Last week I attended the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Union Chapel. It was my third year at the global touring event which exhibits the best of what the Canadian festival has to offer each year to ever increasing audiences.
The appeal is in the diversity and variety of the films, one moment you'll be watching a stunning 3 minute clip of skiers in LED lights flying down Alaskan terrains, the next it'll be a 40 minute piece featuring a Buddhist Monk and his 84 adopted children he schools, deep in the Himalayan mountains. The range of interesting stories combined with the talent of filmmakers involved means, without sounding cliched, there really is something for everyone.
I can't recommend the experience enough, be sure to keep an eye out for the festival this time next year. In the mean time, from the success of the Mountain schedule, the same team have launched an Ocean Film Festival which will be touring the UK in October.