National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada present The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival?
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The year 2011 marks the 36th anniversary of the festival.
This year's film festival begins with the Feature-Length Films Weekend on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30. Regular programming runs Saturday, October 29, through Sunday, November 6. On Sunday evening, the international jury will announce the Best of the Festival Award Winners.
What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour?
Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival and goes on tour. The host organization in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of their community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers.
The world tour spans the globe, making its way from Austria to Argentina and from Iceland to India. The world tour spans the globe reaching over 200,000 audience members in 30 countries and 360 locations with over 550 screenings.
Many of the tour screenings benefit an outdoor program, community cause, or a nonprofit organization. Some of the causes supported by the tour are bursaries for outdoor pursuits, adventure programs for disadvantaged children, search and rescue operations, climbing clubs, youth ski programs, and trail maintenance groups.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival website lists the World Tour locations and local contact details at www.banffmountainfestival.ca/tour
Thursday, January 12 at 7:30pm - Brought to you by the Fort McMurray Public Library, presented by Northland Forest Products and supported by Halycon Tech Corporations
Friday, January 13 at 7:30pm - Brought to you by the Fort McMurray Public Library and supported by Halycon Tech Corporations
Tickets go on sale Monday, November 21 @ 12:30pm