Presented by the Sierra Club Moshannon Group

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Sat, Apr 6, 2024


7:00 pm


Two Night Package - $40 (includes fee), Adult - $25 (includes fee); Student - $22 (includes fee)

Member Presale:

January 17, 2024 12:00 pm

Public Sale:

January 19, 2024 12:00 pm


The Friedman Auditorium
130 W. College Ave. State College, PA


Sierra Club Moshannon Group
Sierra Club Moshannon Group

Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of believable with captivating stories from the 48th Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, coming to the State Theatre on April 5th and 6th at 7 pm.   Stand on the highest peaks, ski the steepest slopes and be part of the adventures in this year’s World Tour.  This event is sponsored by the Sierra Club Moshannon Group.  

Film Festival Program

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How Did We Get Here? (Tour Edit)

(2023, Canada, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Clay Mitchell, Simon Shave, CK9 Studios
Advisory: Coarse language
The Blondes, three strange animals. Who are they? What are they thinking? Are they naturally Blonde? This is a film highlighting the ski crew the Blondes through their friendship and adventures in skiing and in life.

Still Alive

(2023, USA, 27 min)
Filmmakers: Santino Martirano
Advisory: Coarse language

Doctors gave him until age twenty-five to live and now 10 years after his expiration date, he is still climbing. Despite having Cystic Fibrosis, Klaas Willems has bolted hundreds of routes in Sardinia, Italy and dedicated his life to climbing.

Sea to Sky Trail Series: Progression

(2022, Canada, 12 min)
Filmmakers: Joel Fuller, Michael Overbeck
Advisory: None

The trail-running community is constantly evolving.  Lately runners have progressed, drawing from the world of alpinism, rock climbing, and running and tackling technical terrain in a way we’ve never seen. Watch as Emma Cook-Clarke and Jesse McAuley dig deep on the west peak of Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn, the Twin Sisters (or the Lions), an iconic Sea to Sky trail.

Slides on the Mountain

(2023, Canada, 30 min)
Filmmakers: Seth Gillis, Aline Mayerhoffer, Sandy Ward
Advisory: Coarse language

Two young brothers from the Lil’wat Nation set out to ski the sacred mountain they were raised beneath, pushing both themselves and their culture to evolve.

Leaving A Tread

(2023, USA, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Maxwell Frank, Becky Gardner, WTB
Advisory: None

Mountain Biker Israel Carrillo shows us his hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico, and the difficulties and differences of being a mountain biker in Mexico.

Eternal Flame (Best Film: Mountain Sports)

(2023, Switzerland, 26 min)
Filmmakers: Nicolas Bossard, MS PROD
Advisory: Coarse language

Following in the footsteps of pioneer jumpers from 1990, French BASE jumpers Eric Jamet and Antoine Pecher jump from the top of the Nameless Tower in Pakistan after climbing the Eternal Flame route, combining one of the most beautiful ascents with one of the most exhilarating descents in the world.

After You've Gone

(2022, USA, 12 min)
Filmmakers: Max Erickson, Jared Zissu, Flylords, Fiska Media
Advisory: Coarse language
Rachel Finn, a female fishing guide in the Adirondacks, grapples with life after loss. While taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Argentina, she navigates moving forward in an unapologetically true-to-self way, that brings a smile to everyone who crosses her path.

Pioneers: Tandem XC Skiing (Tour Edit)

(2023, USA, 20 min)
Filmmakers: Chris Parr, Flutter Brothers Productions
Advisory: Coarse language

After winning the American Birkebeiner, the largest cross country ski race in North America, Joe Dubay was disqualified for wearing the wrong bib. Now, 11 years later, Joe and his former roommate who lent him the bib – Chris – document their return to the Birkebeiner to pioneer a new sport: tandem cross country skiing.

No Way

(2023, France, 4 min)
Filmmakers: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier, Marine Pascal, EURL JB Chandelier
Advisory: Coarse language

Jean-Baptiste Chandelier takes his unique low-flying, ground-skimming art combining paragliding and filmmaking to a whole new level.

The Ascension Series: Morag Skelton

(2023, United Kingdom, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Matt Pycroft, Matt Harmer, Harriet Sykes, Coldhouse Collective
Advisory: None
The Blondes, three strange animals. Who are they? What are they thinking? Are they naturally Blonde? This is a film highlighting the ski crew the Blondes through their friendship and adventures in skiing and in life.

School of Fish (Best Short Film)

(2022, USA, 19 min)
Filmmakers: Colin Arisman, Oliver Sutro, Wild Confluence Media, Orvis
Advisory: None

Indigenous people and salmon have been intertwined for thousands of years in Bristol Bay, Alaska. For the last century, corporations have sought to extract the wealth of this rich region and now Pebble Mine threatens to pollute its pristine headwaters. Can the next generation step up to defend the most prolific salmon run left on earth?

Chronoception (Tour Edit)

(2023, France, 41 min)
Filmmakers: Guillaume Broust, Picture Organic Clothing
Advisory: None

Thomas Delfino, Léa Klaue and Aurélien Lardy, embark on an ambitious expedition in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to ski the Kokshaal-Too range. This skilled team, accompanied by renowned guides Hélias Millerioux and Jean-Yves Fredriksen, finds themselves propelled into a space where time seems to have suddenly come to a halt.

To Be Frank

(2023, USA, 12 min)
Filmmakers: Anna Wilder Burns, Morgan Sliff
Advisory: None

Frank Paine is a 73-year-old South Bay icon and humble local legend whose life orbits around a two-block stretch of beach. His unforgettable moustache is what most first notice, but his magnetic spirit and unwavering passion are what keeps the Hermosa Beach surf community connected and whole.

Going Greenland

(2023, USA, 23 min)
Filmmakers: Erich Roepke, Jessica Baker, Rachael Burks, Going Greenland Production
Advisory: Coarse language

What happens when you combine a renewable energy sailboat with an arctic ski expedition in Greenland for the first time ever? Athletes Rachael Burks and Jessica Baker put the idea to test, and endure a both harrowing and inspiring journey along Greenland’s West coast fjords and towering mountains.

Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta

(2023, USA, 6 min)
Filmmakers: Daniel Mitchell, Kelsey Ferguson, BLK ELK Media
Advisory: Coarse language

Meet Dani Reyes-Acosta: a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility.

Reel Rock: DNA

(2023, USA, 23 min)
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
Advisory: Coarse language

French sport climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through elite grades, culminating in his attempt to establish a long pitch through an overhanging cave in the Verdon Gorge of France – possibly the most difficult route in the world!


The State Theatre needs your help to purchase a new Digital Projection System!

With the purchase and installation of a new projector, The State will have a new 4K, laser projection, and digital cinema sound processing system will give us the ability to screen major movie festival features, as well as independent and major studio live action and animation that is only distributed in the DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format.