This October the annual Banff International Mountain Film Festival comes to South Africa, bringing with it films of adventures by ski, bike, rock, ropes and on water. For the eleventh year, Cape Union Mart proudly hosts the screening of the 2016 World Tour films at Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.
Cape Union Mart delivers the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to South Africa. This year’s World Tour features the best mountain films, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe. Cape Union Mart will be offering South Africans this opportunity, “allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring the great outdoors.”
11 award-winning and audience-nominated World Tour films, selected from hundreds of Festival submissions, will be shown at each World Tour screening in South Africa. They include a mix of topics and styles that are entertaining, inspiring and thought-provoking. These films range in duration from the intense-action packed, three-minute surfing video ‘Living Rivers – Surf’ to the 40-minute documentary film ‘A line across the sky’, winner of the Best Climbing Film category.
South African audiences are also treated to the screening of an additional five-minute film: the winning submission from the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. This annual film competition encourages South African filmmakers and athletes to capture and celebrate local outdoor and adventure culture.
The 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is screened at these Ster-Kinekor cinemas:
- Cape Town: Cavendish Square – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
- Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
- Johannesburg: Sandton City – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
- Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall – Friday, 21 October to Saturday, 29 October 2016
- Durban: Gateway – Friday, 28 October and Saturday, 29 October 2016 (two nights only)
- Port Elizabeth: Baywest – Saturday, 29 October 2016 (one night only)
Shows start at 20h00 and all 11 films are shown at each screening.
Tickets are available for purchase from Friday, 2 September 2016 and can be bought directly through Ster-Kinekor. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Ticket prices are the same as a standard Ster-Kinekor ticket.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in proud partnership with leading outdoor brands K-Way, LED Lenser, Deuter and GoPro.