Banff Mountain Film Festival – World Tour


This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Sarah Cairns and Jen Chandler who picked themselves up a double pass to this awesome event.

Still want to go?! Head into R&R Sport Queenstown to purchase your tickets – but hurry, they’re selling fast!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings Banff to audiences around the globe. 

A selection of the best films on exploration and adventure, culture and environment, and mountain sports go on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Japan, New Zealand, Antarctica, and points in between. 

Each year, the films travel to 32 countries reaching more than 245,000 people at over 635 screenings.

In 2012 the NZ Alpine Club is bringing the The Banff Mountain Film Festival to Queenstown for the first time and word from the organisers is that the film selection is the best ever!

  • When: Sunday August 19th

  • Time: 7pm (doors open 6:30pm)
  • Venue: Remarkables Primary School Hall, 49 Lake Avenue, Frankton
  • Price: Member: $15; Non-member: $20 (NOTE: only two tickets can be purchased at the member price, subsequent tickets will be charged at non-member rates)
  • Ticket sales: Online here, or cash only sales at R&R Sport Queenstown


This years selection of films: 

The Short Cut. Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals and imaginative skiing are highlights of All.I.Can. This excerpt from the award-winning feature film looks at both the backcountry and the back alley. 

Cold takes us to the top of Gasherbrum II in the midst of a deep, dark winter. Isolated, full of doubt and extremely exposed, these alpinists achieve the first winter ascent on one of the world’s most challenging peaks. 

Kadoma takes us on a suspenseful, haunting and ultimately tragic paddling expedition deep into the heart of Africa’s wildest rivers. 

Reel Rock: Ice Revolution
Journeying to a spectacular wall of vertical ice, Reel Rock: Ice Revolution joins two top ice climbers as they dodge exploding icicle bombs and send the hardest pure ice climb in the world. 

Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy
Andy Lewis is a master at extreme slacklining. Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy leaves us wondering how far he’ll go before it’ll be one step over the line. 

Towers of the Ennedi. 
The Towers of the Ennedi are in a hot, sand-scoured and unfriendly corner of Africa. A veteran climber and two young stars explore its untouched landscapes.