The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest of its kind in the world. It showcases extraordinary athletic accomplishments, journeys of adventure, exploration and discovery in the outdoor arena, as well as stories about sustainability and the remarkable people who are striving to better protect planet Earth.
In South Africa, it’s one of our favourite local brands, Cape Union Mart, that brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival to our screens each year. Popular Mechanics attended the recent socially distanced media screening event in Cape Town, beneath a star-laden sky with Table Mountain and Lion’s Head as the perfect backdrop. And we can confirm that this year’s line-up of films does not disappoint.
Included in the mix, along with the inspiring international films, are the professional and amateur winners of the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge. This year dozens of entries were submitted, and out of all of them Zandile Ndhlovu’s ‘A World Unimagined’ and ‘Bring It’, by Luke Apteker/Butterfly Films Cape Town, came away with top honours. Catch a sneak preview of the Banff 2021 (South Africa) trailer, by clicking here.
At Popular Mechanics, we love all manner of interesting gear and gadgets, not to mention outdoor adventure, which explains our close association with Cape Union Mart. Co-sponsors of the Banff Mountain Film Festival in South Africa are a quartet of top brands – international favourites GoPro, Garmin, and Black Diamond, and local leader, K-Way, all of which are sold in Cape Union Mart stores, nationwide. It’s these names that have made it possible to easily share in the excitement, by streaming the 2021 selection of films in the comfort and safety of your own homes on either 4 or 5 November 2021. Sign up for your free Quicket steaming code here.