IWFF Shorts Block
Want winter to last a little longer? Follow these films into the frozen Canadian Yukon in search of the perfect photograph of the elusive mountain goat, and into the American Rockies, where backcountry skiers and biologists celebrate citizen science and learn to coexist with the wild denizens of the snowy slopes.
A White Dream: In love with images and the cold, the wildlife photographer Jérémie Villet travels alone through the white deserts of the northern hemisphere with his pulka and his telephoto lens, looking for animals that survive in extreme cold. During his upcoming expedition in the Canadian North, Jérémie is about to explore the wild and extreme Yukon region, with the ultimate goal of photographing the legendary mountain goat. The difficulty of access to the mountain territories where this animal dwells and the freezing temperatures will make the task challenging. Directed by Mathieu Le Lay. Produced by Alexandre Soullier. Sponsored by Cottonwood Environmental Law Center and Xplorer Maps.
Denizens of the Steep: This story follows world-renowned skier Kim Havell as she explores and redefines what it means to be a backcountry skier. Having seen the backcountry skiing world evolve rapidly since she started, Kim knows the community faces an uncomfortable truth: as the popularity of outdoor recreation continues to explode, the conservation of our most cherished and wild places will face new and unprecedented challenges. Directed by Zach Montes and Dan Gibeau. Sponsored by Josh Metten and Vince Mazzuca. Sponsored by Xplorer Maps.
Finding Gulo: Finding Gulo follows a backcountry ski guide & field biologist who set out to document an elusive population of wolverines. This short film celebrates the power of citizen science to protect endangered wildlife in the face of climate change. Sponsored by Xplorer Maps.
Duration: 88 min