Feature Film Line Up for 2017

FRIDAY 24th

FLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0
Directed By: Christian Schmidt / Joachim Hellinger
When Harald Philipp is on his bike on a ´via ferrata´ in the Dolomites, he is hunting something other than adrenaline: flow. That special state of being where everything´s just right.

DEVOTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Submitted By:
Sim Davis
In “Devotion” Libby Peters reflects on how - quite unintentionally - climbing has shaped her life. It’s an eloquent

and honest perspective that anyone who spends time in the outdoors will be able to relate to, as Libby
reminds us through her own experiences that the inevitable changes life throws at us are to be embraced,
and accepting the unexpected is a part of the journey. 
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BRUCE BARR - A KAVU LIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5
Directed and Produced By: Tyler Lee/Daniel Holmes

Bruce Barr, the recipient of the 2016 Local Hero Award, exemplifies the spirit of making the most of every day. This award is presented by Friday Harbor Film Festival to a present or former resident of the San Juan Islands who has made outstanding contributions to our quality of life, impacting people, animals, the arts, health or the environment.

SOUND OF SILENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0
A Film By:
Dan Mace
Shot in Transkei on South Africa's 'Wild Coast', the film follows surfing champions, ... WorldSurfing) and surfing competitor and punk singer Lee-Ann Curren as they traverse the stunning landscape to become 'truly lost' and re-define 'the sound of silence'.


MIRROR WALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 9
A Coldhouse Collective Film

The need for adventure and a changing horizon is a natural instinct for many people. In the case of renowned adventurer Leo Houlding, this has manifested itself in the form of completing world class expeditions with tight-knit teams to unclimbed peaks around the world. Following the death of his long term climbing partner Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary and birth of his daughter Freya - ‘Mirror Wall’ finds Leo approaching his latest expedition with a reconsidered mentality and a completely new team.


MIRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
A film by:
Lloyd Belcher
'Mira' follows the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl on her pursuit to being a world-recognised mountain runner. Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face.


STORY OF A SKI TOURER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Directed By:
Daniel Thomson

Paul Karchut has been exploring the mountains for over twenty years with his telemark skis. He tells us why he does it and why he keeps coming back for more Featuring beautiful cinematography and rhythmic editing. Paul’s love letter to the sport he loves captures the inner dialogue we’ve all had with ourselves on the skin track. 

FOOTHILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Film By:
WRKSHRT

The people of Petran, Turkey, have been snowboarding for roughly 300 years. It’s not snowboarding as we know it, but you’ll recognize it. In this film by WRKSHRT, we follow Alex Yoder and Nick Russell into Turkey’s Kaçkar Mountains on a quest to unearth the unlinked heritage of snowboarding and have some fun in the process 



SATURDAY 25th


TRIGGERED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 0
Film By: TELUS

Three quarters of the terrain at Fernie Alpine Resort sits beneath five looming headwalls in avalanche paths -
a constant hazard if not for the daily efforts of a skilled team of technicians who keep the mountain safe.

PIPPA THE TRAIL DOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 5
Film By: Danny & Pippa

Pippa & Danny love riding the trails in Fernie, While Danny rides his bike, pippa follows close behind making sure he's shredding hard. 

TRAIL TO KAZBEGI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5
A Film By:  Joey Schusler

What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?
The answer - What doesn’t happen!? 


SHIFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 5
A Film By:  Shot In The Dark Productions
SHIFT is a half-hour documentary about a group of indigenous youth from Carcross, Yukon who have spent the past 10 years converting traditional trails around their community into a world class mountain biking destination -- and transforming their community and themselves along the way.


LOCKED IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3
A Film By: Ben Stookesbery
Ben Stookesbery and Chris Korbulic represent the essence of adventure. Their most recent first descent of the Beriman Gorge in Papua New Guinea is an order of magnitude greater than any objective they had ever tackled. The 13-day, 13-gorge first descent that could only be partially scouted by air placed them in harm’s way in the middle of one of the world’s most remote jungles.


SURF ANYWHERE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0
Directed By: Desiree Bilon and Glenn Dixon

You can surf anywhere – even 1500m above sea level and 1000km away from the nearest ocean. This is the story of a small group of river surfing pioneers who are sculpting a world-class wave on the Kananaskis River, forty-five minutes outside of landlocked Calgary, Alberta.

HOBNAILS AND HEMPROPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 5
Directed By: Greg Gransden
Located in southeastern British Columbia in today’s Bugaboo Provincial Park, the 3,204-metre high Bugaboo Spire was considered the nation’s most-difficult alpine climb until the middle of the 20th century. Now, 100 years after Conrad Kain’s historic ascent, the Bugaboo Spire Centennial Climb Project aims to celebrate the renowned mountaineer and Canada’s golden age of mountaineering by reenacting his 1916 climb.