Friday, February 27, 2009

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Last night, Melissa and I headed downtown to the Paramount Theater to watch the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The actual festival takes place in October/November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Then the top films from the festival are sent around the world to over 30 countries with 500 tour screenings in about 285 locations for more than 200,000 people each year! Denver/Boulder draws the largest crowds worldwide, so they actually added a Thursday night showing to the usual Friday night.

A program of The Banff Centre, the film festival and tour are used, along with many other programs, to promote understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places by creating opportunities for people to share — and find inspiration in — mountain experiences, ideas and challenges.

The films range from environment and skiing, to rock climbing and base jumping. Their lengths are anywhere from 10 min. to 55 min. and up. Most include amazing photopgraphy and filming in beautiful parts of the world that most people have yet to lay eyes on. This show is definitely for the adrenaline junkie and outdoor enthusiast. Guess that's why we went!

I suggest you attend if there is a showing near you. Here is a link for showing locations in the USA. Enjoy it if you can!