Destination Unknown Film Festival – Bergen
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The human spirit converges with the majesty of the natural world creating incredible stories of adventure and discovery. Destination Unknown Film Festival is an exclusive program of independent adventure and conservation films. We tour the world sharing these stories with small local audiences.
Join us for an evening overflowing with inspiration and wonder. The films come from all corners of the world, from surfing in the arctic, to fighting for endangered species in the gulf of Mexico.. They showcase activists, adventures and philosophers against a backdrop of jaw dropping landscapes. The Bergen program consists of 6 short films selected as finalists in our main festival, held in Voss earlier this year.
All films are unrated and in English or subtitled in English, the total run time is 87minutes.
Ticket prices are kr. 120,-.
No reserving of tickets and no use of Cinematekets filmcard at this event.
The Pinnacle of Rush
Director: Allan Smithee. Austria/Switzerland 2019. 16 min.
Swiss athlete Ueli Kestenholz has achieved everything as a competitive athlete. As a snowboarder he was an Olympic medal winner, world champion and X-Games winner. Now he follows his passion, freeriding, in a very special way. With a speed paraglider and skis, he tackles mountains and lines that would be impossible to ski without a glider. With his extraordinary determination he has mastered speedriding at the highest level.
The Pinnacle of Rush illustrates the peculiarities of this young sport and shows the tension and precision that Ueli Kestenholz shows when speedriding.
The Last Vaquita
Director: Ed Harrison, James Harrison. USA 2021. 13 min.
With the Vaquita Porpoise on the brink of extinction, two brothers who collaborate as wildlife artists leave their studio behind and head to a small fishing town in Mexico. They board the M/V Farley Mowat to experience the front-line fight between ocean conservationists Sea Shepherd and the poachers, backed by the Mexican cartel, who are devastating countless marine species.
Caught up in a tale of greed and corruption, they witness a battle that seems all but lost and find themselves questioning their place in the world. Can they use their craft to take action amidst today’s Sixth Mass Extinction
Director: Richard Sidey. New Zealand 2020. 5 min.
Wingsuit BASE jumping is often presented as a thrill seeking adrenaline rush. Spellbound takes us deeper into the more contemplative aspects of jumping, as David Walden and friends venture into the mountains around his home in New Zealand.
Beautiful scenery and hypnotic cinematography eject us from our daily lives into a world of air, earth and flight.
A Corner of the Earth
Director: Spencer Frost. Australia 2019. 42 min.
A Corner of the Earth is a cinematic exploration of surfing in the brutal northern winter featuring aspiring professional surfer Fraser Dovell who is struggling with the harsh realities of competitive surfing. Along with filmmaker Spencer Frost and photographer Guy Williment, Fraser throws himself out of his comfort zone to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The trio journey to a far Corner of the Earth to search for waves in the wildly beautiful and treacherous solitude of the arctic. Battling extremes of weather and close encounters with the majesty of nature, Fraser comes to a new appreciation of what it means to be a surfer.
Director: Richard Sidey. New Zealand 2020. 28 min.
Five Kiwi pilots take on a paragliding adventure in Tanzania, with the ultimate aim to fly from the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Paradice (A journey into frozen waterfalls)
Director: Daniel Bleuer. Switzerland 2019. 19 min.
In winter, the Alps turn into a paradise for top alpine sport. Huge waterfalls freeze to ice and leave unique formations. Paradice shows three of the most beautiful Swiss ice climbing tours from an unusual perspective. A film about risk, responsibility and the beauty of nature.