Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to Mt Buller
THE Banff Mountain Film Festival will return to Mt Buller for the seventh year running on Saturday, June 27, and is set to wow crowds again with another series of aweinspiring films.
Taking in more than 275 communities in 30 countries across the globe, the tour features a collection of films inspired by mountain culture - from skiing, snowboarding and ice-climbing to base jumping, mountain biking and the alpine environment.
The tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre in Canada, an organisation that promotes understanding, appreciation and education on the world’s mountain areas.
The festival started in 1976, and each year a selection of the best films are chosen to tour the world.
Mt Buller is the only Australian snow resort to host the festival, at the resort’s 180-seat cinema.
Marketing and communications manager for Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, Gillian Dobson, said the festival is always a great night.
“The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of our favourite events on the Mt Buller calendar, and has become a really popular event with locals and visitors alike – and for good reason,” Ms Dobson said.
“There is always a fantastic line-up of films taking in all aspects of outdoor adventure, with jaw-dropping and truly inspiring films showcasing people doing amazing things in the incredible environment we live in.
“The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a great night out at Australia’s highest cinema here at Mt Buller, with drinks and snacks available, as well as some great prizes up for grabs.”
Films will be shown at the Mt Buller Cinema on Saturday, June 27 at 7pm with doors opening from 6:30pm.
Further information on the event as well as accommodation options can be found by visiting mtbuller.com.au.
Tickets are $30 (including resort entry for the evening) and are now available for purchase from the Mt Buller Post Office at Alpine Central or online at www.banffaustralia. com.au (online purchases attract a $2.79 booking fee).