From mountain biking in British Columbia to adventure sea kayaking in New Zealand, this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour promises something for all generations.
The tour returns to the Lincoln Center Auditorium, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, for its 15th consecutive year in Billings, featuring an outstanding line up of films which includes the year’s Best Film on Exploration and Adventure, “Crossing the Ditch.”
Other films showing include: “Life Cycles,” which provides some of the most visually stunning images the mountain sports world has ever seen; “Still Motion,” which is compiled from the highlights of a whole year of wildlife research; and “Kranked Kids — Just Down The Road,” a four-minute coming-of-age mountain bike parody.
The Banff Festival of Mountain Films is an international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. Each year, the international competition attracts more than 300 entries. The “best of the best” are then picked to go on a world tour that spans the globe. The 2011 tour includes more than 550 screenings in some 360 locations reaching 200,000-plus audience members in 30 countries.
Tickets are available in advance at The Base Camp for $10 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $10 for students.