Published: 06:00, 09 September 2020
| Updated: 09:45, 11 September 2020
Been craving adventure? Then get the popcorn and settle back for some far-flung feats and epic exploration of parts of the world you've never seen before.
Each year the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings spectacular sights to the big screen with its tour around UK and Ireland with outdoor films to enjoy from your cinema seat.
This year, film fans will still be able to step into the cinema foyer to see the inspirational international images but it'll be online instead.
This year's festival presents Backyard Theatre featuring two collections of films from the world’s best adventure film-makers, with super- human challenges, soulful journeys and spectacular cinematography from the wildest corners of the planet.
Tour director Neil Teasdale said: “We’re thrilled to be presenting the Banff Mountain Film Festival 2020 Tour in this exciting new format.
“As well as the epic films from the 2020 Banff tour, Backyard Theatre viewers will have access to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the tour and top adventure film-makers.
"There will be lots of bonus content for the audience to explore in our virtual foyer too.”
The popular prize draw for goodies from leading outdoor brands will also happen live on the night.
Films start at 7.30pm, with audience members invited to explore the virtual foyer from 6.30pm, where they can download the tour magazine, enter the prize draw and more.
The show will then be available for 48 hours for ticket holders to watch.
“Where we can’t join adventure-lovers live at theatres, we are really excited to be presenting our first ever virtual tour."
Film highlights include on the Red film programme, running from Sunday, September 13 to Tuesday, September 15 and again from Tuesday, October 6 to Thursday, October 8, Sarah Outen's four-year 20,000 mile traverse of the globe in Home and Spectre Expedition: Mission Antarctica in the Blue film programme from Sunday, September 20 to Tuesday, September 22 and again from Tuesday, October 13 to Thursday, October 25, showing friends Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon's 65-day trip, daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth: The Spectre, Antarctica.
The virtual format instead of the physical cinema experience has proved popular with viewers so far.
One said: "Of all the virtual activity I’ve seen online over lockdown this has been by far the best...Absolutely nailed the ‘experience’ side of a virtual event."
Find out more at banff-uk.com/virtual