Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Durango in two weeks!

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By: Chris Talbot-Heindl
March 2, 2018

Just two more weeks until the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College in Durango will be filled with the excited gasps, shouts, awws, and whoops of hundreds of attendees experiencing the best adrenaline pumping mountain films the world has to offer!

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, showing the best of hundreds of submitted adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films. Following the Festival in Banff, the World Tour hits the road, bringing the excitement and award-winning films to audiences around the globe.

Rocky Mountain Wild has partnered with San Juan Citizens Alliance again this year, but this year, we are going to experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us twice! This year, we will have two nights of films.

When: March 16-17, 2018
Where: Community Concert Hall at FLC, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301

Both nights will feature different films.

Films featured on March 16:
Surf the Line, Sky Migrations, La Casita WIP, The Last Honey Hunter, WHY, 2.5 Million, Edges, Waters of the Greenstone, Ice Call – Backyards Project – Sam Favret.

Sky Migrations tells the story of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wind and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation. Check out the trailer below.

For tickets for the March 16 showing or tickets for both nights, visit:

Films featured on March 17:
Where the Wild Things Play, Johanna, Intersection: Micayla Gatto, Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic, Planet Earth II: Mountain Ibex (Tour Edit), The Frozen Road, Kilian, Loved By All: the Apa Sherpa Story, Imagination: Tom Wallisch.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic shows 3 National Geographic “adventurers of the Year” as they embark on an insane kayaking mission in Greenland. With kite skis they tow their white water kayaks over 1,000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled. Check out the trailer below.

For tickets for the March 17 showing, visit:

This event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors.

A huge thank you to our sponsors: Pine Needle Mountaineering, Adventure Pro, Alpine Bank, Backcountry Experience, Rochester Hotel & Bar, SolarWorks, Tailwind Nutrition, and Zia Taqueria.

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