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Film Festivals in the West

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Mountainfilm in Telluride

The 30th Mountainfilm in Telluride, which focuses on the spirit of independent filmmaking, culture and adventure, will be held May 23 to 26 in the small Colorado town. (©Gus Gusciora)
Why He Skied
Mountainfilm in Telluride

A scene from the documentary film “Why He Skied,” which was shown at a past Mountainfilm in Telluride festival. The 2006 film follows Per Saari and his attempt to ski down Mont Blanc a year after his brother died trying the same thing. (Courtesy of Mountainfilm in Telluride)
Adrenaline
Mountainfilm in Telluride

Extreme kayaker Pat Keller made a presentation at a past Mountainfilm in Telluride festival titled “Rite of Passage in the Whitewater.” (©Pat Keller)
Madagascar
Mountainfilm in Telluride

A scene from the adventure film “Madagascar,” which was shown at a prior Mountainfilm at Telluride festival. (©Ride the Planets)
A Life Among Whales
Mountainfilm in Telluride

“A Life Among Whales” explores the work of biologist and activist Roger Payne. It showed at a prior Mountainfilm in Telluride festival. (©Aaron Whittamore)
Sedona, Arizona
Sedona Film Festival

The Sedona Film Festival takes place in the Arizona town known for its remote red rock location. (El Portal Sedona)
Sedona Film Festival: Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt and Colin Firth in “Then She Found Me,” which will be screening at the Sedona Film Festival. Hunt makes her debut as a director in this film about a schoolteacher who’s separated from her husband and contacted by her apparent birth mother. (Courtesy Sedona Film Festival)
Sedona Film Festival-single rope
Sedona Film Festival

Nick performs single freestyle rope jumping from the documentary “Jump,” which will be shown at the Sedona Film Festival. (Keith Simpson/Nutshell Productions)
Sedona Film Festival: jumprope?
Sedona Film Festival

A scene from JUMP!, a documentary about competitive jump rop contest that follow six teams nationwide. The film is being shown at the Sedona Film Festival. (Paul Horsley)
Banff Mountain Center film festival-porcupine
Banff Mountain Center

Paul Horsley of Edmonton, Canada, won a special mention in the Banff Mountain Photography Competition 2007 for his photograph “American Porcupine” shot in Alberta. The Banff Mountain Center runs photography competitions, a book festival and a film festival aimed at adventure and the outdoors. (Paul Horsley)
Banff Mountain Center film festival-garbage
Banff Mountain Center

Darwin Wiggett of Cochrane, Canada, won a special mention in the Banff Mountain Photography Competition 2007 for his photograph called “Trash Along the Yellowhead Highway.” The photo was taken in Jasper National Park. (Darwin Wiggett)
Banff Mountain Center film festival-snowman
Banff Mountain Center

Kari Medig off Vancouver, Canada, won a special mention in the Banff Mountain Photography Competition 2007 for his photograph called “Kashmiri Ski Guide.” The subject is known as Mr. Firouz, a legendary 67-year-old guide in the Himalayas. (Kari Medig)
Banff Mountain Center film festival-dolomites
Banff Mountain Center

Hermann Erber of Sipbachzell, Austria, won the 2007 Best Photo-Mountain Adventure for his photograph called “Illuminati” of his friend Albert Leichtfried climbing in the Italian Dolomites. (Hermann Erber)
Banff Mountain Center film festival-winner
Banff Mountain Center

Marc Adamus of Corvallis, Ore., won the 2007 Grand Prize from the Banff Mountain Photography Competition for his photograph “Winter Fury.” The peak is Iron Mountain in Oregon (Marc Adamus)
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