Adventure film fest for Mzansi

2015-10-15 06:00

The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to South Africa this month, bringing with it films of adventures by ski, bike, rock, ropes and on water.

From Antarctica to Iceland, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour visits 44 countries to bring a selection of films on exploration, adventure, culture, environment, and mountain films to growing audiences.

Eleven award-winning and audience-nominated Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films, selected from hundreds of submissions, will be shown at each screening in South Africa. These films range in duration from the intense-action, two-minute kayaking video Into the Ditch to the 37-minute documentary film And then we swam, winner of the Best Exploration nd Adventure Film category.

Regular audiences will delight in seeing some of their favourite adventurers in action. Danny MacAskill is up to his mountain biking feats again in Danny MacAskill - The Ridge, Rush Sturges kayaks in an urban environment in Into the Ditch and Alex Honnold climbs desert towers in Sufferfest 2.

South African audiences will also treated to the screening of an additional five-minute film: the winning submission from the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. This annual film competition encourages South African filmmakers and athletes to capture and celebrate local outdoor culture.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be at Ster-Kinekor’s Tygervalley and Cavendish cinemas from Friday 23 October to Monday November. Shows start at 20:00 and all 11 films are shown at each screening. Tickets are available at the cinemas or online at Visit for more

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