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Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in the UK and Ireland for 2017, with more screenings and more action than ever before.

 

**The 2017 tour has now ended please check back later in the year for 2018 tour dates.

 

‘It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have’, says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

 

‘The Banff Tour is much more than a series of exhilarant film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too!’   

   

The short film, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

 

The UK and Ireland tour has two different programmes of films to choose from. Each lasting about 2 ½ hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

Watch The Official Tour Trailer

2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Red Film Programme

Four Mums In A Boat

This inspirational tale if how four women from Yorkshire became the oldest all female crew to row across any ocean, despite meeting a hurricane and losing power, water and their steering along the way…

Fledglings

As long time professional climbers who eat, sleep and live their sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable and at the top of their game. When they take up paragliding, however, things are different. 

Metronomic

High above the Gorges du Verdon in France, a skilful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. The musicians, little accustomed to such hair raising exposure, dive head first into extreme situations.

Siberian Husky

Dog Power

Get a rare view into the world of dog powered sports and their special bond that forms between dogs and their humans companions, as they live, work and play together.

 

Wannabe musher Kale Casey buys 8 week old Siberian Husky puppy called Misty, determined to become a world champion canicross and skijor racer. It soon becomes clear that Misty has other ideas.

Young Rock Climber

Young Guns

Meet the new exciting faces of climbing: 15 year old Ashima Shiraishi and 16 year old Kai Lightner.

 

First up, the impressive pair tackle one of the largest caves in Europe, Hanshelleren in Norway, a sprawling granite cathedral with 260 feet of overhanging climbing capped by a 160 foot headwall. Ashima then travels to Japan, to attempt a boulder called Horizons.  

Wee Day Out-BMXer doing a trick

Wee Day Out

Want to see what pro trails cyclist Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour. 

Max Your Days-two people white water rafting

Max Your Days

Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless! Max Your Days reminds us to squeeze every drop of adventure into every last minute of the day. 

 

Blue Film Programme

Doing It Scared - Person climbing stack

Doing It Scared

Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, climber Paul Pritchard has returned to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.    

Give Me Five - Paragliders

Give Me Five

Join a mad cap group of French free falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix Valley, France. Uplifting.

 

White Water Rafting

Locked In

Deep in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest, a team of kayakers attempt a committing 13 day first descent in one of the most remote corners of the world.

 

This daunting 40km section of the Beriman River is lined with sheer limestone walls, so the only way out is to ride to the ocean. 

Greyscale sand dunes

Dream Ride

Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exists around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

 

Snow covered moountain summit

La Liste

When Swiss skier Jérémie Heitz announced that he would conquer a list of the gnarliest, steepest skiing descents across the Alps, people thought he was nuts. After all, many of these mountain faces have only been attempted once and never tacked again because the slightest mistake would have terrible consequences. 

Mira running

Mira

Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira Rai dreamt of being a successful sports women, despite the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face.

 

Out of money and about to abandon her dream, a last minute decision to enter a local 50km race that her tough mountain village upbringing prepare her perfectly for the hardy sport of mountain running. 

The Super Salmon

The Super Salmon

Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where the fish usually swim. Tell that to the super salmon.

 

This film uses the journey of one particularly determined king salmon, plus the animated and passionate narration of fisherman and activist Mike Wood.