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Banff Mountain Film Festival (45th World Tour) and Virtual Viewing Party
January 06, 2021

The 45th Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has virtually hit the road this year! Now you can enjoy multiple Banff programs, all from the comfort of your own living room while still supporting the Caltech Alpine Club!


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.

Each year the Tour features incredible, adrenaline-inducing adventure films, along with inspirational films about the environment and mountain culture. From the highest peaks to the ends of the Earth, this year's tour brings you exhilarating, action-packed stories that will make us all excited to return to the great outdoors.

Virtual viewing party

The Caltech Alpine Club will be hosting a virtual viewing party for the Amber program on March 10, 2021. The viewing party will include a raffle, sponsor activation, a photo contest with a chance to win prizes, and more! See our calendar event for more details.

Film selections

This year, you may rent individual films (Amber or Onxy) for $15, or a bundle of both for $28. See "Program rental information" below for rental details. All proceeds support the Caltech Alpine Club.

  • Amber program lineup: The Legend of Tommy G, The Elder (The Winter), Tempo. Movements in Mountains, Climbing Blind (Tour Edit), Slack Sisters, Natural Mystic, Imagine, Return to El Guayas, The Secret of Bottom Turn Island
  • Onyx program lineup: Charge 2, Where I Belong, Far Far Est, Running the Roof (Tour Edit), Voice Above Water, Madman Trails of Bhutan, Free as Can Be, One Star Reviews: National Parks

See film descriptions and rent programs here:

Program rental information

  • Individual programs (Amber or Onyx) are $15 and have a 3 day rental period.
  • The program bundle (Amber + Onyx) is $28 and has a 14 day rental period.
  • The rental period starts immediately upon viewing. Films can be watched multiple times within the rental period.
  • Films cannot be downloaded. They are only available through online streaming, and an internet or Wifi connection is required to stream.
  • The Banff Mountain Film Festival app can be used to watch films on the go without Wifi. At this time, the app is only for viewing -- programs cannot be rented through the app, but rather are synced to the app following rental through the Banff website.
  • Amber and Onyx programs are available to rent until October 24, 2021.
  • Certain countries are geo-restricted from streaming the Banff programs. For a list of countries, see this webpage.

For more information, please contact Shaelyn Silverman by email at