2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival - ACADEMY OF MUSIC




Banff Mountain Film Festival

2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Friday, February 17th, 2023 at 7:00pm

Take in the stunning natural beauty and explore the globe through the world’s greatest mountain and adventure films. Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of believable with captivating stories from the 47th Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, coming to The Academy of Music, on February 17th, 2022, at 7:00pm. Stand on the highest peaks, ski the steepest slopes, and be a part of the gripping adventures waiting for you in this year’s Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. From exploring remote landscapes to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films selected for the 2022/2023 World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today.

2022, Switzerland, 5 min
Filmmaker: Etienne Mérel, Tim Harty, The Faction Collective
Advisory: Coarse language
A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.
REEL ROCK 16: Bridge Boys 
2022, USA, 28 min
Filmmaker: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
Advisory: Coarse language
A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.
2021, Canada, 2 min
Filmmaker: Harrison Mendel, Harrison Mendel Inc.
Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.
Before They Fall 
2021, Canada, 40 min
Filmmaker: Cam MacArthur, Momme Halbe, Ecologyst Films
Advisory: Coarse language
A decades-long battle to protect old-growth forests in British Columbia escalates when conservation groups, First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected watershed on southern Vancouver Island.
A Baffin Vacation 
2022, Canada, 12 min
Filmmaker: Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, Rush Sturges, River Roots
Advisory: Coarse language
Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.
Wood Hood
2021, USA, 16 min
Filmmaker: Alexander Cullen, Andy Isaacson, Manny Almonte, Resonant Pictures
DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.
Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit) 
2021, Poland, 20 min
Filmmaker: Jakub Gzela, Andrzej Bargiel, Andrzej Bargiel Sport Promotion
Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 metres above sea level!
North Shore Betty 
2021, USA & Canada, 12min
Filmmaker: Travis Rummel, Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Felt Soul Media, Well Travelled Collective
Advisory: Coarse language
Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you’re never too old to send.

The Academy will hold all shows at full capacity and this show will require no additional COVID precautions or requirements. Click here to read our health and safety policy. Fees always apply to purchase. Tickets can be purchased in person or over the phone Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 6pm. Tickets can also be purchased online at any time for no additional cost/fee. All Sales are final. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact the box office at boxoffice@aomtheatre.com or (413) 584-9032 X105.

This event is participating in the Card to Culture Program! They will be offering 10 seats at a discounted price of $10 to any patrons with a valid EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare card. To purchase these tickets, please visit or call the box office Tuesday through Friday between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Limit 4 tickets per cardholder per show. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis. Find out more at: https://massculturalcouncil.org/organizations/card-to-culture/

Show Date/Time:
Friday, February 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Doors at 6:30 pm

Ticket Prices:
$15.00 - $24.00 ($19.68 - $29.68 after Fees)

Where/ How Tickets Can be Purchased:
Purchase online using the button on the top right (scroll to the bottom of the page if using mobile), or you may visit or call our box office at 413-584-9032 ext.105.
Box Office Hours are 3pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday. Service fees always apply with purchase.