Hamilton will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a collection of short films about mountain sports and culture, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The screening is sponsored by the Hamilton Outing Club.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $15 for the general public, $10 for children under 12, and $10 with a Hamilton ID. The material is appropriate for families.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a collection of outdoor, adventure, and cultural films on tour from the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Canada. Every year, the Centre holds a nine-day film and book festival where authors, filmmakers and adventurers share their journeys, triumphs and failures with a worldwide audience. The Banff Centre then goes on an international tour to bring the best films to various locations throughout the globe.

The Banff Festival began in 1976 as the pet project of a few climbers and outdoorsmen in the small town of Banff in Alberta, Canada. Since then, it has grown into a nine-day festival in Banff and a year-round film tour. The festival has screened more than 5,000 movies in its 41-year history; those films that earn special distinctions or awards are selected for the World Tour. Each year, the films travel to 40 countries reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings.

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