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Join us for a legendary weekend this February!

San Juan Citizens Alliance is excited to bring you the epic Durango stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

Join us for a night (or two!) of some of the most inspiring and exhilarating films from around the world. This year’s screening will feature a thoughtful mix of action, environmental and adventure mountain films.

All proceeds benefit San Juan Citizens Alliance and our mission to advocate for pure air, clean water, and healthy lands & wildlife in the San Juan Basin (our backyards!).

When: February 10th & 11th, Doors open at 6:00 pm, Films start at 7:00 pm
Where: Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301

TICKETS: $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Film Schedule


Colors of Mexico

2021, France, 5 min // Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal

Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.


2022, USA, 17 min // Filmmaker: Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films

Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series, Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 10 min // Filmmaker: Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures

Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express

2022, Germany, 40 min Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller, Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH

Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.

The Process

2021, UK, 15 min // Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective

Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Clean Mountains

2021, Netherlands, 19 min // Filmmaker: Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit)

2022, USA, 19 min // Filmmaker: James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories

Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds

2021, Brazil, 7 min // Filmmaker: Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals

In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.

Film Schedule



 2021, France, 5 min // Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret

An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village

 2021, UK, 6 min // Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Nuisance Bear 

2021, Canada, 14 min // Filmmaker: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden,
Will Miller, Documist

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us?

WILD WATERS (Tour Edit) 

2022, Switzerland, 45 min // Filmmaker: David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO

Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.

Creation Theory 

2022, USA, 22 min // Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney,

Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

REEL ROCK 16: Cenote

2022, USA, 9 min Filmmaker: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Free to Run

2022, USA, 31 min // Filmmaker: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC

UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie 

2021, UK, 6 min // Filmmaker: Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.


A huge thank you to our generous international & local sponsors for making this event happen.

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