Banff Mountain Film Festival to Make a State College Stop

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a film festival that highlights extreme outdoor sports and remote landscapes is stopping at the State Theatre on Friday, April 12 as a part of its world tour.

A film festival promoting the outdoors, you say? Isn’t that a contradiction that belong in one of those lame Starburst commercials? Well, it may see like a contradiction of sorts, but the Banff Mountain Festival is actually one of the most prestigious film festivals of its kind. With a focus on outdoor adventures, BMFF is an international film competition held by the The Banff Centre in the Canadian Rockies. It accepts over 300 entries every year with the top twenty-five  award winning films selected for the annual world tour.

Here’s a sneak peak from the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s official trailer:

With big name sponsors like National Geographic and The North Face, one might say the Banff Mountain Film Festival is a pretty huge deal. And with its local sponsor, Appalachian Outdoors (who else?), this film festival is sure to host on not only film buffs, but also the granola munching outdoorsmen of State College. Information and displays will be presented by the local sponsors prior to the event, and Appalachian Outdoors will be raffling off gear during intermission.

The event is Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13, and each night will be playing different films. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets for the event are on sale now on the State College Theater’s website or their box office and also in person at Appalachian Outdoors. Advanced sales of tickets are $16 a night or $28 for both nights and $14 a night with a student ID. Tickets will also be $18 at the door.

For information check out the event here.

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