ELLSWORTH — The annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will return to The Grand on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.
Launched in 1976 as The Banff Festival of Mountain Films by The Banff Centre, the Banff Mountain Film Festival is in its 41st year and is held every fall in Banff, Alberta. Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour. The host organization in each tour location chooses a program that reflects the interests of its community. Each community creates a unique celebration of local adventure and adventurers. The World Tour visits approximately 40 countries, reaching more than 390,000 people at over 840 screenings.
Cadillac Mountain Sports and The Grand will present three different days of films celebrating the best films on mountain sports and cultures. On Friday, it’s BMFF’s “Culture” night. On Saturday, it’s Banff’s “Extreme Sports” collection of films. On Sunday, it’s the “Best of The Banff Mountain Film Festival.”
General admission tickets cost $15 and are available while they last at The Grand as well as festival host Cadillac Mountain Sports, with stores in Ellsworth, Bangor and Bar Harbor.