Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour returns bigger than ever!

25th January - 17th May 2017

Ines Papert, Senja Island, Norway © Thomas Senf

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.

“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!”

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. The UK and Ireland tour has two different programmes of films to choose from, each lasting about 2½ 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.

The full film programme will be announced in early January. Programme highlights will include:

FOUR MUMS AND A BOAT

When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds. The epic ocean expedition they were about to embark upon, would change their lives forever.

DOING IT SCARED

Eighteen years after a terrible accident left him partially paralyzed, British climber Paul Pritchard
returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

The UK and Ireland 2017 tour dates are:

  • 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

For more information and to book tickets see www.banff-uk.com.