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2022/2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thursday, March 16, 2023
6:00pm to 10:00pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event
The 2022/2023 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Caltech's campus on March 16, 2023! This event is hosted by the Caltech Alpine Club and is open to the public.


What is Banff Mountain Film Festival?

Since 2001, the Caltech Alpine Club has been a proud host of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Stopping at over 550 locations in 40 countries around the globe, the Tour celebrates the winning films shown at the annual Festival in Banff, Canada – one of the world's premier exhibitions of alpine culture films – and features epic films about adrenaline-fueled adventures, the intersectionality of culture and sports, explorations of remote landscapes, and more.

Event details
  • Pre-show reception at 6pm on Beckman Mall. Socialize with one another, meet our awesome local sponsors, and complete the sponsor passport activity to earn three free raffle tickets (see details under "Raffle"). Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Be sure to come early – the beverages go fast!
  • Main show at 7pm in Beckman Auditorium. The show will be ~2.5 hours, including a 30 min intermission with a raffle drawing featuring some extra rad prize giveaways. Lots of ways to earn raffle tickets this year -- keep scrolling!
Event tickets
  • $10/student, $20/non-student. Students with valid student ID may purchase up to two tickets at $10 each.
  • Tickets can be purchased either (1) in-person at the Caltech ticket office or by calling them at 626-395-4652 (you may need to leave a message) from 10am-2pm Tuesday-Friday, (2) by emailing [email protected], (3) at the Beckman Auditorium box office (outside the auditorium on the west side) after 5pm on show day, or (4) online here (non-student rate only, with prices lowered slightly to account for online fees).
Raffle tickets
  • The purchase of a Film Festival ticket will include one free raffle ticket that can be picked up at the check-in table during the event reception.
  • Sponsor passport activity: For the chance to earn 3 additional free raffle tickets, pick up a sponsor passport at the reception check-in and collect signatures from at least 4 sponsor tables.
  • Additional raffle tickets may be purchased (packs of 3 for $5) during the reception and beginning of show intermission.
Film lineup (get hyped with the official Film Festival trailer!)
  • Colors of Mexico, A Baffin Vacation, Eco-Hack!, Balkan Express, The Process, Wild Waters, Alta
COVID-19 policy

As of now, COVID-19 policies on Caltech's campus have relaxed. Masks are optional but encouraged in the auditorium.


Parking is free after 5pm in the parking structures along Wilson Ave (north and south garages). The parking lot north of Beckman Auditorium will be closed this week.

Who benefits from Banff proceeds?

100% of net event proceeds go directly to the Caltech Alpine Club. Caltech Alpine Club funding is used for a variety of purposes oriented around promoting safety and accessibility in the outdoors. These include organizing outdoor adventure trips for club members, hosting speakers, providing free outdoor gear and equipment for Caltech community use, subsidizing professional outdoor safety courses, and much more.