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.
Featuring an evening of exhilarating adventure films, the tour kicks off in Brighton on 25 January and finishes in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, on 17 May, with nearly 100 screenings at over 50 venues along the way.
“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the 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 exhilarating 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 films, 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 2½ 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.Book Tickets Now
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RED FILM PROGRAMME
FOUR MUMS IN A BOAT
This is the inspirational tale of 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…
As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the 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.
High above the Gorges du Verdon in France, a skillful 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.
Get a rare view into the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond that forms between dogs and their humans as they live, work and play together.
Wannabe musher Kale Casey buys an eight-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…
WEE DAY OUT
Want to see what pro trials 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
Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless! Max Your Days reminds us to squeeze adventure into every last minute of the day.
Meet the new 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 massive boulder called Horizons.
BLUE FILM PROGRAMME
DOING IT SCARED
Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident left him partially paralysed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.
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.
GIVE ME FIVE
Join a madcap group of French free falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix valley. Uplifting.
When Swiss skier Jérémie Heitz announced that he would conquer a list of the gnarliest, steepest skiing descents in the Alps, people thought he was nuts. After all, many of these faces had only been skied once and never tackled again because the slightest mistake would have terrible consequences.
Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira Rai dreamt of being a successful sportswoman, 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 shows that her tough mountain village upbringing prepared her perfectly for the hardy sport of mountain running.
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...
THE SUPER SALMON
Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where 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.