Films

2015 RMFF Film Schedule and Descriptions

Wednesday

Passenger – Andre Nutini and David Peacock

45 minutes

A cinematic journey that spans four continents, the film aims to reveal the endless spectrum of emotions and experiences from each location. With the help of Old Man Winter himself, a story is woven through the twists and turns of a season, shedding light on how it feels to be a constant passenger


Thursday

Degrees North – Timeline Missions

54 minutes

A film which mixes hair-raising action footage of leading freeriders with a story of adventure and discovery. World-renowned freeriders Xavier De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Ralph Backstrom progress the sport of freeriding through the use new technology to scope remote areas in order to show ski and snowboard action in a way never seen before.

Friday Gala

Altai an Unexpected Fortune – Whiteroom Productions

19 minutes

Join the team as they head to the remote Russian Altai Mountains in hope of discovering a skier’s paradise. What they find deep in the heart of these soaring mountains exceeded their wildest dreams – a truly unexpected fortune!

Jumbo Wild – Sweetgrass Productions

60 minutes

A gripping documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells the story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley and highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in wild places. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.

Museum Show

Sedna – Eye of the Storm Productions

41 minutes

Sedna tells the story of the Inuit goddess of the Sea and the Hunt. The movie has been shot in April 2014 integraly in Greenland with 5 international freeriders (with the Snowboard Freeride World Champion 2011 Anne-Flore Marxer).

Saturday Night Show

Nothing Too Fancy – Francois Marseille

5 minutes

A collection of photographs of the people and places that make Rossland the amazing spot it is. Look close you are almost guaranteed to see someone you know!

Force – Duct Tape Then Beer Productions

17 minutes

Force is the collected footage from 10 years of Mikey Schaefer’s climbs, summits and misadventures in Patagonia woven together into a story of success, fear, joy and growth.

A Simple Machine – Black Diamond

5 minutes

The La Grave cablecar is an icon of modern big-mountain freeskiing offering access to ungroomed and unpatrolled alpine terrain, it is a one of a kind lift, serving some of the most classic steep skiing descents in the Alps.

The Shadow Campaign – Snowflake – DPS Skis

7 minutes

Witness the world through the eyes of Snowflake, an eccentric Swiss skier just as beautiful and unique as his namesake.

Darklight – Sweetgrass Productions

7 minutes

The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight,

a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest

In Search – Inspired Media Concepts

17 minutes

A compilation of Kye Petersen’s 2014/2015 journeys pushing himself in the unique backcountry terrain of Alaska and British Columbia with a fun, progressive and creative vision.

All Mountain Shredding – Dane Tudor

2 minutes

Join Dane as he hits up local gems on his bike. Some major speed and style in this short edit

All In: Part 2 Enter the Chilkat Range – Dane Tudor

15 minutes

Stand-out performances by Dane Tudor and Sam Cohen as they inspire each other and challenge themselves in the ultimate proving grounds, Alaska. Jagged, snow covered peaks collide with the deep blue ocean as these comrades work together creating a common bond in a land of sheer beauty and terror.

Passenger Short – Andre Nutini

7 minutes

A segment from Andre’s 2015 film: Passenger. Sit down and enjoy some great skiing!

Sunday Afternoon Show

Film: Meru Film

In the exclusive high-stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru is coveted as the ultimate prize. Sitting at the headwaters of the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark’s Fin has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 years than any other climb in the Himalaya.
With intimate interviews and narration from Jon Krakauer, the film examines obsession, friendship, dreams and sacrifice, on and off one of the world’s most difficult mountains.

Sunday Afternoon Show

Eclipse – Switchback Entertainment

31 minutes

It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the edge of the earth to see one of the planet’s rarest events- a total solar eclipse in the Arctic. Faced with the likely reality of bad weather obscuring the sun and having to battle frigid, arctic temperatures and winds, the odds did not favour success. Despite this a team of Salomon skiers and filmmakers set out on an expedition to realize photographer, Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture a single unique image- one of skiing during a solar eclipse

Martin’s Boat – Peter McBride

24 minutes

In the 1950’s when the Bureau of Reclamation proposed two dams in the Grand Canyon—one at Marble Canyon and the other at Bridge Canyon—the late Martin Litton made sure the Sierra Club didn’t acquiesce. Martin believed the best way for people to understand how important it was to preserve the Grand Canyon was to have them experience this secret world from the river, but not in just any boat. Martin pioneered whitewater dories on the Colorado River in the 1960’s and started a proud tradition of naming the boats after wild places that had been lost or compromised by the hand of man. Martin’s Boat is a film that honors the legacy of Martin Litton and follows the newest boat in the Grand Canyon Dories fleet, the Marble Canyon, on its maiden voyage down the legendary Colorado River through the grandest canyon on Earth.