Banff Mountain Film Festival November 12th

Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 11:00 pm

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As fall gives way to winter and the temperature drops it always seems to be a seasonal reminder, it’s time for Banff. Sunday (Nov. 12th) is this years screening at the Dennison Theatre on campus.  The BMFF started in 1976 by the Banff Centre for Continuing Education, the Banff Centre for short. The Banff Centre was founded in 1933 by the University of Alberta as an outlet for the fine arts.

Every year the Banff World Tour team chooses about 25 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.). The Radical Reels Tour presentations incorporate all these elements, but the focus is on dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking, and new sports such as snow-kiting and speedriding. These activities continue to be included on the World Tour, but the Radical Reels Tour is for audiences who prefer screenings with a focus on action films.

The films picked each year are stunning to say the least and we are proud to say Missoula is a stop on the world tour. The Trail Head and the U of M Outdoor Program pair up to co-sponsor the screenings. If have never seen one or are a veteran attendee than stop by the shop and pick up some tickets, come early though this always sells out day of the show. Doors open at 6:00 and tickets are $20 advance and $23 day of show.