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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2016 showcases the efforts and talents of the world's finest mountain filmmakers. Every year the Banff Centre in Canada receives hundreds of hopeful entries. These are narrowed down until only the very best films on Mountain Culture remain.


In 1986, the Banff Centre began an outreach programme to bring the tour to other communities across the world... and so the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour was born.


20 years later, in 2006, Cape Union Mart first brought the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to South Africa, to Cape Town. 2014 heralds the nineth year of Cape Union Mart's partnership with the tour… and it promises to be as amazing as ever!


The tour enables you to experience the adventure of climbing, base jumping, alpine skiing, kayaking, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world's last great wild places - all brought to life on the big screen.


Cape Union Mart invites you to join them for this remarkable series of films, screening once daily at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas around the country.

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Danny MacAskill: The Ridge

World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge

Focus: Mountain Biking | Run time: 7min
Director: Stu Thomson |

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The Unrideables

Glorious cinematographic eye candy! Expert speed flyers test their limits in a massive, volatile landscape of ice and snow.

Focus: Paragliding | Run time: 18min
Director: Derek Westerlund, Steve Reska, Red Bull Media House

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Wild Women

Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be

Focus: Slacklining / Female Athlete | Run time: 3min
Director: Wojtek Kozakiewicz, Polished Project

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Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

Focus: Skiing | Run time: 3min
Director: Michael Brown, Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras, Sweetgrass Productions 

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And Then We Swam

99.9% of time is spent in preparation for living a few moments of joy. The other .1% is to only be here now, and step off that cliff!

Focus: Adventure: Rowing & Swimming / Human Story | Run time: 37min
Best Film : Exploration and Adventure
Director: Ben Finney and Robb Ellender

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Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

Focus: Paragliding / Humour | Run time: 5min
Director: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

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All My Own Stunts

Rob Jarman is a downhill mountain bike specialist and a professional stuntman. Following a near-fatal accident, he has battled to stay atop both fields. It’s an emotional and gripping story about how hard it is to let go.

Focus: Mountain Biking / Human Story | Run time: 14min
Director: Alastair Lee

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Arctic Swell – Surfing The Ends Of The Earth

Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.

Focus: Surfing / Photography | Run time: 8min
Director: Rush Sturges

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Into The Ditch

2 friends, 1 ditch. Nothing has changed, but now everything is different. Watch as friends Ben Marr and Rush Sturges tackle breakneck speeds down a 500ft tall drainage ditch.

Focus: Adventure | Run time: 2min
Director: Rush Sturges

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Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine

Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

Focus: Climbing | Run time: 27min
Radical Reels People’s Choice Award at the BMFF
Director: Cedar Wright

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Sun Dog

What could be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at your side?

Focus: Skiing / Animals | Run time: 5min
Director: Ben Sturgulewski

  Date time and bookings


23 October – 2 November 2015


There will be one screening per day at 8pm.
Each screening contains all 9 films, and the total length is approximately 2 hours 10 minutes


We are screening at six Ster-Kinekor cinemas across the country:


Cape Town
Cavendish Square 23 Oct – 2 Nov | Tygervalley 23 Oct – 2 Nov



Sandton 23 Oct – 2 Nov


Brooklyn 23 Oct – 2 Nov


Gateway 30 – 31 October


Port Elizabeth
Baywest Mall 31 October


Book online at or TicketLine on 0861 MOVIES (0861 668 437). Bookings open 9 September 2015




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