Banff Film Festival UK Tour Starts This Week

The UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival Tour is hitting the road once again with a brand new selection of the best climbing and adventure films from some of the world's best adventure filmmakers. The Banff Tour, which is presented by Arc'teryx, will be visiting previous locations as well as a whole bunch of new communities including: Malvern, North Wales, Inverness, Canterbury, Dorking, Llanelli, Salisbury, Exeter and Truro. This year, Banff is also heading over to the Emerald Isle with stops at Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin and Belfast.

From the film "The Gimp Monkeys", 131 kb
From the film "The Gimp Monkeys"
© The Banff Centre

As well as showcasing amazing films, there are heaps of prizes up for grabs from the Banff UK Tour sponsors including Arc'teryx (a Gore-Tex Jacket), Patagonia, Cotswold Outdoor, Keen, Buff, Black Diamond and Sea To Summit. There will also be a free Clif Bar for everyone that comes along.


Eight films will be featured each night, all shown in HD. The film programme varies at different screenings. As well as these films, there will be a selection of other award-winning films featuring mountain biking, skiing and whitewater kayaking. Check out the trailer and the full list of films at your local screening at Some of the films showing on the Tour include:

From the film "Crossing the Ice", 68 kb
From the film "Crossing the Ice"
© The Banff Centre
Gimp Monkeys

What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys! Three climbers are linked by their missing limbs, but it is their shared passion for climbing that pushes them towards an improbable goal - to achieve the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite National Park's iconic El Capitan.

Crossing The Ice

Two Australians set off across the ice to be the first adventureres to tackle the perilous journey across Antactica to the South Poile and back again, completely unassisted. As they set off on their odyssey, they discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott's race to the pole: there's a Norwegian on the ice. He's tackling the same route, is more experienced and has a head start.

RR: Honnold 3.0

Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest solo climber of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition and self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet - the Yosemite Triple. He sets out to climb Mt Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, 95% of it without ropes - all within a 24 hour period!

Dates and Venues


25 - Forum Theatre, Malvern
26 - The Hall Venue Cymru, Llandudno
30 - Mitchell Library Theatre, Glasgow SOLD OUT
31 - Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Photo by Marko Prezelj, 147 kb
Photo by Marko Prezelj
© The Banff Centre

1 - Queen's Hall, Edinburgh SOLD OUT
2 - The Playhouse, Whitley Bay/Newcastle
6,7 - The Carriageworks, Leeds (Film Programme A and B)
8 - Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
9 - The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham
13 - Gulbenkian Cinema, Canterbury
15 - Komedia, Bath
16 - Lighthouse Theatre, Poole
21,22,23,26,27,28 - Union Chapel, London (Film Programme A and B)


1 - Union Chapel (Film Programme A)
2 - The Plaza, Stockport
7 - The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl/Bridgend
8 - The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
9 - Corn Exchange, Brighton
14 - Dorking Halls, Dorking
15 - Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
16 - Plaza Cinema, Liverpool
20 - OPEN, Norwich
21 - City Hall, Salisbury
22 - Corn Exchange, Exeter
23 - Victoria Rooms, Bristol


5 - Hall for Cornwall, Truro
10 - Devere Hall, Cork
11 - The Set, Kilkenny
12 - Awesome Walls, Dublin
13 - Waterfront, Belfast

More information

If you'd like to book tickets, see more information or watch the 2013 Trailer - visit the website below.

For more information visit Banff UK Tour
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