Banff Mountain Film Festival

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For Immediate Release: Experience the courage, the passion, and the inspiration of mountain stories and thrill of high adrenalin vertical sports when this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Philadelphia on March 4 and 5, 2005. Films in this year’s tour will take you to the ends of the earth and to adventures to be found in your own backyard. Featuring a wide variety of stories – from mountain sports, to mountain culture and environment – the festival explores virtually every corner of the globe.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre. The tour includes award-winning films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, an annual event held in early November at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Experience the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour with the Philadelphia Rock Gym and REI at the University of Pennsylvania, Harrison Auditorium on Friday, March 4 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 5 at 2:00pm. For tickets and information call the Philadelphia Rock Gym at 610-666-7673 or visit us on the web at A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit the Fairmount Park Conservancy. Media contact For local information such as the films shown in a local program, name of a local venue, time of show, etc., please contact:Name of Local Host: David Rowland Phone:610-666-7673 E-mail: [email protected] For details about the Banff Mountain Film Festival and tour or The Banff Centre, please contact – Debra Hornsby, Marketing & Communications The Banff Centre phone: 403-762-6333 fax: 403-762-6158 email: [email protected] website: The North American screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour are presented by National Geographic and Dunham Bootmakers, sponsored by Patagonia, MSR (Mountain Safety Research), and Air Canada with assistance from Lake Louise Ski Area, Petzl, and Deuter.