Chris Bonington and Leo Houlding on the top of 'The Old Man of Hoy'
Saturday 28th October 2017 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, Canada. World Premiere with Chris Bonington Friday 17th November 2017 Kendal Mountain Festival, U.K.. UK Premiere withChris Bonington 14th - 18th November 2017 Graz Mountain Film, Austria. European Premiere 1st -3rd December 2017 Krakow Mountain Festival, Poland. 7th - 11th December 2017 Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, Nepal. 8th - 17th December 2017 Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, Spain. Best Mountaineering Film Award. 8th - 10th December 2017 Warsaw Mountain Film Festival, Poland 17th January 2018 Rheged Centre, Penrith, UK 9th - 17th February 2018 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Canada. 15th February 2018 Hayden Orpheum, Sydney Australia. 21st - 25th March 2018 'Mountain and City' Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia. 19th April 2018 Royal Geographical Society, London. 20th April Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Wales 26th April - 6th May 2018 Trento Film Festival, Italy 17th May 2018 Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, Milan, Italy 30th June 2018 NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival, Wanaka, New Zealand. Special Jury Award. 23rd-26th August 2018 International Mountain Film Festival Teplice, Czech Republic. 31st August - 3rd September 2018 Zakopane Mountain Film Meeting, Poland Special Jury Award 7th - 11th September 2018 Ulju Mountain Film Festival, South Korea. With Chris Bonington in person. 20th - 23rd September 2018 Ladek Zdroz Mountain Festival (Piolet d'or) Poland. With Chris Bonington in person. 10th - 14th October 2018 Horsky Film Festival, Poprad, Slovakia. 17th - 21st October 2018 Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival, Germany 3rd - 4th November 2018 Athens Adventure Film Festival, Greece 19th - 23rd November 2018 ECHO Mountain FilmFestival, Skopje, Macedonia. Grand Prize 20th - 25th November 2018 Nordic Adventure Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark. 8th - 9th December 2018 Pakistan International Mountain Festival. 27th February - 4th March 2019 Alpin Film Festival, Romania Brasov / Transalvania.
'Keith Partridge and Brian Hall have created a moving visual memoir on one of Britain’s most celebrated mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington. Their film expertly tackles the sensitive subjects of loss, love and success with a discerning eye that can only come from filmmakers with a lifetime of experience in the mountain film industry. One of this year’s most highly anticipated films, Bonington: Mountaineer is not to be missed and we’re delighted to be hosting the world premiere at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.' - Joanna Croston, Programming Director, Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
Epic and emotional in equal measure, this is a truly thought-provoking 80 minutes. The word 'authentic's all to often used and abused. But this is the real thing. Made by passionate climbers about one of their own. An extraordinary film. An extraordinary life. An extraordinary human being. Chris Bonington...we salute you ! Mark Evans - Television Presenter and Producer
My word what an amazing film you have made. Chris Bonington is one of my childhood heroes and your portrait of him has hit new heights. He has made amazing achievements, inspiring so many other people like me. However, in your film you manage to show not only the great things that he has done, but also the raw emotion of a man who I have yet to meet. I was moved to tears several times during the viewing. Your videography is absolutely stunning, amazing and awe-inspiring. I'm looking forward to your next piece of work. I drove home on a 'high' dreaming about my next adventure. I'm blown away. Thank you so much. Mike Faughey-Scrags - Audience member at Rheged screening.