Free Feel Good Films

Camel Finds Water
Best Craft Film 2020
Director: Ian Durkin
USA, 2019, 9m
Trevor Gordon found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.

Official Selection 2014
Director: Anson Fogel & Skip Armstrong
USA, 2013, 8m
Tangled vines. Endless rain. Dodgy hotel rooms. Mud. Biting flies. Aggressive viruses…Perfection.
Is this a vacation? Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt, Galen Volckhausen, Tim Kemple, Anson Fogel, Blake Hendrix and Skip Armstrong hunt the remote Mexican jungle for the perfect waterfall…and the perfect shot. Paddler and cinematographer alike explore a world beyond the expected.

Dave Matthews + Reteti Elephant Sanctuary
Official Selection 2019
Director: Ami Vitale
USA, 2018, 4m
Nothing prepares you for the searching curiosity of a baby elephant’s trunk, nor the heartbreaking story of how each orphan arrived at the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya. Reteti is the first elephant orphanage in Africa completely owned and operated by the local community.

Dedicate: Diving Free
Official Selection 2018
Directors: Shams, Alex Aimard
Norway, 2017, 8m
Jacques de Vos is an underwater photographer who spends most of his time freediving with orcas. Helped by his crew, this South African became an expert in finding these extraordinary creatures in the ocean and spending a few seconds swimming with them underwater, north of Norway.

Best Adventure 2016
Director: Anthony Bonello
USA, 31m
It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Travel to the high arctic to document one of the planet’s rarest events – a total solar eclipse. Despite this, a team of Salomon skiers and filmmakers set out on an expedition to realize photographer Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision to capture an image of a skier against a solar eclipse. 

Ice Call – Backyards Project
Official Selection 2018
Directors: Antoine Frioux, Alexis Blaise, Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret
France, 2017, 4m
PVS Company presents Ice Call, an extract of Backyards Project, a free-ski movie of Sam Favret. Discover a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of the Mont-Blanc mountains in France.

Official Selection 2018
Director: Lacy Kemp
Canada, 2017, 5m

Mountain biker and artist Micayla Gatto rides in and out of her own painted landscapes.

Owl Dance-Off: Part II
Official Selection 2018
Director: Megan Lorenz
USA, 2017, 2m
Wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz returns to Florida to film burrowing owls. Having already witnessed some peculiar “dancing” behavior in her 2014 visit, which led to the original Owl Dance-Off video, this time Megan is fortunate enough to catch a tandem owl routine.

RJ Ripper
Special Jury Award 2019
Director: Joey Schusler
USA, 2018, 20m
Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. From learning to ride on a beat-up clunker to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.

Surfer Dan
Official Selection 2019
Director: Tim Kemple
USA, 2018, 8m
In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge. Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own backdoor.

Official Selection 2015
Directors: Shams, Jibehem & Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
USA, 2014, 5m
Touch is a spectacular tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille di Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France by paraglider, Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Official Selection 2019
Director: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
France, 2017, 6m
Take to the skies with Jean-Baptiste Chandelier as he brings us along for the ride on a breathtaking journey from the French Alps to the coast of South Africa, and from the Azores islands to the beaches of Brazil.