The BANFF Center Film Festival World Tour will appear on February 18 and 19 at the Ellen Eccles Theater in downtown Logan.
Logan – Winter sports enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies are ready to have fun when Cache Valley Arts Center (CacheARTS) hosts the BANFF Center Mountain Film Festival World Tour on February 18-19.
The BANFF Center Mountain Film and Book Festival has ranked among the largest and most prestigious outdoor festivals in the world, according to Alec Nelson, CacheARTS’ Director of Marketing.
Since 1976, Banff, Alberta, Canada has hosted an international film competition every fall featuring film screenings and documentaries on mountain culture, sports, the environment, adventure, and exploration.
After the festival concluded in Banff, its world tour began with stops in more than 500 communities in 40 countries.
Nelson says the tour celebrates incredible achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking by showcasing award winners and favorites to audiences from among the more than 400 entries at the festival each year.
“Whether it’s traveling to distant horizons, analyzing exotic environments or bringing audiences up close and personal with adrenaline-fueled action sports, the BANFF World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world,” added Nelson.
Tour organizers typically select 35 to 40 films that highlight multiple themes, including climbing, skiing, kayaking, biking, adventure, culture, and the environment. Local hosts can choose movies from this catalog that best suit their audience’s interests.
Movies also feature a wide range of formats, including action-packed shorts; longer and more extensive films; Amateur and professional production. etc.
The two-night BANFF is scheduled to take place at the Ellen Eccles Theater in downtown Logan, with different programs scheduled each evening (February 18 or 19). Tickets can be purchased from the CacheARTS website for admission to one or both nights of the festival, with discount tickets also available for Utah State University students.
The Cache Valley Center for the Arts is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes the use of publicly owned cultural arts facilities in Cache Valley.
These amenities include the Ellen Eccles Theatre, Thatcher Young Mansion and the Pullen Centre.