BANFF Film Festival

REALMS Middle School Presents

Tickets: General Admission $22 plus preservation fee

Please Note: Doors open at 5:30pm 

Ignite your passion for adventure! For the past eight years, Friends of REALMS has hosted the Banff Film Festival World Tour as a fundraiser for Realms Middle School. The Banff Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Tower Theatre on April 21st and 22nd. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters and climb the highest peaks.

Tonight’s Films Saturday, April 21 

Surf the Line   (2016, France, 3 minutes) / Filmmaker:  Hello Emotion) For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.  
Pedal  (2017, USA, 8 minutes / Filmmakers:  Scott Hardesty, Ultralite Films) Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully selfsupported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.  
Johanna (2016, UK, 4 minutes / Filmmakers:  Ian Derry, Archer’s Mark) For freediver Johanna Nordblad, diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.  
Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic (2016, Germany, 52 minutes / Filmmakers:  Jochen Small, Drehxtrem, Red Bull Media House)  3 National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year” embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland.  With kite skis, they tow their whitewater kayaks over 1,000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled.  
The Space Within  (2017, USA, 6 minutes / Filmmakers:  Frank Pickell, Futuristic Films) Imagine your mind wanders from the reality of real life and the space that surrounds you is filled with beautiful, soft, Japanese powder snow.  
Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa  (2017, Canada, 14 minutes / Filmmakers:  Sherpas Cinema) Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody.  Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12.  For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high- altitude porter conflicts with dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.   
La Casita Wip  (2016, Ecuador, 7 minutes / Filmmakers:  Juan Reece and Jose Cobo, Afuera Productions) Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard.  So they get to work.  
Sky Migrations (2016, USA, 16 minutes / Filmmaker:  Max Lowe Each fall the skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration  that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.  
Stumped  (2017, USA, 25 minutes / Filmmakers:  Cedar Wright and Taylor Keating Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left  arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber...she just wants to be a plain good climber.   

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