It's that beautiful time of the year. The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is making its rounds once again. Due to the recent changes in Ontario's COVID-related regulations we have had to cancel the live screenings this year. We are in the process of refunding those who purchased tickets.
However, you can still watch the films via a live streaming version of the festival, just like last year! Think of it as a couch festival - you can enjoy all the films from across many genres of outdoor sport and culture from the comfort, and safety, of your own home.
Online Film Rentals
You can rent the virtual festival directly from the Banff Centre's website
. There are two programs of films as usual, and you can choose to purchase tickets for either one, or a bundle that includes both programs.
Here are the basics:
- Individual programs (Sage or Pine): $18.50 CAD (3-day rental period)
- Bundle (2 programs - Sage and Pine): $34.50 CAD (14-day rental period)
You can also rent some bonus programs, including the Monthly Award Winners Series and Encore Classic Film Series.
How To Watch
First, make sure you have a comfy spot and some snacks. Next, you'll need an internet connection to view the films - they are only available for viewing via online streaming (no downloads are available).
Once you have purchased the virtual festival here
, you'll get a link to watch. You can watch the films on your computer, cast to a TV via Chromecast, or play on your TV with an HDMI cable hooked up to your computer. You'll find detailed instructions on the Banff Centre's Help Section.
The rental period begins immediately upon viewing (as soon as you press play), and films can be re-watched within their rental period.
YES Shelter Donations
Like last year, all proceeds for the Banff Film Festival using this link will go to the YES shelter located in Peterborough. YES works to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing shelter, education and transitional supports for youth and families in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
If you are not attending the festival, we ask that if you can, please consider donating to this much needed local organization. YES works to reduce and prevent homelessness by providing shelter, education and transitional supports for youth and families in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
Wild Rock is also proud to be accepting donations at our online checkout when you shop online with us.
About The Festival
If you're new to the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, you should know that it is held every November in Banff, Alberta. Films are submitted from all over the world to the Banff Centre and the films are shown for an entire week to a wide ranging audience. Once viewed, these outdoor themed films are categorized and the best films then go on an international tour so that everyone can enjoy them.
Films can be as short as 3 minutes, up to a maximum of 48 minutes. Films may be subtitled as they are submitted from all over the world. While the films are generally outdoors oriented, they range from fun and adventure-filled to cultural explorations, designed to educate and enlighten the audience about our planet and those who live on it. Wild Rock has been bringing this highly successful festival to Peterborough for over 30 years.
The festival is sponsored by: Lowe Alpine, Oboz Footwear, YETI Coolers, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Kicking Horse Coffee, The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola