The world’s most epic film festival is back and, creatives from across the globe gathered in Cape Town to celebrate some of the greatest minds in adventure filmmaking at this year’s BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival. Taking place from the 28th of October to November 6th this year’s festival will be the 19th year that Cape Union Mart brings one of the biggest mountain festivals in the world to South African shores.
As one of the largest mountain festivals in the world, the festival attracts adventure filmmakers, outdoor heroes, athletes, and thrill-seekers of all stripes. This year’s event will spotlight some of the best mountain films and exceptional filmmaking talent from around the globe. It will also offer something for everyone with a mix of topics and cinematic styles that will both inspire and entertain.
‘As one of the world’s most prestigious adventure film festivals, Cape Union Mart is delighted to be able to continue bringing BANFF to South Africa every year.’ says Odile Hufkie, Marketing manager at Cape Union Mart. ‘It is always a pleasure to give viewers access to the highest calibre of inspirational and authentic stories that showcase the full breadth and diversity of everyday sports and adventure heroes.’
Attendees at this year’s film festival will get the opportunity to see the winning submission from the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. The competition, an initiative created by Cape Union Mart 9 years ago, provides aspiring and professional filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their videography and filmmaking skills while embracing their love for South Africa’s outdoor culture. This year it was won by Richard Schnitter’s film “9 to 5”.
Aside from winning the right to show his film at the festival, Schitter also won an R10 000 cash prize, K-Way gear to the value of R5000 and a Mini SE drone and Fly More Combo with additional accessories, all from DJI.
Schnitter says, ‘I have been going to watch the BANFF film festival since I was a small child. It has always inspired me. Winning this competition and being able to showcase my film at this festival is an absolute dream come true.’
If you want to get in on the action and see what the world’s best and brightest adventure content creators are creating, the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival will be airing at the Nu Metro cinema in Cape Town at Canal Walk.
Picture: Jonathan Francis