PACK YOUR BACKPACK, lace up those boots and grab some popcorn, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour (BMFFWT) is almost here. With screenings scheduled in more than 35 countries around the world, the tour arrives on our shores in April, and will be here until the end of June.
Now in its 36th year, the BMFFWT is a celebrated platform for experienced and up-and-coming adventure filmmakers, with awards given to the best film on mountain sport, mountain environment, mountain culture, exploration and adventure, and a people's choice award, to name but a few.
This season Australian audiences can expect a line-up that will take them to the heart of the African Congo, through deep powder and on an emotional rollercoaster with some inspiring snow lovers, and to the heights of Mt Everest on a world-record-breaking summit to sea expedition with some unassuming heroes.
View the trailer and book tickets for the 2012 tour here.
BRISBANE: 26, 27, 28 April at The Powerhouse Brisbane
MACKAY: 2 May at MECC Auditorium
TOWNSVILLE: 3 May at Riverway Arts Centre
CAIRNS: 4 May at Cairns Civic Theatre
SYDNEY: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 May at the Seymour Centre
CANBERRA: 13, 14, 15 May at National Film and Sound Archives
KATOOMBA: 16 May at The Edge
NEWCASTLE: 17 May at Newcastle Civic Theatre
AVOCA BEACH: 18 MAY at Avoca Beach Cinema
ADELAIDE: 23 May at The Capri Theate
DARWIN: 24 May at Deckchair Cinema
PERTH: 30, 31 May and 1, 2 June at State Theatre of Western Australia
LAUNCESTON: 13 June at The Tramsheds
HOBART: 14 June at Theatre Royal
MELBOURNE: 19, 20, 21, 22 June at RMIT Capitol Theatre
MT BULLER: 23 June at Mt Buller Cinema
ALBURY: 28 June at Regent Cinema