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RJ Ripper

USA, 19 mins
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler

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 and his beat-up clunker.

RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.

Reel Rock: Break on Through

USA, 26 mins
Filmmaker:  Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen,
Zachary Barr

Follow 19-year-old Margo Hayes on her quest to make history and become the first woman to ascend two of the most revered climbs in the world – La Rambla in Spain and Biographie in France.

This Mountain Life: Coastal Range Traverse Segment

Canada, 39 mins
Filmmaker: Grant Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal. Yet in a province that is 75% mountains, most of us seldom venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.  A mother-daughter team attempting a six month, self supported journey through a mountain wilderness.Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting examination of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia.

How to run 100 miles

USA, 27 mins
Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard

Jayson Sime had a tough start to life: he grew up facing poverty, homelessness, dyslexia and bullying. But he learnt to fight.  In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon (including a daunting 6,000 metres of ascent), betting on his life-long resilience to carry him to the finish line of Colorado’s epic Run Rabbit Run. A film of pain, suffering, persistence – and friendship.

Viacruxis

Spain, 11 minutes
Filmmaker: Ignasi Lopez Fabregas

Marcel and Andrezj are legendary mountaineers. They have conquered the highest and the hardest peaks. Now facing a daunting unclimbed peak, they will have to suffer hardships and overcome obstacles including enduring each other’s company the whole way. They are a seemingly great team but what will happen when Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow?

Skier vs Drone

Canada, 4 minutes
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas

What happens when you put an Olympic skier up against a professional drone pilot? Place your bets and find out as Olympic bronze medallist Victor Muffat-Jeandet takes on drone pilot Jordan Temkin in a slalom ski course race at Snowbird, Utah. It’s a classic battle of man vs. machine, who will be first to reach the bottom?

For the love of Mary

USA, 6 mins
Filmmaker:  Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton

Don’t even think about telling 97-year-old George Etzweiler that you’re too old for running. He began competing in the annual 12km race up Mount Washington when he was 69 and still takes part almost 30 years later. Aside from his lucky green running shorts, George carries something even more special with every step he takes: the memory of Mary, his late wife of 68 years.

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