May 24th, 2024

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Lethbridge


By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman - Lethbridge Herald on January 6, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

The Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour once again at the Yates Memorial Centre on January 14.
After not being able to host the festival in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions, the festival is coming back to Lethbridge for the 11th time.
“People have been calling me for over a month to see if it’s still happening, because they missed it last year. I know that is something people look forward to and we hope that people come out this year as well,” said Caroline Moynihan, information service librarian for the Lethbridge Public Library.
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world.
From the over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winning films and audience favourites are carefully selected to travel the globe and this year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films.
“Most of them are amateur film makers, some might be a little bit more famous in that sort of adventure film world and they might be following a person or it might be a personal trip,” said Moynihan.
Travelling to stunning landscapes and remote vistas, the 2021/2022 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
This is an opportunity for Lethbridge audiences to take in some of the best outdoor adventure entertainment in the world.
“We have two options this year because we try to make it easier for people. The one on the 14th is at the Yates, so it’s a nice, bigger screen that we can show stuff on. But if people don’t feel comfortable we do have an online option that people can choose from to view the films at home,” said Moynihan.
“They are different short films. I think the longest one we are showing is maybe 40 minutes but most of them are 10 to 15 minutes each,” said Moynihan.
Tickets are on sale now at the Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch only. Tickets are not available online or by phone and prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors over 65 and children 12 and under.
Virtual screenings are available for an $18.50 rental fee.
Funds raised from ticket sales support Lethbridge Public Library programs and services.
Proof of vaccination is required to attend the event in person.

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