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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival is back, so get ready to experience a collection of inspirational adventure films from the wildest corners of the globe.

Banff Film Festival is a true celebration of all things adventure, and we’re proud to be presenting partner for the seventh consecutive year. The 2019 Tour marks the 10th edition of Banff in the UK and promises to be a celebration of all things adventure.

 

The festival will showcase a brand-new collection of adrenaline-packed films, with the world’s top adventurers tackling extreme expeditions in the most stunning corners of the planet. Audiences will leave inspired to get out there and explore, having seen incredible wildernesses, life-changing journeys and spectacular cinematography.

 

These extraordinary films have been chosen from the world’s most prestigious mountain festival, held every year in the Canadian Rockies. Most Tour locations will feature two completely different film programmes (the Red and Blue programmes), so catch both screenings to experience all the incredible stories.

Watch The Official Tour Trailer - 2019 Banff  Mountain Film Festival

Films

The 2019 Banff Tour films will include a collection of the latest and best films from around the world.

Two unique and entirely different film programmes will feature on the Tour - the RED and BLUE programmes.  Take a first look at the 2019 film programmes below.

Red Film Programme

Skier Vs Drone

It’s a classic battle of man vs machine. Olympic bronze medallist Victor Muffat-Jeandet takes on drone pilot Jordan Temkin down the slalom ski course at Snowbird in Utah.

How To Run 100 Miles

Jayson Sime had a tough start to life: he grew up facing poverty, homelessness, dyslexia and bullying. But he learnt to fight.

In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon (including a daunting 6,000 metres of ascent), betting on his life-long resilience to carry him to the finish line of Colorado’s epic Run Rabbit Run. A film of pain, suffering, persistence – and glory.

Viacruxis

Marcel and Andrezj are legendary mountaineers. They have been the first to conquer the highest and hardest peaks.

To reach the summit of a daunting unclimbed peak they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and endure each other's company for a very long time. But how will they cope when Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow?

This Mountain Life: Coast Range Traverse

Martina and her 60-year-old mum Tania embark on an epic ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska – six months and 2,300km of journeying through relentless mountain wilderness.

This Mountain Life is a multi-award-winning film and a riveting portrait of the human passion for adventure, set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.

Far Out: Kai Jones

Kai Jones may be only 11, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. This next level kid is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off cliffs. Watch in awe as one of the world’s most promising young freeride skiers takes on the mountain.

Blue Film Programme

RJ Ripper

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. 

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.

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 barrier.

Surviving The Outback

Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote Australian outback for a whole month, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932?

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 - and meets the ancestors of their unexpected rescuers.

Rogue Elements: Corbet's Coulouir

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…