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2022/23 World Tour Films

Films Featured on the World Tour 

Please note, films will vary by location. A standard World Tour program contains between six and eight films, so all films might not be featured at your screening. If you have any questions about which films will play at your location, or concerns over advisories, please get in touch with your local World Tour organizer.

For more information on past World Tour films, check out the Festival Archive.

Films

From from the film Alta

Alta

4Mins

A team of high performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

2022
Switzerland
Etienne Mérel
Tim Harty
The Faction Collective
No

Coarse language

From the film A Baffin Vacation, photo by Erik Boomer

A Baffin Vacation

12Mins

Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a bold multi-sport 45-day expedition traveling through the remote landscape of Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

2022
Canada
Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry
Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry, Rush Sturges
River Roots
No

Coarse language

From the film Balkan Express, photo by Max Kroneck

Balkan Express

40Mins

German mountaineers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle book a one-way train ticket from Munich to Thessaloniki – and start their 2500-kilometre journey back home by bike and ski. They explore the mountains of the Balkans, looking for the most beautiful ski runs and sharing good times with locals along the way.

2022
Germany
Philipp Becker, Max Kroneck, Jochen Mesle, Johannes Müller
Philipp Becker
El Flamingo GmbH
Yes

Coarse language

Before They Fall

39Mins

A decades-long battle to protect the remaining old-growth forests of British Columbia escalates when conservation groups , First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected ancient watershed on southern Vancouver Island.

2021
Canada
Cam MacArthur
Momme Halbe
Ecologyst Films
No

Coarse language

From the film Clean Mountains, photo by Mingma C

Clean Mountains

18Mins

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya, so a famous Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest to clean the garbage left behind by others – thus restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

2021
Geertjan Lassche
Jos de Putter
Dieptescherpte BV
Yes
From the film Colors of Mexico

Colors Of Mexico

4Mins

Discover Mexico and its magnificent mix of backdrops with Kilian Bron and his team.

2021
Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni
Commencal
No
From the film Continuum, photo by Robb Thompson

Continuum

2Mins

Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression.

2021
Canada
Harrison Mendel
Harrison Mendel
Harrison Mendel Inc
No
From the film Creation Theory, photo by Ben Sturgulewski

Creation Theory

22Mins

In Creation Theory, nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm, to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

2022
United States
Ben Sturgulewski
Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney
SturgeFilm
No

Coarse language

From the film Do a Wheelie, Danny MacAskill, Dave Mackinson & Adidas Five Ten

Danny MacAskill's Do A Wheelie

5Mins

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.

2021
United Kingdom
Jonny Ashworth
Lisa Annette
Cut Media
No
From the film Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film, photo by Bartek Pawlikowski

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit)

20Mins

Andrzej Bargiel and Jedrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 m above sea level!

2021
Poland
Jakub Gzela
Andrzej Bargiel
Andrzej Bargiel Sport Promotion
Yes
From the film Eco-Hack!, photo by Phil Briggs

Eco-Hack!

16Mins

Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens, thanks to increased human activity in the desert. Tired of taking notes on a quiet catastrophe, Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

2022
United States
Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty
Brett Marty, Josh Izenberg
Speculative Films
No

Coarse language

From the film Fabric: A Documentary Series, Ep 4 Heritage, photo by Austen Sweetin

Fabric: A Documentary Series, Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)

10Mins

Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

2022
Canada
Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith
Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver
FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures
No
From the film Fall Theory

Fall Theory (Tour Edit)

29Mins

Fall Theory follows the notorious Franco Cookson on his latest journey to climb a dangerous line where the weight of previous successes hangs heavily on his mind – that, and the laughable protection combined with moves he can’t yet do. Madman or genius? Decide for yourself with this enthralling watch; spare trousers recommended.

2021
United Kingdom
Alastair Lee
Alastair Lee
Posing Productions
No

Sensitive subject matter; coarse language

From the film The Fastest Girl in the Village

The Fastest Girl in the Village

6Mins

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

2021
United Kingdom
Fraser Byrne
Tyrone Bradley
Yeow!
Yes
From the film Flow, photo by Maxime Moulin

Flow

4Mins

Flow is an aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021 – with doses of unreality, serenity, powerful skiing, and above all, the pleasure of rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

2021
France
Maxime Moulin
Sam Favret, Maxime Moulin
Maxime Moulin Filmmaker
Yes
From the film Free to Run, photo by Carrie Highman

Free to Run

31Mins

When the Taliban takes over Afghanistan threatening the basic human rights of women across the country, UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, must ?ght to ?nd a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, in the midst of taking on the longest and hardest ultra trail race of her life.

2022
United States
Carrie Highman, Tim Highman
Tim Highman, Carrie Highman
Dream Lens Media LLC
Yes

Coarse language

Joy

22Mins

In the extreme South-West of Uganda is Mgahinga Gorilla National Park – a wild ecosystem drawn by the orography of three sleeping giants, the Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabinyo volcanoes, which mark the border between Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Joy is a female ranger and a mother who dedicates her days to protect the National Park and more specifically to watch over the Nyakagezi family, the only family of mountain gorillas that lives in its forests.

2022
Spain
Aner Etxebarria Moral
Katz Estudio, Aner Etxebarria Moral
Yes

KUMARI: A Father's Dream (Tour Edit)

16Mins

Deep in rural Nepal, Jagat Lama is driven by a promise he made to his dying father to bring medical care to the village. Along with a group of childhood friends from low-caste families, he starts a trekking guide social enterprise that transforms their home community of Kumari. The guides channel their profits and energy into developing a self-sustaining community centered around many of the regions firsts: basic electricity, a women’s skill center, a local school, a working community farm and a medical hospital.

2022
United States
Sean O'Connor
Andy McDonough
Story Gorge
Yes

Sensitive subject matter

From the film Lapporten Skyline

Lapporten Skyline (Tour Edit)

18Mins

During the summer 2021 some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two kilometre long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed it will be a new world record.

2022
Emil Sergel
Emil Sergel
Pinewood Productions
Yes

Coarse language

From the film Lil' Buddha

Lil' Buddha

9Mins

Lo Phong has hiked over 77,000 kilometres since age 19. He attributes his motivation and drive to his Hmong lineage, a family of survivors who’ve historically persevered and celebrated their freedom since their removal from SouthEast Asia by the US military in 1976. Lo Phong’s story chronicles the journey of a refugee on a quest for freedom and a sense of home.

2020
United States
Lindsey Hagen
Lindsey Hagen
Gnarly Bay
No

The Nine Wheels

21Mins

The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The Nine Wheels. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time.

2022
United Kingdom
Santiago Burin des Roziers
Santiago Burin des Roziers
Burning Feet Films
Yes

Coarse language

From the film North Shore Betty, photo by Travis Rummel

North Shore Betty

12Mins

The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia are hallowed ground for mountain biking, a place so harrowing it’s influenced every aspect of the sport for over 30 years. It’s also where Betty Birrell, at age 45, picked up mountain biking after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, the single mother is a role model for her son, her friends and anyone she’s met along the way – and proof that you’re never too old to send.

2021
United States
Travis Rummel, Darcy Hennessey Turenne
Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Travis Rummel
Well Travelled Collective, Felt Soul Media
No

Coarse language

From the film Nuisance Bear

Nuisance Bear

14Mins

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

2021
Canada
Gabriela Osio Vanden, Jack Weisman
Will Miller, Jack Weisman
Documist
No

The Process

15Mins

Tom Randall is a rock climber known for his commitment to training and the courageous and, at times, outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, Tom has set his mind on becoming proficient and efficient in the sport of fell running and he has a madcap idea to try and complete the previously un-attempted Lakes Classic Rock Challenge and a Bob Graham link-up in 24 hours. That’s 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres. What lengths is he willing to go to achieve his goal and when is enough, enough? Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on...

2021
United Kingdom
Matt Hardy, Matt Pycroft
Coldhouse Collective
No

Coarse language

From the film Reel Rock 16: Bridge Boys, photo by Ray Wood

Reel Rock: Bridge Boys

27Mins

A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.

Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer
Zachary Barr
REEL ROCK
No

Coarse language

From the film Reel Rock 16: Cenote

Reel Rock: Cenote

9Mins

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

2022
United States
Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr
Zachary Barr
REEL ROCK
Yes
From the film Saving Glaciers, photo by Ciril Jazbec

Saving Glaciers

8Mins

A scientist and his team on a mission to save the inevitable melting of glaciers in the Alps. Determined that the melting and eventual disappearance of the glaciers in the Alps can be averted, dr. Felix Keller, a Swiss glaciologist, and his team set out to develop a complex snow cabling system, recycling glacial meltwater into snow. Unlike others, their solution can be scaled up enough to save an entire Morteratsch glacier. Enthusiasm, resilience, and love for the Alps reflect in these locals’ efforts to save the winter for future generations.

2022
Slovenia
Ciril Jazbec
Ciril Jazbec
TENT Film
No
From the film Sheri, Alpacka Raft Archives

Sheri (Tour Edit)

18Mins

Sheri Tingey’s 60-year career as a woman who has defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. The film is a story about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company, about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them. At this watershed moment of reckoning around equity and inclusion for the industry, Sheri’s life story will both warm audiences, and ask them to grapple with important questions about who belongs.

2022
United States
James Q Martin
Emily Doig
Q Stories
No

Coarse language

From the film Sinner Fields, photo by Lukas Ian Cairns

Sinner Fields (Tour Edit)

14Mins

A bavarian story of living in a camper van as a full-time skier. My 2022 winter season split in three segments (Sun, Snow and season final Kaunertal.) combined with a special kind of humor. Also there is a segment of a blessing 10 day trip to East Tyrol in January 2021 sneaked in. Entirely filmed in the Austrian alps. Between the skiing segments, I gave my own comedy a try. Playing with bad accent, acting as the lonely camping-wolf and joking in a self ironic way. A very specific type of humor I would say but despite the bad English, not to far from the truth and therefore very personal.

Germany
Bernhard Braun
Bernhard Braun
Yes

Coarse language

From the film Tempo II Movements in Jungle

Tempo II. Movements in Jungle

6Mins

A conceptual exploration of the shared feelings between music and mountains — Tempo II. Movements in Jungle is set in the world's largest urban jungle, exploring styles of Brazilian drumming and trail running.

2022
United States
Thomas Woodson
Kyle Richardson
No
From the film To the Hills and Back - Know Before You Go

To The Hills & Back

46Mins

At a remote backcountry cabin, a veteran mountain guide and his daughter connect and reflect upon a lifetime in the mountains. A torch is being passed within their family’s legacy of guides and they discuss the history of those that have come and gone, some too soon. Stories unfold, from the early pioneers to modern day hard charging enthusiasts, and we hear from several characters including those with life shattering events.

2022
Canada
Mike Quigley
Gabriella Dufour-Léonard, Malcolm Sangster
Sherpas Cinema
No

Sensitive subject matter; coarse language

From the film Walking on Clouds, photo by Claudino Junior

Walking on Clouds

6Mins

In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.

2021
Brazil
Renan Kamizi
João Juchem
GO Visuals
Yes
From the film Wild Waters, photo by Carl Zoch, Red Bull Content Pool

Wild Waters (Tour Edit)

45Mins

Adventurer, competitor, daughter, friend, pioneer, hero, and badass human are all words used to describe French kayaker, Nouria Newman. In Wild Waters, we follow Nouria as she prepares to become the first female to run a 100-foot (30 m) waterfall; we watch her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all times - male or female. However, running some of the world’s hardest whitewater isn't Nouria's biggest life challenge. Realizing that the expectations placed upon her as both an athlete and as a woman weight heavily on her decisions and ambitions, she pushes back to make her own path. It is this central aspect of her life – this refusal to conform to others’ expectations – where Nouria is able to use kayaking as a way to transform into her truest self, and become a once-in-a-generation kayaker.

2022
Switzerland
David Arnaud
Red Bull Media House, MOVIO
Yes

Sensitive subject matter; coarse language

Wood Hood

16Mins

DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a "quiet place" to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows a weekend-long group camping trip, and as we weave between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to many, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place".

2021
United States
Alexander Cullen
Manny Almonte, Alexander Cullen, Andy Isaacson
Resonant Pictures
No