Films

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(France/Germany, 22 min, 2018, d. Antoine Girard, Christian Schmidt)

FILMS AIR
28.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan— alone. His hope is that the upwinds will carry him and his chute to the summit of Broad Peak – or higher.

Craig’s Reaction

(US, 24 min, 2018, d. Cameron Maier)

FILMS BEST OF VIMFF 2019
29.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Since a 100 foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with multiple spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But it’s his day-to-day story that really makes an impact.

Ascending Afghanistan: Women Rising

(Afghanistan, 49 min, 2015, d. Erik Osterholm)

FILMS EARTH/MOUNTAIN CULTURE
29.3., 2:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C
30.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

A film following the first female Afghan mountaineering team as they navigate their first expedition and fight for recognition as athletes amongst their country, culture and families.

How to Run 100 Miles

(US, 29 min, 2017, d. Brendan Leonard)

FILMS RUNNING
31.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight, literally and metaphorically. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.

Aziza

(UK, 7 min, 2018, d. Daniel Twort)

FILMS RUNNING
31.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Set in the streets of Bou Tharar and the wide, craggy valleys of the lower Atlas mountains of Morocco, ‘Aziza’ is the story of a young woman who has thrived in the world of ultra-racing.

Bawli Booch

(India, 4 min, 2016, d. Anuj Khurana)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Witness Manali like never before. A totally different perspective that will keep you wanting for more! An amalgamation of Downhill Mountain Biking in Manali, Himalayan cultural nuances and a catchy Bollywood song that will make your foot tap and keep your eyes glued to the screen.

The Dawn Wall

(US, 100 min, 2017, d. Josh Lowell a Pete Mortimer)

FILM DAWN WALL
31.3., 7:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

DreamRide 3

(Canada, 6 min, 2018, d. Mike Hopkins)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

DreamRide 3 is the final chapter in a series that has taken audiences to some of the wildest environments on Earth. Combining a Dr.Suess inspired narrative, mind blowing natural landscapes, and one dreamer on a mountain bike, this film will take you on an adventure like no other.

RJ Ripper

(US/Nepal, 20 min, 2018, d. Joey Schusler)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar.

Free Solo

(US, 100 min, 2018, d. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)

FILM FREE SOLO
27.3., 7:00 p.m., Movie Theatre IMAX
30.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

An intimate and unflinching portrait of professional rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to attempt the first ever free solo climb (ie without ropes or safety gear) of the 3,200-foot, vertical face of El Capitan, one of the highest peaks in America’s Yosemite National Park.

Ikigai

(US, 16 min, 2018, d. Justin Taylor Smith)

FILMS SNOW
30.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Shin Biyajima, a Japanese snowboarder, shares the intimate story of how he found his Ikigai or "reason for being". Joined by American snowboarder Travis Rice, Ikigai is an immersion into Shin’s life, Japanese mountain culture, and the similarities between two friends.

Treeline

(Canada, 40 min, 2018, d. Jordan Manley)

FILMS BEST OF VIMFF 2019
29.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

TREELINE is about our oldest living companions on earth: trees. The film brings extraordinary forests in British Columbia, Japan and Nevada “to life” through cinematic exploration of playful, yet powerful experience of gliding through each forest on snow.

No Man´s Land

(Austria, 72 min, 2018, d. Matthias Mayr)

FILMS SNOW
30.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Two freeskiers and adventurers Matthias „Hauni“ Haunholder and Matthias Mayr together with cinematographer Johannes Aitzetmüller set over for an unsupported expedition into the mainland of Antarctica to find beautiful mountains for skiing.

Viacruxis

(Spain, 11 min, 2018, d. Ignasi López Fàbregas)

FILMS ROCK REEL ROCK 13
28.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E
31.3., 12:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Marcel and Andrzej are a legendary pair of mountaineers. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time.

Ice Kayak Movie - The Ice Angels

(Germany, 45 min, 2018, d. Olaf Obsommer)

FILMS WATER
29.3., 5:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Waterfalls in the south of Iceland are challenging for adventurous kayakers even in summer. How crazy must they be to ride them in winter?

MATSÉS
(Czech republic, 44 min, 2018, d. Miroslav Haluza)

FILMS EARTH/MOUNTAIN CULTURE
29.3., 2:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C
30.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Czech language

Mel

(Australia, 4 min, 2018, d. Jason Macqueen)

FILMS WATER
29.3., 5:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Starting new sports is hard enough. But what if you had to customise every piece of equipment, adapt every technique. Mel talks us through her challenges in getting into whitewater kayaking when you are not a standard body type.

My Dear Kyrgyzstan

(US, 13 min, 2018, d. Noam Argov)

FILMS EARTH/MOUNTAIN CULTURE
29.3., 2:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C
30.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

A Kyrgyz man takes it upon himself to transform his abandoned Soviet mining village into an international tourism destination.

The Spirit Of Flatness

(Poland / Finland, 27 min, 2018, d. Paweł Jaworski)

FILMS SNOW
30.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Movie about spirit of Finland, snowboarding in such flat geographical conditions. Two Profesional Snowbordes drive deep into the Arctic, to the highest mountain top in the land, snowboarding where they believe no one has yet to ride.

NA ŽIVOT A NA SMRŤ
(Slovakia, 30 min, 2018, d. Anna Žembová)

FILMS AIR
28.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language

Still flying...

(Poland, 33 min, 2018, d. Miroslaw Dembinski)

FILMS AIR
28.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Janusz Orłowski aka „Grandpa” began paragliding after he turned seventy. Ten years later he started dreaming of flying from Mount Olympus. At the age of 91 he rose to the height of 326 meters above the ground, earning himself a record in the Guinness Book of Records. “Still Flying…” tells the story of Grandpa and documents the metaphorical path of man towards eternity.

Boy Nomad

(Canada, 21 min, 2018, d. Niobe Thompson)

FILMS EARTH/MOUNTAIN CULTURE
29.3., 2:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C
30.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Thatre C

BOY NOMAD follows a year in the life of 9-year old Janibek, who lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains.  His first love is racing horses, but this winter he faces the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration.

OFFLINE WORLD
(Slovakia, 16 min, 2018, d. Roman Pichnarčík)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language 

Disko

(UK, 17 min, 2018, d. Dominic Joyce)

FILMS TRAVEL CLUBS
31.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Theatre A

Join Olivier as he and his crew head off in search of the legendary Disko Bay on a quest to find gigantic icebergs.

Beautiful Idiot

(Canada, 15 min, 2018, d. Harrison Mendel)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Beautiful Idiot takes you on a wild ride through the mindset and motivations of those who feel driven to pursue greatness, how it can feel to fall short, and the consequences of reaching a lofty goal when the struggle to get there has defined you for so long.

The Lorax Project

(Australia, 35 min, 2018, d. Peter Wyllie)

FILMS BEST OF VIMFF 2019
29.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Six friends embark on a determined quest to climb, and then BASE jump ‘The Lorax’, a formidable climb on Frenchman’s Cap in remote western Tasmania.

Maidentrip

(US, 82 min, 2013, d. Jillian Schlesinger)

FILMS TRAVEL CLUBS
31.3., 1:00 p.m., Movie Theatre A

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out—camera in hand—on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to be the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Jillian Schlesinger's debut feature amplifies Laura's brave, defiant voice through a mix of Laura's own video and voice recordings at sea and intimate vérité footage from locations including the Galapagos Islands, French Polynesia, Australia, and South Africa.

Reel Rock 13: Age Of Ondra

(US, 47 min, 2018, d. Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr)

FILMS ROCK REEL ROCK 13
28.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E
31.3., 12:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Follow Adam from his home in the Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascents, and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers.

Reel Rock 13: Valley Of The Moon

(US, 18 min, 2018, d. Henna Taylor)

FILMS ROCK REEL ROCK 13
28.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E
31.3., 12:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a vast landscape of sandstone walls in the desert of Jordan. The movie explores the importance of climbing as a way to cross cultural barriers, build friendship and chase adventure in one of the most breathtaking regions on earth.

Reel Rock 13: Up To Speed

(US, 20 min, 2018, d. Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen)

FILMS ROCK REEL ROCK 13
28.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E
31.3., 12:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is… speed climbing. Zachary Barr looks into this little-known and seldom practiced sub-discipline of the sport.

Reel Rock 13: Queen Maud Land

(US, 27 min, 2018, d. Taylor Keating)

FILMS ROCK REEL ROCK 13
28.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E
31.3., 12:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

A dream team of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Queen Maud Land — the name of this icy region — showcases a stunning, rarely visited wilderness, and the suffering and vision needed to climb at the bottom of the world.

SOMETHING OUT THERE
(Slovakia, 3 min, 2018, d. Hugo Činčala)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language

SUMMER BOUQUET
(Slovakia, 50 min, 2019, d. Martin Grajciar)

FILM SUMMER BOUQUET
30.3., 7:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language

Surfer Dan

(US, 8 min, 2018, d. Tim Kemple)

FILMS BEST OF VIMFF 2019
29.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge. Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own backdoor.

The Synchronicles III

(Switzerland, 6 min, 2018, d. Sebastian Doerk)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

A vanlife journey through Portugal in search for the best waves to surf, the finest trails to ride and rough 4x4 tracks to please the Syncro.

Now or never

(Austria, 21 min, 2018, d. Simon Platzer, Jakob Schweighofer)

FILMS SNOW
30.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Nadine Wallner, the two-time Freeride World Champion from Arlberg takes us on a journey through her life. Growing up in the "cradle of alpine skiing" it was the busy contest lines what excited Nadine, today it is the untouched cliffs of Arlberg, far away from spotlight - and more than that: new opportunities are being opened up in her home mountains.

TIEŇ JAGUÁRA
(Slovakia, 58 min, 2018, d. Pavol Barabáš)

FILM TIEŇ JAGUÁRA
30.3., 7:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Film in Slovak language

We are the Rovers

(France, 25 min, 2018, d. Antonin Michaud-Soret)

FILMS AIR
28.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

3rd movie of the trilogy will take you on a fantastic human paramotoring adventure and make you discover the beauty of the untouched Norwegian sceneries. The movie will take you out on land, sea and in the air to make you have a feeling of the greatest of the country.

VOLANIE DIAĽOK
(Slovakia, 35 min, 2018, d. Adam Lisý)

FILMS RUNNING
31.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language

VRCHOLOVÁ PRÍŤAŽLIVOSŤ
(Slovakia, 64 min, 2018, d. Rastislav Hatiar)

FILM VRCHOLOVÁ PRÍŤAŽLIVOSŤ
29.3., 8:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Film in Slovak language

Ice & Palms

(Germany, 32 min, 2018, d. Philipp Becker)

FILMS BIKES
31.3., 1:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

Bikepacking across the alps and skiing some iconic mountains along the way – no motor allowed! Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck are not your everyday freeski athletes, and they have realized their longtime dream.

For the Love of Mary

(US, 6 min, 2018, d. Simon Perkins, Kirk Horton)

FILMS RUNNING
31.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre E

George Etzweiler competes every year in the 7.6-mile race up the Northeast US’ highest peak, always wearing his lucky green running shorts. He carries something else special with him: the memory of his wife of 68 years, Mary.

Beyond the Peaks

(France, 29 min, 2018, d. Shams)

FILMS AIR
28.3., 4:00 p.m., Movie Theatre C

Jokke Sommer, a world class professional wingsuit athlete, has dreamed of speed riding the famous 3 peaks of Switzerland : Eiger, Jungfrau and Mönch for a long time. Follow this incredible journey from the long training sessions in Chamonix to the final attempts in Lauterbrunnen Valley. Discover what it is Beyond the Peaks.

Zabardast

(France, 54 min, 2018, d. Jérôme Tanon)

FILM ZABARDAST
27.3., 7:30 p.m., Movie Theatre C

FILMS BEST OF VIMFF 2019
29.3., 4:30 p.m., Movie Theatre E

The intimate travel diary of an incredible freeride expedition into the heart of the Karakoram range. The search for one of the most beautiful mountains to ski on the planet, standing at 5880m. A meeting point of Freeriding and Mountaineering. A true adventure.