We have some exciting news for all you thrill seekers and lovers of adventure. It is time for the highly anticipated Banff Mountain Film Festival and Cape Union Mart will be bringing it to South Africa for the twelfth year.

All thanks to Cape Union Mart, South Africa’s favourite outdoor adventure store, all you outdoor enthusiasts will get the chance to explore some of the world’s most epic adventure locations – from Iceland’s frosty surf spots and Utah’s canyon country, to Siberia’s snowy slopes and the plains of Patagonia. You will get to experience all the adventure from the comfort of a cinema.

This year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival will feature films that are exhilarating, inspiring and entertaining. As part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour, 11 films will be shown at Ster Kinekor cinemas in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Be prepared to be blown away by the best mountain films and incredible film talent from around the world. The festival offers something for everyone with a mix of topics and cinematic styles.

All types of outdoor adventure such as surfing and skiing, base-jumping and bouldering, rowing and trail running, are beautifully captured in the films. They also range in duration from the heart-warming and humorous 9-minute Ace and the Desert Dog and 5-minute art piece that is Metronomic, to the 27-minute inspirational documentary Young guns, which will motivate to gear up and get out.

You can also look forward to seeing this year’s winning submission from the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge – One Fly at a Time by Dewald Brand. The competition gets local filmmakers, adventurers and athletes to capture and celebrate South Africa’s outdoor culture as well as the spirit of adventure.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in proud partnership with leading outdoor brands K-Way, LED Lenser, Deuter and GoPro.

The International Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas:

  • Cape Town: Cavendish Square – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Johannesburg: Sandton City – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
  • Durban: Gateway – Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November 2017 (two nights only)
  • Port Elizabeth: Baywest – Saturday, 11 November 2017 (one night only)

Tickets are available for purchase from October and can be bought directly through Ster-Kinekor. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Ticket prices are the same as a standard Ster-Kinekor ticket.