MAPLE PROGRAM – DAY ONE PROGRAM
BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
DOG’S TALE, A
FOCUS: MOUNTAIN BIKING, DOGS
FILM SYNOPSIS: There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.
CAN’T BEAT THIS PLACE FOR FUN
FOCUS: CLASSIC DORY BOAT BUILDING
FILM SYNOPSIS: This film is a small vignette of Fretwater Boatworks, a very unique boat crafting shop that keeps the tradition of wooden dory building alive while honoring the drams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton.
PRECIOUS LEADER WOMAN
FOCUS: SNOWBOARDING. CULTURE
FILM SYNOPSIS: Hailing from the remote village of Alert Bay, British Columbia snowboarder Spencer O’Brien dedicated her life to becoming a world champion. But being driven to win came at a cost. Snowboarding at the elite level was taking Spencer further from her Indigenous heritage than she realized. precious Leader Woman tells Spencer’s story from childhood to the world stage, to coming full circle to embrace her identity as she pushes forward bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.
JUMP TO ZERO
FILM SYNOPSIS: The story of three BASE jumpers changing the paradigm of human-powered access and female empowerment in action sports. These three set out to discover how much they can reduce their impact while still enjoying the places they love and practicing the sports that bring them joy.
INSIDE – A HOLE NEW SKI EXPERIENCE
FOCUS: SKIING / SNOWBOARDING AND CAVING
FILM SYNOPSIS: After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France where you can ski through stunning rock caves a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.
REEL ROCK 15: ACTION DIRECTE
FILM SYNOPSIS: French powerhouse Melissa Le Neve spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.
FOCUS: WINTER HIKING
FILM SYNOPSIS: Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed sled dog named Diggins to become the first woman to thru-hike the 1180 mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through subzero temperatures tests her physical and mental endurance Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers.