BANFF mountain film festival returns

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The world’s most epic film festival is back. Creatives from around the world have gathered in Cape Town to celebrate some of the greatest minds in adventure film at this year’s BANFF Center Mountain Film Festival. The festival runs from October 28 to November 6 and is the 19th year that Cape Union Mart has brought one of the world’s largest mountain festivals to South Africa’s shores.

As one of the largest mountain festivals in the world, the festival attracts adventure filmmakers, outdoor heroes, athletes and adventure seekers of all kinds. This year’s event will spotlight some of the best mountain films and exceptional film talent from around the world. With a mix of themes and film styles designed to both inspire and entertain, there will be something for everyone.

as one of the most renowned adventure film festivals in the world, the Cape Union Mart is delighted to continue to bring BANFF to South Africa each year,” says Odile Hufkie, Marketing Manager at the Cape Union Mart. it’s always a pleasure to present audiences with inspiring and authentic stories of the highest caliber, showing the full range and diversity of everyday sports and adventure heroes

Attendees of this year’s film festival will have the opportunity to see the winning entry in the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. The competition, an initiative launched 9 years ago by Cape Union Mart, provides an opportunity for aspiring and professional filmmakers to showcase their videography and filmmaking skills while demonstrating their love of South African outdoor culture. This year, Richard Schnitter won with his film “9 to 5.”

Not only did he win the right to show his film at the festival, but he also won a cash prize of R10,000, K-Way equipment worth R5,000 and a Mini SE drone and Fly More combo with additional accessories, all from DJI.

Schnitter says, “I’ve been watching the BANFF film festival since I was a little kid. It’s always inspired me. Winning this competition and being able to show my film at the festival is an absolute dream come true

If you want to be there and see what the world’s best and brightest adventurers create, you can check out the BANFF Center Mountain Film Festival at the Nu Metro Cinema in Cape Town on Canal Walk.

A Russian-Spanish journalist and Cape Town native, channels his lifelong passion for South Africa into captivating stories for his local blog. With a diverse background and 50 years of rich experiences, Serjio's unique voice resonates with readers seeking to explore Cape Town's vibrant culture. His love for the city shines through in every piece, making Serjio the go-to source for the latest in South African adventures.

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