Banff Film Festival

The Banff Film Festival World Tour comes to Austin April 27-28, 2024.

Heads up, outdoor people. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Austin April 27-28.

The two-day festival features a selection of short films about people adventuring in the great outdoors. Mountain biking, snow skiing, rock climbing or paddling your thing? Check it out.

Austin historically draws some of the largest audiences for the traveling show, and it’s also a great place to mingle with people who’d rather head outside than zone out on a couch at home.

I never miss it.

Read more: The best things to do in Banff in winter

This year marks the 17th year that Whole Earth Provision Company has hosted the tour at the Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue. It’s also the 12th year that Texas State Parks will benefit from the fund-raiser.

Each night showcases a different collection of films, selected from those shown at the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival in Canada.

Whole Earth combines proceeds from the World Tour shows with the funds raised during its “April Is Texas State Park Month” store event, when customers can make donations. The total of funds raised by the two events has now topped $294,000.

Buy Banff Film Festival tickets online

Tickets are $28.69 per night – plus a $9.31 service fee that brings the cost of a single ticket to $38 – and available online at the Paramount Theatre website.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is held each year in Banff, Canada, where I just spent a week. Mount Rundle, the famous slanted peak shown as the festival opens, looks even more impressive in real life. (It also reminds of a humongous lump of clay that’s been smashed with a frying pan.)

From the more than 400 festival entries, award-winning films and audience favorites are chosen for inclusion in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. The tour travels to more than 500 communities and 40 countries during the year.

Doors open 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

See you there!



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