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
VIDEO: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour intro
For the 10th 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.
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
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.
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 2'.
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.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is screened at these Ster-Kinekor
· Cape Town:
Cavendish Square, Friday, October 23 to Monday, November 2, 2015
· Cape Town:
Tygervalley Centre, Friday, October 23 to Monday, November 2, 2015
Sandton City, Friday, October 23 to Monday, November 2, 2015
· Pretoria: Brooklyn
Mall, Friday, October 23 to Monday, November 2, 2015
· Durban: Gateway, October 30-31, 2015 (two nights only)
· Port Elizabeth: The
Bridge, October 31, 2015 (one night only)
Shows start at 20:00 and
all 11 films are shown at each screening.
available from September 9, 2015 and they can be purchased directly through
Ster-Kinekor. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Ticket prices are the same as a standard Ster-Kinekor
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in proud
partnership with leading outdoor brands K-Way, LED Lenser, Deuter and GoPro.
Details and information at www.banff.co.za.
2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Films
MacAskill - The Ridge
/ Mountain Biking
trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in
Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding
a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.
is glorious cinematographic eye candy. Expert speed flyers test their limits in
a massive, volatile landscape of ice and snow.
Women / Slacklining
laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on
the line can be.
Afterglow / Skiing
Alaskan spines to deep pillows in British Columbia, Afterglow turns big
mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into
the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolour.
We Swam / Rowing
who set out to cross the Indian Ocean have some rowing experience. For two
blokes from the UK, that seemed like a minor detail, not a death wish.
Touch / Paragliding
Touch is a
colourful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du
Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness
added in, just for fun.
Own Stunts /
is a downhill mountain bike specialist and a professional stuntman. Following a
near-fatal accident, he has battled to stay atop both fields. It's an emotional
and gripping story about how hard it is to let go.
Swell - Surfing
the Ends of the Earth / Surfing
photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to
venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.
Ditch / Kayaking
1 ditch. Nothing has changed, but now everything is different. Watch as friends
Ben Marr and Rush Sturges tackle breakneck speeds down a 500ft tall drainage
2 / Climbing
Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and
climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for
these fast friends. Or will it?
Sun Dog / Skiing
be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at
clips of these movies on the Banff Mountain Film Festival website:
WORLD TOUR FILMS - http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/films/