Outdoor passions on screen


The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour heads to Portsmouth and Brighton.

“Now in its sixth edition, the 2015 UK and Ireland Banff Tour will be the largest to date with 83 screenings taking place in 55 locations, including 15 new venues between January 24 and June 6,” explains tour co-ordinator Hilary O’Connor. “The festival showcases a diverse collection of the best and latest films from the global mountain sports community. The two-and-a-half hour programme has been selected from over 370 films which were entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, held in the Canadian Rockies in November 2014.

“Banff audiences will be taken on a journey around the world as they get to know the remarkable characters behind the hair-raising on-screen action sports. This year’s Banff Tourwill offer audiences an exhilarating adventure through the big screen as they paraglide through the Alps, mountain bike on the Isle of Skye, surf in the Arctic Circle, ski in Patagonia, kayak in Canada’s British Columbia and much much more – through 16 Tour films. The tour is much more than a series of incredible film nights. It brings together people with a wide range of outdoor passions.”

Screenings are at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, on March 25 and Brighton Dome on April 11.