Ain’t no mountain high enough, right? Well that’s certainly the sentiment echoed by outdoor adventure enthusiast Andre Gie and top trail runner Kaine Reilly in Andrew King’s Kloof Corner Ridge. The short film, one of two winning entries in the Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge 2019, is just one of many incredible films that will be shown as part of the BANFF Mountain Film Festival 2019, at selected Ster Kinekor cinemas from 25 October to 3 November.
For the 15th year, Cape Union Mart brings this well-supported international film festival to South Africa, giving armchair adventurers all they crave in terms of cinematic brilliance. From adrenaline pumping epic skiing, surfing and mountain-biking journeys to fierce climbing and running excursions, each shot in different awe-inspiring locations around the world, viewers will be both moved and inspired by the incredible sportsmanship of all involved.
Apart from Kloof Corner Ridge, winner of the Aspiring Filmmaker category in the local Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge 2019, South Africans should also look out for winner of the Professional Filmmaker category, Free Diver by Timothy Hay, which follows SA freediving champion Natalie Rudman on some of her remarkable underwater explorations. As the world’s most prestigious adventure film festival, Cape Union Mart prides itself in bringing it to SA every year, giving local viewers access to the highest calibre of inspirational and authentic stories that showcase an inclusive and diverse range of strong everyday sports and adventure heroes, as well as amazing cinematic talent.
The following Ster Kinekor cinemas will be screening the BANFF Mountain Film Festival: