Banff’s Best of Fest

photo courtesy of Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Eric Harvey Theater was standing room only Sunday night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival where glass and cash were awarded in 12 categories of adventure movie making. Jason Burlage took the top prize for Mi Charcra and A Life Ascending by Stephen Grynberg nabbed three awards including People’s Choice.

Best of Banff Award

With no catchy name like Oscar or Emmy the trophies are colorful fused glass sculptures crafted by Leslie Rowe-Israelson and Melani Rowe of Twin Vision Glass. Selecting among 259 films from 32 countries a jury panel of 5 arduously picked Banff’s Best of Fest.

Audio Post Production Scholarship:

  • A Life Ascending by Stephen Gynberg

People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels:

Special Jury Awards:

Mountain Culture:

  • A Life Ascending by Stephen Gynberg

Mountain Environment

Best Full-Length Feature:

Best Short Film:


Mountain Sports

Exploration & Adventure

Creative Excellence

  • Salt by Michael Angus & Murray Fredericks

People’ Choice

  • A Life Ascending by Stephen Gynberg

Best of Fest

  • Mi Charcra by Jason Burlage

Coverage of the 2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of sponsor Patagonia.

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I’m a freelance journalist that specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving and practices of sustainable living.