2022 BLUE FILM PROGRAMME
With a ground-breaking North Pole expedition, Nepal’s first female mountain guide, trail shredding dogs and more, the 2022 Blue Film Programme is a collection of inspirational adventure films from around the world!
Available to watch for 7 days from date of purchase.
The Blue Film programme is available to watch for 7 days from the date of purchase.
Only available to watch in the UK & Ireland.
Single viewing passes £10 | Multiple passes - use code EPIC-TEN at checkout & save 10%.
Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.
Buying a Gift? Purchase a gift card (or a printed voucher) AVAILABLE HERE. The recipient can choose any Banff Film Festival programme from the Encore Channel when redeeming.
Note the Blue Film Programme films were shown on the UK & Ireland Theatre Tour in 2022 and on our 2023 Winter virtual live series.
BLUE FILM DETAILS
Legendary Scottish trials rider Danny MacAskill is back. Lockdown saw the Banff favourite return to his homeland of the isle of Skye to tackle the Dubh Slabs – a 500m drop down an exposed rock face usually reserved for climbers and mountaineers. A nail-biting watch, this film shows rider and bike at their absolute limits, where any mistake could leave Danny on the slab.
LEARNING TO DROWN
BANFF AWARD: Best Film: Snow Sports
39 minutes (contains some adult themes)
One of the most influential female snowboarders in the world, Jess Kimura was at the top of her career when she lost the love of her life in a tragic accident. Her grief led her in a direction she could have never anticipated. Raw, honest, action-packed and often laugh-out-loud funny, Learning to Drown is a story for anyone who needs to hear that things can get better.
EXIT THE NORTH POLE
BANFF AWARD: Best Film: Exploration & Adventure
49 minutes (contains some subtitles)
In 24-hour darkness and with temperatures down to -40, polar explorers Børge Ousland and Mike Horn attempt the unimaginable: a 1,500km ski expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean, via the North Pole. With drifting ice and the threat of polar bears, this gruelling journey has been described as the boldest polar expedition of modern times.
A DOG'S TALE
A celebration of the joy of mountain biking, as seen through the eyes of our four-legged friends. Join pups of all sizes as they take on gnarly jumps, sweeping corners and berms… with a belly rub at the end. These feisty and loveable trail dogs enjoy being in the outdoors as much as us humans – and often outclass their pro-rider owners.
Elite climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has had a trailblazing career, summiting K2, Everest and other world-class peaks. Life changed with the birth of her son, but Pasang decides that to be the best mother she can, she needs to follow her dreams again. Defying expectations and returning to her life-long passion, Pasang attempts her dream mountain: the spectacular Nepalese peak Cholatse.
INSIDE - A HOLE NEW SKI EXPERIENCE
11 minutes (subtitled from German)
Most people ski tour across mountains. Fewer people ski tour inside them… but Austrian skiers Andreas Gumpenberger and Stefan Ager are not normal people. Always on the lookout for an unusual adventure, the team embark on a ski tour of a huge cave in Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Damp, steep and technical, the expedition exceeds all expectations!
Please note that some of the films may contain a small amount of coarse language.