Banff Mountain Film Festival | Green Programme

Exclusive to the Plaza Cinema in Liverpool, join the world’s top adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

Banff | Green Programme

Watch all these great films on offer in the Green Programme, tickets are available now:

The Ghosts Above

36 minutes
K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers – one in four do not return from it. On 22 July 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen. The mountaineering community is stunned and mainstream press takes notice. Join Andrzej across knife-edge ridges, above 1,000m cliffs and down 75-degree slopes in a nail-biting accomplishment of one of mountaineering’s most coveted firsts.

Ocean to asgard

34 minutes
Four friends (three Canadians and a rogue Brit) travel to Baffin Island in the Arctic Circle on a human-powered adventure, featuring big wall first ascents, white-water paddle descents and a surprising number of Arctic flamingos. The 40-day expedition sees the team pioneer a new climb on the legendary Mount Asgard, capsize packrafts in glacial waters and more, in a true grassroots expedition.

The LONG TODAY

17 minutes
Not many people celebrate turning 70 with a remote river trip, but after some ‘gentle’ persuading from his sons, Jamie Thompson and his family embark on an expedition deep into the Canadian wilderness. Navigating a notorious river in an antique hand-built wooden canoe, the Thompsons tackle technical rapids and extreme portages through dense forest – and the journey reminds them of the importance of living in the moment, and of the bonds formed in the great outdoors.

THE CHAIRLIFT

12 minutes
The humble chairlift is often over-looked, but it could be the single greatest invention in the history of modern skiing. A celebration of the under-appreciated device that brings skiers together, The Chairlift shares stories of connections forged while passing the time back to the top of the slopes. An ode to the creation that enabled a sport and acts as a central pillar of ski culture.

THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER

9 minutes
It’s the last day of summer and Julia is at the local bike shop hoping that her bike can be fixed. While checking out the flashy displays of new bikes and shiny components, a comic book catches her eye and she finds herself on a ride like no other. A dynamic and fresh vision of riding and the freedom it brings to an amazing young rider.

NATURAL MYSTIC

3 minutes
Jump aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing with Sam Favret through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix. With no gimmicks, tricks or music, the sound of the elements immerses you into the tracks of this legendary local Chamonix rider. Big mountain skiing at its finest.

We hope you can join us for an inspirational night on the 23rd October at 19.00. Tickets are available now.

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