Thursday, August 17, 2017
A mountain of a film festival
The world’s best sport, culture and environmental films that let you experience the thrill and challenges of inspiring mountain environments are heading our way.
Presented by the New Zealand Alpine Club, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is stopping in at Holy Trinity Church on Devonport Rd in Tauranga on Saturday, June 17.
NZAC spokesman Tim Sainsbury says the world’s most prestigious mountain festival is being staged in some 450 communities across 40 countries.
“At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favourites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
“The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.”
One film that’ll feature during the Tauranga screening is Kiwi filmmaker Malcolm Law’s ‘Fifty’, which follows one man’s attempt to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks across New Zealand in just 50 days in order to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.
Another is ‘Young Guns’ by American production company Sender Films which introduces the new faces of climbing - Ashima Shiraishi, 14, and Kai Lightner, 15 – who’re pushed to their limits and beyond as they learn important lessons that’ll carry them to even greater heights.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stops in at Tauranga’s Holy Trinity Church on Devonport Rd on Saturday, June 17, from 6.30pm.
Tickets cost $20, or $15 for NZAC members and students, and are available online banff.nz/event/tauranga/
The Weekend Sun has one double pass to give away to one lucky reader who can tell us how many countries The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is being screened in?