The Banff Mountain Film Festival screening dates in India are out!
It is the most awaited film festival for adventure enthusiasts and every year we travel to the suburbs to the nondescript auditoriums where the screenings are held.
The Himalayan Club, a purveyor of all things adventure in Mumbai has the screening rights for this festival and each year they bring to us a select section of the documentaries screened at the festival in Canada. This year the screenings will take place across 5 cities.
Surat: 15th March
Mumbai: 21st March
Delhi: 17th April
And onward to Nasik and Pune too; dates of which are yet to be shared.
The festival is a high adrenalin event showcasing about a dozen award winning films selected from the Banff Mountain Film Festival held in the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada.
These adventure films on – Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Skiing, Mountain Biking, and other outdoor adventure activities; all work like fuel to our passions for the outdoors.
Mumbai Venue: Pracharya B. N. Vaidya Sabhagruha, Raja Shivaji Vidyalaya, Bhalchandra Road, Hindu Colony, Dadar, Mumbai 400014.
Date: 21st March 2015
Registration fee is Rs.200
Best to Register Here for first come first serve entry.
The Festival began more than 35 years ago in 1976 in the small Rocky Mountain town of Banff, Alberta. A tight-knit group of climbers and outdoor folk looked for an annual event to entertain them during the shoulder season between climbing and skiing. As the story goes, several late night meetings and a few beers later The Banff Festival of Mountaineering Films was born. What began as a one-day festival of climbing films, has now blossomed into a nine-day event in Banff and a year-round film tour which encompasses about 840 screenings on all continents. Past Festival speakers have included climbing leaders and explorers such as Doug Scott, Reinhold Messner, Sir Edmund Hillary, Catherine Destivelle, Lynn Hill, Bradford Washburn, Göran Kropp, Greg Child, and many, many others.
Climbers, filmmakers, writers, and photographers from all over the world now recognize Banff as the key event in their mountain community; sharing stories with fellow mountaineers and armchair adventurers alike is a coveted privilege. At the very core of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is the Film Competition. Filmmakers enter the competition with the hope that their films might win an award and be chosen for the World Tour enjoyed by an audience of more than 390,000 annually. The Banff Mountain Film Festival’s high adrenaline sibling, Radical Reels, also enjoys a widespread, younger audience of more than 32,000.
The International presence of outdoor sports and adventure has sparked and continues to fuel this passion for outdoor films. India has a vast range of outdoor sporting activities and let’s Be Outdoorsy can tell you that soon we will have a host of fabulous adventure and outdoor films based in India. We sure will have a fabulous Indian mountain film festival! If you have shot an awesome outdoor, adventure film or know someone who has, do share their details here.