Banff Mountain Film World Tour hits South Africa


The Banff Mountain Film World Tour, the world’s premier event on mountain climbing, expeditions, extreme sports and remote cultures, comes to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 7-13 September. Presented by South Africa’s leading outdoor store, Cape Union Mart, the films will showcase at Ster-Kinekor Classic cinemas in Cavendish Square (CT), Tygervalley Centre (CT), Sandton
(Jhb) and Brooklyn Mall (Pta).

The Banff Mountain Film World Tour is brought to communities throughout 30 countries and highlights the work and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers.

Celebrating its 32nd year in existence, the Banff Mountain Film World Tour organisers receive hundreds of hopeful entries from filmmakers each year, of which only twenty-five are selected and made available to international festival producers.

The South African leg of the World Tour is made up of ten thrilling short films ranging from mountain biking and skiing to bouldering and B.A.S.E jumping. All ten films are screened in one showing, starting at 20:15 with a total duration of one hour and fifty-two minutes per show.

The line-up covers the following films and topics:

First Ascent: Thailand (climbing)

Roam (Mountain Biking)

Yes to the No (Snowboarding)

2nd Base (Base Jumping)
Five years after the release of the resoundingly successful 1st Base, the Norwegians at Oslo BASE are back with an incredible sequel. Has to be seen to be believed…

The Best of Jo (Quirky)
A stop-action Lego film about a coffee-addicted guy named Jo, eager to try all the mountain sports available to him, including climbing, skiing and fishing.

Simplicity Factor (Climbing)

Anomaly (Skiing/Snowboarding)
“Anomaly” showcases the freakish and abnormal abilities of today’s top skiers and snowboarders as they push the boundary of what is humanly possible.

Extreme Film School: Thrill Seekers (Quirky)

First Ascent: Didier vs Cobra Crack (Climbing) The elegant, granite Cobra crack in Squamish, British Columbia is perhaps the hardest crack climb in the world and the Swiss climber Didier Berthod is among the world’s best crack climbers. Far from the spotlight, Didier spends months in his epic quest to snag the first ascent.

Unchained: New World Disorder (Mountain Biking) This short excerpt from New World Disorder VI: Unchained showcases a group of young, daring riders who push the limits of free ride mountain biking beyond imagination.

Bookings can be made:

  • via the award-winning Ster-Kinekor Theatres website –
  • on your W@P-enabled cellphone via
  • via TicketLine – 082 16789 (vas rates apply)
  • at Self-Service terminals at cinemas
  • at cinema box offices

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