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Banff Mountain Film Competition

For over 38 years, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has showcased a selection of films from around the world during a nine day Festival that takes place annually in Banff, Canada. A pre-selection committee narrows down over 350 entries to approximately 75 finalists. The selected films are then viewed by our international film jury and shown to the public during the Festival.

For any questions please contact us.


The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Competition is now closed.
2013 competition information below for reference only.

Enter your film into the Banff Mountain Film Competition and bring the magic of mountain places and cultures, and the adrenaline of exploration and adventure to an appreciative, international audience.

WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER YOUR FILM INTO THE BANFF COMPETITION

A WORLD-CLASS REPUTATION

After 38 years, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has a proven track record as the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, presented by National Geographic and The North Face, is a program of Film and Media at The Banff Centre.

OUTREACH AND PRIZES

  • Be part of the largest mountain festival and film tour in the world.
  • Reach broadcasters, distributors, tour hosts and acquisitions agents via our online listings and on-demand screening room at the Festival.
  • Over $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded at the 2014 Festival.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK

The Festival offers you the chance to meet other filmmakers and exchange ideas and collaborate in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with leaders in the outdoor adventure world including athletes, adventurers, gear manufacturers, and media. Festival finalists are invited to join us in Banff during Festival week. As our special guests, attending film finalists will receive:

  • two film program passes
  • admission to special invitation-only events during the Festival
  • one hotel room for up to three nights during the Festival*
  • an invitation to introduce your film in person at our public theatre screenings

*Special rules apply when a film finalist is also a participant of the Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop. For more information, please contact us.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN

Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop: Take your next adventure film project to a new level. This workshop focuses on topics essential to every independent filmmaker. The faculty are award-winning, entrepreneurial filmmakers and influential decision-makers. The format is lively and interactive with lots of opportunity for one-on-one feedback. And best of all, attendance at the world-renowned Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is mandatory! Special rates are offered to filmmakers who submit eligible entries to the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Competition.

Check out our Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop and sign up for email updates.

FILM ENTRY INQUIRIES

Email: karin_stubenvoll@banffcentre.ca
Phone: 1.403.762.6441

A WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE: BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

All films entered in the Festival will also be considered for inclusion in our World Tour programs. If your film is selected, we will contact you to arrange a separate licensing agreement (including royalties).

Each year, we find that short films are very popular because of the programming flexibility they provide. No film is too short — some of our most popular films from the World Tour are less than five minutes long! If you are submitting a longer film, we encourage you to consider providing a shorter version (special edit or excerpt, 5 to 15 minutes long) for both Festival and World Tour consideration.

The World Tour programs span the globe, reaching over 380,000 audience members through more than 800 screenings in about 440 locations in 40 countries. From armchair adventurers to world-class climbers, from business leaders to schoolchildren, from Argentina to Iceland, and from South Africa to Japan – the World Tour is where you want your film to be. In addition to our well-established World Tour program, we also present a high-adrenaline, sport-oriented Radical Reels Tour based on our very successful Radical Reels screenings during the Festival.

How to Enter your film

The 2014 Banff Mountain Film Competition is now closed.
For any questions, please contact us.
Deadline: Was August 6, 2014.

The information on 2014 Entry Procedures and Regulations (pdf) is for reference only.

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Workshop supported by Big Rock Brewery, Goal Zero, Helly Hansen, Signiant, and SOLE.

2013 Film Competition Winners

From Crossing the Ice

From the film North of the Sun

View the 2013 Film Winners

Past Winners of the
Banff Mountain Film Festival

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 |
1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | Groundbreakers' Series

Past Juries

2014 Film Jury

Benoît Aymon

Benoît AymonSwiss journalist Benoît Aymon created and co-produced the show Passe-Moi les Jumelles (Pass Me the Binoculars), which ran for 22 years on Swiss public television (TSR). He also created reality-television programs including Mountain Rescue (2001), Occupation: Guide (2003), Le Haute Route Chamonix - Zermatt in the summer (2006) and in the winter (2009), and a documentary series The Matterhorn Tour (2013). His film about mountaineer Erhard Loretan won 11 awards internationally. Benoît has also published four books about mountains and mountaineers.

 

Nicolas Brown

Manuel CatteauLondon-based Nicolas Brown is a multiple award-winning producer and director of television programs focused on the natural world. His 20 years of experience in American and British film and television includes work in extreme conditions and remote locations around the world. Recent credits including the Emmy-winning Global Warming: What You Need to Know, two episodes of BBC's Human Planet (Mountains - Life in Thin Air and Arctic - Life in the Deep Freeze which won two BAFTA awards) and the forth-coming Earth in the Age of Man for PBS films.

 

Joni Cooper

Chris DavenportJoni Cooper is the former Programming Director for the Banff Mountain Festival. She's been immersed in the documentary realm through film, television, and festivals around the world for 30 years. Joni has sat on film juries internationally and was recently appointed Program Director for The Lodge at Pine Cove and French River Adventure, where she is being inspired to create programs that merge 'soft' adventure and creative pursuits.

 

Mark Synnott

Tracey FriesenAmerican alpinist Mark Synnott is a legend for his ability to put his "Yankee work ethic" towards organizing complicated skiing and climbing expeditions to very remote places. His list of first ascents and remarkable alpine achievements is long, and continues to grow. Highlights include new routes on Baffin Island, in the Karakorum Range of Pakistan, and in Cameroon. Mark has worked extensively in the film and television industry, both in front of and behind the camera. He also writes for magazines including Climbing and Outside.

 

Shirley Vercruysse

Jaki OchsShirley Vercruysse is the Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada, Pacific & Yukon Studio, based in Vancouver, BC. Prior to joining the NFB in February 2014, she was an independent film and television producer based in Calgary. Her credits include Fubar II, the first Canadian film to open the high profile Midnight Madness section of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Radiant City, winner of the Genie Award for Best Theatrical Documentary and waydowntown, winner of the prestigious Toronto City Award for Best Canadian film at TIFF, among many others.

 

2014 A-Z Film Finalists

14.c

USA, 2014, 9 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

16 Legs: Spider Love

2014, Australia, 26 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 2:00 P.M. |Daytime Afternoon | Rolston Recital Hall

500 Miles to Nowhere

2013, USA, 7 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 9:00 A.M. | Daytime Morning | Rolston Recital Hall

Above the Alley, Beneath the Sky

2014, USA, 24 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Africa Fusion

2014, South Africa, 52 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Afterglow

2014, USA, 12 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

All My Own Stunts

2014, England, 24 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

Almost Ablaze - Angel Collinson

2014, USA, 6 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast| Eric Harvie Theatre

Alone on the River

2013, France, 37 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 3:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

And Then We Swam

2013, UK, 37 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

ARCTIC SWELL - Surfing the Ends of the Earth

2014, USA, 8 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre
Thursday, November 6 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Attention - A Life in Extremes (Life on the Edge?)

2014, Austria, 94 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Beyond Good & Evil

2013, France, 11 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Catch It

2013, USA, 10 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Rolston Recital Hall

The Cave Connection

2013, Germany, 52 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Cerro Torre - A Snowball's Chance in Hell

2013, Austria, 99 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

The Chamber

2014, England, 27 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 2:00 P.M. | Rolston Recital Hall

The Crash Reel

2013, USA, 109 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 3:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Crossing Darwin - The Last Terra Incognita

2013, France, 91 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 9:00 A.M. | Rolston Recital Hall

DamNation

2014, USA, 88 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge

2014, Scotland, 7 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Déjame Vivir

2014, Spain, 62 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Delta Dawn

2014, USA, 10 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Desert Ice

2014, USA, 12 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Distilled

2013, UK, 42 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | The Club

Downside Up (T'es pas bien là?)

2013, France, 34 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

DRAWN

2014, USA, 40 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre

DREAM

2014, USA, 5 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Dream Line

2014, Sweden, 59 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

Finding Traction

2014, USA, 57 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 9:00 A.M. | Rolston Recital Hall

Fjord Norway

2013, Canada, 8 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Footprints on the Ridge

2013, Slovakia, 53 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

For a Handful of Seconds (Pour une poignée de secondes)

2013, France, 28 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Forgotten Dirt

2013, Canada, 13 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

The Fortune Wild

2013, Canada, 22 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

Frozen Titans

2014, Canada, 52 min.
Thursday, November 6 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Gare au Gauri (Shankar)

2013, France, 17 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatree

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River

2014, Germany, 17 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Happy Winter

2013, Sweden, 8 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

Higher

2014, USA, 101 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 9:15 P.M. | Rolston Recital Hall

Horace and The Rough Stuff Fellowship

2013, Switzerland, 15 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Into The Ditch

2014, USA, 2 min .
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Into The Empty Quarter

2013, England, 53 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Jeff Lowe's Metanoia

2014, USA, 84 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Jungwa, the Broken Balance

2012, France, 53 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

K6 West

2014, Canada, 18 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

The Karsts of China

2014, USA, 8 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Little Red Bus (Petit Bus Rouge)

2013, France, 33 min .
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

The Little Things

2014, Canada, 47 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

Love in the Tetons

2013, USA, 9 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Marmato

2014, USA, 88 min.
Sunday, November 9 | 2:00 P.M. |Rolston Recital Hall

Mending the Line

2014, USA, 48 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Myanmar: Bridges to Change

2014, USA, 40 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatree

NATURE: Touching the Wild

2014, Great Britain, 53 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Nobody's River

2013, USA, 31 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

The Orchard Keepers

2014, Egypt, 28 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Our Canyon Lands

2014, USA, 30 min .
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Max Bell Auditorium

Parking Lot Culture

2014, USA, 6 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

River of Eden

2014, USA, 5 min.
Thursday, November 6 | 7:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Sculpted in Time: The Wiseman

2014, Canada, 5 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

El Sendero Luminoso

2014, USA, 7 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. |Margaret Greenham Theatre

Silencing the Thunder

2014, USA, 26 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Sound of the Void

2013, Germany, 14 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. |Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Spirits of Asgard

2012, Canada, 9 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Stone Free

2014, England, 24 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Sub-Zero - John Freeman


Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine

2014, USA, 28 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Sun Dog

204, USA, 5 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 3:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Survival Prayer

2011, USA, 70 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Rolston Recital Hall

Tashi & The Monk

2014, England, 40 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

Touch

2014, France, 5 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Rolston Recital Hall
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium

Trails Across the Steppe

2014, Germany, 83 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 3:30 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Travailen

2014, South Africa, 27 min.
Sunday, November 2 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

A Tribute to Discomfort

2014, USA, 4 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre

The Unrideables: Alaska Range (15 min)

2014, USA, 15 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

Valley Uprising

2014, USA, 90 min.
Friday, November 7 | 8:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb

2014, USA, 7 min.
Wednesday, November 5 | 7:30 P.M. | Snow Show | Eric Harvie Theatre

Walk New Ground

2013, USA, 4 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

We are the Rovers

2013, France, 17 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

WEIGHTLESS TIME - Places, People & Tales of Mezzano

2013, Italy, 20 min.
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Margaret Greenham Theatre
Saturday, November 8 | Daytime Program | Max Bell Auditorium
Sunday, November 9 | Daytime Program | Eric Harvie Theatre

When Dogs Fly

2014, UK, 3 min.
Saturday, November 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Eric Harvie Theatre

Wild Women - Faith Dickey

2014, UK, 3 min.
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels | Eric Harvie Theatre
Tuesday, November 4 | 7:30 P.M. | Radical Reels Simulcast | Margaret Greenham Theatre

Wingsuit Daredevil - Flying Dagger

2014, Finland, 50 min.
Saturday, November 8 | 8:00 P.M. | Margaret Greenham Theatre


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