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The Banff Film Festival is back with films of adventures!

2015-10-08 06:00

Cape Town - This October the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to South Africa, bringing with it films of adventures by ski, bike, rock, ropes and on water.

For the tenth year, Cape Union Mart proudly hosts the screening of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.

From Antarctica to Iceland, the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour visits 44 countries to bring a selection of films on exploration, adventure, culture, environment, and mountain films to growing audiences.  

Eleven award-winning and audience-nominated Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour films, selected from hundreds of submissions, will be shown at each screening in South Africa. They include a mix of topics and styles that are entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking.

These films range in duration from the intense-action, two-minute kayaking video Into the Ditch to the 37-minute documentary film And then we swam, winner of the Best Exploration & Adventure Film category.

Regular audiences will delight in seeing some of their favourite adventurers in action. Danny MacAskill is up to his mountain biking feats again in Danny MacAskill - The Ridge, Rush Sturges kayaks in an urban environment in Into the Ditch and Alex Honnold climbs desert towers in Sufferfest .

South African audiences are also treated to the screening of an additional five-minute film: the winning submission from the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge.

This annual film competition encourages South African filmmakers and athletes to capture and celebrate local outdoor culture.

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is screened at these Ster-Kinekor cinemas:

• Cape Town: Cavendish Square, Friday, 23 October to Monday, 2 November 2015

• Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre, Friday, 23 October to Monday, 2 November 2015

• Johannesburg: Sandton City, Friday, 23 October to Monday, 2 November 2015

• Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall, Friday, 23 October to Monday, 2 November 2015

• Durban: Gateway, 30 & 31 October 2015 (two nights only)

• Port Elizabeth: The Bridge, 31 October 2015 (one night only)

Shows start at 20h00 and all eleven films are shown at each screening.

Watch a trailer here:

Tickets can be purchased directly through Ster-Kinekor. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com  or call Ster-Kinekor Ticket line on 082 16789. Ticket prices are the same as a standard Ster-Kinekor ticket.

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