Inspirational and compelling, the tour kicks off in Brighton on the 25th January and ends in Milford Haven on the 17th May 2017.
A showcase of the finest work from the world’s greatest adventure film makers and starring the top outdoor enthusiasts, audiences can anticipate a myriad of shorts and documentaries infused with epic explorations, mountain culture, transcendent environments, mind-numbing ridges, vertigo-inducing crags, intense mountaineering, sub-zero temperatures, and extreme sports.
An international affair, the Banff Mountain Film Festival was formed in 1976 when it was The Banff Festival Of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre. Every autumn, Banff, Alberta plays host to the festival. From there, the crème de la crème of films are chosen to embark on a world tour, which reaches approximately 400,00 people in around 50 countries. Unsurprisingly, this festival is one of the world’s most prestigious and largest mountain festivals.
Wanderlust overload, the UK and Ireland Tour portion offers two film programmes to choose from, each of which last around two and a half hours. Screenings will show six to seven films and display varying styles, with the summit on top being the post-viewing free prize giveaways.
Alongside demonstrating the age-old relationship between man and nature, the films document riveting journeys and expeditions in some of the most awe-inspiring and otherworldly locations.
Regarding the pending festivities, Tour Director Nell Teasdale stated: ‘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’.
Those with a serious innate yearning for the all-encompassing thrills of adventure, will find purpose through the films and no doubt view them as fuel for planning the next expedition.
A major highlight is Four Mums And A Boat, a film documenting four British middle-aged working mothers overcome with a hankering for the unknown, as they set out to row the Atlantic Ocean. Similarly, Doing It Scared follows British climber Paul Pritchard and his mission to solve some unfinished business with the Totem Pole in Tasmania, 18 years after he became partially paralysed from an accident.
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