Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival.
Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.
This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes - the Blue film programme (afternoon event) and the Red film programme (evening event). Two show discounts are available.
Age Guidance: 12A (TBC)
(This means that people under 12 can attend if they are accompanied by an adult.)
Please click here for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019 - Evening.
Photo: Valentine Fabre, Dent du Géant © Ben Tibbetts
Witness a mesmerising blend of mountain sports and scenery as world class mountain biker Rajesh (RJ) Magar explores his homeland of Nepal, from the chaotic streets of Kathmandu to the mind-blowing Himalayan mountains beyond. An inspirational story of perseverance with high-adrenaline riding.
FILMMAKER: Joey Schusler
DURATION: 19 minutes
For the Love of Mary
Try telling 97-year-old George Etzweiler you're too old for running! He started competing in the annual 7.6 mile race up Mount Washington aged 69... and still takes part nearly 30 years later. And more important than his lucky green running shorts, George carries something special in every step: the memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary.
FILMMAKERS: Simon Perkins & Kirk Horton
DURATION: 6 minutes
Reel Rock - Break on Through
The grade 5.15 in climbing is described as a number representing the unattainable, a ‘magical barrier’ similar to breaking the four-minute mile. At the start of 2017, only a few male climbers had achieved the grade and no women. Enter an exceptionally driven 19-year-old, Margo Hayes. “When I sense others doubting what I can do, my determination triples," says Margo on her quest to smash through the barriers.
FILMMAKERS: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen & Zachary Barr
DURATION: 26 minutes
Surviving the Outback
Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote Australian outback, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932, for a whole month? Trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, adventurer ‘Outback Mike’ retraces the incredible journey of two German aviators stranded in the wilderness 80 years ago.
FILMMAKER: Michael Atkinson
DURATION: 43 minutes
Rogue Elements: Corbet’s Couloir
Likened to plunging into an abyss, Corbet’s Couloir is America’s most feared ski run, terrifying to ski and snowboard even in the best conditions. Attempting it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, as Casey Brown and Cam Mccaul find out in the first ever two-wheeled descent of the route…
FILMMAKER: Teton Gravity Research
DURATION: 4 minutes
Liv Along the Way
Ever since she summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would spend her life in the mountains. A former world champion sport climber who’s also into base jumping, at 40 Liv set out to climb all 82 of the 4,000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year, skiing and paragliding down where possible. As she’s learned several times in her life, things don’t always go as planned…
FILMMAKER: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello
DURATION: 22 minutes