PREVIEW: Banff Mountain Film Festival

Watching real-life adventurers take on jaw-dropping challenges is the focus of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, now touring the UK and due in Brighton on 11 April at the Dome. The Banff festival ethos is to bring an array of films that are invariably remarkable and involve breath-taking risks and skills as well as telling the stories of those far from the glare of our cultural compass. This year’s screenings include Tashi and the Monk – a story set at the edge of the Himalayas and focusing on a Buddhist monk that rescues and looks after orphans. Showing alongside this is Arctic Swell, – an eight minute film of surfers of the Arctic Circle.

Recording these types of films comes with a whole series of challenges, so we’re thoroughly in awe of the vision and technique of these film makers.This year’s program is set to present adventurers and explorers of the present day, everyday men and women doing something amazing, often those that bypass fear for adrenalin and have been kind enough to record their journey for all those due to sit comfortably at the Brighton Dome. We’re thoroughly excited for the matinee showing.

Banff Film Festival will take place at Concert Hall, Brighton Dome. The matinee showing is at 2:30pm or alternatively you can see different films at the evening showing at 7:30pm. Head to their website for tickets and more information.

The Verse Staff

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