2014 MOFF Selections

2014 MOFF Selections

“Always Above Lava” - 14 - Bob Bergeron - The Forks, ME

“Always Above Lava” – 14 – Bob Bergeron – The Forks, ME

Always Above Lava

Bob Bergeron – The Forks, ME – 14 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE

A story of family and adventure as we follow a group of Maineiacs through the Grand Canyon for 25 days! What’s the worst that could happen?

“The West Branch, Penobscot River” - 31 - Taylor Walker - Millinocket, ME

“The West Branch, Penobscot River” – 31 – Taylor Walker – Millinocket, ME

The West Branch, Penobscot River

Taylor Walker – Millinocket, ME – 31 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE

Living at the west branch of the Penobscot River for a summer of boating.

“The Steep Life: Chugach” - 14 - H2O Guides - Valdez, AK/Portland, ME

“The Steep Life: Chugach” – 14 – H2O Guides – Valdez, AK/Portland, ME

The Steep Life: Chugach

H2O Guides/No Umbrella Media – Valdez, AK/Portland, ME – 14 minutes

Alaska, where Dean Cummings makes legendary first descents utilizing important safety protocols.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBP91pnIW08

“Season 37 at Baker's Smelt Camps” - 52 - Andy Molloy - Hallowell, ME

“Season 37 at Baker’s Smelt Camps” – 52 – Andy Molloy – Hallowell, ME

Season 37 at Baker’s Smelt Camps

Andy Molloy – Gardiner, ME – 52 minutes

Mike Baker has offered shacks for rent on the frozen Kennebec River since 1976, where residents of Maine ‘drink and swap lies’ together while fishing for Rainbow Smelt.

“Phantoms of the Mountain: The Snow Groomers” - 8 - Corinna Halloran - Rhode Island

“Phantoms of the Mountain: The Snow Groomers” – 8 – Corinna Halloran – Rhode Island

Phantoms of the Mountain: The Snow Groomers

Corinna Halloran – Rhode Island – 8 minutes

A short documentary about the men who groom Sugarloaf– the machines they use and how much they love their jobs as professional snow groomers.

“Une balade à la mer (A ride towards the sea)” - 3 - Damien Stein - France

“Une balade à la mer (A ride towards the sea)” – 3 – Damien Stein – France

Une balade à la mer (A ride towards the sea)

Damien Stein – France – 3 minutes

An animated everyman goes on a quest to the sea, without dialog or melodramatic music. A thoughtful naturalistic land and soundscape in a quirky morality tale.

“Live Free And Fish” - 3 – Rumbletree & NH Tourism – New Hampshire

“Live Free And Fish” – 3 – Rumbletree & NH Tourism – New Hampshire

Live Free And Fish

Rumbletree & NH Tourism – New Hampshire – 3 minutes

A sense of freedom can be defined in any number of ways. For Bill Bernhardt and Greg Inglis, freedom is measured by a long cast to a rising trout, countless hours behind the oars of a Drift Boat and a desire to share their obsession with others. Pittsburg, NH is home to both Bill and Greg and the upper reaches of the fabled Connecticut River. This short film follows these two fly fishing guides on a day full of adventure and provides an insiders look into their world of part trout bum, part explorer.

“Guillaume Blanchet” – Quebec – 4 minutes

“Guillaume Blanchet” – Quebec – 4 minutes

Bounce, this is not a freestyle movie

Guillaume Blanchet – Quebec – 4 minutes

For two years, the filmmaker was lucky enough to visit a few countries with a soccer ball as a faithful companion. Along the journey, it experienced sand, grass, concrete and snow, but always bounced back.

“Fathoms of Consciousness” - 4 - Red Vault Productions - New York

“Fathoms of Consciousness” – 4 – Red Vault Productions – New York

Fathoms of Consciousness

Red Vault Productions – New York – 4 minutes

Thoughts from the inner workings of a lifetime waterman – We dive deep to find our passions and how they shape not only us as people, but the way we view the world around us.

“Mike Libecki: Pursuit of Passion” - 4.5 - Three Strings Productions - Colorado

“Mike Libecki: Pursuit of Passion” – 4.5 – Three Strings Productions – Colorado

Mike Libecki: Pursuit of Passion

Three Strings Productions – Colorado – 4.5 minutes

Passion for adventure is contagious and the more you’re exposed to the outdoor lifestyle the more it gets in your blood. Nobody knows this more than Goal Zero Ambassador Mike Libecki. He has logged over 50 expeditions, filled multiple passports with over 100 stamped pages and climbed and explored some of the most remote regions of the planet. The contagious nature of Mike’s passion for adventure has now started to find a place in the heart of the next generation.

“Baritone” - 5 - Antoine Lanckmans - Belgium

“Baritone” – 5 – Antoine Lanckmans – Belgium

Baritone

Antoine Lanckmans – Belgium – 5 minutes

WORLD PREMIERE

A soothing short featuring a man walking with through the woods while listening to music.

“Unlimited” - 9 - Jonathan Marrs and Joshua Ferdaszewski - Oregon

“Unlimited” – 9 – Jonathan Marrs and Joshua Ferdaszewski – Oregon

Unlimited

Jonathan Marrs and Joshua Ferdaszewski – Oregon – 9 minutes

This documentary short explores what adventure means to Ed, a paraplegic, as he has the chance to kayak and cross-country ski after years of feeling limited by his disability.

“Desert Ice” - 12 - Three Strings Productions - Colorado

“Desert Ice” – 12 – Three Strings Productions – Colorado

Desert Ice

Three Strings Productions – Colorado – 12 minutes

Jesse Huey and Scott Adamson climb into the high-desert slot canyons of Southwest Utah in search of what some are calling the best water-ice discovery in the last 20 years.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/89572101

“The Disease” - 15 - Nathaniel Maddux - Washington

“The Disease” – 15 – Nathaniel Maddux – Washington

The Disease

Nathaniel Maddux – Washington – 15 minutes

A veteran outdoors-man, Redbeard, consumed by a passion for wild turkey hunting, takes us on a trip from his turkey call shop building to his secluded hunting camp and reflects on his life of outdoor adventure and cigar smoking.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/91584334

“Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition” - 28 - Christoph von Toggenburg

“Alegria – A Humanitarian Expedition” – 28 – Christoph von Toggenburg

Alegria – A Humanitarian Expedition

Christoph von Toggenburg – Switzerland – 28 minutes

Supporting leprosy patients and mentally destitute women, Christoph von Toggenburg cycled 3200km on the world’s highest tracks pulling a 40kg trailer packed with survival gear. The story of an epic solo expedition across the Himalaya that changed the life of hundreds of people in need.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/83910945

“Donnie Vincent's Terra Nova: 3 Days on the Island” - 30 - Sicmanta - Wisconsin

“Donnie Vincent’s Terra Nova: 3 Days on the Island” – 30 – Sicmanta – Wisconsin

Donnie Vincent’s Terra Nova: 3 Days on the Island

Sicmanta – Wisconsin – 30 minutes

Brought to you by the producers of the award winning documentary, The River’s Divide, Terra Nova: Three Days on the Island is the second film in the new adventure series featuring Donnie Vincent. Walk alongside Donnie on the island of Newfoundland as he navigates through forests and across bogs in search of a woodland caribou.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/91986891

“United We Ski” - 35 - T-Bar Films - Vermont

“United We Ski” – 35 – T-Bar Films – Vermont

United We Ski

T-Bar Films – Vermont – 35 minutes

Celebrating skiing as a community thing, this film takes us to a half dozen rope tow hills in Vermont. Beyond the rope tow and the sense of community, it’s six very different stories.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/75187417

“Fifty Lakes One Island” - 51 - George Desort - Illinois

“Fifty Lakes One Island” – 51 – George Desort – Illinois

Fifty Lakes One Island

George Desort – Illinois – 51 minutes

During 2011, Chicago filmmaker George Desort spent a total of eighty nights on Isle Royale National Park on Lake Superior. Traveling alone with his camera equipment and as much food as he could fit into his kayak, Desort explored the rugged terrain of the island, filming himself each step of the way.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/65789369

“Wind & Rattlesnakes” - 57 - Kyle Duba - Wyoming

“Wind & Rattlesnakes” – 57 – Kyle Duba – Wyoming

Wind & Rattlesnakes

Kyle Duba – Wyoming – 57 minutes

Named for an old cowboy’s two-word description of Wyoming, ‘Wind and Rattlesnakes’ documents the history, people and climbing around Lander, Wyoming. The one hour long film follows the development of the region as a world-class climbing area, from the earliest days of Paul Petzoldt’s students at the National Outdoor Leadership School tying in with bowlines around the waist, to the current development of Wolf Point which now has one of the highest concentrations of 5.14’s in America.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/67092697

Hard Way Home - 87 Minutes - Kori Feener - Massachusetts

Hard Way Home – 87 Minutes – Kori Feener – Massachusetts

Hard Way Home

Kori Feener – Massachusetts – 87 minutes

Sometimes the best way to let go of a troubled past is to literally walk as far away from it as possible. Hard Way Home is an intimate journey of the filmmaker as she struggles physically and emotionally to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/68550020

“McConkey” - 109 - Matchstick Productions/Red Bull Media House - California

“McConkey” – 109 – Matchstick Productions/Red Bull Media House – California

McConkey

Matchstick Productions/Red Bull Media House – California – 109 minutes

“McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afDYEtQmC6I

“100: Head/Heart/Feet” – 102 – Hammer and Saw Films – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

“100: Head/Heart/Feet” – 102 – Hammer and Saw Films – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont

100: Head/Heart/Feet

Hammer and Saw Films – Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont – 102 minutes

If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of untra-running. Some call them adventure racers, extreme endurance athletes or just plain crazy as they prepare to run a 30 hour, 100 mile race… no stopping, no resting no whining… just running.

Trailer: http://vimeo.com/68789561

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