Banff Mountain film festival coming next month

  • Sep. 15, 2006 1:00 p.m.

Submitted by Marvin Boyd-The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually in November in Banff, Alberta. Immediately after the festival, a selection of the best films goes on tour. The world tour spans the globe from Austria to Argentina and from Iceland to India. More than 170,000 people attend 450 screenings in 250 locations. About 50 percent of the tour screenings benefit an outdoor program, community cause, or a non profit organization, such as bursaries for outdoor pursuits, adventure programs for disadvantaged children, search and rescue operations, climbing clubs, youth ski programs, and trail maintenance groups.
In addition to the regular world tour screenings, audiences in Canada and the USA can see a special selection of high energy action sports films at screenings of the Radical Reels tour.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival has been coming to the Islands for the last eight years. For the last six of those years it has been organized by Dean Nomura and Leslie Foster and a huge contingent of volunteers. This year the Festival will be jointly organized by Marvin Boyd and Kevin Borserio. The dates for the film festival are Oct. 10 and 11. The first night will be the Mountain Culture evening and the next night will be the ever-popular Radical Reels. The films will be shown both nights at the community hall in Queen Charlotte. Doors open at 5:30 pm and show starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available for purchase at Queen B’s in Queen Charlotte, Joanie Fraser in Sandspit, Willis Parnell in Masset and Dress for Les in Tlell. Tickets are $14 at the door, $12 advance or both nights $20 advance. Come on out and enjoy a great night of film!

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