Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2015

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2015

The Festival happens over nine days each fall and features stories of profound journeys, nexpected adventures and ground-breaking expeditions told by renowned authors, photographers,adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. Days after the Festival, our World Tour launches, bringing films to fans in over 40 countries.


The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta. Held concurrently is the Banff Mountain Book Festival which brings the spirit of mountain literature to Banff, and features guest speakers, readings, seminars, and an international book competition.

Click here to book tickets for Banff Mountain Film Festival

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Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival 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 visits approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries, reaching over 220,000 audience members.

In October and November the Radical Reels Tour will travel around Australia screening 9 entirely new films in 15 cities.

ADELAIDE
ALBURY
ALICE SPRINGS
AVOCA BEACH
BRISBANE
CAIRNS
CANBERRA
DARWIN
HOBART
KATOOMBA
LAUNCESTON
MELBOURNE CROWN
MELBOURNE RIVOLI
MT BULLER
NEWCASTLE
PERTH
SYDNEY ORPHEUM
SYDNEY RITZ
SYDNEY SEYMOUR
TOWNSVILLE
WAGGA WAGGA
WOLLONGONG

Radical Reels is kind of like the adrenaline loving younger brother of the Banff Mountain Film Festival screening a collection of short films focusing on mountain adrenaline action sports.

Banff Mountain Film Festival is also one of the members of the International Alliance for Mountain Film (IAMF).

Who is a Mountain Idol?
Mountain Idols are young individuals who excel in their mountain sport (alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, climbing, trail running, biking, paragliding, adventure racing, etc.). They elevate the positioning of their sport in the Bow Valley’s community, exemplify the outdoor lifestyle, and are valued role models and mentors of the Bow Valley outdoor community. Successful candidates will be males or females under 23 years of age who currently reside in the geographic area between Lake Louise and Exshaw.

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival 2015

2015 Banff Mountain Film Competition Finalists

FILMS

55 Hours in Mexico

82 Summits

Across the Ice

AK Girls Way

Antarctica: On the Edge

Balloonskiing – Heimschnee

Beat Down

Bluehue

Cailleach

Chasing Niagara

Cholagang

Chris Bonington – Life and Climbs

Citadel

Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta

The Coast

Common Threads

Curiosity

Darklight

Degrees North

Denali

Dorais

Eclipse

FIRST ASCENT – KUNYANG CHHISH EAST

FUSE

Golden Gate

The Great Alone

Hadwin’s Judgement

Haida Gwaii: On The Edge Of The World

Hunters of the South Seas: The Whale Hunters of Lamalera

The Important Places

Into the Light

Island of the Marble Glaciers

I-VIEW

Japan by Van

Joe

Juma of Itanda

Jumbo Wild

Jurek

K2: Touching the sky

Kayaking the Aleutians

Kroger’s Canteen

The Last Dragons

A Line Across the Sky

Living Rivers – Surf

Matterhorn, The Birdwoman’s Dream

Memory Trap: The Herd that Wouldn’t Disappear

Meru

Mile for Mile

Mountain Bikes and Bothy Nights

Moving the Giants: An Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

Muni

The Mysteries

Nature Rx

Natural World: The Bat Man of Mexico

Nature: The Last Orangutan Eden

NOATAK: Return to the Arctic

Of Fells and Hills

One Seventy Eight: Forging a Balance

Operation Moffat

Overburden

Paddle for the North

PEST FREE?

Project Mina

Redemption: The James Pearson Story

The Rocky Mountain Moto Tour

The Rocky Mountains Traverse

Salween Spring

Samaya

The Search for Freedom

Seele aus Stein (Soul of Stone)

Sherpa

Showdown at Horseshoe Hell

Sierra Quitiquit How Did I get Here : Empowerment

Snowflake

Sounds of Paragliding

Streif – One Hell of a Ride

Taiga

TALLURUTIUP TARIUNGA: Lancaster Sound

Unbranded

Underground Movement: Cave Diving in Jämtland

unReal

Via Ferrata – on a Mountain Bike

Voyagers Without Trace

The Warmth of Winter

Wild Alaska

Wingmen

Without an Image

Women’s Speed Ascent

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