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2020 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS

By Marie-Renee Goulet The festival stopped rolling this past Sunday. We’ll now have to wait another year for the next tales of distant journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and remarkable achievements, told by adventurers, photographers, authors, and filmmakers from around the world. Here are this year’s competition winners. I watched films on this list and did not write…

REVIEW: THE CULL – SCOTLAND’S DEER DILEMMA

By Marie-Renee Goulet BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL World Premiere **Awarded Best Film – Mountain Environment & Natural History  58 minutes, United Kingdom – Mountain Environment & Natural History I had the chance to visit Scotland a few years ago. I remember making the following comment to a friend: “The Highlands are so beautiful that it…

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL: RADICAL REELS – PARTS 1 AND 2

By Marie-Renee Goulet 2 hours, 26 minutes – 8 Mixed Films – Mountain Sports For 20 years, these have been some of my favourites. I remember going to the festival for the first time not fully grasping that it was about celebrating Mountain life and/or alternative lifestyles. Like most of us, I came from a…

LATEST UPDATE FROM THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

By Marie-Renee Goulet EBB AND FLOW – Short Films 57 minutes – 3 films “This mixed film program is all about water.  Meet conservationists, marine biologists, photographers, and adventurers as we visit some of the planet’s most remote oceans and rivers. Enjoy the ebb and flow of nature as we float along by boat.” FROM…

MORE FROM THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

By Marie-Renee Goulet OUT THE BACK DOORS – Short Films 55 minutes – 4 films – Mountain Sports, Adventure & Exploration, Snow Sports “Leave your passport at home because sometimes the best journeys are those taken right out the back door. Running, fly fishing, bike-packing, and skiing adventures close to home – wherever that may be…

REVIEW: PICTURE OF HIS LIFE (2019)

By Marie-Renee Goulet (****) Directed by Dani Menkin and Yonatan Niro With Amos Nachoum, Adam Ravetch, Howard Rosenstein 74 minutes, USA – Documentary, Adventure & Exploration Banff Mountain Film Festival Ten years in the making, this film explores a man and his quest. Amos Nachoum who is a world-renowned wildlife photographer, having captured some of…

REVIEW: Bear-Like, DER BÄR IN MIR (2019)

By Marie-Renee Goulet (***) I woke up Saturday feeling like a kid on Christmas morning. Grabbed my phone, and sure enough, the Banff Film Festival email was in and it read: “Good news, it’s release day!” Followed by the button to “start watching now”. Well, don’t mind if I do. The 10-second commute was appreciated. Using…