The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an annual international film competition showcasing documentaries and short films about mountain culture, the environment, and sports. The event was launched back in 1976 by the Banff Centre and is held in Banff, Canada. As of late, the organizers have developed an Australian counterpart for the event known as the Radical Reels Tour, which travels throughout Australia screening new films in 14 city locations.
The films feature accomplished climbers, skiers, wing-suit pilots, paddlers, mountain-bike riders, and snowboarders today in a 2-and-a-half-hour line-up of action-packed movies. The movies have been carefully selected from over 300 entries submitted to the original Banff Mountain Film Festival, but what will be shown in Australia will be entirely different from those screened in Canada. Previous shorts have included: Via Ferrata – on a Mountain Bike, Will Sutton: Homefree, The Unrideables: Alaska Range, and Valley Uprising: Stone Masters.
Patrons of the Radical Reels Tour can choose from various programs curated to suit different tastes in adventure. It’s recommended to come at least 30 minutes before the movies start to unwind, and grab a drink. The screenings are held in various locations in Sydney each year, so be sure to check out the schedule for the upcoming venue.