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Banff Film Festival: Juniper Films

Compton Union Building
CUB Auditorium
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$12 for UREC members/$20 for non members Purchase Tickets

About the event

If you are an outdoor enthusiast or appreciate adventure films, you won’t want to miss this spectacular event! The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival highlights the many aspects of mountain culture throughout the world. This year we are fortunate to be hosting 2 nights with 2 different film line-ups!

Each showing at WSU will be comprised of several films varying in lengths from two minutes to full-length feature film productions. The majority of films feature stunning cinematography of adventure-based activities such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, base jumping, mountain biking, and more, to highlight the nuances of civilization, and shed light on areas less traveled.

Juniper Film Line up:


  • 2022, Switzerland, 5 min
    A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

**REEL ROCK 16: Bridge Boys**

  • 2022, USA, 28 min
  • A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted


  • 2021, Canada, 2 min
  • Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.

**Before They Fall**

  • 2021, Canada, 40 min
  • A decades-long battle to protect old-growth forests in British Columbia escalates when conservation groups, First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected watershed on southern Vancouver Island.

**A Baffin Vacation**

  • 2022, Canada, 12 min
  • Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

**Wood Hood**

  • 2021, USA, 16 min
  • DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.

**Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski**

  • Expedition Film (Tour Edit)
  • 2021, Poland, 20 min
  • Andrzej Bargiel and Jedrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 metres above sea level!

**North Shore Betty**

  • 2021, USA & Canada, 12min
  • Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you’re never too old to send.


Presenting Partners Rab, BUFF®, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism


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