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2015. 63rd Edition
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Chasing Niagara
Rush Sturges
Mexico - Canada - USA 
WORLD PREMIEREWhen pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three-year journey from the rainforest...

WORLD PREMIERE
When pro kayaker Rafa Ortiz makes the decision to paddle over Niagara Falls, he sets in motion an incredible series of events that eventually takes on a life of its own. To prepare for this mission, Rafa enlists the help of world-renowned paddler Rush Sturges and a tight team of their friends. Together they go on a remarkable three-year journey from the rainforest rivers of Mexico to the towering waterfalls of the U.S. Northwest. Their journey concludes in Canada where the team plays a cat-and-mouse game with local police before Rafa’s mission comes to a heart-stopping climax at the iconic Falls.

Degrees North
Guido Perrini,
Switzerland 
WORLD PREMIEREA film which mixes hair-raising action footage of leading freeriders with a story of adventure and discovery. World-renowned freeriders Xavier De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Ralph Backstrom progress the sport of freeriding through the use new technology to scope remote areas in order to show ski and snowboard action in a way never seen before.

WORLD PREMIERE
A film which mixes hair-raising action footage of leading freeriders with a story of adventure and discovery. World-renowned freeriders Xavier De Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten and Ralph Backstrom progress the sport of freeriding through the use new technology to scope remote areas in order to show ski and snowboard action in a way never seen before.

Heavy Water
Michael Oblowitz
USA 
WORLD PREMIEREFrom his first sorties at big Waimea at 11 years of age, Nathan Fletcher showed a prodigious aptitude to big wave surfing. He grew into a professional surfer following in his father´s and grandfather´s footsetps, trying to conquer the giant surf of the Hawaiin Outer reefs. In Sion Milosky, Nathan found an equally driven peer. Together they reignited the “big g...

WORLD PREMIERE
From his first sorties at big Waimea at 11 years of age, Nathan Fletcher showed a prodigious aptitude to big wave surfing. He grew into a professional surfer following in his father´s and grandfather´s footsetps, trying to conquer the giant surf of the Hawaiin Outer reefs. In Sion Milosky, Nathan found an equally driven peer. Together they reignited the “big gun” style of paddle in surfing. Our story follows our modern day Big Wave adventures as they live out the drama in an arena that encounters life and death.

Meru
Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
USA 
SPANISH PREMIEREThree elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

SPANISH PREMIERE
Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

The Search For Freedom
Jon Long
Canada 
SPANISH PREMIEREIs the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This documentary is a visceral experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

SPANISH PREMIERE
Is the story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This documentary is a visceral experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
John McKenna, Gabriel Clarke
UK 
SPANISH PREMIEREBy 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. Now the aspiring mogul and racing fanatic could do the movie that was his life's passion. The making of the film changed his life forever. The film interweaves stunning newly discovered footage and voice recordings with original interviews. It is the true story of how a cinema legend would risk almost everyth...

SPANISH PREMIERE
By 1970, Steve McQueen ruled Hollywood. Now the aspiring mogul and racing fanatic could do the movie that was his life's passion. The making of the film changed his life forever. The film interweaves stunning newly discovered footage and voice recordings with original interviews. It is the true story of how a cinema legend would risk almost everything in pursuit of his dream.

Panaroma
Jon Herranz Hernández
Spain 
SPANISH PREMIEREIn July 2014, Edu Marín tackled the hardest challenge of his life: to scale with his 62 year-old father, Francisco Marín "Novato", the mythical "Panaroma" route opened by Alex Huber in 2007. Standing in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo National Park, the line is graded with a difficulty of 8c and has a height of 500 metres.  

SPANISH PREMIERE
In July 2014, Edu Marín tackled the hardest challenge of his life: to scale with his 62 year-old father, Francisco Marín "Novato", the mythical "Panaroma" route opened by Alex Huber in 2007. Standing in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo National Park, the line is graded with a difficulty of 8c and has a height of 500 metres.  

Paul
Victor van Vloten, Robert van Wingerden
Netherlands 
WORLD PREMIEREAn inspiring story about Paul, a 13-year-old boy from the Dunoon township in Capetown, South Africa. Paul has a dream, a dream he thinks about all day long; he wants to become a surfer. But for boys from Dunoon it's not easy to surf. There's no transport to the beach and no money for equipment. 

WORLD PREMIERE
An inspiring story about Paul, a 13-year-old boy from the Dunoon township in Capetown, South Africa. Paul has a dream, a dream he thinks about all day long; he wants to become a surfer. But for boys from Dunoon it's not easy to surf. There's no transport to the beach and no money for equipment. 

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