Awards/Quotes

Film Festivals and Awards

Winner

Banff Mountain Film Festival
WINNER People’s Choice Award
WINNER Best Film on Mountain Culture
WINNER Audio Post-Production Award
DocuWest Film Festival
WINNER Audience Choice Award
WINNER Best Film
Kendal Mountain Film Festival
WINNER Best Mountain Culture Film
BendFilm
WINNER Best Cinematography
Yosemite International Film Festival
WINNER Silver Sierra Film Award
Red Rock Film Festival
WINNER Aglet Award
Autrans Film Festival
WINNER Best Film Mountain Culture

Honorable Mention

Ojai Film Festival
Honorable Mention Best Doc Feature
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Honorable Mention Best Mountain Culture

Official Selection

Lake Placid Film Forum
Official Selection (Opening Night Film)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest
Official Selection
Orlando Film Festival
Official Selection
Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival
Official Selection
International Film Festival Graz
Official Selection
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
The Nordic Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
Official Selection
Bay Street Film Festival
Official Selection
Trento Film Festival
Official Selection
Whistler Film Festival
Official Selection
Anchorage International Film Festival
Official Selection
Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
Salzburg Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
International Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection

Selection of Quotes

“A powerful and poetic film.” – Vancouver Observer
“Stephen Grynberg made something special here.” – Simon Madden, Yahoo Sports Australia
“So beautifully captures the visual lushness and spiritual powers of winter” -Aware Guide
“In the midst of breathtaking, you-are-there cinematography…A Life Ascending is about the restorative powers of nature..” – Anchorage Press
“A Life Ascending was one of the best films I have ever seen.” – Scott Livingston, Life Adventures blog
“An oft-sublime meditation on loss, renewal and risk.” – The Denver Post
“A cinematic spectacle.” – Elliot Kotek, Moving Pictures Magazine