Banff Mountain FIlm Festival Hits UK and Ireland!

Tue 08 January 13

The world-renowned Banff Mountain Film Festival (BMFF) returns to UK shores in 2013, visiting Ireland for the first time on its largest World Tour to date.

Banff Mountain FIlm Festival Hits UK and Ireland!

Banff Mountain FIlm Festival Hits UK and Ireland! © The Banff Centre

Through the big screen, audiences are offered an intense and inspiring experience, as the films take them around the globe alongside some extraordinary adventurers. 

 
BMFF is an international film competition hosted by The Banff Centre, based in the Canadian Rockies, and accepts over 300 entries every year.
 

Matjaz Wiegele, Planjava
Matjaz Wiegele, Planjava
Marko Prezelj

 
Following the original screenings that take place every autumn, 25 award-winning films and audience favourites are selected for the World Tour. To give you an indication of the tour’s mind-blowing popularity, it now visits nearly 400 communities across 35 countries! 
 
There are 35 screenings planned in UK alone, expected to attract over 16,000 adventure lovers and promising even more sold out shows than last year. Each location has handpicked films that best match local interests, from adrenaline-raising adventure-sport shorts to longer, heart-warming tales of environment and culture. 
 
Among the exhilarating and provocative titles to hit UK theatres this winter, highlights include:
 
TGR's Further tour edit (25 Mins), featuring the Being There section.
 
 
CROSSING THE ICE – Two Australians set off across the ice in a bid to be the first adventurers to walk unsupported from the coastline of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.  This epic expedition is an immensely emotional and physical struggle for the duo and concludes with an incredibly surprising and deeply moving twist.  
 

Crossing the Ice
Crossing the Ice
Crossing the Ice

 
THE GIMP MONKEYS – What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys! Three climbers are linked by their missing limbs, but it is their shared passion for climbing that pushes them towards an improbable goal - to achieve the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite National Park's iconic El Capitan. A refreshingly humorous film that portrays what’s possible with the right combination of guts, determination and climbing ability. 
 
Now in its fourth year, the BMFF UK and Ireland tour is so much more than a series of film nights. The events are fun, social evenings where outdoor lovers of all backgrounds and ages come together to celebrate mountain culture. While the inspirational films are incentive enough, audiences also have a chance to win some lucrative prizes provided by the tour’s sponsors. 
 
This year BMFF is delighted to be working with Arc’teryx as the Presenting Partner of the 2013 UK and Ireland Tour.  The festival’s organisers are also pleased to welcome Patagonia as a new Principal Partner to the 2013 Tour as well as Cotswold Outdoor, Buff, Keen and Banff Lake Louise Tourism. The upcoming Tour is also supported by Sea to Summit, Black Diamond, World Expeditions, Clif Bar and Artemis. 
 
Audiences will also have the opportunity to enjoy a photography exhibition from award winning wildlife photographer, Jasper Doest.
 
 
 
 
UK and Ireland 2013 Tour dates are as follows:
 
25 January Forum Theatre, Malvern 
26 January The Hall Venue Cymru, Llandudno
30 January Mitchell Library Theatre, Glasgow
31 January Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
1 February The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
2 February The Playhouse, Whitley Bay/Newcastle
6-7 February The Carriageworks, Leeds
8  February Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
9 February The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
13 February Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 
15 February Komedia, Bath
16 February Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
21 February- 1 March Union Chapel, London
2 March The Plaza, Stockport
7 March The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl/Bridgend
8 March The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
9 March Corn Exchange, Brighton
14 March Dorking Halls, Dorking
15 March Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
16 March Plaza Cinema, Liverpool
21 March City Hall, Salisbury
20 March OPEN, Norwich
22 March Corn Exchange, Exeter
23 March Victoria Rooms, Bristol
5 April Hall for Cornwall, Truro
10 April Devere Hall, Cork
11 April The Set, Kilkenny
12 April Awesome Walls, Dublin
13 April Waterfront, Belfast
 
 
For Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour tickets, full programme, merchandise and further information go to www.Banff-uk.com.

Next Story

FULL LINEUP IN PLACE FOR BUD LIGHT HI-FI CONCERT

FULL LINEUP IN PLACE FOR BUD LIGHT HI-FI CONCERT

Thu 10 January 13, Aspen, USA

Bloc Party and other bands to Play the FREE Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series and CORE Party During the 13thAnnual Spring Jam and an Exciting Line-up at Belly Up Aspen!

FIRST ATHLETES INVITED FOR X-GAMES TIGNES!

FIRST ATHLETES INVITED FOR X-GAMES TIGNES!

Thu 10 January 13, Tignes, France

The 150 best freestylers in the world will be heading to Tignes from March 20th to 22nd 2013 for the 4th edition of X Games Tignes!

THE BRITS APRES STEPS UP A NOTCH!

THE BRITS APRES STEPS UP A NOTCH!

Fri 11 January 13, Tignes, France

We’d be lying if we said après wasn’t one of our favourite times of a shred day; tired legs, buzzing moods and an ice cold beer (or hot wine if that’s your tipple), perfect.

Billy Morgan Lands 5th Place In Copper Mountain!

Billy Morgan Lands 5th Place In Copper Mountain!

Sat 12 January 13, Copper Mountain, USA

Billy Morgang impressed with 5th place at the Sprint U.S. Slopestyle finals!

Ralph Backstrom and Shannan Yates Win at Reveltoke

Ralph Backstrom and Shannan Yates Win at Reveltoke

Sat 12 January 13, Revelstoke, Canada

The first stop of the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACE® 2013 (FWT) concluded today.

Banff Town, Canada

“Great Hub for Lake Louise, Sunshine Villiage, Norquay and even Kicking Horse and Mt Panorama. Has good Facilities and a great nightlife if you want it. Can be expensive but overall a great mountain town and short stop from the above resorts.”

Advertisement