The Banff Mountain Film Festival returns to the Salmar Classic on Nov. 16 and 17. (Photo contributed)

Column: Banff Mountain Film Festival benefits Shuswap Search and Rescue

Cinemaphile by Joanne Sargent

The Shuswap Film Society isn’t showing a movie this Saturday, making way for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019.

The film tour brings you two nights of spectacular films, and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Shuswap Search and Rescue.

You get the best mountain and adventure films and a chance to support the dedicated individuals who, often putting their own safety at risk, respond to emergencies and help locate and assist people who are lost and injured.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, the most prestigious mountain festival in the world, just finished their 44th event and, once again, the organizers wanted to share the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience. From this year’s presentation of short films and documentaries about outdoor adventure and mountain culture, they choose the crowd favourites and award-winners from the hundreds of entries and take them on tour. As in other years, films in this 2019/20 World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze you.

Read more: Petition to ‘bring back Don Cherry’ goes viral after immigrant poppy rant

Read more: Monster Truck Chaos gears up for Okanagan invasion

These are stories of adrenaline-packed adventures, remote journeys and ground-breaking expeditions told through the eyes of adventurers and filmmakers from around the globe. You’ll see a mix of film styles, from intense action films to longer documentary films, that allow you to experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments. Their aim is to present a diversity of views, interests and activities found in the mountains, to move and inspire you, and maybe even ignite your passion for adventure and travel.

All the films in the World Tour are new this year and are not yet available for screening anywhere. There are two distinct programs featuring different films each night, so go both Saturday and Sunday. You’ll thoroughly enjoy the exhilarating stories and help raise money for a very good cause.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour plays at the Salmar Classic Cinema on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Get your tickets right away at Whereabouts as they usually sell out.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Online map reference to Waterdome in middle of Salmon Arm Bay explained

City would like to have map marker removed, pilot recalls its significance

43-acre property donated in memory of Shuswap man

Land along Eagle River to be named Ken Ritchie Park

Ski with Santa fundraiser and beginner trail opening coming to Larch Hills

Tour of new trail to take place on Dec. 28, followed by annual Lantern Ski

Secwepemc knowledge-keeper’s contributions recognized by Province of B.C.

Louis Thomas one of 18 people to receive B.C.’s Medal of Good Citizenship

Salmar manager draws curtain on career with Salmon Arm’s independent movie theatres

After 22 years, Daila Duford announces departure at association’s AGM

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Doors open to Vernon’s first refill store

Vernon’s Refill Store may be answer to plastics problem

Okanagan RCMP not toying around when it comes to impaired drivers

Saturday, Dec. 7 is National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

Crown delves into Sagmoen’s history with North Okanagan sex workers

Decision on validity of police search warrant will be made on Monday, Dec. 9

Okanagan Similkameen could have a sister city in the south of France

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen considering agreement with wine region in southern France

Kelowna man attempts to steal bait bike from RCMP parking lot

38-year-old Brian Richard Harbison is facing several charges

Summerland businesses participate in Sip N’ Shop

Downtown event on Dec. 14 will feature local beverages

Most Read