Banff Mountain Film Festival presents adventure filled line-up


From 23 October select Ster-Kinekor theatres present the 2014 South African leg of
the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, hosted by Cape Union Mart. The festival
showcases a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking short action,
adventure and mountain films. South Africa is one of 35 countries and 390
communities participating globally.

Ons het Geklim
Included in the film line-up is the winning film from Cape Union Mart’s Adventure Film
Challenge, which was awarded to PJ Kotze and his film Ons het Geklim.
The short features climbing footage collected by Kotze and his fellow mountaineers
over two years at locations in and around Gauteng. The voice over was done by Jaco
Van der Merwe of the popular South African band Bittereinder, while the soundtrack
was done by South African band Kidofdoom.

The Beauty of the Irrational
South African filmmakers Dean Leslie and Greg Fell of The African Attachment capture
the epic journey of Ryan Sandes’ record-breaking run of the Fish River Canyon Trail in
Namibia. The film has been included as part of the World Tour and Evan Torrance,
marketing director at Cape Union Mart says, “We’re really proud that South Africa was
represented during the international festival in Canada and that local audiences can
also appreciate a local story alongside international adventure feats this year.’

North of the Sun
Two young Norwegian adventurers travel to a remote, arctic island to surf, ski and
clean up the beach. The two quirky characters build themselves a cabin out of
collected debris and take time to reflect, appreciate the rare occurrence of sunshine
and discover what it means to live off the grid.
Watch the trailer
for North of the Sun

Keeper of the Mountain
Keeper of the Mountain shares the story of Elizabeth Hawley who
travelled to Kathmandu in 1960 where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions,
including those to Mount Everest, for The Himalayan Database. The soon 90 year old
continues to work on these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication.
Watch the trailer for Keeper of the

Ghost Town
In the mid 1800’s, British Columbia boomed as prospectors flocked to the mountain
towns during the great gold rush. The now abandoned towns become a ski
playground 150 years later.
Watch the Ghost Town

The Sensei
Twenty-something world class boulderer, Daniel Woods, and 43-year old climbing
veteran, Yuji Hirayam, discover they have much to learn from each other and team
up for the expedition of a lifetime.

Watch the trailer for
The Sensei

The Questions We Ask
Bruce Kirkby crosses the Pacific from Vancouver to Victoria on a stand-up
paddleboard, and ponders what adventure means to him.

Not Bad
Seven bike riders set out on thirty days of outrageous bicycle tomfoolery in New
Watch the Not Bad

A 35 year-old challenges himself to climb 35 routes in one day to celebrate each year
of his life.

Split of a Second
A base jumper soars through the air after leaping from the edge of cliffs and
demonstrates why 99.9% of time is spent in preparation for living a few moments of
joy and the other 0.1% is to only be in the moment.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour screens at the following Ster-Kinekor
• Cape Town: Cavendish Square 23 to 31 October; Tygervalley Center, 24 to 31
• Johannesburg: Sandton City, 23 to 31 October
• Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall, 24 to 31 October
• Durban: Gateway Centre, 30 and 31 October
• Port Elizabeth: The Bridge Ster-Kinekor, 31 October

Tickets can be booked online via the Ster-
Kinekor website
, or by calling the Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789.
Visit the festival website for more


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