Win one of four double tickets to attend the BANFF Mountain Film Festival, brought to you by Cape Union Mart

Date:20 October 2017


Attention all outdoor enthusiasts and adventure addicts: Be sure to book your seats for the eagerly anticipated annual Banff International Mountain Film Festival, taking place between 3 and 12 November 2017. Tickets are currently on sale at the Ster-Kinekor website.

Cape Union Mart, South Africa’s favourite outdoor adventure store, will be bringing the festival to South Africa for the twelfth year. Once again, audiences will get the chance to explore and experience some of the world’s most epic adventure locations – from Iceland’s frosty surf spots and Utah’s canyon country, to Siberia’s snowy slopes and the plains of Patagonia – all from the comfort (and safety) of their cinema seats.

The 11 films, which form part of the world tour, will be shown at Ster Kinekor cinema’s in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria. Featuring the best mountain films and exceptional filmmaking talent from around the globe, the festival offers something for everyone with a mix of topics and cinematic styles that will both inspire and entertain.

All types of outdoor adventure such as surfing and skiing, base-jumping and bouldering, rowing and trail running, are beautifully captured in the films. They also range in duration from the heart-warming and humorous 9-minute Ace and the Desert Dog and 5-minute art piece that is Metronomic, to the 27-minute inspirational documentary Young guns,which will keep audiences of all ages motivated to gear up and get out.

What’s more, attendees will get to see this year’s winning submission from the annual Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge – One Fly at a Time by Dewald Brand. The competition gets local filmmakers, adventurers and athletes to capture and celebrate South Africa’s outdoors culture as well as the spirit of adventure.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival, brought to you by Cape Union Mart

The International Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screened at the following Ster-Kinekor cinemas:

Cape Town: Cavendish Square – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
Cape Town: Tygervalley Centre – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
Johannesburg: Sandton City – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
Pretoria: Brooklyn Mall – Friday, 3 November to Sunday, 12 November 2017
Durban: Gateway – Friday, 10 November and Saturday, 11 November 2017 (two nights only)
Port Elizabeth: Baywest – Saturday, 11 November 2017 (one night only)

Tickets are available for purchase and can be bought directly through Ster-Kinekor. Book online at or call Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is hosted by Cape Union Mart, in proud partnership with leading outdoor brands K-Way, LED Lenser, Deuter and GoPro.

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WIN tickets:

We are giving away four double tickets to attend the BANFF Mountain Film Festival, brought to you by Cape Union Mart. Entries are open to anyone in any of the participating cities, including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

How to enter: Complete the entry form below

Competition rules:

1. Entry is open to anyone except employees (and their immediate families) of RamsayMedia and associated agencies. 2. Only one online entry per person. 3. Competition runs until 30 October 2017. 4. We will draw the winners by 31 October 2017. 5. The prize is not redeemable for cash. 6. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 7. Regrettably, only South African residents are eligible for prizes. 8. By entering this competition, you agree to receive future correspondence from Popular Mechanics. 9. You can opt out at any stage by: (a) Sending an e-mail containing the relevant details with the subject line “opt out” to; or (b) Sending an SMS including the word “STOP” to 31699. Standard SMS rates apply. 10. For the complete set of competition rules, click here. 11. This competition is only open to entrants over the age of 18.

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