One of the the most established outdoor retailers around, Cape Union Mart in association with LED Lenser, Deuter, Merrell and K-Way, has announced the launch date for the local leg of international extreme sports film festival, Banff Mountain Film World Tour 2010.
Showcasing some of the planet’s finest mountain culture and extreme sports filmmakers capturing utterly epic and adrenaline-filled shots of these nutters, the festival kicks off on South African big screens on 17 September 2010.
Launched in 2006, the tour has received widespread acclaim by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts across the globe and included on the list of must-see films is the 2009 Banff People’s Choice winner – Kranked Revolve (pictured above), directed by Bjorn Enga.
The South African leg of the Banff Mountain Film Festival will run from the 17-23 September at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas including Cavendish Square and Tygervalley in Cape Town, Sandton Square in Johannesburg and Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria. Bookings can be made through Ticketline on 08216789 or www.sterkinekor.com.
For more information visit http://www.banff.co.za/ or call 021 464 5800.
I’ll be popping off to the Grand Daddy’s exclusive Pink Flamingo Rooftop Cinema at the Grand Daddy Hotel in Long Street, Cape Town tonight for an VIP only (haha, cos that’s how MyCityByNight roles) premiere of the Extreme Sports and Mountain-culture film festival. I’ll be sure to let you know whether how the 2010 shapes up when compared to the likes of your ESPN films (and they are really difficult to top).