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Festival Theatre Edinburgh Hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival 2016


By Irene Brown - Posted on 05 December 2016

Ines Papert, Senja Island, Norway © Thomas Senf.jpg

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back as part of its biggest ever UK and Ireland tour featuring nearly 100 screenings at over 50 venues.

The short films, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too!”

The UK and Ireland tour has two different programmes of films to choose from, each lasting about 2½ hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

The full film programme will be announced in early January but highlights will include:

Four Mums and a Boat
When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds. The epic ocean expedition they were about to embark upon, would change their lives forever.

Doing it Scared
Eighteen years after a terrible accident left him partially paralyzed, British climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

For information on tour dates and how to book tickets see www.banff-uk.com

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Saturday 28 January, 2.30pm & 7.30pm