Get Inspired! – Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – Budapest 2023

Since 1976, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has been one of the most important events celebrating mountain culture. Banff, Canada, home to the festival, is a true gem of the Rocky Mountains. Adventure and outdoor sports enthusiasts from all over the world flock here to enjoy nine days of lectures, screenings and the finest works of mountain literature and art.

Every year, nearly 400 films are entered into the festival, from which the best films are selected and sent on tour around the world. The films on the tour are shown in 500 venues in 40 countries, and they finally return to Hungary as well. 

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Budapest will once again offer film fans a real treat: 190 minutes of adrenaline-fuelled adventures on land, water and air; breathtaking scenery; inspiring stories. The best of the best from the annual major international competition for documentaries on nature and mountains will be screened in Hungary on 30 March, 31 March and 1 April at the Corvin Cinema.

Film Programme A: 94 mins 

Screenings: 30 March- 7 pm, 31 March-9 pm, 01 April-6 pm

Creation Theory

Banff Mountain Film Competition 2022: Creative Excellence Award 

In Creation Theory, nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm, to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

22 Mins I USA I 2022
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles

The Nine Wheels

The film tells the story of the Schneeberger family a.k.a The Nine Wheels. This film explores what it is like to live with a disability, brotherly love, the devotion of parents and ultimately, what it is like to live life one day at a time.

21 Mins I UK I 2022
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles

Wild Waters

Banff Mountain Film Competition 2022:  Audience Choice Award

Adventurer, competitor, daughter, friend, pioneer, hero, and badass human are all words used to describe French kayaker, Nouria Newman. In Wild Waters, we follow Nouria as she prepares to become the first female to run a 100-foot (30 m) waterfall; we watch her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all times – male or female. However, running some of the world’s hardest whitewater isn’t Nouria’s biggest life challenge. Realizing that the expectations placed upon her as both an athlete and as a woman weight heavily on her decisions and ambitions, she pushes back to make her own path. It is this central aspect of her life – this refusal to conform to others’ expectations – where Nouria is able to use kayaking as a way to transform into her truest self, and become a once-in-a-generation kayaker.

45 Mins I Switzerland I 2022
Language: English, French with English and Hungarian subtitles

If You Give a Beach a Bottle

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.

5 mins I USA I 2021
English with Hungarian subtitles

Film Programme B – 93 mins

Screenings: 30 March-9 pm, 31 March-7 pm, 01 April-8 pm

Nuisance Bear

Banff Mountain Film Competition 2022: Best Film – Enviroment

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.

14 Mins I Canada I 2021
Language: No words spoken

Reel Rock: Cenote

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

9 Mins I USA I 2022
Language: Spanish with English and Hungarian subtitles

To The Hills & Back

At a remote backcountry cabin, a veteran mountain guide and his daughter connect and reflect upon a lifetime in the mountains. A torch is being passed within their family’s legacy of guides and they discuss the history of those that have come and gone, some too soon. Stories unfold, from the early pioneers to modern day hard charging enthusiasts, and we hear from several characters including those with life shattering events.

46 Mins I Canada I 2022
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles

Lapporten Skyline

During the summer 2021 some of the best highliners in the world head for the iconic Lapporten Gap just outside Abisko in Northern Sweden. The plan is to put up a two kilometre long highline 600 metres above the deck and then walk across. If they succeed it will be a new world record.

18 Mins I 2022
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles

The Fastest Girl in the Village

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

6 Mins I UK I 2021
Language: English with Hungarian subtitles

Movie trailers – YouTube

Tickets is now available on the Corvin Cinema website.