The Banff Mountain Film Festival Is Coming To The UK!

by Wil Barrett 1

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is famous all around the globe as being the melting pot for new and emerging film talent in the outdoors film industry world. Many new videographers have gotten their break courtesy of the Banff Film Festival in previous years, though it’s also a chance for seasoned directors to show off their talents. For the general public, it’s an even better opportunity to go along and see stories told about outdoors sports that you may have never even heard of before – like sand skiing.

For 2017, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is coming to the UK and Ireland, and the film tour is set to kick off at the end of January in just a few weeks time. We’ve got the full press release from below, including the festival’s trailer video, and all of the screening dates and venues for the UK & Ireland!

A forest scene from Dream Ride. Photo: Bruno Long.

Press Release

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in the UK and Ireland for 2017, with more screenings and more action than ever before.

Featuring an evening of exhilarating adventure films, the tour kicks off in Brighton on 25 January and finishes in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, on 17 May, with nearly 100 screenings at over 50 venues along the way.

That’s a big ol’ tree! Photo: Bruno Long.

“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too!”

Dusty trail shreddin’. Photo: Bruno Long.

The short films, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

Is that time to get your ticket for the Banff Mountain Film Festival? Photo: Bruno Long.

The UK and Ireland tour has two different programmes of films to choose from, each lasting about 21⁄2 hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

For more information and to book tickets see

UK and Ireland 2017 tour dates:

  • 25 January Brighton, Brighton Dome
  • 27 January Glasgow, Lomond Auditorium (SECC)
  • 28 January Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings)
  • 1 February Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
  • 2-3 February Leeds, Town Hall
  • 4 February Stockport, Plaza Cinema
  • 7 February Llandudno, Venue Cymru
  • 9-10 February Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
  • 11 February Pitlochry, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings)
  • 14 February Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
  • 15 February Buxton, Opera House
  • 16 February Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • 17 February Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema
  • 18 February Stockport, Plaza Cinema
  • 21 February Abingdon, Amey Theatre
  • 21 February Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
  • 22 February Salisbury, City Hall
  • 22 February Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
  • 23 February Truro, Hall for Cornwall
  • 23 February Harrogate, Royal Hall
  • 24-25 February Exeter, Corn Exchange
  • 24 February Yarm, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
  • 28 February Leicester, De Montfort Hall
  • 1 March Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • 2-3 March Malvern, Forum Theatre
  • 4 March Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee and evening screenings)
  • 7-18 March London, Union Chapel (11 screenings)
  • 8 March York, Barbican
  • 9-10 March Whitley Bay, Playhouse
  • 11 March Glasgow, Lomond Auditorium (SECC)
  • 14 March Leamington Spa, Royal Spa Centre
  • 15 March Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog
  • 16 March Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
  • 17 March Llanelli, Ffwrnes Theatre
  • 21 March Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
  • 22-23 March Bath, Komedia
  • 24 March Weymouth, Weymouth Pavilion
  • 25 March Truro, Hall for Cornwall
  • 28 March Dorking, Dorking Halls
  • 28 March Lancaster, Grand Theatre
  • 29 March Canterbury, Gulbenkian Theatre
  • 29 March Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
  • 30 March Cardiff, St David’s Hall
  • 30 March Reading, The Hexagon
  • 31 March Salisbury, City Hall
  • 1 April Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
  • 1 April Guildford, G Live
  • 4 April Cheltenham, Town Hall
  • 5 April Abingdon, Amey Theatre
  • 5-8 April Bristol, Victoria Rooms (four screenings)
  • 6 April Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
  • 7 April Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema
  • 19 April Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
  • 20 April Brighton, Brighton Dome
  • 21 April Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • 22 April Norwich, Lecture Theatre 1 (UEA)
  • 25 April Hebden Bridge, Picture House
  • 25 April Yeovil, Octagon Theatre
  • 26 April Dorking, Dorking Halls
  • 26-29 April Keswick, Theatre by the Lake (three screenings)
  • 27 April Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre
  • 28 April Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
  • 5 May Wrexham, William Aston Hall
  • 6 May Llandudno, Venue Cymru
  • 9 May Dublin, National Concert Hall
  • 10 May Galway, Town Hall Theatre
  • 11-12 May Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill
  • 13 May Ennis, Glor
  • 14 May Cork, The Everyman
  • 16 May Kilkenny, Watergate Theatre
  • 17 May Milford Haven, Torch Theatre

Comments (1)

  1. Nice ! Quite a schedule too.

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