Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
When: 18th September 2022
Location: King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features collections of the best films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. Coming to Glasgow’s Kings Theatre for one night only on the 18th September 2022.
Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers. Witness as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats and life-affirming challenges. As well as mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!
An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways. It is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival UK & Ireland Tour features collections of the best films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival. The 2022 RED and BLUE film programmes will feature an all-new collection of films.
This event is a screening of the blue film programme, as listed below:
THE SLABS – 6 minutes
Legendary Scottish trials rider Danny MacAskill is back. Lockdown saw the Banff favourite return to his homeland of the isle of Skye to tackle the Dubh Slabs – a 500m drop down an exposed rock face usually reserved for climbers and mountaineers. A nail-biting watch, this film shows rider and bike at their absolute limits, where any mistake could leave Danny on the slab.
LEARNING TO DROWN – BANFF AWARD: Best Film: Snow Sports
39 minutes (contains some adult themes)
One of the most influential female snowboarders in the world, Jess Kimura was at the top of her career when she lost the love of her life in a tragic accident. Her grief led her in a direction she could have never anticipated. Raw, honest, action-packed and often laugh-out-loud funny, Learning to Drown is a story for anyone who needs to hear that things can get better.
EXIT THE NORTH POLE – BANFF AWARD: Best Film: Exploration & Adventure
49 minutes (contains some subtitles)
In 24-hour darkness and with temperatures down to -40, polar explorers Børge Ousland and Mike Horn attempt the unimaginable: a 1,500km ski expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean, via the North Pole. With drifting ice and the threat of polar bears, this gruelling journey has been described as the boldest polar expedition of modern times.
A DOG’S TALE – 5 minutes
A celebration of the joy of mountain biking, as seen through the eyes of our four-legged friends. Join pups of all sizes as they take on gnarly jumps, sweeping corners and berms… with a belly rub at the end. These feisty and loveable trail dogs enjoy being in the outdoors as much as us humans – and often outclass their pro-rider owners.
DREAM MOUNTAIN – 18 minutes
Elite climber Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has had a trailblazing career, summiting K2, Everest and other world-class peaks. Life changed with the birth of her son, but Pasang decides that to be the best mother she can, she needs to follow her dreams again. Defying expectations and returning to her life-long passion, Pasang attempts her dream mountain: the spectacular Nepalese peak Cholatse.
INSIDE – A HOLE NEW SKI EXPERIENCE – 11 minutes (subtitled from French)
Most people ski tour across mountains. Fewer people ski tour inside them… but Austrian skiers Andreas Gumpenberger and Stefan Ager are not normal people. Always on the lookout for an unusual adventure, the team embark on a ski tour of a huge cave in Slovenia’s Julian Alps. Damp, steep and technical, the expedition exceeds all expectations!