MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
October - 3 November, Canada
film "The Russian Eight-thousander", Director: Nikolai
Victor Kozlov, Pavel Kadoushin (Russia), devoted to the first
ascent of Lhotse Middle (May, 2001) is in the list of finalists
on the Banff Festival. (45 finalist films that will be screened
during the festival.) Good luck in final!
films representing 31 countries were received for the 2002 competition.
"The mountain film industry has never been stronger
and this years entries reflect that fact," says Bernadette
McDonald, vice-president, Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre.
"From a 15-year-old novice filmmaker to some of the most respected
directors and producers in the business, the story-telling is first-class.
I don't think I've ever seen such variety there is everything
from Ethiopia to Patagonia, from mixed climbing in the Canadian
Rockies to Lhotse Middle Peak, from an incredible portrait of Massoud
the Afghan to an equally compelling depiction of the legendary characters
of Yosemites Camp 4."
Banff Mountain Film Festival, presented by Eagle Creek Travel
Gear and National Geographic, brings you the worlds
best mountain films, videos, and speakers.
the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures,
and the worlds last great wild places all brought to
life on the big screen.
twenty-seven years the mountain community has celebrated the spirit
of adventure at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festivals will feature a week-long
series of events, with a projected attendance of approximately 10,000.
The film festival World Tour will travel to over 29 countries on
every continent bringing the festival films to a total audience
of over 100,000.
Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international competition featuring
the world's best films and videos on mountain and adventure subjects.
It is held annually on the first weekend in November.
During festival week an international jury determines the best films
and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain
Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film
and Feature-Length Mountain Fiction. Audience members decide the
winner of the People's Choice Award.
Past festival speakers have included Reinhold Messner, Sir Edmund
Hillary, Henrich Harrer, Catherine Destivelle, Kurt Diemberger,
Sir Christian Bonington, Alex Lowe, Alison Hargreaves, Lynn Hill,
Ed Viesturs, Goran Kropp and Carlos Carsolio.
the 3rd of November the jury will announce the Best of the Festival
winners. Winning films are screened on Sunday evening and The Bill
March Summit of Excellence Award is presented to an individual who
has made an outstanding contribution to the mountain world.
2002 jury includes Jean Afanassieff (France), Gerhard Baur (Germany),
Piers Handling (Canada), Roger Payne (U.K.) and Valeriana Rosso
Every year, the best films from the festival go on tour immediately
following the event in Banff. Beginning in mid-November, the tour
winds its way through North America as well as Europe, South Africa,
South America, Iceland, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Japan.
years special guest speaker is Erik Weihenmayer. Erik has
summited Mount McKinley, scaled El Capitan and reached the top of
Everest - despite the fact he has been blind since the age of 13.
A compelling speaker, Erik will recount how he has overcome physical
Banff Mountain Book Festival,
by Canadian Mountain Holidays, runs
October 30 November 1 in conjunction with 2002 Banff Mountain
Summit (October 2729) and the 27th annual Banff Mountain Film
Festival (November 1 November 3).
of the following awards will be announced at the book festival during
the evening presentation on Thursday, October 31:
Prize: Phyllis and Don Munday Award
Jon Whyte Award for Mountain Literature
Best Book Mountain Exposition
Best Book Mountain Image
Best Book Adventure Travel
the Clouds" : The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer by
Anatoli Boukreev, Linda Wylie (Editor), Galen Rowell - this book
is in the list of the finalists in nomination "Mountain literature"