Banff Mountain Film Festival

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Union Chapel, Islington


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Banff Mountain Film Festival

Eight films for travel + adventure enthusiasts

YPlanners, it's time to get your adventure caps on. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is on a whirlwind world tour and it's finally making its stop in the capital. Personifying the spirit of extreme adventure, you’ll watch breath-taking shots of dangerous repelling, solo climbs, crossing the South Pole, and other crazy brave things people do for sport. We’re truly inspired by the gorgeous images and lengths people will travel to discover the less travelled paths. Tonight they’ll screen eight films in total, like Crossing The Ice, where two Australians set off to be the first to tackle the journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back. Oh yeah, unassisted by the way. Why these guys wanna drag their food and shelter across 700+ miles of barren ice is beyond us, but we’re thrilled to watch. It’s a remarkable quest with a gripping emotional conclusion. In the same vein, the other seven films are: Ernest, The Flow Hunters, Lily Shreds Trailside, Reel Rock: Wideboyz, Strength in Numbers, Snow Film, and Reel Rock: Honnold 3.0. ‘Taking home the trophy for Best Film on Exploration and Adventure, The People’s Choice Award, and the Grand Prize, this documentary affirms the notion that, at their core, the truly great stories of our time reflect the very best qualities of humanity.’ - National Geographic (on Crossing The Ice). General admission.

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