For many Australians, mountainous extreme sports like snowboarding, and scaling icy mountains is a pretty far fetched idea. Sure we have a few snowy mountains down south, but it really cannot hold a candle to what the wider world has to offer when it comes to dizzying peaks and the adrenaline surging, death-defying activities that they offer. However, thanks to the BANFF Mountain Film Festival we can all have a little taste of a wilder, colder side of life. The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and the environment.
This November a little slice of this Canadian Film festival will be coming to the Sunshine Coast to showcase some of the amazing works to be shown at the festival itself later this year. The Radical Reels Tour will be setting up a cool viewing for us baking Australians, hosted by The J Noosa Heads this November 7.
A collection of short action-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The Radical Reels Tour shows an entirely different set of films to those screened at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in May. Designed to take you into the wilds and out of your comfort zone, the films feature daring footage of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, wing-suit pilots, skiers, snowboarders, and mountain-bike riders alive today. Each action-packed short has been hand-picked from more than 300 entries to the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival. The original and best mountain film festival.
The Radical Reels Tour offers up a second serving of award-winning adventurous films of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This year, the Australian line-up showcases two-and-a-half hours of short adventure films packed full of action. Filled with wild rides, long lines, steep jumps, and skilful stunts, the films celebrate the camaraderie, courage and conviction of today’s most out-there adventurers. Captivating cinematography, complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points, pays homage to the wild and rugged playgrounds today’s thrill-seekers explore with their mountain bikes, paddles, ropes, skis, snowboards and wing-suits in tow. The opportunity to experience such sights and sounds without having to hop on a plane and wrap yourself in bubble wrap truly shouldn’t be missed.
For more information on the Radical Reels Tour, visit the website here.