Banff Film Festival's World Tour to stop off in Cumbria

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4 April 2017 9:56AM

PRESTIGIOUS film festival Banff Mountain Film Festival have announced they will return to Keswick later this month as part of their 2017 world tour.

Hosting a series of short films starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, Banff are known for showcasing some of the best adventure films across the world. Films are selected from hundreds of productions entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

This year’s UK and Ireland tour includes 14 hugely diverse films, featuring everything from tales of high-adrenaline action to poignant environmental documentaries. There will also be a significant focus on women in adventure; and the collection stars a number of UK adventurers, as well as athletes and escapades from all over the globe.

“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” says Tour Director Nell Teasdale.

“The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. We guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too!”

The films are split between two different programmes, each lasting two and a half hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening.

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.

Banff Mountain Film Festival will visit Keswick's Theatre by the Lake from Wednesday April 26 - Saturday 29.

For information and tickets, head to www.banff-uk.com

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