Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018

2018 UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is biggest yet! 13 January – 19 May 2018

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to the UK and Ireland for 2018, with more shows and more venues than ever before.

The tour features two different collections of brand new adventure films, starring the world’s top explorers on mind-blowing journeys in wild and remote parts of the globe.

“This is the first time we’ve topped 100 shows in the UK and Ireland, which is really exciting!” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“UK and Irish audiences have a huge passion for adventure, so we’re delighted to be able to share these amazing films and their intrepid characters with wider audiences and even more venues.

“We guarantee the tour will inspire viewers to start planning their own outdoor adventures too!”

The tour’s films are chosen from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place every year in the Canadian Rockies. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together outdoor enthusiasts who are into all sorts of outdoor pursuits, and there are free prize giveaways at every event too.

The UK and Ireland tour starts in Edinburgh on Saturday 13 January, and finishes in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, on Saturday 19 May, visiting nearly 60 locations with 105 shows along the way. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year, visiting nearly 50 countries and reaching more than 400,000 people worldwide.

The Tour features 16 films across the RED and BLUE film programmes. Highlights include:


Yorkshireman Ben Page is embarking on a solo bikepacking journey in the Canadian Arctic. He starts with romantic visions of perfect solitude, but as the latitude increases and the mercury falls below -30C, he discovers what it truly means to travel alone in this great emptiness.


Top adventurers Ben Stookesberry, Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer are on an extreme mission in Greenland. Using kite skis, the trio tow their white-water kayaks 1,000km over the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the northernmost river ever paddled – and then the challenge gets even tougher. With spectacular cinematography, remote wilderness and a large amount of suffering, this film shows what it’s like to be far out of your comfort zone.

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You’re welcome to use the thrilling tour trailer, which is here: The UK and Ireland 2018 tour dates are:

  • 13 January
  • 14 January
  • 31Jan-1Feb
  • 2 February
  • 3 February
  • 6 February
  • 6 February
  • 7 February
  • 7 February
  • 8 February
  • 8-9 February
  • 9-10 February
  • 10 February
  • 13 February
  • 14 February
  • 14 February
  • 15 February
  • 15 February
  • 16 February
  • 16 February
  • 17 February
  • 17 February
  • 20 February
  • 21-22 February
  • 22 February
  • 23 February
  • 23-24 February
  • 27 February
  • 28 February
  • 1 March
  • 2 March
  • 3 March
  • 6 March
  • 6 March
  • 7 March
  • 7 March
  • 8 March
  • 8 March
  • 9 March

Edinburgh, Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings) Glasgow, The Kings Theatre
Inverness, Eden Court Theatre
Stirling, Macroberts Arts Centre

Pitlochry, Pitlochry Festival Theatre (matinee and evening screenings) Stoke on Trent, Victoria Hall
London, New Wimbledon Theatre
Oxford, New Theatre

Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn Hebden Bridge, Picture House Leeds, Town Hall
Keswick, Theatre by the Lake Stockport, Plaza Cinema Guildford, G Live

High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan Cheltenham, Town Hall
Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Swindon, Wyvern Theatre Llandudno, Venue Cymru
Dorking, Dorking Halls
Liverpool, Plaza Community Centre Christchurch, Regent Centre Torquay, Princess Theatre

Poole, Lighthouse Theatre
Harrogate, Royal Halls
Yarm, Princess Alexandra Auditorium
Truro, Hall for Cornwall
Reading, The Hexagon
Cambridge, Corn Exchange
St Albans, Alban Arena
Malvern, Forum Theatre
Birmingham, Town Hall (matinee and evening screenings) Brighton, Brighton Dome
Leamington Spa, Spa Centre
Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
Cheltenham, Town Hall
Salisbury, City Hall
Stafford, Gatehouse Theatre
Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn

  • 9-10 March
  • 10 March
  • 13-24 March
  • 14 March
  • 15-16 March
  • 17 March
  • 20 March
  • 21 March
  • 22 March
  • 23 March
  • 5-7 April
  • 10 April
  • 11 April
  • 13 April
  • 14 April
  • 17 April
  • 18 April
  • 19 April
  • 20 April
  • 21 April
  • 24 April
  • 24 April
  • 25 April
  • 25-26 April
  • 26 April
  • 27 April
  • 27 April
  • 28 April
  • 28 April
  • 30 April
  • 1 May
  • 2 May
  • 2 May
  • 9 May
  • 10 May
  • 10-11 May
  • 15 May
  • 16 May
  • 17-19 May

Exeter, Corn Exchange Stockport, Plaza Cinema London, Union Chapel York, Barbican

Whitley Bay, Playhouse
Buxton, Opera House
Brecon, Theatr Brycheiniog Porthcawl, Grand Pavilion
Llanelli, Ffwrnes Theatre
Malvern, Forum Theatre
Bristol, Victoria Rooms
Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Guildford, G Live
Liverpool, Plaza Community Centre Llandudno, Venue Cymru

Reading, The Hexagon
Brighton, Brighton Dome
Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Norwich, UEA
Weymouth, Weymouth Pavillion
Salisbury, City Hall
Wimborne Minster, Tivoli Theatre
Bath, Komedia
Portsmouth, The Kings Theatre
Dorking, Dorking Halls
Leicester, De Montford Hall
Leamington Spa, Spa Centre
Canterbury, Gulbenkian Theatre (matinee and evening screenings) Abingdon, Amey Theatre
Christchurch, Regent Centre
Exeter, Corn Exchange
Nottingham, Playhouse
Dublin, National Concert Centre
Kilkenny, Watergate Theatre
Cork, The Everyman
Dublin, National Concert Centre
Galway, Town Hall Theatre
Newtownabbey, Theatre at the Mill


Tour Coordinator Rosie Fuller | [email protected] | 07925 396640 | Tour Director Nell Teasdale | [email protected] |

01295 402199

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