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Banff Mountain Film Festival 44th World Tour

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
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Since 2001, Caltech's 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 best films shown at that year's Festival in Banff, Alberta, Canada, one of the premier exhibitions of films about mountain and outdoor culture in the world.

This year, the tour has gone virtual! Banff Centre put together three unique programs for us available for online rental from Sept. 16 through Oct. 24 (see rental link below). These programs feature epic films about skiing, running, mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, and more! Rentals cost $15/individual program or $40 for the bundle of all three programs. The individual programs have a 72 hour rental period; the packaged bundle will have a 7 day rental period (all starting immediately upon viewing).

Rent film programs here:

Tickets purchased through our link directly support the Alpine Club. Club funding is used for a variety of purposes, including buying sports rental gear to loan to people and hosting discounted classes that teach people about safety and first aid in the outdoors.

Additional film information:

  • Film synopses can be found here.
  • Rad film images can be found here.

Virtual viewing parties

Join us for three virtual viewing parties, where we'll be watching the three film programs as outlined below. The viewing parties will include interactive activities, watching the films, and lots of hype, so they're sure to be fun! Note: in order to receive the Zoom link to attend any of our virtual viewing parties, please RSVP through this form (mandatory), and respond to our Facebook event (optional).

1st virtual viewing party (green program)
Date/time: Saturday, Sept. 26th from 6:30-10pm PST
Film lineup: The Flip, The Ladakh Project, Safe Haven, Into the Canyon (Tour Edit), Siblings, Lhotse, Life of Pie, and Gone Tomorrow - Kentucky Ice Climbing

2nd virtual viewing party (red program)
Date/time: Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 6:30-10pm PST
Film lineup: Good Morning, The Motivator, Thabang, Camel Finds Water, Spectre Expedition - Mission Antarctica, A Nordic Skater, The Long River Home, The Running Pastor, Myrtle Simpson: A Life On Ice (Tour Edit), Hors Piste

3rd virtual viewing party (blue program)
Date/time: Saturday, Oct. 10th from 6:30-10pm PST
Film lineup: Charge, Bayandalai - Lord of the Taiga, The Imaginary Line, Deer 139 (Tour Edit), Billder, HUNZA ski and culture in Pakistan (Tour Edit), Circle of the Sun, and REEL ROCK 13: Up To Speed

If you can't attend the viewing parties, no problem, you can still rent the programs and watch on your own until Oct. 24th!

For more information, please contact Shaelyn Silverman by email at [email protected].