Friday, March 28, 2014

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, April 4

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be returning to Morgantown for its tenth year at the Metropolitan Theater, 369 High Street, 7:00 PM, Friday, April 4, 2014.  

Tickets will be available after Thursday, February 27, from:
Pathfinder of WV
235 High Street (next to the County Court House), Morgantown 23505; 304.296.0076;
Mon: 10 am -7 pm; Tues. thru Fri. 10 am-6 pm; Sat 10 am- 5 pm; closed Sunday.
Tickets are $16 in advance, students with school ID $13.  Tickets, if not sold out, will also be available at the door after 6 pm on the 4th, $19 for adults and $16 for students.   Buy in advance at Pathfinder and save.
For additional information and to see the awesome new 2013 Banff Intro video go to:
Also, back by popular request, arrive at 6:30 pm and hear the Americana/ Bluegrass /Acoustic sounds of The Legendary String Busters. 
Morgantown, WV 
7:00 PM, Friday, April 4, 2014


Sweden, 2012, 8 minutes Filmmakers: Björn Fävremark and John Boisen Website: espen.fadnes
99.9% of time is spent in preparation for living a few moments of joy. The other .1% is to only be here now, and step off that cliff!
USA, 2013, 9 minutes Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media Website:
A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.
Flow: The Elements of Freeride
(2013, USA, 3 min)
Filmmaker: Oly Mingo
Website: Focus: Biking
Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard-core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.
North of the Sun (Nordfor Sola)
Grand Prize Winner    
(2012, Norway, 46 min)
Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng Website: Classification: General, coarse language
Focus: adventure, surfing, environment, snowboarding
Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.
USA, 2012, 8 minutes Filmmakers: Anson Fogel, Skip Armstrong, Shannon Ethridge (Camp4 Collective)
Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the unexpected and find perfection
Special Jury Mention
USA, 2013, 16 minutes Filmmakers: Allison Otto, Scott McElroy Website:
Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.
Canada, 2012, 6 minutes Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment Website:
Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly- charred forest.
USA, 2013, 24 minutes Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen Website:
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language
The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding super sketchy, dangerous routes, and a competitive machismo. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond lass putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts
Best Short Mountain Film
USA, 2013, 5 minutes Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall Website:
Classification: General, coarse language
35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!
Note: You don't have to wait for the Banff Mountain Film Festival to get your inspiration for the outdoors and the mountains and for challenges. This Wednesday, Feb 26, come hear and meet WVU student, Tyrhee Moore, who was a member of the first ever all African-American team up America's highest peak - Denali
Join Adventure WV, WVU's Center for Black Culture and Research, and NOLS at Ming Hsieh Hall on Wednesday, February 26th - Room G20 @ 7pm as Tyrhee and expedition teammate Billy Long share their incredible story. 
Admission is FREE.
Don’t forget to forward this email to your friends and have them join you.
Look forward to seeing you on the 4th
Tom Widing
Chestnut Mountain Productions
936 North Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

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