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May 25, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL Poster showing lighted up tents at the snowy feet of hill-like rocks


Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

There are two shows, each with an entirely different selection of films – the Red Film Programme (9 March) and the Blue Film Programme (25 May). Double the adventure by coming to both with a two-show discount.

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

Here’s the programme for the Blue Film event:

With a polar expedition in 24-hour darkness; Nepal’s first female mountain guide, plus the unlikely combination of skiing and caving, the 2022 Blue Film Programme takes us on a high-adrenaline adventure to the wildest corners of the planet!

INSIDE – A Hole New Ski Experience

11 minutes

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!

Exit the North Pole

51 minutes

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.

Learning to Drown

40 minutes

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 and often laugh-out-loud funny, Learning to Drown is a story for anyone who needs to hear that things can get better.

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.

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.


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