Teck Mountain Film Fest takes off this Monday

By Contributor
November 7th, 2012

The waiting is over – events for the Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival begin on Monday, November 12th.  Visit our website for the full program at www.rosslandmountainfilmfestival.com.

A few of our feature films and some film overview highlights to look forward to:

Monday, November 12th at the Miners’ Hall

West Kootenay Friends of Refugees Film night

Tickets $10 at Out of the Cellar

God Grew Tired of Us (89:00) – Three of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ who fled war in Sudan recount their experiences as they re-settle in the United States. 

Wednesday, November 14th at the Flying Steamshovel Pub

Showcase Films

7pm & 9pm

Free entry

Loyalty (45:38) Telemark Skier – Loyalty explores the revolutionary youth telemark movement while also introducing some of the most profound telemark skiing on the planet. The flick blends appearances from TSM Crew, a first-of-its-kind athlete/content creation team including the likes of JT Robinson and Weston D, along with performances by innovative newcomers like Kate Hourihan, Tony Gill and Dylan Garner.

Thursday, November 15th at the Prestige Mountain Resort

Teck Mountain Gala

Tickets $35 – available online and at RossVegas Boardshop

Eyes in the Forest: The Portraiture of Jim Lawrence  (12:38)  Small Town Films Inc.– Follow experimental filmmaker Miriam Needoba in this rare view of British Columbia’s remote Lardeau Valley as seen through the eyes of wildlife photographer Jim Lawrence.

Tempting Fear (25:20) Switchback Entertainment Inc. – Andreas Fransson has been called the boldest extreme skier in a generation.  Over the past three years he’s logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme

Friday, November 16th at the Flying Steamshovel Pub

Flying Steamshovel Friday Film & Party

Film begins at 9pm

Free entry

WE: A Collection of Individuals – Premiere(47:00) Red Bull Media House and Poor Boyz Productions:The story of skiing can’t be told alone by any one person.  Without our friends, the adventures we take, and the memories made along the way, we are nothing.

Saturday, November 17th at the Flying Steamshovel Pub

Lunch in the Backcountry

Films begin at 1pm

Free entry

Breaking Trail (64:27) Powderwhore Films– Warning!  There are no shots of helicopters filming other helicopters or hankie-clad 16-year-olds hepped up on energy drinks spinning to rap music.  You will find a mixed bag of highly talented and dedicated individuals who enjoy hiking out into the unknown in search of turns and adventure.

Saturday, November 17th at the Miners’ Hall

Family Matinee

Doors open at 3pm

Entry by donation

On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier (46:00)  Richard DennisonOn an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope, his band of horses, and his pup Tigon travel overland 10,000km from Mongolia to Hungary following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan.

Saturday, November 17th at the Miners’ Hall

Nelson & District Credit Union Mountain Film and Party

Doors open at 7pm, Films at 7:30pm

Tickets $25 – Available online or at RossVegas Board Shop

The Freedom Chair (15:00) Switchback Entertainment Inc. – Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good.  After coming to the realization that he would never walk again, Josh made a conscious decision to make the best of a terrible situation.  Within one year he was back on snow doing what he loved, and shortly after, his determination took him to the top of the podium in the sport of sit-skiing. 

Hurt so Good (35:28) Legs of Steel and Red Bull Media House – Skiing is a rollercoaster of emotions.  Nothing is comparable to the dream-like feeling of being in the mountains.  And nothing charges your soul like the buzz that comes from stomping a new trick or blazing your own line through deep snow.

Last Light (6:26) Sweetgrass Productions – There is an undeniable magic in alpenglow– the final seconds of a day’s light that give mountains impossible texture and life before falling into shadow.  In the endless spring hours of Haines, Alaska, light is as bountiful as snow.

Sunday, November 18th at the Rock Cut Neighbourhood Pub

Film begins at 4pm

Free entry

CONGO: The Grand Inga Project (81:00) Fish Munga in association with Red Bull Media House – They are the world’s biggest rapids, thundering down the final pitch of the mighty Congo.  Legendary kayaker Steve Fisher and his elite expedition team battle seemingly insurmountable obstacles in an attempt to survive the Inga Rapids

Sunday, November 18th at the REDroom, Prestige Mountain Resort

Films begins at 6pm

Free entry

Deep Runs the Canyon (22:34) Dainty Deathy Productions – The 3rd instalment from West Kootenay based Endangered Creeks Expedition (ECE) team takes on new depths into the region’s most scenic canyons.  Motivated by current proposals for hydro-electric development, ECE kayakers began creatively filming what they’ve come to know and see while venturing into these rare Kootenay environs; sometimes for the first time.

Don’t miss out on the speaker, workshop, Reel Youth Film Festival, and musical acts that will be happening throughout the festival.  Once again, thank you to our major sponsors:

Platinum – Teck

Gold – Nelson & District Credit Union

Bar – The Flying Steamshovel Pub

Media – Mountain FM, Rossland News, Rossland Telegraph,

Bronze –Mountain Shadow Hostel, Selkirk College, Adventure Engine, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Baldface Lodge, Rock Cut Pub, REDroom Lounge, Selkirk Security

And all our supporting sponsors for in-kind and door prize donations.

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