The Banff Mountain Film Fest will be in Fernie as part of their World Tour on January 2. Photo Submitted

Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Fernie theatre

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be coming to Fernie as part of its world tour on January 2, 2020.

There will be two screenings at The Vogue Theatre at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. as part of the hugely popular film festival.

Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place in Banff, Alberta and showcases nine days worth of epic outdoor storytelling. The books, films and photographs featured are stories of “remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.”

Then, the film festival hits the road for their World Tour. Last year’s tour visited over 550 locations in 40 countries. Between six and 10 short films play in each touring location, which includes stops all around Canada, the US and many international destinations.

In total, 38 films were selected as the 2019/2020 World Tour films. Included in the selections are A Nordic Skater, the first ever film in the world about nordic skating, according to the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Other films included in the selections focus on a variety of topics including trail running, Antarctic expeditions, inclusive spaces for rock climbers, paddling, mountaineering, the relationships between siblings, solo paddling adventures in the Himalayas and of course, skiing and snowboarding.

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