The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Budapest this April with a new collection of inspiring films!

13 immersive documentaries on a wide variety of topics related to the world of adventure sports: cinematic documentaries of mountaineering expeditions; adrenaline-fuelled tricks on land, water and air; and adventures that invite us on wild journeys.

180 minutes of breathtaking spectacle, insane excitement and true inspiration at the Budapest screenings of the 49th Banff Mountain Film Festival’s world film tour. 

A selection of the best of the most prestigious annual mountain film competition will be screened in Hungary on the evenings of 18 and 19 April, in a new venue this year, Cinema City Mammut.

More information:

Tickets is available on the Cinema City Mammut webiste.

Film Programmes:

Programme A: 90 mins

No Way

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

4 Mins I 2023 I France
Director: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
Has subtitles: No

The Best Skier You’ve Never Heard Of

Adrien Grabinski needed a change. After a successful ski racing career that took him from the Alberta team to the Canadian national team as a junior, he ventured further west. He discovered his true calling at Shames Mountain, a remote little co-op non-profit ski area near Terrace, B.C. The mountains, the snow, and the big lines first captivated him, but the local ski community truly stole his heart.

7 minI 2023 I Sweden
Director:  Marcus Ahlström
English with Hungarian subtitles

Two Point Four

Not your typical family holiday, but this is not your typical family. Leo Houlding, his wife Jess, their two children Freya (9yrs) and Jackson (5yrs) climb Norway’s national mountain via a 2000 ft big wall.

20 min I 2023 I United Kingdom
Director: Natasha Brooks
English with Hungarian subtitles

Daughter of the Sea

After Jaeyoun Kim, a native of Mara Island in South Korea, moves to Seoul to pursue corporate work, she struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. She decides to return home where generations of women in her family have worked as haenyeo, free-diving “mermaids” who harvest seafood from the ocean floor for a living. Weaving Kim’s narrative with pensive, deeply immersive dive cinematography, directors Nicole Gormley and Nancy Kwon tell a story of homecoming, and how nature can bring us back to self when we’ve lost our center.

18 min I 2023 I United States
Director: Nicole Gormley, Nancy Kwon
Original language with English and Hungarian subtitles

Eternal Flame

Best Film: Mountain Sports – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2023

After having climbed the Eternal Flame route on Nameless Tower in Pakistan (6200m), French BASE jumpers Eric Jamet and Antoine Pecher combine the ascent with one of the most beautiful BASE jumps imaginable. Following in the footsteps of pioneer jumpers from 1990, the duo of friends devour adventure and all it offers, beauty, power and anxiety all contribute to the experience.

26 min I 2023 I Switzerland
Director: Nicolas Bossard
English with Hungarian subtitles

To be Frank

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 mustache and magnetic spirit are what most first notice, but Frank’s layers expose a depth that might answer some questions that surfers continually ask themselves. Surfing, which, for some, becomes lost in isolation, is made whole again with Frank.

11 min I 2023 I United States
Director:  Anna Wilder Burns
English with Hungarian subtitles

Programme B: 90 mins


An ode to escape and adventure travel, Fuego is a new mountain biking masterpiece. From Guatemala to Peru via Bolivia, the team scoured the most beautiful spots for two months bring back breathtaking images. Kilian Bron rides from the foot of the Fuego volcano the day before its historic eruption, to the colourful facades of Barrio Chualluma in La Paz, through the geological formations of the Valle de las Animas to an unforgettable meeting with the Cholitas Escaladoras.

7 min I 2023 I France
Director: Pierre Henni
Has subtitles: No

Leo és Chester 

Best Film: Mountain Culture – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2023

Leo, a sought-after rock star with a promising career, turns his back on the industry to pursue a life on the land with a herd of buffalo.

8 min I  2022 I Canada
Director: Andrea Wing
English with Hungarian subtitles

The Ascension Series: Morag Skelton

Part 2 of the Ascension Series – features Morag Skelton, who doesn’t let being deaf limit what’s possible on the mountainside. Morag believes that nothing should come between anyone and getting out there in nature. As a deaf climber constantly pushing the limits of possible, she lives that belief.

5 min I 2023 I United Kingdom
Director: Matt Pycroft, Matt Harmer
English with Hungarian subtitles

The Blackcountry Journal

Best Film: Snow Sports – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2023

A skier contemplates his connection to skiing and the mountains. As he hurries through the streets of L.A., his path takes a turn after bumping into a jazz musician who helps him discover the correlation between jazz and skiing—an expression of art, skiing, and black culture.

10 min I 2023 I United States
Director: Mallory Duncan, Patrick Elmore
English with Hungarian subtitles

Sea to Sky Trail Series: Progression

This short film tells the story of JoJo Das, a runner, climber, and compassionate individual who has called the Sea-to-Sky home for the past decade. JoJo’s journey is one of transformation, as he reflects on how he used to feel the need to “earn” his place in the outdoor community and how, through his work in the DEI space and the supportive trail running community in Squamish, he now believes that the outdoors should be a place of open invitation for all.

11 min I  2022 I Canada
Director: Joel Fuller
English with Hungarian subtitles


In 2022, Hilaree Nelson, Emily Harrington, Christina Lustenburger, and Brette Harrington embarked on an expedition above the Arctic circle with a vision to climb and ski first descents on Baffin Island. What they found was a celebration of where they’ve been and of where they’re going – and the trip’s success was contingent not on what they skied but the time they had together.

33 min I 2023 I United States
Director: Rob Wassmer, Kaki Orr
English with Hungarian subtitles

Mustafa Ceylan

This is the story of a young Turkish immigrant, destined to play football and take over his parents kebab restaurant. But one day, fate put a pair of skis in his way.

12 min I 2022 I Switzerland
Director: Jules Guarneri, Benoît Goncerut
English with Hungarian subtitles