Banff Mountain Film Festival – World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour came to Quest! A local shop in town called Escape Route hosted the organization in Squamish and Whistler. The show in Squamish was shown here at Quest, our multi purpose room was packed with a diverse group of local Squamish residents, and few students.

IMG_1823The purpose of the World Tour according to the Banff website is as follows: “The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings Banff to audiences around the globe. Immediately after the Festival ends in November, a selection of the best films go on tour across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand, Antarctica, and points in between. Each year, the films travel to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings.”

IMG_1854Host organizations (in this case Escape Route) chooses their own videos to show from the large selection. They try to pick ones that relate to the audience yet are diverse. The pieces were from all around the world! Each video was introduced by a world tour representative, and for one of the videos the filmier was in the audience so we got to hear from them.

The videos were incredible! Some were sweeter and beautiful, while others I was on the edge of my seat. Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 3.30.19 PM

Below are the trailers for most of the films shown last week at Quest:

http://en.escaperoute.ca/events/banffworldtour/Banff_Squamish_Lineup.aspx

Here is the trailer for the entire World Tour video:

http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/

If this tour is showing near you I highly recommend attend the event!

 

 

 

 

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