BANFF Film Festival Returns to Leeds York Hebden Harrogate

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BANFF Film Festival Returns to Yorkshire in 2017

Leeds, York, Hebden Bridge and Harrogate lined-up

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back in Yorkshire in 2017, promising more action than ever before.

Featuring an evening of exhilarating adventure films, the extensive UK tour calls in for two nights at Leeds Town Hall (2-3 February), Harrogate Royal Hall (23 February), York Barbican (8 March) and Hebden Bridge Picture House (25 April).

banff film festival 2017 yorkshireTour Director Nell Teasdale says: “It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet. It’s a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have. The Banff Tour is more than a series of exhilarating film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community. It brings together people with a wide range of outdoor passions. And we guarantee that viewers will leave with new enthusiasm and inspiration for their own adventures too.”

BANFF Film Festival: “Epic ocean expedition”

The short films, starring the world’s top adventurers on exciting journeys in mind-blowing destinations, are selected from hundreds of films entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held every year in the Canadian Rockies.

The tour has two different programmes of films to choose from. Each lasts about 2½ hours, with free prize giveaways at each screening. The tour is part of the wider Banff World Tour, which travels the globe each year. It visits nearly 50 countries and reaches more than 400,000 people worldwide.

The full film programme will be announced in early January.

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Yorkshire Rows arrive in Antigua to finish the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and become the oldest female team to have rowed an ocean.
image: Ben Duffy

Programme highlights include:
FOUR MUMS AND A BOAT: When four middle-age working British mums announce they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families think they have lost their minds. The epic ocean expedition they are about to embark upon, will change their lives forever.

DOING IT SCARED: Eighteen years after a terrible accident left him partially paralyzed, British climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Top image: Ashima Shiraishi climbing Horizon (V15) on Mt Hiei, Japan. Photo by Brett Lowell

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