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Banff Mountain Film Festival brings epic adventure stories to Tunbridge Wells and Canterbury

By Angela Cole

Looking for adventure and breathtaking experiences?

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films featuring some of the most epic adventures across the globe to you via the big screen.

Its action-packed programme of films features a selection of short adventure films, featuring up-and-coming adventurers on mind-blowing journeys to the most remote and spectacular corners of the world.

Banff Mountain Film Festival: Frozen Road Picture: @benpagefilms

There's stunning cinematography, scenery and some hair-raising moments plus plenty of laughs.

The tour features two different collections of films, including Into Twin Galaxies - a Greenland Epic with Ben Stookesberry, Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer on an extreme mission in Greenland, using kite skis to head 1,000km over the Greenland Ice Cap.

Banff Mountain Film Festival: Into Twin Galaxies Picture; Erik Boomer

In The Frozen Road, Yorkshireman Ben Page embarks on a solo bikepacking journey in the Canadian Arctic in temperatures dropping below -30C.

Ace and the Desert Dog Picture: Forest Woodward

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “UK and Irish audiences have a huge passion for adventure, so we’re delighted to be able to share these amazing films and their intrepid characters with wider audiences and even more venues. We guarantee the tour will inspire viewers to start planning their own outdoor adventures too."

The tour’s films are chosen from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, which takes place every year in the Canadian Rockies.

The tour comes to the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on Thursday, April 19 and heads to the Gulbenkian in Canterbury on Saturday, April 28.

There are free prize giveaways at each event. For more information and to book tickets, see banff-uk.com.

Where the Wild Things Play Picture: Krystle Wright

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