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Jeff Lowe's Metanoia WINS Best Mountaineering Film at Kendal Mountain Festival!

On November 2 at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada, the World Premier of Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia was met with a resounding standing ovation. When Jeff Lowe appeared on the stage for the Q & A, the nearly 1000 person audience was once again on their feet. Signature Jeff Lowe humor dotted the heartwarming Q & A that always involves Jeff’s ipad and Ryan, Jeff’s computerized voice. Additional informative comments came from Director Jim Aikman and Producer, Connie Self. As they left the stage, the packed theater rose to their feet for the third time. Ovations like that have never been seen at Banff before. The after party was wall to wall with friends and fans who praised the film and the Metanoia Team for their efforts. Special thanks to Vasque, Red Wing Shoes, Camelbak, and the Banff Centre who provided transportation and accomodations for the Metanoia Team to go to Banff. 

Connie and Jeff share a laugh with eachother and the audience during the Q & A. Photo courtesy of Stuart Holmes and KMF 2014
Lowe Alpine brought Jeff and Connie to the Kendal Mountain Festival in the UK. Photo courtesy of the KMF 2014

Two weeks later on November 22, at the Kendal Mountain Festival in the United Kingdom, Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia was awarded Best Mountaineering Film. Rarely seen standing ovations were once again the order of the day, first as Jeff Lowe and Connie Self graced the stage as the credits rolled and again as the uplifting Q & A came to an end. Special thanks to Lowe Alpine and the Kendal Mountain Festival who provided transportation and accomodations for Connie and Jeff to travel to the UK for KMF 2014.

Jeff Lowe making notes on his ipad during the Premier in preparation for the Q & A that will follow the screening.Photo courtesy of Stuart Holmes and KMF 2014
Jeff Lowe’s ipad is on the screen as he talks directly to the audience through Ryan, his electronic voice.Photo courtesy of Stuart Holmes and KMF 2014

Huge thanks to all our sponsors, donors, friends and family who kept the faith and made this movie happen! It’s a great story and people love it! You can still become a sponsor and help with the final costs of completing the film and making the rounds of film festivals. Don’t miss this ride!

Contact Connie Self today at to join the Metanoia Team. Tax deductible donations can also be made to the Jeff Lowe Mountain Foundation at

“The audience jumped to their feet and gave Jeff the most heart-felt standing ovation the Banff Centre has ever had… There aren’t many climbing films I would show my whole family, but this is one of them.” Gripped – Canada’s Climbing Magazine

“I’ve never seen a standing ovation at Kendal Mountain Festival in all the years I’ve been coming here” KMF Festival Director

Jeff Lowe’s Metanoiastarring Jeff Lowe, narrated by Jon Krakauer, produced by Connie Self, directed by Jim Aikman, , executive produced by Jeff Lowe, Chris Ford and Coolhand International. For more information contact Connie Self at 208.630.4477 or