Tumwater Solitude, a short film produced by Icicle TV earlier this year which features kayaker Sam Grafton solo-kayaking class V and VI whitewater through Tumwater Canyon just outside of Leavenworth, WA, was recently selected to join the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. As Sam puts it, “this is as big as roadside whitewater gets.”
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 400 communities and 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2014/2015 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. From approximately 350 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Once again the film tour made its stop in Leavenworth, WA at the Festhalle on Tuesday November 25th. Leavenworth Winter Sports Club hosts this event each year as a fundraiser for the LWSC and audiences were excited to see a local film on the big screen.
If you haven’t seen Tumwater Solitude yet, check out the full 5 1/2 minute film below. It’s intense!