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2015 Banff Mountain Festival Competition Winners

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival took place last week and amongst the winners were several British filmmakers and writers in the prestigious annual film and book competitions.

Alpine Exposures, 181 kb
Alpine Exposures
© Jon Griffith - Alpine Exposures

Winning the Creative Excellence Award was Rosie Reed Hillman with Cailleach - a portrait of 86 year-old Morag living alone with her sheep on the Isle of Harris.

Receiving a Special Jury Mention for Operation Moffat were Jen Randall and Claire Carter, a film inspired by the colorful climbing life of Britain’s first female mountain guide Gwen Moffat.

In the book competition, Jon Griffith's excellent photo book Alpine Exposures won the Mountain Image category prize, and Lake District Rock by Wired Guides and members of the FRCC Guidebooks Committee took home the Guidebook prize. Ed Douglas' article in Alpinist magazine 'Crazy Wisdom' - a reflection on the Himalaya and the effects of modern day adventure tourism in the area - won in the Mountaineering Article category.

A Special Jury mention was given to Keith Partridge for The Adventure Game: A Cameraman's Tales from Films at the Edge, an account of filmmaking in the outdoor industry.

Lake District Rock, 59 kb
Lake District Rock
© Wired Guides/FRCC

Banff Mountain Film Competition 2015 Winners

GRAND PRIZE

The Great Alone

CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Cailleach

BEST FILM: EXPLORATION AND ADVENTURE

The Great Alone

BEST FILM: MOUNTAIN CULTURE

Sherpa

BEST FILM: CLIMBING

A Line Across The Sky

BEST FILM: MOUNTAIN SPORTS

Chasing Niagara

BEST FILM: SNOW SPORTS

Eclipse

BEST FILM: MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL HISTORY

Hadwin's Judgement

BEST SHORT MOUNTAIN FILM

The Important Places

BEST FEATURE-LENGTH MOUNTAIN FILM

K2: Touching the Sky

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Unbranded

RADICAL REELS PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

Operation Moffatt

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

Overburden

 - More information on the winners here.

Operation Moffat, 87 kb
Operation Moffat
© Jen Randall

2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition Awards

GRAND PRIZE

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

ADVENTURE TRAVEL

Drawn: The Art of Ascent by Jeremy Collins

MOUNTAIN FICTION & POETRY

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS LITERATURE - NON FICTION - THE JON WHYTE AWARD

The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre by Kelly Cordes

MOUNTAIN IMAGE

Alpine Exposures by Jon Griffith

GUIDEBOOK

Lake District Rock by Members of the FRCC Guidebooks Committee

MOUNTAINEERING ARTICLE

Crazy Wisdom by Ed Douglas, Alpinist

MOUNTAINEERING HISTORY

Alpine Warriors by Bernadette McDonald

SPECIAL JURY MENTION

The Adventure Game: A Cameraman’s Tales from Films at the Edge by Keith Partridge

- More information on the winners here.

The Adventure Game, 99 kb
The Adventure Game
© Keith Partridge

 



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