lee

UK climber, alpinist and adventurer Leo Houlding is well known for pushing the limits of what’s possible. Having conquered mountains and peaks across the world, Leo’s latest expedition aimed to rewrite the rules of Transantarctic exploration.The expedition brought Leo together with Jean Burgun, a French climber, and Mark Sedon, a Kiwi cameraman, to take on Spectre, one of the most remote peaks in the world. The mission’s three-phase trip broke new ground, with the team climbing a new route on the north face of the mountain and completing the trans-continental journey to the Gothic Range of the Transantarctic Mountains using traditional man-hauling techniques and modern snow-kiting technology.

0:40:00

Filmed in

Antarctica

Saturday March 30th

19:45

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D

The Dawn Wall

Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall. Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

1:40:00

Filmed in

USA

Saturday March 30th

19:45

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Film Programme

D

Treeline

Quietly, patiently, trees endure. They are the oldest living beings we come to know during our time on earth. They provide our shelter, our fuel, our companions, and—in some cases—our divinity. They are living bridges into our planet’s enormous past, their obscure stories written into their rings over centuries and even millennia. Treeline takes us to the enshrined cypress groves of Japan, the towering redcedars of British Columbia, and the ancient bristlecones of Nevada, following a handful of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers as they move through these giants and explore a connection older than humanity.  

0:40:01

Filmed in

USA, Japan, Canada

Sunday March 31st

19:30

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H