Technically speaking I did go to Banff twice in one weekend while in Canada on business, so I feel I should really go to their film festival at some point. It is a lovely place high up in the Rocky Mountains. It is literally mountains as far as the eye can see, and then some. Luckily for me I don’t have to get on a plane to see it as the festival stops off at Brighton on its trip round the world.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival features a brand-new collection of short films filled with extreme journeys, untamed characters and captivating cinematography. Join the world’s top adventure filmmakers and thrill-seekers as they climb, ski, paddle and ride into the wildest corners of the planet.Dome Website
The films are about runners, skiers, cycliosts and high wire walkerand they range from 5 mins to half an hour in length. Included in this session are;
LAPPORTEN SKYLINE – 18 minutes (contains some subtitles)
THE PROCESS – 15 minutes
COLOURS OF MEXICO – 5 minutes
NORTH SHORE BETTY – 12 minutes
DOO SAR – 20 minutes (subtitled from Polish)
FREE TO RUN – 31 minutes
ALTA – 5 minutes
SAVING GLACIERS – 8 minutes
DO A WHEELIE – 6 minutes
Probably not something to see if you suffer from vertigo or have nightmares about breaking every bone in your body. Expect to see lots of “extreme sports” types in the audience.
Photo : Banff Film Festival