Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2015 - In India

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2015 - In India

Columbia Sportswear presents the India tour of Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2015. Organised by The Himalayan Club in collaboration with The Outdoor Journal, the festival aims to hit several cities across India, starting this March.

For the first time in India, the world's biggest adventure and outdoor sports film festival tours at least five cities across the country.



Mumbai - 21 March 2015. Details here

Pune - 12 April 2015 Details here

Delhi - 17 April 2015 Register here

Bangalore - 19 September 2015 Register here

About the films

Film Synopsis: World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back!  Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge. 

Danny MacAskill - The Ridge
Danny MacAskill - The Ridge

Film Synopsis: American ice climbers Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson climb into the remote high-desert slot canyons of Southwest Utah in search of what some are calling the best water-ice discovery of the last 20 years.

  •  Wild Women - Faith Dickey: (2014, UK, 3 min) Filmmakers:  Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Polished Project Website:

Film Synopsis: Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be.

  • ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth (2014, USA, 8 min) Filmmakers: Anton Lorimer, Chris Burkard Website:

Film Synopsis Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.

Film Synopsis: Ruby Muir is one of the world’s most promising young trail runners. Ruby shares her journey of love and loss and the inner struggles which have helped shape her into the running sensation she is today.

Film Synopsis: Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

  • Valley Uprising – The Golden Age (2014, USA, 28 min)

Feature film won Grand Prize – sponsored by MEC Filmmakers:  Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Sender Films and Big Up Productions Website:

Film Synopsis: Valley Uprising: The Golden Age takes us on a journey through an amazing period in the climbing history of Yosemite, from the counterculture lifestyle to the legendary big wall rivalry of pioneers Royal Robbins and Warren Harding.

Valley Uprising
Valley Uprising
  • Sun Dog: (2014, USA, 5min) Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski Website:

Film Synopsis: What could be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at your side? 

  • The Unrideables: Alaska Range (special edit) (2014, USA, 18 min) Filmmakers: Derek Westerlund, Steve Reska, Red Bull Media House Website:

Film Synopsis: Glorious cinematographic eye candy! Expert speed flyers test their limits in a massive, volatile landscape of ice and snow.

  • Forgotten Dirt (special edit)(2013, Canada, 10 min) Filmmakers: Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, Ian Dunn Website:

 Film Synopsis: A small team of mountain bikers travels to the remote Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan in search of remote cultures and trails that are thousands of years old.

Forgotten Dirt
Forgotten Dirt
  • 14.c (2014, USA, 9 min) Filmmakers:  George Knowles, EVOLV Sports & Designs Website:

 Film Synopsis: Kai Lightner discovered rock climbing at the age of six. Now 14, he is pushing the limits of hard climbing and trying to staying focused, all with his single mom on belay.

 Film Synopsis: Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg to a blood infection at nine months old, but that doesn't stop him from venturing deep into the backcountry to ski challenging lines – entirely unassisted.

Out on a limb
Out on a limb
  • Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine: (2014, USA, 27 min) Radical Reels People’s Choice Award at the BMFF sponsored by Deuter: Filmmakers: Cedar Wright Website:

Film Synopsis: Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

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About The Himalayan Club

The Himalayan Club, founded in 1928, one of the earliest clubs to have been established in the sub-continent, with the purpose of supporting expeditions to the Himalaya and Karakoram  - right from clearing baggage from the docks, to assisting them with advice, routes and purchase of provisions and even selecting the Sherpas and porters. Today, it continues its main mission by offering a meeting ground for its members - talks, slide-shows and films are organised regularly; the Club offers scholarships to the courses run by the three mountaineering institutes in India, for needy students; it has a fair stock of equipment which it hires out to its members for a nominal charge and its in house journals every year the Himalayan Journal and the Himalayan Club Newsletter.

Feature Image: A still from Wild Women