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 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The year 2012 marks the 37th anniversary of the festival.
This year's film festival begins with the Feature-Length Films Weekend on Saturday, October 27, and Sunday, October 28. Regular programming runs Saturday, October 27, through Sunday, November 4. 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 10 at 7:30pm - Hosted by the Fort McMurray Public Library, presented by Northland Forest Products and supported by Halcyon Tech Corporations, Rock 97.9 and Country 93.3
Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm - Hosted by the Fort McMurray Public Library and supported by Halcyon Tech Corporations
Keyano Box Office is open Monday to Wednesday 12:30 pm to 4 pm, Thursday and Friday 12:30pm to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 4pm and an hour before a ticketed event. To purchase tickets call the box office at 780-791-4990 or buy online at www.keyano.ca/theatre