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Banff Mountain Film Festival & Book Fair

by K Gordon Schultz

Local Banff, Alberta Film and Book Festival in Banff National Park

The Banff Centre hosts this action-packed film festival every fall. See the best of mountain sports, wildlife and culture!

Film categories include Best Film on Climbing, Best Film on Mountain Culture, Best Film on Mountain Environment, Best Feature-Length Mountain Film, and Best Film on Mountain Sports. Winners can take home as much as $4,000!

The films are screened at the Banff Centre’s Eric Harvie Theatre, the Max Bell Auditorium and the Margaret Greenham Theatre, amongst other spaces.

The opening weekend has the cheapest film screenings (as low as $9), while later in the week they may cost as much as $45. If you can hold out, check out the last screening of the festival, the last Sunday in the evening, with a selection of “The Best of the Festival” for around $25. Ticket packages are also available. Check with The Banff Centre for this year’s ticket prices.

The week-long film festival also hosts noon-hour seminars, an arts and crafts sale and the Mountain Book Fair & Trade Show. The book fair features great titles in mountain literature, maps, photography, archival material and antiquarian books. The fair also hosts several book signings each year by famous and up-and-coming mountain authors.

For more information and to see previous years’ Film Festival winners visit The Banff Centre website.

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