THE MEETING 2018 - FILMFEST LINEUP

FREE SOLO

National Geographic // Climbing

Thursday, Oct 4 | Wheeler Opera House | 8-10PM

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, comes FREE SOLO, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park ... without a rope.

Zig Zag

Level 1 // Ski

Friday, Oct 5 | The Sundeck | 9-12PM

Zigzag.
1. a pattern created using alternating course.
2. another word for skiing.

Following nearly two decades of ski movie pedigree, Level 1 documents a lifestyle of contradiction. Timeless ephemera. Love and money. Natural and synthetic. Powder and slush. Stagnant and innovative. Untracked and well-travelled. Consistent but not predictable. Swerving left, right and diagonal, yet never asleep at the wheel. Featured Athletes: Parker White, Laurent De Martin, Sämi Ortlieb, Chris Logan, Will Berman, Keegan Kilbride, Will Wesson, Thayne Rich, Peyben Hägglund, KC Deane, LJ Strenio, Khai Krepela, Kim Boberg, Oliver Karlberg, Tanner Rainville, Duncan Adams, Ahmet Dadali, McRae Williams, and Friends. Shot on Location in: Eagle Pass Heli, BC. Sunshine Village, Banff. Mt Baker, Washington. Sweden. Gran Masta Park, Switzerland. Hokkaido, Japan. Moscow, Russia. Helsinki, Finland. Whistler, BC. Colorado. Montana. Michigan. Minnesota

WE TRIED

Shredbots // Snowboard

Saturday, Oct 6 | Belly Up | 9:30-11PM

Some of the world’s best snowboarders attaching Canada’s most hostile urban and backcountry terrain. A snowboarding short focused on style and progression in every genre of freestyle snowboarding.Featuring: Craig McMorris, Mark McMorris, Judd Henkes, Dancy Sharp, Mikey Ciccarelli, Sebbe Debuck and all the Man Boys
Film: Sam Sosnowski, Aaron Leyland, Marcus Skin, Russel Chai, Ben Gulliver, Corey Adams, Justin Loiselle, Adam Burwell

Would You

Jeremy Pancras Visuals // Ski

Friday, Oct 5 | Wheeler Opera House | 7-9PM


Following a horrific crash at the 2017 Sosh Big Air at Annecy, 2014 Slopestyle Olympian Jeremy Pancras wasn’t sure if he’d ever walk again, much less ski. Back on his feet and back on snow, Jeremy has dedicated his prodigious talents and focus to documenting his fellow freeskiers as only an insider can. Featuring Aspen locals Alex Ferreira and Torin Yater-Wallace, Pancras’ first feature length film, “Would You” is sure to delight the freeski faithful and inspire the new generation of park and pipe shredders.

Stay Tuned

Absinthe Films // Snowboard

Saturday, Oct 6 | Belly Up | 9:30-11PM

After breaking my back in competition, I decided to put a project together that allowed us to show the world our way of seeing life through our passions.
Après m’être cassé le dos en compétition j’ai décidé de créer un projet qui nous permettrait de montrer au monde notre façon de voir la vie à travers nos passions.
Small talks and fast skiing, I had the chance to create a movie with a cast of athletes from all horizons that have always inspired me.
Petites discussions et ski rapide, j’ai eu la chance de réaliser ce film avec la participation d’un casting d’athlètes de tous horizons qui m’ont toujours inspiré

- Jeremy

Featuring: Hans Mindnich, Nicolas Müller, Mat Schär, Brandon Cocard, Ben Ferguson, Severin Van Der Meer, Judd Henkes, Demetri Bales, Jed Sky, Aspen Weaver, Frank Jobin, Brock Crouch, Red Gerard, Kyle Mack, Cam Fitzpatrick, Mikkel Bang, John Jackson.

ALL IN

Matchstick Productions // Ski

Friday, Oct 5 | Wheeler Opera House | 7-9PM

Matchstick Productions 2018 epic ski film delivers a first of its kind experience. This concept is spearheaded by a talented group of hard-charging women who wanted to disrupt the male-dominated ski film formula. Skiing isn’t exclusionary, true fun in the mountains can be shared equally by everyone. This isn’t your typical “Women can shred too” film, this is a kick-ass ski film that just happens to feature as many women as men. Directed by Scott Gaffney, this film will embody the spirit of past Matchstick films with high-action ski segments, visually stunning imagery and engaging humor. Shot in exotic locations over the course of 2018, ALL IN will excite skiers across the globe. Follow the crew from the lift-accessed terrain of Snowbird to the dreamworlds of Japan and Alaska amplified by a soundtrack that will be on everyone’s ski playlist next year. This film is light on story, high on action and full of fun loving personality. ALL IN is a reference to the commitment the athletes have to their sport while simultaneously alluding to the inclusionary nature of skiing. ALL IN is captured in mind-blowing 4k definition. Shot on location in British Columbia, Alaska, Utah, Washington, Japan and South America. Starring: Angel Collinson, MichelleParker, Tatum Monod, Elyse Saugstad, Mark Abma, Wiley Miller, Johnny Collinson, and Cody Townsend.

**additional film and ticketing info coming soon**