Adventure Celebrated By International Film-Makers

Some of the world’s best film-makers and most accomplished outdoor heroes are being celebrated in Norfolk with a chance to marvel at the power and excitement of the great outdoors.

Some of the entries from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are set to be showcased at Norwich Theatre Royal on March 20.

The venue is screening some of the movies that form part of one of the world’s largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world.

Held in November each year in Banff, Canada, it aims to celebrate adventure, the environment, mountain culture and the outdoors through film.

Those movies then head off on a world tour to around 40 different countries and more than 100 screenings in the UK and Ireland alone.

The Norwich programme includes How To Run 100 Miles (above), which tells the story of Jayson Sime who had a tough start in life facing poverty, homelessness, dyslexia and bullying. Determined to demonstrate his resilience, he enters his first 100-mile mountain marathon including a gruelling 6000m ascent as part of Colorado’s Run Rabbit Run.

Also being screened is This Mountain Life, the story of Martina and her 60-year-old mum Tania (above) who embark on an epic journey on skis from Vancouver to Alaska travelling 2,300km over six months though relentless mountain landscapes.

And there is a chance to thrill to the cliff-based antics of 11-year-old Kai Jones who perform backflips and stunning tricks on skis off cliffs in the short film Far Out. Click below for a preview of the film.

As well as the screenings, there will be a lively atmosphere with competitions, the chance to pick up goodies, and socialise with other people who have a strong interest in adventure and the natural world.

John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “Banff screenings bring together like-minded outdoor enthusiasts with a love of film and a passion for the outdoors.”

Check out the full trailer below: