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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Leeds Town Hall

Experience an extraordinary collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival at Leeds Town Hall on Wednesday 27 January.

Follow the expeditions of some of today’s most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline-packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe.

Highlights include:

A Line Across the Sky (Banff Award: Best Film – Climbing) The Fitz Roy traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism. Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold completed the first ascent in a five-day push. A quest that earned them the prestigious Piolet d’Or award.

Unbranded (Banff Award: People’s Choice Award) Four young Texas horsemen hatch an outrageous plan to adopt, train and ride a string of wild horses 3,000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through some of the American West’s wildest terrain.

unReal Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometime snow isn’t the only stuff that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming about mountain biking, which life is real?

Curiosity follows the stories of ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, one of the world’s toughest and most prestigious ultra-marathons, in their pursuit of that little something extra.

The festival also includes Denali and Pretty Faces.

For a taste of the action, watch the trailer here:

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is much more than a series of incredible film nights. It brings together people with a wide range of outdoor passions who return every year to enjoy the fantastic community feeling of a Banff screening and leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures. The World Tour travels the globe every year, to over 45 different countries from Australia through to Antarctica, being enjoyed by more than 400,000 people worldwide.

Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film Festival on Wednesday 27 January at Leeds Town Hall are priced £13.50 (£12 concessions) and are available from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318 or book online at

For double the adventure, visit the Carriageworks Theatre on Thursday 28 January to experience a totally different collection of films. Tickets for both events are priced £25 (£22 concessions) and are only available from the Box Office on 0113 376 0318.


Soren Chamonix credit Soren Rickards