The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Sedona.

For the eighth year, the Sedona International Film Festival brings the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to the land of the red rocks. This year’s screenings showcase the world’s best films on mountain sport, culture and the environment, allowing you to experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The Sedona tour stop has been extended to two nights again this year: Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. Each evening will offer a different program of films. Members of the public can attend either evening or obtain a discount on the package to attend both evenings.

The Banff Center Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the festival held each fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With scheduled stops in approximately 550 communities and more than 40 countries around the world, the Banff World Tour celebrates incredible achievements in storytelling and outdoor filmmaking around the world.

From the more than 400 entries submitted to the festival each year, winners and audience favorites are among the films carefully selected for screening in cinemas around the world.

Traveling to distant vistas, analyzing topical environmental issues and bringing audiences closer to adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2021/2022 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Films featured on Tuesday, March 8, “The Banff Larch Program,” include:

Follow the light: From sunsets over spectacular landscapes to the illumination of hot air balloons and the warm atmosphere of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.

Finally: After two months of confinement, Ben Buratti, the French freeski prodigy, needed to feel again what he was capable of. As a backdrop, he chose his native mountain of La Clusaz. What skier doesn’t dream of being completely alone on his native mountain?

Bear-Like: Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly bears in Alaska, experiencing first-hand the struggle for survival and dramatic fight scenes. Driven by a desire to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of wilderness, framed by breathtaking images of these amazing creatures.

If You Give a Bottle to a Beach: Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on the Alaskan coast in search of marine debris. What he discovers is an entirely different story.


Dream Mountain: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is an international certified mountain guide, accomplished mountaineer, humanitarian and mother. She reflects on her personal ups and downs and rediscovers how much the mountains mean to her.

EM: Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life traveling the world and leading a backpacking life. She honed her skills on the rock and in the process became one of the best sight climbers in the world. She is now ready to put the view aside and try to push her level on her toughest traditional route to date, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack. In Quebec.

My Midsummer Morning: Inspired by Laurie Lee’s book ‘As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning’, Alastair Lee embarks on his most terrifying journey yet – walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing the violin, being distinctly anti-musical.

Films showing on Wednesday, March 9, “The Banff Maple Program,” include:

A Dog’s Tale: There’s something primitive about feeling the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells at once. The freedom of the trail is what we strive for.

Can’t beat this place for fun: This movie is a little vignette of Fretwater Boatworks, a very unique boat craft shop that continues the tradition of wooden dory building while honoring the dreams of the Grand Canyon pioneer, Martin Litton. These beautiful boats always represent a plea to compromised and/or lost wilderness places.

Precious Leader Woman: Hailing from the remote town of Alert Bay, British Columbia, snowboarder Spencer O’Brien has dedicated her life to becoming a world champion. But being pushed to win comes at a cost. Snowboarding at the elite level took Spencer away from her Native heritage more than she thought. Precious Leader Woman tells the story of Spencer from childhood to the world stage, to coming full circle to embrace her identity as she moves forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the rear- country.

Jump To Zero: “Jump To Zero” is the story of 3 BASE jumpers who are changing the paradigm of human-powered access and female empowerment in action sports. Knowing that access by car and plane has detrimental effects on the environment, they set out to discover how much they could reduce their impact while enjoying the places they love and playing the sports that suit them. bring joy.

Inside: A Hole New Ski Experience: After an incredible ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massif in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves, a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.

Reel Rock 15: Action Directe: French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling insane moves, inner doubt and the burden of history to climb the world’s most revered sporting route.

Breaking Trail: As COVID-19 surges amid ongoing civil unrest, Emily Ford sets off with a borrowed sled dog named Diggins to become the first woman and person of color to hike the 1,900 mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey through sub-zero temperatures tests her physical and mental stamina, Emily and her canine protector develop an unbreakable bond as they embrace the unexpected kindness of strangers.

Join the Sedona International Film Festival and film and adventure enthusiasts when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Sedona at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. each evening.

The World Tour leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Sedona is made possible by a generous grant from the Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation.

Tickets for each individual evening are $20 general admission; $17 for film festival members and students. A discount on a two-night package is offered for attending both evenings: $35 for general admission and $29 for film festival members.

For tickets and information, visit or call 928-282-1177. Tickets can also be ordered in person at the Sedona International Film Festival office at 2030 W. 89A in West Sedona.

Information provided by SIFF.