Three heart-stopping new world-premiere films!
29-year-old French sport climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through the elite grades, culminating in his attempt to establish a long pitch out an overhanging cave in the Verdon Gorge of France. His proposed line is so futuristic, the moves so improbable, that if Seb can put it all together it may be the most difficult route ever climbed.
Featuring: SEB BOUIN
In the strife-torn hills of Palestine, a diverse crew of Bedouins, dirtbags and urban professionals embraces climbing as a much-needed respite from the burdens of the Israeli occupation. American writer & climber Andrew Bisharat visits the West Bank to explore his own roots and the power of climbing to transform lives.
Featuring: PALESTINIAN CLIMBERS & ANDREW BISHARAT
BURNING THE FLAME
Big wall free climbing masters Babsi and Jacopo seek their greatest challenge yet: a free ascent ofEternal Flame, an elusive, 3,000-ft. route up the legendary Nameless Tower in Pakistan’s Karakoram range. Facing extreme conditions and 5.13 trad climbing at high altitude, a two-year quest comes down to one short weather window. Captured with drones and on-mountain cameras in one of the most stunning places on earth,Burning the Flame transports viewers to a place normally off-limits to all but the world’s best climbers.
Featuring: BABSI ZANGERL & JACOPO LARCHER
The Calgary Mountain Film Festival has spawned from a decade of hosting movies and speakers to Calgary's outdoor enthusiasts. Over this time we have noticed that our events have become a hub, a meeting place for the mountain community to gather and share their experiences. Like the old school slideshows hosted at a friends house our community thrives on the opportunity to share and reminisce... an opportunity to dream about future trips and get excited about doing them together. Our mission is to provide that space and time for the mountain community to come together... to be the hub for our local community.