Film Festival

5Point, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Interview / 22.04.2013

[caption id="attachment_51584" align="aligncenter" width="413"] 5Point Film Festival executive director Sarah Wood (left) and the team prepare for the April 2013 event; Photograph by Corie Spruill[/caption] The 5Point Film Festival running April 25 to 28 in Carbondale, Colorado, kicks off the adventure film festival season and sets the stage for the rest of the year. By presenting a wide range of movies that push the definition of adventure, the film festival aims to inspire the community—young and old, and of all ability levels—to define what their own next adventure might be. Unlike...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film preview, Life Out Loud, National Geographic, Radical Reel Tour / 20.03.2013

Heading into the hospital for my second of two hip replacement surgeries I was more than ready for an emotional pick-me-up. Action film highlights from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are making their way across North America and around the globe in the 2013 Radical Reels World Tour. Offering up the same outstanding cinematic quality of the alpine inspired pics from Alberta, Rad Reels delivers a series of shorts and featurettes meant to drive your pulse to a fever pitch in a two-hour "get psyched mix"! With exciting scenes...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Breaking News, Film Festival, Reel Rock Film Tour / 26.11.2012

Pulling in three top prizes at the Banff Mountain Film Festival the adventure climbing series Reel Rock 7 is out today on DVD.The latest production from the creative crew at Sender Films in Boulder offers up a comprehensive view of the modern mountaineering scene from all aspects of the sport. From high altitude alpine climbing to free-soloing and off-widths Reel Rock 7 delivers a full package of inspiring visuals each with a compelling narrative. Featuring the latest adventures of leading athletes including Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Chris...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Expedition News, Film Festival, Film Review, Interview / 23.11.2012

[caption id="attachment_8323" align="alignleft" width="368"] Photograph courtesy Justin "Jonesy" Jones[/caption] Crossing the Ice was clearly a stand out favorite this year at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Taking home the trophy for Best Film on Exploration and Adventure, The People’s Choice Award, and the Grand Prize, this documentary affirms the notion that, at their core, the truly great stories of our time reflect the very best qualities of humanity. Despite the danger, harrowing experiences, and the often competitive nature of any expedition, what matters most is the depth of those...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film Review, Fun Film Friday / 16.11.2012

Late nights of movie magic are a common part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. But not everyone was up until until 2 in the morning gorging themselves on pale ale, pizza and poutine. At least 30 students were actually working to piece together their final projects as part of the Banff Adventure Filmmakers Workshop. Learning from top producers Michael Brown and Keith Partridge aspiring scholars eager to make adventure movies of their own picked up more than a few pointers. Using the latest cameras and editing equipment...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Breaking News, Film Festival / 06.11.2012

[caption id="attachment_8243" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Crossing the Ice" co-star Justin Jones[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8242" align="alignright" width="300"] Radical Reels/Snow Show host Josh Dueck[/caption] When Josh Dueck took the stage to host the Radical Reels screening at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival he might have taken a few regular show-goers by surprise. I know I was. Most fans of the event likely expected to see the ever-energetic climber/comedian Timmy O'Neill bound out from behind the curtain to add his special brand of dirtbag humor to the mix of adrenalin charged movies. What they...