Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Christian Pondella

Presented by Access Fund

We are excited to offer the films to our entire community for the first time ever. Watch the fantastic films from the comfort of your home while supporting Access Fund’s mission to protect and conserve the climbing environment. Learn more below.

Ready to watch?

Purchase your festival tickets today! A portion of proceeds support Access Fund's Mission. Photo courtesy of the film, "Pretty Strong".

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival will exhilarate you with amazing stories from around the world. We love this film festival for its highly lauded and award-winning selections. Banff has long drawn renowned filmmakers, and the festival features a diverse range of creative, inspirational, and thought-provoking storytelling. When you purchase an at-home ticket, you are helping Access Fund protect climbing areas across the country.


To purchase a ticket that supports Access Fund, please use this special link. This ticketing page is unique to our organization and allows you to easily support us. Please share this page with your friends and family as well.

Hot tip: Tickets allow you to watch films on up to five devices per household.

A single-program purchase is $15 (3-day rental period), or you can purchase a bundle of programs for $28 or $52 (14-day rental period). The programs are outlined here and below.

  • World Tour - EPIC Bundle (All Programs)
    Price: $52
    All released World Tour Programs in one package! Over 8 hours of films for hardcore World Tour fans.
  • World Tour Bundle (Ruby & Sapphire)
    Price: $28
    Enjoy two unique curated programs of films selected from the 2020 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival competition. This package includes both Ruby and Sapphire film programs.
  • World Tour Bundle (Amber & Onyx Programs)
    Price: $28
    Four hours of mountain and adventure films! This package includes both Amber and Onyx film programs.
  • Amber Program
    Price: $15
    Two hours of pure joy and adventure. Films include "Climbing Blind", "Slack Sisters", "The Legend of Tommy", and more.
  • Onyx Program
    Price: $15
    From trail running to water adventures, enjoy this two hour show.
  • Sapphire Program
    Price: $15
    Dog sledding, mountain biking, and one piano.
  • Ruby Program
    Price: $15
    A wide spread of adventures in this line-up.

The films can be enjoyed on your phone, tablet, computer, or television. Banff Centre Mountain Film staff have provided a thorough help center to ensure you have the best at-home viewing experience. You can visit this center here. This is also a great resource should you have any technical difficulties.

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. It’s held every fall from the Rocky Mountains of Banff, Canada, and the 2020 festival went virtual for the first time in its 45-year history. And now, the 2020–21 World Tour is hitting the virtual road and heading to a living room near you!

From the 400-plus entries submitted into the festival each year, award-winning films and audience favorites are carefully selected to travel the globe. This year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films, curated into online programs to be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Typically, the World Tour has stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe.

Traveling to stunning landscapes and remote vistas, the 2020–21 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Have Questions?

Please contact Events & Outreach Manager, Heather Distad, at [email protected].

Photo courtesy of Austin Schmitz.