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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Comes to UW

February 9, 2009
Three men hanging on to a rope
"Journey to the Center" won last year's award for Best Film on Mountain Sports (Iiro Seppanen Photo, courtesy of the Banff Centre)

One of the world's most prestigious mountain festivals, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, can be seen at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

This well-known outdoor adventure film tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. A different collection of action, environmental and adventure mountain films will be shown each night.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition featuring about 300 films offering the world's best footage on mountain subjects. Produced by Mountain Culture at the Banff Centre, the tour has stops planned in 285 communities and 30 countries around the globe.

The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta. Due to the support of the Student Activities Council and Cross Country Connection, this event will be free to attend. For more information, stop by the Outdoor Program office in Half Acre or visit the Banff Centre Web site at

Please note that the dates of Feb. 21-22 for the Banff Mountain Film Festival are incorrect in the Campus Recreation catalog.

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2009

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