Edge-of-your-seat action – the Banff Mountain Film Festival makes a pitstop at the Powerhouse
Some people would look at a mountain (or a cliff, or a lake, or some other rugged topographical feature) and see it as something to be avoided. Other people look at these things and see them as enormous challenges to be conquered or playthings to explore. Though the more tame amongst us can only dream of the thrill that comes with conquering peaks and dangling off rock faces, we can experience the excitement second-hand. Whether you’re a daredevil or a keen observer, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is rolling into the Brisbane Powerhouse from April 9–14 to get your adrenaline well and truly pumping.
In case you aren’t across it, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is an iconic event that takes place every November in the mountain town of Canada’s Banff (makes sense). More than 300 mountain culture, adventure and exploration films are shown during the week-long celebration, with a selection of award winners and audience favourites making their way to 25 countries across the globe as part of the festival’s official world tour. While the subject matter is always diverse, the films all have some commonalities – the beautifully shot shorts explore themes of mountain life and exploration.
This year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival is as exciting as ever, featuring a selection of action-packed films across a great range of outdoor activities. A homegrown pick comes in the form of Winter on the Blade, the story of Mark Savage and an intrepid team hoping to summit the infamous (and treacherous) Federation Peak in Tasmania. Other highlights include the Ecuadorian Amazon canoeing escapade DugOut, Maureen Beck’s one-armed climb in Stumped, and the heartbreaking Loved by All: Apa Sherpa. This is just a small taste of what to expect on the night – prepare for an emotional rollercoaster that will get your heart racing.
Want to find out what the edge of your seat was made for? You can grab tickets to the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018 tour through Brisbane Powerhouse.
Image one: John Price
Image two: Francois Lebeau
Image three: Bruno Long
Image four: Benjamin Sadd
Image five: Ian Derry