BANFF Film Festival World Tour 2021 is here!
The Banff Center for Arts and Creativity lives its vision to inspire artists and leaders to make a unique contribution to society through its annual Mountain Film Festival, a competition among many, many aspiring and innovative filmmakers.
In 1986, Banff began sharing the talents and film products of these mountain filmmakers participating in that year's festival with a larger community, starting with visits to just 3 cities in Canada to now over 450 sites on a world tour. And for almost 20 years, the World Tour has stopped in the Springs, much to our delight, as a fundraiser for Rocky Mountain Field Institute.
The one difference this year is in its virtual format. One very positive outcome is now the tour may reach even more of our adventure community than before. Maybe you for the first time.
If you're ready to choose your film programs, use this link:
If you're interested to know more, continue to scroll down.
Film Teasers Below
In year, some of the tour is the same; and some of the tour is completely new!
So, what’s the same?
- It offers the same great adventure films we know and love.
- Mountain Chalet will donate the funds raised when you purchase your selection of film program(s) through the link provided here.
- Rocky Mountain Field Institute is the beneficiary of your support and generosity.
- The tour is VIRTUAL this year!
- You may watch Banff Film Programs in the sanctity of your own home or where ever you choose.
- You may purchase access to these online film programs thru a special Mountain Chalet link (provided below) with many ways to watch.
How to purchase and watch
First, a definition: A program is a selection of films (numbering between 3 and 10 films), just like a nite at our live events. These film programs were put together by the Banff World Tour.
The Individual Programs are Amber, Oynx, Ruby and Sapphire.
The Bundled Programs are Amber/Oynx and Ruby/Sapphire.
The EPIC Bundle includes all four individual programs: Amber and Oynx and Ruby and Sapphire.
One film program is about 2 hours long. You can watch the films as often as you would like within a certain number of days.
The price for individual programs is $15. After you purchase a film program thru Mountain Chalet's affiliate link (below), you have 3 days from the moment you first hit PLAY to watch the films in that program (as many times as you like).
The price for a bundled program is $28. After you purchase a bundled program, you will have 14 days from the moment you first hit PLAY to watch those films in those programs as many times as you like.
The price for the EPIC BUNDLE is $52. After you purchase the Epic Bundle, you will have 14 days from the moment you first hit PLAY to watch those films in those programs as many times as you would like.
AWARD WINNERS: MONTHLY FILM SERIES
In addition to the current year programs, each month Banff offers a program of 3 prior year AWARD WINNING films for a period of 10-days for $15. During this time period, the 3 selected films may be watched as often as you would like.
March's AWARD WINNERS online rental films are available March 26 - April 4. The featured films are:
- The Cull – Scotland’s Deer Dilemma – Best Environmental – 2020
- Mama – Best Climbing – 2018
- The Silver Branch – Best Mountain Culture Film – 2018
By using this link, funds generated here will benefit Rocky Mountain Field Institute:
AFTER purchase, check out Banff's Help Center for help, if needed.
An internet or wifi connection is necessary to view the films, except there're also an iOS and/or Android apps available for viewing without wifi. Information is at the Help Center.
Thank you for your support of Rocky Mountain Field Institute.
Film Program Previews
Here's a glimpse of films included in the AMBER & OYNX programs.
AMBER FILM PROGRAM
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.
OYNX FILM PROGRAM
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.
Film Program Preview
Here's a glimpse of films included in the RUBY & SAPPHIRE programs. REMEMBER...available after February 4. Very soon!
RUBY FILM PROGRAM
Mother Earth; Pretty Strong - Fernanda; The Long Today; 12,000 KM, Zeppelin Skiing (Tour Edit); Fly Spiti - The Short Odyssey; Silks; and Frozen in Time.
SAPPHIRE FILM PROGRAM
Attla (61 minutes); My Last Day of Summer (9 minutes); and Piano to Zanskar (Tour Edit) (53 minutes)
In May, we plan to host an outdoor (adhering to Covid-19 Safety Guidelines) Banff Film Festival World Tour presentation featuring new films (none of those included in these programs). So, stay tuned!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FIELD INSTITUTE.
ENJOY YOUR FILMS.