LAKE?PLACID?- The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be returning for its 13th year to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.
Tickets will be available through High Peaks Cyclery, 2733 Main St., Lake Placid through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 518-523-3764 and at the Lake Placid?Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512.
USA, 2010, 6 minutes
Directed and produced by Renan Ozturk
A brief portrait of a passionate athlete who has melded climbing and photography. Jimmy Chin believes that "the most honest photos happen when both the subject and the photographer are just in the moment, and the rest of the world has just fallen away."
"Best Film on Exploration and Adventure"
USA, 2011, 42 minutes
Directed and produced by Ben Stookesbury
Parental guidance -
"Kadoma" is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa's wildest rivers.
In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.
Canada, 2011, 8 minutes
Directed and produced by Adam Bailey
One man's quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.
USA, 2011, 26 minutes
Directed by: Hamilton Pevec
Produced by: Kimberly Phinney, David Arrufat, Wildes Antoninoli
Focus: Paragliding, climbing, exploration
Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest's summit and travel to an ocean they have never seen.
"Ski Bums Never Die"
Canada, 2011, 4 minutes
Directed by Eric Crosland
Produced by Mike Douglas
What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
"Best Short Mountain Film"
USA, 2011, 18 minutes
Directed by Peter McBride
Produced by Anson Fogel
Classification: Classification: General
Pete McBride grew up on a ranch in Western Colorado, a child of the Colorado River. After a life spent visiting other countries to tell stories as a National Geographic photojournalist, in 2008 Pete decided to follow the water from his family's ranch to see where it ends up. This is the story of Pete's journey, and a story about the lifeblood of the American West.
"Reel Rock: Origins
- Obe & Ashima"
USA, 2011, 23 minutes
Directed and produced by Josh Lowell
Classification: Parental guidance - coarse language
There's a 9-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.