13th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival

The 13th Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival is returning to Boone, NC. Located near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone is one of many towns on the tour schedule. The “best of the festival” world tour features the world’s best films on the environment, culture, and mountain adventure. These films have been chosen among hundreds of entries from countries all over the world.

This year’s screenings have been selected to entertain, educate, and inspire you. Be sure to watch the jaw dropping action highlighted in this year’s trailer.

Trailer for the 2008-2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival

More Movies On This Year’s Tour

“Red Gold”
People’s Choice Award 2008-2009 Banff Film Festival

At the headwaters of the two largest remaining sockeye salmon runs on the planet, a proposed mine may require the largest dam ever constructed to contain the toxic runoff. Native, commercial, and sport fishermen oppose the proposed Pebble Mine, while mine officials argue the case for development. At stake is a unique way of life that would not exist if the salmon didn’t return with Bristol Bay’s tide.

“Mountain Town: The Cowboy and the Park Goddess”

Isabelle Fallardeau is a young woman whose passion for snowboarding and penchant for power tools has led her to a career as one of the world’s only female terrain park builders. Mac Smith is a lifelong rancher, environmentalist and ski patrolman who experienced personal tragedy and triumph while leading the development of Aspen’s Highlands Bowl.

Banff Mountain Film Festival Partners, Sponsors, and Vendors

Banff Film Festival is Presented By Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters. For 13 years, Footsloggers has partnered with ASU’s Outdoor Programs to bring the screening to Boone.

Sponsors for this year’s festival include:

Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants
Gideon Ridge Inn at Blowing Rock
Bistro Roca
WNCW 88.7 Radio
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Virtual Blue Ridge
Appalachian Ski Mountain

Additional support has been made possible by the following businesses and organizations:

Deuter
North Carolina Outward Bound
Rock Dimensions
Mountain Alliance
Acupuncture Healthcare Clinic
Dragonfly Theater & Pub

Festival-goers will be able to enjoy coffee from Bald Guy Brew and live music while enjoying the goods and services of local and regional vendors.

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