Aiguille du Midi Operation: Electric Avenue

(Bulgaria, 17 min, 2023, d. Georgi Kerezov, Stoil Dimitrov)

Right next to the Aiguille du Midi peak, situated in a sea of mountains at an altitude of 3842m, stands proudly the legendary 50m high granite monolith Gendarme des Cosmiques. For the past 30 years it hosted only 2 climbing routes, Digital Crack (8a) and Arête des Cosmiques (8a), but this changed on the 10th of August 2022!


Captains On El Cap

(France, 53 min, 2023, d. Brian Mathé, Morgan Monchaud)

Seb Berthe dreams of climbing the Dawn Wall, the most difficult route in the world. To get to the foot of El Capitan, in the United States, Seb has no intention of taking a plane! Quickly, a team of 6 climbers, 2 sailors and a dog forms to take up a challenge and realize a dream: to reach the Americas on a sailboat to climb the legendary walls of Yosemite!


Chasing Kasper

(Canada, 11 min, 2023, d. Nick Waggoner)

A bicycle, in its essence, is a way from one place to another. But sometimes it’s also a way through something. For Tessa Treadway and her nine-year-old son, Kasper, mountain biking has soothed the grief from losing husband and father.


Chronoception

(France, 53 min, 2023, d. Guillaume Broust)

On the trail of nomadic peoples and the ancient Silk Roads, Thomas Delfino, accompanied by Léa Klaue and Aurélien Lardy, embark on an expedition to reach one of the most remote places on the continent. The Kokshaal-Too range is located in the Tian Shan mountain range, on the border of Kyrgyzstan and China, and harbors unexplored mountains and faces.


Cycles

(Austria, 12 min, 2023, d. Johanna Brunner, Anjuna Hartmann)

Through an experimental and action-packed short film, Cycles portrays the four phases of the menstrual or lunar cycle. Its aim is to raise awareness among viewers about their own inner phases and provide a platform for the still-tabooed topic of the female cycle.


Egoland

(Spain, 20 min, 2022, d. Ignasi López Fàbregas)

Marek Molek and Bruno Grassi are on the verge of reaching the summit of The Great Troll, the last and most difficult unclimbed mountain. A heavy storm, exhaustion and adverse snow conditions prevent them from actually reaching the summit, which is very near. Bruno and Marek argue about whether or not they should tell the truth.


Forward

(US, 16 min, 2023, d. Palmer Morse)

While navigating a myriad number of life challenges from being her mom’s care taker, working several jobs, to facing housing insecurity, Anjelica Avella turned to the outdoors in her mid-twenties to improve her mental health. Despite feeling the benefits of time spent outside for her well-being, the lack of other plus-size women of color she was encountering on trail was noticeable.


From above you can see better. Wanda Rutkiewicz.

(Poland, 76 min, 2023, d. Bartosz Kowalski)

A film about an extraordinary woman, important for Polish and world of Himalayan mountaineering. Follow the story of her path through life - from the beginning to today. Even though she was lost in the Himalayas many years ago - she still evokes emotions.


Girls Gone Hueco

(Canada, 70 min, 2023, d. Long Truong, Julie Ellison)

This film features 5 female climbers from the U.S. and Canada converging on historic Hueco Tanks, Texas, to celebrate the fiery girl gang energy that naturally happens when you get a group of strong ladies together. Coming from different backgrounds, the climbers each have a unique personality, perspective, and approach to climbing. The film will highlight those differences and show that there’s no one way to “be a climber.”


Godspeed, Los Polacos!

(USA, 88 min, 2020, d. Adam Nawrot)

Five university students risk it all to fight for democracy in the Eastern Bloc after claiming the first descent of the world’s deepest canyon.


JAVARI

(Czech Republic, 53 min, 2023, d. Miroslav Haluza)

A unique Czech adventure expedition film that charts the return of two friends to the Matsés Indian tribe, which lives on the Peruvian-Brazilian border near the Javari River. Difficult terrain, accidents and dealing with dangerous situations are a daily guide in a world where help basically does not exist.

 


Home Sweet Home

(France, 15 min, 2021, d. Anthony Komarnicki)

Like a 'backyard explorer', I travelled by bike and paraglider for three weeks, never venturing more than 60 km from home. Can one really feel out of place without going too far?


House of The Gods

(UK, 44 min, 2021, d. Matt Pycroft)

The great northern prow of Mount Roraima soars from the depths of the Amazon rainforest like the prow of a gigantic ship. The inspiration to Arthur Conan Doyle’s, The Lost World and the Disney/Pixar's animated movie UP!, House of the Gods follows Leo Houlding and team on their real world quest through 100km of untracked jungle, into a unique slime forest and up the desperately steep cliff.


Made For Walking

(France, 17 min, 2020, d. Hélène Baillot, Raphaël Botiveau)

Sometimes at the feet of those who seek to cross the border clandestinely, sometimes in the hands of those who are in solidarity with them, low cost snow boots circulate between France and Italy. Their route reveals a mountainous territory where men meet and support each other in the rigours of winter.


Maneuvers

(US, 4 min, 2019, d. Sämi Ortlieb)

Athlete/artist/designer/musician Sämi Ortlieb rounded up a motley crew of riders to create a segment unlike anything that’s been done before.


Njord

(Canada, 48 min, 2021, d. Caroline Cote, Vincent Colliard, Arnaud Bouquet)

For more than two months, in the heart of the polar winter and over a distance of more than 1000 kilometers in complete autonomy, two explorers will have to show endurance in order to achieve the set objective.


Norwegian Friluftsliv

(Poland, 23 min, 2021, d. Zdeno Dvorak)

Short film about parents who want to bring up their daughter in nature and in the spirit of Norwegian Friluftsliv. Norwegian Friluftsliv is a concept which emphasises being in nature on your own premises, without need for competition or rules as it is in sports.


Patrik

(Slovakia, 27 min, 2024, d. Jakub Varinský)

A story of a young ultra runner who was the only Slovak to take part in the prestigious Backyard Ultra race in the American state of Tennessee in 2023.


Race through Slovakia 2023

(Slovakia, 50 min, 2024, d. Matej Pok)

First ultra endurance cycling race in Slovakia. Riders must pass 5 checkpoints and endure 1000 km in less than a week. 42 men and 3 women at the start. The race, where riders will test both their physical as well as mental strength.


REEL ROCK 18: Climbing Never Die

(US, 30 min, 2024, d. Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen)

Climbing journalist Matt Groom journeys deep into war-torn Ukraine to discover a community held together by climbing and patriotism, but indelibly changed by war.


REEL ROCK 18: Jirishanca

(US, 30 min, 2024, d. Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer)

Renowned alpinists Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson attempt a free ascent of the Jirishanca, an epic 20,000-foot peak in the Peruvian Andes. The duo will have to tackle 5.13 face climbing, horizontal ice roofs, technical mixed terrain and treacherous snow mushrooms as they reconcile the inherent risk of climbing with their love of alpine adventure.


REEL ROCK 18: With My Heart

(US, 25 min, 2024, d. Josh Lowell)

Follow the philosophical journey of Japanese climbing phenom Sachi Amma, as he evolves from three-time world champion to traditional climbing purist, culminating in a visionary first ascent on the mythical Mt. Mizugaki.


REEL ROCK 18: Yeah Buddy

(US, 30 min, 2024, d. Josh Lowell)

Australian climber Angie Scarth-Johnson, who first made her mark setting records at a young age, teams up with veteran adventure climber Hazel Findlay to explore the best of Mallorca’s deep-water soloing.


Subterranean

(Canada, 40 min, 2023, d. Francois-Xavier 'Fix' De Ruydts)

In a remarkable year, two gritty teams of hobbyist cavers are poised to break records for the longest and deepest caves in Canada. Against a stunning backdrop of natural rock formations, “Subterranean” digs into the oddly fascinating world of cavers to uncover a gripping story of adventure and (if they’re lucky) record-setting discovery.


Three Shades of Pyrenees

(Slovakia, 30 min, 2023, d. Jaro Tešlár)

Three friends come to the unknown Pyrenees with mountain bikes. They decide to explore the vast mountain range in three different locations, each of them offers different landscape and mountains and also a completely different style of riding. Sometimes it's just about fun and adrenaline on the trails, but when conquering high summits - the so-called cycloalpinismo or bike mountaineering - they also reach their limits. The Pyrenees are really colourful, and so is mountain biking...


The Farmer

(US, 4 min, 2021, d. Michael James Brown)

The Farmer spends his winters harvesting one of the most precious crops on earth: Powder. A local legend in the Wasatch Mountains, this film explores how his passion for efficiency and sustainability were utilized to maximize a lifetime of skiing.


The Rescue

(US, 114 min, 2021, d. Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)

Follows the story of the Wild Boars youth soccer team who got trapped inside a flooded cave and their dramatic rescue.


The Sailor

(Slovakia, 78 min, 2021, d. Lucia Kašová)

Paul Johnson sailed the world all his life. He loved, drank and lived foolish, never truly living on land. Now he is turning eighty. Does fulfilling a dream always have a bitter end?


The Torture of Muro

(Slovakia, 22 min, 2021, d. Martin Murár, Michal Murár)

The dilemma of a teenager Muro about choosing his high school is connected with lots of questions. Can rock climbing, scuba diving and paragliding help him find the asnwers?


The Traverse

(France, 33 min, 2021, d. Ben Tibbetts, Jake Holland)

Facing some of the most challenging terrain in the world, Valentine Fabre and Hillary Gerardi, two world class athletes, attempt to be the first women to ski the Haute Route non-stop from Chamonix to Zermatt.


The Wall: Climb for Gold

(UK, 96 min, 2022, d. Nick Hardie)

Four female climbers face the sporting challenge of a lifetime as they attempt to compete in the first ever Olympic climbing competition at the TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS.


This is Home - Matt Hunter

(Canada, 10 min, 2021, d. Colin Jones)

Freeride legend Matt Hunter is constantly evolving, but his vision for mountain biking has always remained true. Now with kids of his own, however, those precious moments are all the more enriched by the people around him.


Tigre Gente

(US, 93 min, 2021, d. Elizabeth Unger)

A Bolivian park ranger and a young Hong Kongese journalist risk their lives to go undercover and investigate a new, deadly jaguar trade that’s sweeping South America.


Torn

(US, 92 min, 2020, d. Max Lowe)

From filmmaker, photographer and National Geographic Explorer Max Lowe, TORN turns the lens on his own family, as the body of his father, is uncovered 17 years after his death. A profoundly intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family.


The vagabonds of Logan

(France, 40 min, 2022, d. Mathieu Rivoire)

At 5959m, Mount Logan is the second highest peak in North America. To reach it, Hélias Millerioux, Alex Marchesseau, Thomas Delfino and Gregory Douillard did not choose the easiest option. The approach is done on foot and on skis, in total autonomy, with 80kg per person to carry over hundreds of kilometers of moraines and tormented glaciers! We head for the East ridge, where the 4000 meters of vertical drop have never been skied before.


USA MTB Adventure

(Slovakia, 11 min, 2020, d. Jaro Tešlár)

Amazing trails which lead through deep forests, over mountain ridges or red rocks. Trails which test your technical skills, fitness and even fear, but which make you smile in the end.