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Banff Mountain Film Festival - Best of Banff Edition 1 Film Programme


With the world’s wildest climbing event, a captivating winter expedition to Arctic Norway and more, don’t miss your chance to watch some of the best films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival archives!

Available to watch for 7 days following purchase.

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  • The Yellow Film programme is available to watch for 7 days from the date of purchase.

  • Only available to watch in the UK & Ireland.

  • Single viewing passes £10 | Multiple passes - use code EPIC-TEN at checkout & save 10%.

  • ​Includes access to bonus content and interactive virtual foyer.

  • Buying a Gift? Purchase a gift card (or a printed voucher) AVAILABLE HERE. The recipient can choose any Banff Film Festival programme on the Encore Channel when redeeming. 

  • Note the films in the Best of Banff Programme have been shown on previous theatre tours over the last decade and on the 2022 Winter virtual live series.



Banff Mountain Film Festival - Showdown at Horseshoe Hell


20 minutes

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell is the wildest event in the climbing world. Picture an ultramarathon crossed with a rave, where elite climbers and wannabes alike go for broke in a sunrise-to-sunrise mash-up of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real. Can the team of Nik Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Edges


9 minutes

Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember – and she insists that, at 90, it’s easier to skate than it is to walk! Skating helped her recover from the most challenging times of her life, and the message here is simple: keep doing what you love. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - North of the Sun


46 minutes

Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light. This captivating film won both the Banff Grand Prize and People's Choice Award.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Doing it Scared


9 minutes

Eighteen years after an accident left him partially paralysed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb. Doing it Scared documents Paul’s continuing recovery and his never-waning desire for adventure. It’s a film about determination and acceptance, patience and humility, grace, and ultimately, freedom. A reminder that disabled never means unable.

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Eclipse


31 minutes

It was a ridiculous idea from the start. Photographer Reuben Krabbe’s grand vision is to capture an image of a skier against a total solar eclipse in the high arctic. The weather is bad, the pressure is on – and to add to the difficulties, the guide is sketchy, the polar bears are out, and the skiers just want to ski…

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Imagination


5 minutes

Imagination taps into the beauty of a child’s daydreams. Sitting in the back of his parents’ car, he imagines being a skier doing all sorts of crazy tricks down the snow-filled urban landscape drifting past the car, when suddenly, his imagination comes to life! A beautiful, heart-warming and nostalgic film with some mind-blowing skiing, made in memory of Canadian freeskier JP Auclair.

Please note that some of the films may contain a small amount of coarse language.

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