The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Courtenay on Nov. 27.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of the Banff Centre, is the largest — and one of the most prestigious — mountain festivals in the world.
Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hitting the road (www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival).
With stops planned in about 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental and adventure films from the festival.
Travelling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures and bringing audiences up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2011-12 world tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
From approximately 300 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Back by popular demand, join the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Comox Valley on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m.
For tickets and information, contact the Sid Williams Theatre at 250-338-2430 or order tickets online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com. The local sponsor for the event is the Union Street Grill and Grotto, and the local media sponsor is 97.3 The Eagle FM.
Screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the U.S. are presented by National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada, and sponsored by Deuter, Outdoor Research, PrimaLoft, Central Asia Institute, Tom’s of Maine and Therm-a-Rest, with support from MSR, Fernie Alpine Resort, Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee and World Expeditions.
— Banff Mountain Film Festival