Banff Mountain Film Festival

Posted: Thursday, November 10th, 2011 at 11:47 am

Banff Mountain Film Festival Image

Sunday marks this years installment of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, an evening to be truly awed. The BMFF was started in 1976 originally called the Banff Festival of Mountain Films by the Banff Centre, held every fall in Banff, Alberta.

Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The main festival is made up of approximately300 films and top 60 films (approximately) are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the festival. During the festival, the international film festival jury chooses the best films and presents awards in various categories.

To bring the films to others the World Tour travels to approximately 305 cities annually in 20 countries. Roughly 25 of the top films are picked from the winners and each picks from these films that feature a range of styles and themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. The hosts try to choose the films that are best suited for their local audience and event. Most World Tour screenings include a range of different themes (adventure sports, environment, mountain culture, heritage, etc.) and styles (action-filled shorts; longer, more comprehensive films; amateur and professional productions; etc.).

I recently ran across the trailer for this years winner of The Best Feature Length Mountain Film; All.I.Can there is some truly stunning cinematography in just this little 6 minute trailer. We hope to see you at this years Festival, it will be at The Wilma Sunday, November 13th at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets available at The Trail Head.