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Mountainfilm on Tour 2018

By on July 1, 2019 in Events


Saturday, September 22, 2018
Gates open at 5 pm – Films start at 7:15 pm
At Ojai Valley School (Lower Campus) Sports Field

$18 for current members (ends September 21 at 11:55 pm)
$22 pre-sale (ends September 21 at 11:55 pm)
$25 day of (there will be no member pricing on September 22 or at the door)
$10 children under 12

Gourmet Picnic Bags
For 2 – $85
For 4 – $140
Learn more »

Interested in being an event sponsor? Or donating to the raffle?  See our sponsors and learn more about the perks here »

Get ready for a night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts, Mountainfilm style. On September 22, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the annual festival in Telluride to Ojai.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and stake out your spot on the lawn. There will be live music, food trucks (Kate’s Bread, Farm and FlameVentura BBQ Co, Deer X-ing, SoCal Comfort Food, Mr. Softee, and Bollywood Bowl), and a beer garden donated by Topa Topa Brewing Company. This year you can order a gourmet picnic from the OVLC!

This is a different set of films from the Friday night’s program – so come enjoy both!

Alcohol is not permitted outside of the beer garden. No pets. No smoking of any kind.

Parental Advisory: Some of these films contain adult language and content, we will put the more family-friendly films in the first half.

Thinking about joining the OVLC?
Join today and receive two free tickets! Visit our giving page and type “Mountainfilm Tickets” in the comments section of the donation form and we will send you two tickets when you join with a first-time donation of $35 or more.

Free ticket offer ended Friday at midnight. Please purchase your tickets directly from the event page. We still welcome your support! Thank you.

Make it a Weekend: A Limited Friday Evening Offer of a Special Screening & Farm-to-Table Feast Under the Open Sky

On Friday evening, OVLC hosts a special farm-to-table dinner at the beautiful Ventura Steelhead Reserve. The evening includes a special hand-selected screening of Mountainfilm on Tour films—and each “Under the Open Sky” ticket includes a free ticket to Saturday’s screenings (of different films) at the Ojai Mountainfilm on Tour event. See all the films when you join us for Friday evening! And you can book a table of 10 at a discounted price and bring friends and family for the whole weekend! Learn more »

If you have a member discount code – please click “Have a password?” at the top of the ticket box and enter it in the box to reveal your member ticket pricing.

2018 Films


2018 Greenland / Duration: 10 mins
Directed by: RC Cone 

Rivers run through Vala Árnadóttir’s blood; she was raised by fishing guides. She lives in the city of Reykjavík, Iceland, with her 10-year-old daughter Mathilda, and teaches Mathilda the art of casting, the tricks of fish, the peace of standing on the banks watching the water flow by. But when Vala travels to Greenland for guiding work, immersing herself in a landscape that’s as beautiful and fertile as it is barren and unforgiving, Mathilda doesn’t come along. Not yet. This short film paints the fantastical and mysterious country of Greenland through Mathilda’s fantasies and Vala’s eyes.

INTERSECTION: MICAYLA GATTO2017 Canada / Duration: 5 mins
Directed by: Lacy Kemp

Professional mountain biker and artist Micayla Gatto recreates in her paintings the sweeping vistas of ridgelines she rides on her bike. Both cornering berms and putting paintbrush to canvas allow Gatto to achieve that magical flow state where she exists completely and happily in the present moment. Intersection takes us inside the vibrant space where artist and athlete collide, as Gatto pedals through her artwork with a splash of color.

HAYLEY: 90 SECONDS ON FEAR2017 Sweden / Duration: 1 mins
Directed by: Stian Smestad

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear.” That’s the mantra of Hayley Ashburn as she walks a 170-foot highline between outcroppings in the wintry Dolomites.

BREAK ON THROUGH2017 USA / Duration: 26 mins
Directed by: Peter MortimerNick RosenMatty Hong

In the world of climbing, the 5.15 grade is a rarefied realm reserved for only the strongest and most precise sport climbers. Most never achieve it, legends like Alex Honnold won’t go near it and for women, it’s long been out of reach. Until now. Meet Margo Hayes. This petite former-gymnast surprised the world in 2017 when she tackled Spain’s La Rambla — a brutal 5.15 that features giant moves, tiny crimpers and a small chance of success — and sent it, shattering the glass ceiling. Instead of resting on her laurels though, this driven climber immediately set her sights on an even bigger objective.


2017 Canada / Duration: 5 mins
Directed by: Dave Mossop

From the boredom of the backseat of his parents’ station wagon, a young skier imagines the passing front-yard snow piles and sloping roofs as suburban ski terrain. His daydream suddenly springs to life as freeskier Tom Wallisch flies over Airstreams and garbage cans, and down the steps and rails of Nelson, British Columbia, sparks flying when his skis meet pavement. Imagination is an homage to the late Canadian freeskier J.P. Auclair’s iconic street segment from the film All.I.Can. (Mountainfilm 2011), which proves with a little snow and creativity anything is possible.

Directed by: Todd JonesSteve Jones

A right of passage for any Jackson Hole skier, Corbet’s Couloir is conquered here not on two planks, but two wheels.

THE WOLF PACK2018 USA / Duration: 12 mins
Directed by: Nick WaggonerZac Ramras

High in the San Juan Mountains above Silverton, Colorado, a pack of runners roams, jogging through meadows, hiking over mineral-stained peaks, ducking through forests and exploring the rugged landscape of their backyard. It’s the Braford-Lefebvre family — mom, dad and three kids — who have used running both as a healing mechanism and a tool to help them experience life together. The Wolf Packchronicles a family raised the right way — on fresh air, high peaks and the wonder of the outdoors.

LIFE COACH2017 USA / Duration: 13 mins
Directed by: Renan OzturkTaylor Rees

Climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk makes the pilgrimage to the toothy and harsh landscape of Alaska’s Ruth Glacier every year. This time around, he and fellow climber Alex Honnold have their sights set on a beautiful route up Mount Dickey. But the weather is horrendous. So instead, they end up sitting in tents talking about their feelings. What unfolds is not your typical climbing film, but rather a touching examination into life’s big questions.

THE SPACE WITHIN2017 USA / Duration: 6 mins
Directed by: Frank PickellBen Sturgulewski

Picking through the tidepools of a deserted tropical beach, a young boy finds a mysterious treasure washed upon the rocks and is swiftly transported to a different world. This one is blanketed in snow, muffled by storms and home to skiers carving through shoulder-deep powder.

SKY MIGRATIONS2017 USA / Duration: 15 mins
Directed by: Charles PostForest WoodwardMax Lowe

Twice a year a river of raptors soars overhead between British Columbia and Argentina on their seasonal migrations. Ecologist Charles Post joins them for part of their journey south through the rugged sagebrush-covered canyons of Nevada’s Goshute and New Mexico’s Manzano mountains. Workers with Hawkwatch International have been counting, measuring, banding and marveling at Cooper’s hawks, red-tailed hawks and golden eagles for the last 30 years. The birds’ fierce eyes and powerful wingspans indicate they, as well as the animals they prey on, are doing well. But for conservation to succeed, there must be a global effort. It takes the entire Western Hemisphere to raise a hawk.

SURF THE LINE2012 France / Duration: 2 mins
Directed by: Jérémy Frey

The Flying Frenchies are back, and this time they are surfing a 2,000-foot highline in the Vercors Mountains of France — hauling ass at 50 miles an hour and laughing hysterically the whole way.

Thank you again to Daniel Patrick Finley and Mariana Abaroa for these wonderful images of last year’s event:

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