Film Festival Award Winners

November 9, 2008 
Filed under Events & Entertainment

Once again the Banff Mountain Film Festival was jam packed with exciting and inspirational films, and here’s a quick list of the award winning films for 2008:

Grand Prize - The Last Nomads, directed and produced by Andrew Gregg (you can watch the whole movie here).
Best Feature Length Mountain Film - Stranded - I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains‚Ķ, directed by Gonzalo Arij√≥n, produced by Marc Silvera.
Best Film on Mountain Sports - Journey to the Center, directed by Jens Hoffmann, produced by Iiro Seppanen, Jeb Corliss.
Best Short Mountain Film - If You’re Not Falling, directed by Dave Brown, produced by Paul Diffley.
People’s Choice Award - Red Gold, directed by Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, produced by Travis Rummel.
People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels - Crux, directed by Alexander Lavigne, produced by Ryan Leech.
Alpine Club of Canada Award for Best Film on Climbing - Committed 2: Grit Kids, directed by Paul Diffley, produced by Dave Brown.
Best Film on Mountain Culture - Tracking the White Reindeer, directed by Hamid Sardar, produced by Manuel Catteau.
Best Film on Mountain Environment - The Meadow, directed by Jan Haft, produced by Tom Synnatzschke.
Special Jury Award - Psyche: Patagonian Winter directed and produced by Alastair Lee, Seasons produced by Jamie Houssian, Saving Luna directed by Suzanne Chisholm, Michael Parfit, produced by Suzanne Chisholm.

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend the film festival in Banff, you should try to see some of the award winning movies on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.


One Response to “Film Festival Award Winners”

  1. FilmLover on November 20th, 2008 5:32 pm

    I was at the Banff film festival myself and am not surprised that Red Gold won the people’s choice award as it received a standing ovation from the crowd - I didn’t witness this response from any other film. Also the Last Nomads was outstanding, and depressing at the same time. I didn’t see stranded but I’m hoping it will come out on dvd sometime.

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