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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019 Tour

The annual showcase of adventurous cinema returns to Embassy Theatre.
By Elizabeth Penrose
March 27, 2019
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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019 Tour

The annual showcase of adventurous cinema returns to Embassy Theatre.
By Elizabeth Penrose
March 27, 2019
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In need of some new procrastination material? Well, you're in luck. Google image search 'Banff' and spend a few minutes (or half an hour) taking in the gorgeous pictures of snow-capped mountains, aqua water and towering pines. It's impossible to not daydream about holidaying somewhere far-flung and exciting while ogling these picture-perfect views, as we're sure you'll agree. Thankfully, on Thursday, June 6 and Thursday, June 13, you'll have the opportunity to slip into this magical world without ever leaving Wellington.

Embassy Theatre is once again hosting Banff Mountain Film Festival's 2019 tour — the event's latest stopover, after beginning back in 1976. Its stunning cinematography attracts film buffs and adventurers alike making the festival popular across the world today.

Every November, hundreds of films enter the competition with the cream of the crop chosen to entertain and amaze festival goers. Some of the featured flicks battled it out in categories including Best Film on Mountain Sport, Best Film on Mountain Environment, Best Film on Mountain Culture, Best Film on Exploration and Adventure, People's Choice Award and more. Stay tuned for this year's high-octane lineup — there's around three hours of cinema on the cards.

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