Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival

Event Date: 
October 31, 2020 to November 8, 2020

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival normally takes place each fall in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

This year, the Festival will proceed online, from October 31 to November 8, 2020!
In the spirit of adventuring, this is the first time in the 45 years of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival that it will be available in a digital format. Adventure cannot be stopped. We know that you are craving stories of beautiful, triumphant, and epic mountain experiences, and we can deliver that directly to your living room, maintaining the health of our global community as priority.
Tickets and access passes will be going on sale by mid-September.
The online Festival will take place from October 31 to November 8, 2020.
The digital Festival will feature adventure and mountain culture films, speaker events, a virtual marketplace and beer tent, book readings, panel discussions, and more. Some of the curated content will be free to access from anywhere in the world.

Don’t miss nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

Attend and/or enter your work into one of three related competitions:

Photo Essay Competition: Submit a series of up to 5 images to illustrate mountain related stories whether culture, adventure, wildlife, sport, environment, or natural history. Grand prize $2,000 and an opportunity to attend the 2020 Festival. Deadline: May 4, 2020.

Book Competition: All authors and publishers are invited to submit entries to this internationally recognized literary competition that celebrates mountain literature in all its forms. Over $20,000 in cash is awarded annually with 8 awards selected by an international jury of writers, adventurers and editors. Deadline: Jun 30, 2020.

Banff Mountain Film Competition: Bring the magic of mountain landscape, culture, and adventure to an international audience. Your film could reach more than 500,000 people if selected for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Over $22,000 CAD in cash and prizes to be awarded. Deadline: Aug 5, 2020.

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