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Film FestivalBanff Mountain Film Festival

October 27 – November 4

Bringing mountain stories to life!
The 32nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival, presented by National Geographic and New Balance, brings you the world’s best mountain films and speakers. Experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places — all brought to life on the big screen.

Films are at the heart of the festival. From the over 300 films entered into competition, the top 50 or so are screened throughout the festival. Competition winners are announced on Sunday evening.

In addition, our free noon-hour seminars tackle current mountain issues, and the festival adventure trade show puts the latest outdoor equipment, clothing, and adventure travel at your fingertips. Check out the gifts at the Mountain Art and Craft Sale, or stretch your muscles on the climbing wall. Join us as we celebrate 32 years of mountain adventure!

Saturday, October 27

Feature-length Mountain Films
Screenings at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

The 2007 Banff Mountain Festivals begin with an incredible collection of feature-length films from around the world, all told through spectacular images and sounds.

 

Mountain Art and Craft Sale
Starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

The sale will run in conjunction with the feature-length mountain film weekend in the Eric Harvie Theatre RBC Lobby. Find one-of-a-kind mountain-themed crafts — great gifts for friends, for Christmas, or just for you! 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 
Sunday, October 28

Feature-length Mountain Films
Screenings at noon, 3:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

The weekend continues with more incredible feature-length films from around the world.

 

Mountain Art and Craft Sale
Starts at 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m — Continues

 
Tuesday, October 30

Radical Reels

7:30 p.m. — Faster, steeper, higher, deeper! Grab your tickets and hang on to your seats as we present the world’s best skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, and kayaking films!

 
Wednesday, October 31 — Thursday, November 1

Don’t miss the Banff Mountain Book Festival, October 27 to November 4.

 
Friday, November 2

8:00 p.m., Eric Harvie Theatre (live) — Tickets $32

 

Krzysztof Wielicki

In more than three decades of climbing, Polish mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki has concentrated his efforts on difficult or new routes or first winter ascents — and in 1997 he became the fifth person in the world to climb all fourteen 8000-metre peaks — half of them solo and three (Everest, Lhotse and Kangchenjunga) as first winter ascents. Argentinean photographer Tommy Heinrich will introduce Krzysztof Wielicki.

The Alps

John Harlin III’s story is the focus of the latest IMAX film, The Alps. A special screening of The Alps will follow this presentation, with an introduction by John Harlin.

A selection of films in competition will also be screened.
Sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Krzysztof Wielicki

The Alps

8:00 p.m., Margaret Greenham Theatre — Tickets $32
Krzysztof Wielicki (simulcast) and Films
(Not The Alps — a different selection of films will be screened.)

 

The Snow Show

8 p.m., Max Bell — Get revved up for the coming ski season with steep-and-deep films sure to get your adrenaline going. Sponsored in part by Lake Louise Mountain Resort.

 

Mountain Book Fair and Trade Show

Starts at 7 p.m. Friday, runs through 4:30 p.m. Sunday

Planning on buying gear this year? Thinking about taking a trip to get away from it all? Want to learn more about mountain organizations in your area? You need to stop by the Mountain Trade Show at the Banff Mountain Festivals!

 
Saturday, November 3

Daytime Film Screenings

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Mountain Book Fair and Trade Show

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Noon-hour Seminar — In Our Own Backyard: the Renaissance of Alpinism in the Canadian Rockies

12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Max Bell Auditorium

 

Mountain Mixer — Gear up for a good cause

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Donald Cameron Hall Dining Room
- Tickets $18

Meet your outdoor heroes, enjoy great music, and mingle with festival guests. Great food. Cash bar. Arrive early. At 6 p.m sharp there will be over 100 items for rapid sale at amazing prices, including Outdoor Research hoodies, National Geographic binoculars and road maps, New Balance shoes, Patagonia shirts, CMH skis, Gore-Tex jackets, Polartec fleece, and more!

Tickets are limited so buy early!
Tickets available at: The Banff Centre Box Office
(Phone: 762-6301)
or Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative office
(1240 Railway Ave. Suite 200, Canmore)

   

 

Saturday Evening programs

Start at 8:00 p.m. in the Eric Harvie Theatre, Margaret Greenham Theatre,
and Max Bell Auditorium

Lincoln Hall — Dead Lucky

8:00 p.m., Eric Harvie Theatre (live) — Tickets $32

Lincoln Hall is one of Australia’s best-known mountaineers. Hall’s eighth book, Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest, is his personal account of his climb of Everest and of a tragic season on the mountain. Calgary climber Andrew Brash will introduce Lincoln Hall.

Remnants of Everest

In Remnants of Everest: the 1996 Tragedy, director David Breashears revisits the storm’s survivors as they recall their experiences.

Lincoln Hall

The Alps

8:00 p.m., Margaret Greenham Theatre — Tickets $32
Lincoln Hall (simulcast) and Film(s)
(Not Remnants of Everest— a different selection of films will be screened.)

 

Retro Reels — El Capitan

8:00 p.m., Max Bell Auditorium — Tickets $32

After 30 years, El Capitan remains one of the most memorable films screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Fred Padula’s classic 1979 film follows a three-day ascent of the 1000-metre Nose route on El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley.

El Capitan

Announcement of the 2007 John Lauchlan Memorial Award

9:00 p.m., Eric Harvie and Margaret Greenham theatres

 
Sunday, November 4

Daytime Film Screenings

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Mountain Book Fair and Trade Show

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 

Noon-hour Seminar — Ethics at Altitude

12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Max Bell Auditorium

 

Film Festival Awards and Winning Films

7:30 p.m., Eric Harvie Theatre

 
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