Fab short films from the great outdoors will feed your appetite for adventure
Indulge your spirit of adventure with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which stops by in Cambridge on both 1 March and 21 April. Showcasing the world’s most intrepid explorers, exciting journeys and mind-blowing locations, these exhilarating short films are selected from hundreds of entries to the prestigious BANFF Mountain Film Festival, which is held in the Canadian Rockies.
“It’s fantastic to be back with our biggest tour yet – a reflection of the enormous appetite for adventure that UK and Irish audiences have,” says tour director Nell Teasdale.
“The Banff Tour is more than a series of film nights. Each screening offers a real sense of community, bringing 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!”
Highlights for 1 March include Four Mums in a Boat, which chronicles the progress of four middle-aged British mums on a rowing exhibition across the Atlantic; an epic experience which changes their lives forever. Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out, meanwhile, captures the simple joy of a ride out in the country on a fun and humour-filled cycle around Scotland’s rural landscape.
On 21 April meanwhile, catch films including Doing it Scared, which follows the story of British climber Paul Pritchard, who returns to the Totem Pole in Tasmania 18 years after a terrible accident left him partially paralysed, to find out if he’s recovered enough to finish the climb. Or, venture deep into Papua New Guinea’s rainforest with Locked In, a journey with a team of kayakers down the Beriman River. Lined with sheer limestone walls, the only way out is to ride the daunting 40km stretch right out to the ocean.
Both events take place at Cambridge Corn Exchange and start at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.75.