Banff Mountain Film Festival winners -
This is a NON-Hosted meetup. But please feel free to Look for me if you want to say hi. I will be there at 2pm at the venue (inside Wheeler Auditorium). I've never seen this auditorium before so cannot be more specific about where to meet, thus the reason that this is NON-HOSTED.
I believe some of our meetup members might have interest in this subject matter.
2:00 - 5:00 PM, Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Comes to Berkeley
Presented by NG and TNF, and brought to you by REI, these screenings feature some of the most inspirational films on mountain sport, culture, and environment from the 2012 festival in Banff, Alberta.
Location: Wheeler Auditorium | UC Berkeley (Just inside Sather Gate).
March 3, 2013; 2-5pm showing.
[masked] - Call Customer Service to buy your ticket & it'll be at 'will call.'
There are 2 shows on March 3rd, one at 2pm and the second at 7:30pm. I will be attending the 2pm show.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta. Held concurrently is the Banff Mountain Book Festival which brings the spirit of mountain literature to Banff, and features guest speakers, readings, seminars, and an international book competition.
Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour.
Approximately 300 films are entered into the film festival annually, and top 60 films (approximately) are selected by a pre-screening committee to be shown at the festival. During the festival, the international film festival jury chooses the best films and presents awards in various categories.
Every year the Banff World Tour team chooses about 25 films that feature a range of styles and themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. The hosts try to choose the films that are best suited for their local audience and event. Most World Tour screenings include a range of different themes (adventure sports, environment, mountain culture, heritage, etc.) and styles (action-filled shorts; longer, more comprehensive films; amateur and professional productions; etc.). The Radical Reels Tour presentations incorporate all these elements, but the focus is on dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking, and new sports such as snow-kiting and speedriding. These activities continue to be included on the World Tour, but the Radical Reels Tour is for audiences who prefer screenings with a focus on action films.
NOTE: The Banff film fest is also playing in SF and Marin on different dates. Details below. If you want to attend those dates/locations, you must call customer service at those store locations.
1) SAN FRANCISCO REI store
March 6, 7, 2013
REI San Francisco
More information on-linee at:
2) SAN RAFAEL (CORTE MADERA) REI Store
March 4, 5, 2013
REI Corte Madera