Mind-Blowing Stories of Human Endeavour as Banff Film Festival Reaches South Wales

Bringing the latest action and adventure films to venues around the UK, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is back in South Wales for 2021!

The tour features two different collections of films and cinematography from all corners of the planet.

“We can’t wait to get these epic adventure films back where they belong – up on the big screen!” says tour director  Nell Teasdale.  

“With mind-blowing stories of human endeavour from rarely-seen parts of the world, Banff events have a thrilling  atmosphere – and we guarantee audiences will leave inspired to have an adventure of their own.” 

Banff Film Festival will be starring a mountaineering first on K2, a running expedition in Tajikistan and plenty more. All films are chosen from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada. None have featured yet in the UK & Ireland.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back into theatres to celebrate the spirit of adventure and the great  outdoors through these award-winning films,” adds Nell.  

Where To See Banff Mountain Film Festival in South Wales

Film highlights included are:

  • Running the Roof. One night, three friends bonded by their love of running, after a few drinks, make a bet. They spin a globe and wherever their finger lands is where they will run. It lands on Tajikstan;
  • K2:The Impossible Descent. K2 is  infamous for the fact that 1 in 4 mountain climbers will not return from it’s summit. In  2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes the descent alone and without supplemental oxygen, stunning the world and getting the attention from mainstream press.
  • Ocean to Asgard. Baffin Island is the fifth largest island in the world with a population of over 13,000.  On a self propelled expedition, four friends venture deep into this Island, tackling big wall first ascents, white water paddle descents and Thor Peak, which boasts the world’s tallest vertical drop.

The festival reaches South Wales venues Ffwrnes, Llanelli on 27 October and Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on 28 October.

Published by Thomas Howells

The doctor said I should be in hospital for all the blood I was losing, but instead I went to drama practice

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