KMF 2008: FILM AWARDS

by Michael Ryan Nov/2008
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Ian Burton (HD cameraman), Alastair Lee and Sir Chris Bonington
© Mick Ryan

GRAND PRIZE


On Sight


Directed By Alastair Lee
On Sight is a gripping adventure into the world of cutting edge rock and ice climbing documenting what is possible with a ground up, no pre-practice approach resulting in raw, compelling and often frightening footage. The climbers in this film aren't necessarily the strongest but they have the biggest kahooners(!); willing to take a 30 foot fall for the ultimate on sight ascent.

BEST CLIMBING FILM


On Sight


Directed By Alastair Lee
On Sight is a gripping adventure into the world of cutting edge rock and ice climbing documenting what is possible with a ground up, no pre-practice approach resulting in raw, compelling and often frightening footage. The climbers in this film aren't necessarily the strongest but they have the biggest kahooners(!); willing to take a 30 foot fall for the ultimate on sight ascent.

BEST MOUNTAINEERING FILM


Ice, Anarchy And The Pursuit Of Madness


House, Prezelj and Anderson in the first ascent of K7 West in Pakistan.
by Steve House

BEST MOUNTAIN CULTURE FILM


Journey Of A Red Fridge


2007 / Serbia
Directed By Lucian Muntean and Natasa Stankovic / Produced by Lucian Muntean and Natasa Stankovic
Humbling and interesting film following a 17 yr old porter as he carries a Coca Cola fridge to Pokara for repair.

BEST MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

Kayak film, 23 kb


This Is The Sea 4 - Circumnavigation of New Zealand


(48 mins) / Kayaking 2008 / British
Directed By Justine Curgenven / Produced by Justine Curgenven
A gritty, edge-of-your-seat portrayal of a couple's battle against the elements while kayaking 2,400km around the South island of New Zealand.

BEST MOUNTAIN ENVIROMENT FILM


Red Gold


54 mins) / Mining / Fishing Confilct:2008 / USA
Directed By Ben Knight, Travis Rummel / Produced by Travis Rummel
At the headwaters of the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers in Bristol Bay, Alaska the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet mining companies have proposed to extract what may be the richest deposit of gold and copper in the world. This film documents the growing unrest among native, commercial, and sport fishermen who oppose the proposed Pebble Mine, as well as giving mine officials a chance to argue their case. Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn't return with Bristol Bay's tide.

BEST SHORT FILM


Trial & Error


Feature Films
(8 mins) / Mountain Biking
by Bjorn Enga
The most impressive bit of mountain biking skill of all time? Ryan Leech is given a challenge: to create the most progressive and challenging mountain bike line possible through an old-growth forest and then ride it. A short expose of a top biking talent who pushes his skills in a new environment, one that is slated to be destroyed.

JURY'S SPECIAL PRIZE

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Pip Piper, Andy Parkin and Dom Green. Andy Parkin created all the beautiful sculpture...
© Mick Ryan


Andy Parkin - A life In Adaptation


Feature Films
(30 mins) / Mountaineering / Profile 2008 / UK
Directed By David Fair / Produced by Pip Piper & Dominic Green
Profile of mountaineer and artist Andy Parkin.

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

destiville film, 50 kb


Au Dela Des Cimes (Beyond The Summits)


Feature Films
(73 mins) / Mountaineering / France
Directed By Remy Tezier
Profile of Catherine Destivelle, her climbing and her life.

JUDGES SPECIAL MENTION

Hand Cut, 28 kb


Handcut


Feature Films
(27 mins) / Skiing 2008 / USA
Directed By Nick Waggoner / Produced by Nick Waggoner
A ski film that connects modern North American backcountry ethics to their mountain-man past.

ADVENTURE FILM ACADEMY MARATHON PRIZE


Bored Meeting


by Ben Barden & Steve Barber (written by Debbie McGowan)
Film Length: 2mins

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