2016 FESTIVAL
 
FRIDAY 19TH  LINE UP
 
Special Presentation:  
WHY WE FLY –  A look into the hearts and minds of KAVU athletes and why they fly.   Filmed in Fernie, BC in 2015         18 min                                                                                                                              
FEATURE FILM
 
SEARCH FOR FREEDOM   Jon Long                                                                                                    80 min
This documentary, written and directed by Jon Long (IMAX® Extreme), is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.
 
Trailer:   http://thesearchforfreedom.com/trailer/
 
 
INTERMISSION
 
GUEST SPEAKER – GORD MCARTHUR   Gord McArthurGord is from Cranbrook BC and competes for Canada on the World Cup Ice Climbing Tour.  A photo and video presentation.
http://gordmcarthurclimbing.com/
 
SHORT FILMS
 
  
FERN’S CHALLENGE - Wildsight supporter Fern Marriott challenges you to support the Elk Valley Branch of Wildsight. 
  
CANOES FOR PERU     Director/Camera/Edit | Kieran Hodges                                          19 min
A documentary of an epic project bringing canoeing to the Amazon. The trials and tribulations of getting canoes there and then canoeing the Alta Madre de Dios river in the Peruvian Amazon. Its a story about effort and life in a isolated part of the world experiencing great change.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/141448995
 
DARKLIGHT   by Sweetgrass Productions     Directed by - Mike Brown                            7 min
The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/138841337
 

THE SOUND OF SILENCE.  A FILM BY DAN MACE                                                               10 min
‘The sound of Silence’ is a film about discovery through disconnecting from day to day information at our fingertips, instant gratification and chaos; It’s a film about adventure in its purest form.

DAN@DANTHEDIRECTOR.CO.ZA       

 
 
 
SATURDAY 20TH LINEUP
 
FEATURE FILM
 
JUMBO WILD –    Nick Wagonner – Sweetgrass Productions  & Patagonia                      60 min
Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild – a gripping documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley and highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNRYgn7T2C4
 

THE ELK RIVER WATERSHED ALLIANCE                                                                                          5 min
We are raising awareness about our community-based water monitoring program, are launching a crowd source funding campaign with it and it features our amazing streams and rivers of the Elk River Watershed.               
Trailer:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x8zKd7-mJ8
 

UNCHARTED by Curtis Hall                                                                                                                             8 min
This film is about the exploration of a remote, unknown watershed in the Kootenay Rockies.


 
INTERMISSION
 
FERNIE MOUNTAIN CULTURE AWARD
 
SHORT FILMS  
 
PADDLE FOR TH E NORTH                                                                                                                       30 min     
Six Mates, Six Rivers, Three Canoes, Two Months, One Mission: Save the Peel River
Trailer: www.paddleforthe north.org
 
PHOTO CONTEST AWARDS
                                                                         
SKATEBOARDER VS PARAGLIDER   by Benjamin Jordan.                                                         8 min
A Dream!   Skateboard World Champion Patrick Switzer, defies his enemy! Who will win?
www.benjaminjordan.com

ASCENTION – Thomas Bourdis  Caroline Domergue   Martin de Coudenhove   Colin laubry   Florian Vecchioneshort .                      7 min
We are 5 students from Supinfocom,  a computer graphics Arles (France) and Ascension is our graduation movie.  This short, animated film is a visual wonder, a testament to determination, and a promise of four or five chuckles and maybe a few LOLs.    
         
             
 
 
FRANK AND THE TOWER       Duct Tape then Beer                                                                       12 min
"The first time Frank Sanders saw Devils Tower was in the sudden brilliance of a lightning strike. It sent a wave of anxiety through him, but the next day he climbed The Tower. Forty three years later, he’s repeated that act more than 2,000 times, and learned a thing or two about going up and not growing old."      
Trailer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg3dceCDjlM