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Hamilton to Host Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Jeremy Collins from the his live multi-media art, film and music performance Drawn © Jeremy Collins
Jeremy Collins from the his live multi-media art, film and music performance Drawn © Jeremy Collins

Hamilton will host the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a collection of short films about mountain sports and culture, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 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., and the films start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children under 12, and $10 with a Hamilton ID. The material is appropriate for families.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a collection of cultural and outdoor films from around the world. Independent film makers submit their films to the Banff Mountain Film Festival in November, a week-long event in Banff, and the best films go on tour for the remainder of the year. Films feature kayaking, skiing, bicycle touring, paragliding, rock climbing, and world cultures, among others.

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 38-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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