The festival is the UK's longest continuous running mountain film festival. It showcases an international programme of speakers, as well as award winning films and exhibitions, held in Discovery Point, and Bonar Hall, Dundee. 2014 will present two evening programmes on 27th, 28th, and one full day programme on Saturday 29th all featuring films and personal appearances including talks by Karen Darke and Martin Moran. There will also obe a supporting exhibition of art, photography, trade and voluntary organisations stands and displays.
Tickets are currently on sale at the following outdoor stores in Dundee: Tiso, Blacks, Avertical World and also in Perth at Craigdon and Tiso. You can also buy tickets online via the website, by post (see website) or on the door during the festival subject to availability. A summary of the programme can be seen below, more details and prices at the festival website.
Thursday 27th Evening – Discovery Quay
This special evening will feature conversation with Tim Cope discussing the making of his much acclaimed film “On the trail of Genghis Khan”, followed by a screening of his remarkable film.
Friday 28th Evening – Bonar Hall
The evening opens with four films from the Banff World Tour including “High Tension” which chronicles the dramatic incident in Camp II on Everest in 2013. Martin Moran renowned climber and mountain guide will profile his remarkable career as well as the personalities of his many colleagues, through recollections of mountain journeys that were variously uplifting, epic and not without humour.
Saturday 29th Morning – Bonar Hall
Four films will illustrate remarkable journeys through spectacular Scotland. Richard Else multi award winning film maker will present the inside story of mountain filming and the strong personalities involved through screening some of the most exciting mountain footage – ever.
Saturday 29th Afternoon – Bonar Hall
The second programme of the Banff World Tour. Five special films, five challenging activities, five spectacular adventures. Lyle Brotherton a world expert in risk, trains Search & Rescue teams worldwide. Whether you are exposed on a winter Munro, or trapped down a cave Lyle asks the fundamental question: why do some people survive, and how did they do it?. Lyle explains the ability to shift the odds in your favour is the key to your survival.
Saturday 29th Evening – Bonar Hall
An inspirational evening commencing with two films of remarkable ventures undertaken through remote hostile environments achieved by unaided effort, and personal determination. Karen Darke climber, adventurer, athlete, and paralympian silver medallist will further inspire by sharing her story of a high altitude journey hand-biking across the Tibetan plateau which she undertook as an ‘out-of-race-season’ holiday between training as part of the British Paracycling Team.