Opening Weekend Daytime Film Screening (12 PM)

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Image from the film Planet Earth II, Mountains

Image from the film Planet Earth II, Mountains

Celebrate the 2017 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival on Opening Weekend with five unique and diverse film programs bursting with adventures from around the world.

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket.

Related Films

Image from the film Johanna © Ian Derry

Johanna

4 Mins

For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

Year: 
2016
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Ian Derry
Producer: 
Ian Derry
Production Company: 
Archer’s Mark
Image from the film Planet Earth II, Mountains

Planet Earth II, Mountains

60 Mins

Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the World's highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where snow leopards, grizzly bears and high altitude flamingos live and thrive.

*in person attendance

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Justin Anderson*
Producer: 
Justin Anderson*
Production Company: 
BBC Natural History Unit

BREAK, 20 minutes

Image from the film Cabin Jams © Z Lynch

Cabin Jams

7 Mins

Deep in the B.C. backcountry, musicians and athletes draw inspiration from nature and shared experience.

*in person attendance

Year: 
2017
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Leah Evans* and Jamie Tanner*
Producer: 
Leah Evans* and Jamie Tanner*
Production Company: 
DFTWD
Image from the film Chomo

Chomo

42 Mins
CANADIAN PREMIERE

High up in the Himalaya of India, Chomo and other exiled Tibetans, live out days filled with meditation, study, hard work, and laughter. As twenty senior nuns prepare to receive their Geshema degrees – the first group of their kind to receive this level of religious education – Chomo, a cheerful young Indian nun finds herself in the midst of her own journey.

*in person attendance

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Maayan Arad*
Producer: 
Khaled Gad and Maayan Arad*
Production Company: 
The National Film and Television School