Wyvern hosts 10th anniversary tour of Banff Mountain Film Festival

By Ben Fitzgerald - 8 March 2019

Arts and Culture

Swindon’s Wyvern Theatre was awash with fleece wearing outdoor types for the 10th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The event showcased a series of short films - one of two programmes of epic expeditions and inspirational journeys.

The six films in the ‘red programme’ includes a variety of films including Ascend - following Jon Wilson, an accomplished mountain biker, who is able to take on the toughest trails despite losing his leg to cancer at a young age. Far Out: Kai Jones - showcasing the skiing talents of an amazing 11-year-old and How to run 100 miles which tells the story of friends who decide to take on an ultra-marathon in Colorado and Ice & Palms.

The films were chosen from hundreds of entries submitted to the Banff Mountain and Film Festival - a nine-day gathering of writers, photographers, adventurers and film-makers in the Canadian town in the Rocky Mountains.

The annual tour that follows the festival’s best films takes in 45 countries and reaches about 550,000 people each year.

If you missed it this time around, there is still a chance to nearby screenings in Reading on March 21,Bath 26 & 27, March, Bristol 24-27 April and Oxford on May 21.

For details see www.banff-uk.com

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