23 March 2010


Email from Adventure's Edge:

Dear Past Attendees:

We are pleased to announce that the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be returning to Morgantown at the Morgantown High School Auditorium, Thursday, April 8, 2010, 7 PM...

Tickets are now available at:

Adventure's Edge

131 Pleasant Street

(304) 296.9007


Mon-Friday 11 am to 7pm; Sat 10 am to 5 pm

Note: on the day of the Banff show, April 8, they will close at 4 PM

Tickets are $13 in advance ($10 students with school ID) or $16 (students $13) at the door.

Tickets will also be available at the door on the 8th but buy in advance at Adventure's Edge and save.

To see the awesome new 2010 Banff Intro video go to



France, 2008, 6 minutes
Directed and Produced by Guillaume Broust
Website: http://kyom.blogspot.com/2008/02/og-team.html
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Multi-sport, humour, family-friendly

Filmed in the Mont Blanc range, this short features six different mountain sports: climbing, skiing, snowboarding, speed riding, paragliding and BASE jumping.

Kranked - Revolve

Canada, 2009, 11 minutes
Directed and produced by Bjørn Enga
Website: www.radical-films.com
Classification: General - coarse language
Focus: Mountain biking

The coolest human-powered adrenaline tool ever invented -- the mountain bike? "Revolve" blasts in cinematic glory from the French Alps to the lush coast of B.C., incorporating dirt jump, trail, freeride, slopestyle and downhill.

Take a Seat

Special Jury Mention

UK, 2009, 46 minutes
Directed by: Ed Stobart, Dominic Gill
Produced by: Lucy Wilcox
Website: www.ginger.tv ; www.takeaseat.org
Classification: General - nudity
Focus: Human story, adventure, biking

Dominic Gill’s mission is to cycle the 32,000 kilometres from the northern coast of Alaska to the southern tip of South America, on a tandem bike, picking up random strangers on the way. A gripping tale of two years and two continents, full of extraordinary characters and incidents.

The Ultimate Skiing Showdown

Canada, 2009, 4 minutes
Directed and produced by David McMahon
Website: www.xczone.tv
Classification: General - no advisory
Focus: Nordic Skiing, Family-friendly

The final sprint showdown between the fastest skiers on Earth in juxtaposition with a stunt performer showing some of the sickest moves on Nordic skis. A lot of fun!

Rowing the Atlantic

USA, 2009, 26 minutes
Directed and produced by JB Benna
Website: www.journeyfilm.com
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Sea-kayaking, adventure, human story, family-friendly

A few years ago, Roz Savage gave up what for many would be an ideal life (husband, great job, big house), picked up a few pairs of rowing oars and a boat to go with them and set off across the Atlantic Ocean – alone – in a rowboat.


Japan, 2009, 3 minutes
Directed and Produced by Masaki Sekiguchi
Website: www.ebisfilms.jp
Classification: General – no advisory
Focus: Powder skiing, family-friendly

"Shinsetsu" means deep powder in Japanese. This short film expresses a typical day in the mountains in Japan.

First Ascent: Alone on the Wall

USA, 2009, 24 minutes
Directed and produced by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
Website: www.senderfilms
Classification: General – coarse language
Focus: Rock Climbing, free solo climbing

After gaining international climbing renown for his landmark free-solo of "Moonlight Buttress" (V, 5.12+, 9 pitches) in Zion National Park, Utah, in April 2008, 24-year-old Alex Honnold moves on to his next big challenge: the first free-solo of the "Regular Northwest Face" route (VI, 5.12a, 23 pitches) on Yosemite’s Half Dome.

Project Megawoosh
Special Jury Mention

Germany, 2009, 4 minutes
Directed by Minh Duong
Produced by Nikolas Hannack
Classification: General, no advisory
Focus: Humour, spoof

Come early (after 6:30 PM) and hear, back by popular demand, the Legendary Woodticks (www.thewoodticks.com) … on fiddles, guitars, and banjo as they play traditional old-time string music. Inspired by the stories told through the songs, the harmonies both sweet and discordant, and the infectious rhythm of the music, they set off to pick up where generations before had left off. The tunes they play are traditional and tell a tale of a time long ago. They will also play during the intermission.

The Sixth Annual Morgantown Film and Photo Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the kick-off to the Sixth Annual Morgantown Adventure Film and Photo Festival presented by Adventure's Edge. The festival provides an opportunity for local filmmakers and photographers whose hearts and souls abide in West Virginia to showcase there adventures from near and far. Artists are invited to submit films, slide shows, or photographs featuring adventure sports or the outdoors. The festival includes a "locals'" film festival, gear swap, photo exhibit, and climbing shoe demo.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

7 pm: Banff Mountain Film Festival at Morgantown High School

April 14-21, 2010

Every day Photo Exhibit at Black Bear Restaurant at 132 Pleasant Street

Thursday, April 22, 2010

7 pm: Morgantown Adventure Film Festival & Photo Exhibit at 123 Pleasant St.

Saturday April 17, 2010

10 am-4 pm: Used Gear Sale at Adventure's Edge (call 304.296.9007)

Additional Info at: www.theadventuresedge.com