The Edinburgh Reporter is delighted to announce a competition run in partnership with Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016.
The films are coming to Edinburgh next weekend and you could be there. There is a wide collection of the newest and best films from the mountain culture and sports community.
350 films were entered into the festival which enjoyed its 40th anniversary last year in the Canadian Rockies. The Banff Tour will be a good time for those of you who are passionate about the outdoors or perhaps in need of some inspiration for your next outing.
The tickets we have on offer are two pairs – one for a matinee and one pair for an evening performance. And just to confirm you will not be going on the world tour – the films are coming to you! Answer this question by 12 noon on Thursday 28 January 2016[contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
There are 13 films in the tour and the selection includes:
ECLIPSE, 31 mins Best Film – Snow Sports
The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture an impossible photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. Up in the high arctic though, the weather is bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive, and the skiers just want to ski.
OPERATION MOFFAT, 20 mins Special Jury Mention
Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen’s landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security and wilderness over tick lists.
A LINE ACROSS THE SKY, 40 mins Best Film – Climbing
The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism. Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push, earning them the prestigious Piolet d’Or award.
UNBRANDED, 43mins People’s Choice Award
Four young Texas horseman hatch an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride a string of wild horses 3,000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through some of the American West’s wildest terrain. Their aim is to prove the worth of wild horses and raise awareness about their plight. What ensues is an epic journey of self-discovery, danger, friendship and big landscapes that entails runaway horses, perilous mountain passes, debilitating injuries, and one sassy donkey.