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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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55 Hours in Mexico

Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Run time: 9min
Director: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson

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Builder (Tour Edit)

Some people grow up and leave childish things behind. Others just take their childhood dreams and turn them into a lifestyle. Builder explores the art of trail building and how it impacts the sport of mountain biking and the lives of those who ride. Building trails and tricks for your mountain bike never gets old, no matter your age.

Run time: 8min
Director: Scott Secco

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Living Rivers - Surf

In the rush of water spilling from the high mountain peaks of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, surfers are finding standing waves that move with life and never end.

Run time: 4min
Director: Max Lowe

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Women's Speed Ascent

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women's speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park.

Run time: 4min
Director: Chris Alstrin

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Balloonskiing - Heimschnee

What if there was no gondola or helicopter? Just the wind and a hot air balloon to lead you and your friends to undiscovered powder and untouched turns.

Run time: 5min
Director: Stefan Ager 

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Will Sutton: Homefree

Top freerunner and parkour athlete Will Sutton in a unique journey across his homeland of the Isle of Man.

Run time: 4min
Director: Stu Thomson

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There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.

Run time: 8min
Director: Ben Knight

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How does curiosity inspire ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.

Run time: 130min
Director: Renan Ozturk & Tim Kemple 

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Pretty Faces

Celebrate women who thrive in the snow! Follow her as she chases snow, from the time she needs to be lifted onto the chairlift to her first Alaskan dream line and beyond.

Run time: 10min
Director: Lynsey Dyer 

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Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometimes snow isn't the only thing that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming of mountain biking, which life is real?

Run time: 11min
Director: Teton Gravity Research 

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Reel Rock 10: A Line Across the Sky

Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.

Run time: 40Min
Director: Josh Lowell

  Date time and bookings


21 October – 29 October 2016


Shows start at 20h00 and all 11 films are shown at each screening.


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


Cape Town
Cavendish Square 21 – 29 October | Tygervalley 21 – 29 October



Sandton 21 – 29 October


Brooklyn 21 -29 October


Gateway 28 – 29 October


Port Elizabeth
Baywest Mall 29 October


Book online at or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789.

Bookings open 2 September



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