BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Tue 26 & Wed 27 March 2019

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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tuesday 26 March (Red Programme) & Wednesday 27 March 2019 (Blue Programme)

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival.

Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

This year there are two evenings that will ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel. For double the adventure come along both nights for two entirely different film programmes. Two night discounts are available.

Exciting events not to be missed with free prize giveaways!  Visit www.banff-uk.com for more details.

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THE FILMS

Tuesday 26 March (Red Programme)

SKIER VS DRONE

FILMMAKER: Mike Douglas // DURATION: 4 minutes

It’s a classic battle of man vs machine. Olympic bronze medallist Victor Muffat-Jeandet takes on drone pilot Jordan Temkin down the slalom ski course at Snowbird in Utah.

HOW TO RUN 100 MILES

FILMMAKER: Brendan Leonard // DURATION: 27 minutes

Jayson Sime had a tough start to life: he grew up facing poverty, homelessness, dyslexia and bullying. But he learnt to fight.

In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon (including a daunting 6,000 metres of ascent), betting on his life-long resilience to carry him to the finish line of Colorado’s epic Run Rabbit Run. A film of pain, suffering, persistence – and glory.

VIACRUXIS

FILMMAKER: Ignasi López Fàbregas // DURATION: 11 minutes

Marcel and Andrezj are legendary mountaineers. They have been the first to conquer the highest and hardest peaks.

To reach the summit of a daunting unclimbed peak they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and endure each other’s company for a very long time. But how will they cope when Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow?

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE

FILMMAKER: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer // DURATION: 38 minutes

Martina and her 60-year-old mum Tania embark on an epic ski traverse from Vancouver to Alaska – six months and 2,300km of journeying though relentless mountain wilderness.

This Mountain Life is a multi-award-winning film and a riveting portrait of the human passion for adventure, set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.

FAR OUT: KAI JONES

FILMMAKER: Teton Gravity Research // DURATION: 5 minutes

Kai Jones may be only 11, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. This next level kid is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off cliffs. Watch in awe as one of the world’s most promising young freeride skiers takes on the mountain.

Wednesday 27 March (Blue Programme)

RJ RIPPER

FILMMAKER: Joey Schusler // DURATION: 19 minutes

Witness a mesmerising blend of mountain sports and scenery as world class mountain biker Rajesh (RJ) Magar explores his homeland of Nepal, from the chaotic streets of Kathmandu to the mind-blowing Himalayan mountains beyond. An inspirational story of perseverance with high-adrenaline riding.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY

FILMMAKERS: Simon Perkins & Kirk Horton // DURATION: 6 minutes

Try telling 97-year-old George Etzweiler you’re too old for running! He started competing in the annual 7.6 mile race up Mount Washington aged 69… and still takes part nearly 30 years later.

And more important than his lucky green running shorts, George carries something special in every step: the memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary.

REEL ROCK: BREAK ON THROUGH

FILMMAKERS: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen & Zachary Barr // DURATION: 26 minutes

The grade 5.15 in climbing is described as a number representing the unattainable, a ‘magical barrier’ similar to breaking the four-minute mile. At the start of 2017, only a few male climbers had achieved the grade and no women.

Enter an exceptionally driven 19-year-old, Margo Hayes. “When I sense others doubting what I can do, my determination triples,” says Margo on her quest to smash through the barrier.

SURVIVING THE OUTBACK

FILMMAKER: Michael Atkinson // DURATION: 43 minutes

Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote Australian outback for a whole month, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932?

Trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, adventurer ‘Outback Mike’ retraces the incredible journey of two German aviators stranded in the wilderness 80 years ago – and meets the ancestors of their unexpected rescuers.

INVERNESS – A different Banff Tour film called ‘DIVIDED’ by local filmmaker Mike Webster and Lee Craigie will feature instead of Surviving the Outback

ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOUIR

FILMMAKER: Teton Gravity Research // DURATION: 4 minutes

Likened to plunging into an abyss, Corbet’s Couloir is America’s most feared ski run, terrifying to ski and snowboard even in the best conditions. Attempting it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, as Casey Brown and Cam McCaul find out in the first ever two-wheeled descent of the route…

Special two night tickets, concessions and group discounts available! 

Film age classification: 12A

Image: Valentine Fabre, Dent du Géant © Ben Tibbetts

 


 

Special Two Night Ticket Price – simply add both dates to your basket to receive tickets for both events for £26!

Group discount tickets are available for groups of 6 or more – select 6+ tickets in your basket for a discounted prize of £13 per ticket!

Concession ticket – If you class as any of the following you can buy our concessionary tickets. ID must be shown on the night to prove the concession:

Students, Young Persons (Under 25), Emergency Services, Serving Military, Social Workers, NHS Staff, Charity Workers, Teachers/Lecturers, Carers, Probation Officers, Over 60s (Please note that Concession Tickets are not valid with any other promotional offer)


 

UNRESERVED ROWED SEATING // FILM CERTIFICATE: 12A // ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 VISITING KOMEDIA MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT // DOORS 6:30pm // SHOW 7:30pm

AUDITORIUM SEATS: are on the ground floor, in theatre style rows, and are unreserved. Arrive early to get the best seats.

BALCONY SEATS: are on the first floor, are in theatre/cinema style rows and are unreserved, arrive early to get the best seats. Please note: There is no disabled access to the balcony.

Certificate 12A. Anyone visiting Komedia under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Seated event – Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.

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