No Man's Land Film Festival
BendFilm Celebrates Bend Women's March withNo Man's Land Film Festival!No Man's Land is an all-female adventure film festival based out of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado that meets a need and desire to highlight and connect women in pursuit of the radical. We are a collaboration and celebration of men and women who are deeply engaged in enhancing the female presence in the adventure arena. Here is the night's program:Not to Be A Lady | Female director, Elle GinterA skateboarder and a ballerina tread forward without dragging stigmas behind them and re-define femininity. Made in an un-ladylike fashion in honor of International Women's Day. (2:09)Hip Hop Gone Wild* | Female directors + producers, Henna Taylor and Becca Droz This cutting-edge film combines adventure with hip hop to take you on a journey from the urban streets of freestyle circles to the vertical world of rock climbing. (7:44) Cabin Jams | Female director + producer, Jamie Tanner + Lead Evans Musicians and athletes create a riding film that rethinks the way we make movies in the mountains. At 7,000 feet, they write, record, and produce both the film and its soundtrack. (7:36)Sarah | Female director + producer, Boryana Ivanova Once a swimming champion in Syria, Sarah must evacuate the boat she is on in the middle of the Mediterranean. She knows that this will be the most crucial race she in which she will ever compete–a race for her life. (3:52)Dear Betty Bee*| Female director + producer, Anya Miller Big mountain shredder Ingrid Backstrom’s letter to her one-year-old daughter, Betty Bee, is a look into a badass mountain mama’s adventure raising a kiddo in the outdoors. (2:27)La Cumbre* | Female director and producer, Dana Romanoff We join world-class mountaineer and wounded warrior Chad Jukes on a heartfelt journey to shed light on issues affecting amputees worldwide where 80% of the world's amputees live in developing countries and only 2% have access to prosthetics. (11:47)Dawa Yangzum Sherpa*| Female director + producer, Anna Callaghan At twenty-one, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa becomes the first woman from her country to earn mountaineering's most elite title–the IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) Certification where only 1.5 percent of the world’s 7,000 guides are female. (2:40)In Perpetual Motion*| Female director + producer, Krystle Wright Surfers and free divers know well those dark, lung-searing seconds waiting to surface after a wave has pinned you to the ocean floor. Vivid and ethereal, remarkable beauty is revealed when time stands still for just a moment. (4:29) Blue*| Female Director and Producer, Aly NicklasOur protagonist is a four-year-old girl growing up in Valdez, Alaska. We dive into a fantasy world where a 4 year-old Valdez, Alaska girl rides her fat bike through mountains, glaciers, and rivers with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes at her side. (4:00)Couples*| Female director + producer, Sandra Lahnsteiner Produced by Shades of Winter Professional skiers, Sandra Lahnsteiner, Janina Kuzma, Julia Mancuso bring along their spouses on a heli skiing trip into the backcountry of the Purcel & Selkirk mountain range in Canada, BC. But did they ever think how their spouses feel about them being out there in these wild mountains? (14:14)Women Who Fly 3rd in a Series | Female director, Joris DebeijShirin Gerami is Iran’s first female triathlete to compete in a world championship event. We watch her flourish as a female athlete while respecting Muslim dress codes and traditions. Directed by Sudnance and SXSW filmmaker, Joris Debeij. (2:08)Mountain Bike Meets Painting | Micayla Gatto's Intersection | Female director, Lacy Kemp Watch athletic and artistic prowess collide as professional mountain biker Micayla Gatto rides in and out of her own canvas. For Micayla Gatto, artistic creativity is the key that unlocks her unique approach to riding. (4:19)Superior Ice | Red Bull Subject Angela VanWiemeerchProfessional climbers Angela VanWiemeerch and Sasha DiGiulian team up to explore the spectacular ice formations on the shores of Lake Superior. The Upper Peninsula is relatively unknown, but the climate, landscape, and geological features make it home to countless climbing routes. (13:26)The goal of this festival is to connect like-minded individuals who are action-oriented, wish to support a shared vision of gender equality, have a desire to experience their passions and environments through a uniquely female lens, and above all, love adventure. Along with cultivating a deep interest in exploring the vastness of our planet from a female point of view, No Man's Land strives to create a history of motivating audiences to implement and inspire change. Our mission transcends the films presented; this festival acts as a platform for progressive thought and movement in the outdoor industry. At No Man's Land, we aim to redefine feminine in adventure and sport through film.