Leavenworth Hosts Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is taking this year’s films on the road as they do each year and this year we are excited to have them come to Leavenworth.
We’re so excited that we told the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club who is hosting the films that we would love to be the title sponsor. So for the inaugural showings here in Leavenworth, we at Icicle Creek Homes (Allyson and Geordie) are the title sponsor.
When Is The Banff Film Fest Coming to Leavenworth?
Enzian Inn in Leavenworth
Tuesday, Nov. 23rd
5:30 p.m. Doors open for socializing, beverages and refreshments.
6:15 p.m. Raffle of special prizes with only $2 buy in.
6:30 p.m. Movies start.
There are a limited number of tickets so make sure to get them online soon. Adults are $13 and kids are $8. (or $15/10 at the door) Tickets will also be available at Der Sportsman and Leavenworth Mountain Sports.
Click Here for Tickets. SOLD OUT! (updated 11/22/10)
What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival?
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring the world’s best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The year 2010 marks the 35th anniversary of the festival.
What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour?
Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The world tour spans the globe reaching over 200,000 audience members in 30 countries and 360 locations, with over 550 screenings. Many of the tour screenings benefit an outdoor program, community cause, or a nonprofit organization like the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club.
What is the Banff Mountain Film Festival Competition?
In 2009, 277 films from approximately 28 countries were entered into the competition. The films range from productions created by first-time filmmakers to professional crews working with companies like the BBC and National Geographic. A pre-screening committee selects approximately 60 finalists for the festival. During the festival, the international film festival jury chooses the best films from these finalists and awards prizes in 10 categories.