What’s it like to be awed? Specifically, what does it FEEL like to be awed? Several words come to mind – inspired, overwhelmed, excitement, fear, anxiety, and respect – yet none of these words can fully describe it. It can’t be explained; it can only be experienced. For forty years, the Banff Mountain Film Festival has been providing these experiences, showing some of the most awe inspiring videos from around the world, leaving viewers feeling like they just got off a roller coaster.
Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival is held over 9 days annually in Banff, Alberta, CA where films selected from an international competition are screened. Some film categories include “Exploration and Adventure,” “Mountain Culture,” and “Mountain Environment & Natural History.” After the festival, there is a “World Tour” which travels to 5 continents. Each location is provided a list of films the host can choose from to show at their specific screening.