Extreme adventure presented on screen

Setting up for the Banff Mountain Film Festival are Michelle Warner, of Adventure Reels, and Mick Hammond, of The Tramsheds at Inveresk. Picture: Geoff Robson

Setting up for the Banff Mountain Film Festival are Michelle Warner, of Adventure Reels, and Mick Hammond, of The Tramsheds at Inveresk. Picture: Geoff Robson

TASMANIAN film enthusiasts were treated to an award-winning flick and extreme footage from one of the world's most famous festivals in Launceston last night.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival's world tour presented an edited version of the Norwegian film North of the Sun at The Tramsheds at Inveresk last night.

The film, which won the grand prize, people's choice and Dolby Audio awards at last October's festival in Canada, will again be screened today at 6pm.

Viewers will also see about two hours of adventure footage shot through the lenses of experienced climbers, paddlers, skaters, snowboarders, mountain-bikers and explorers.

"There are a couple of physiological, mountain culture films - questioning what adventure means and why people choose to do things differently," Adventure Reels Michelle Warner said.

"We have sold out in nearly every destination we have been to."

The annual week-long festival showcases about 300 mountain-themed short films made by extreme adventure filmmakers.

The Australian tour started in April and will head to Hobart tomorrow before winding up at Mount Buller on June 28 after stops in Perth and Melbourne.

THE FACTS

WHAT: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

WHEN: Until today, at 6pm.

WHERE: The Tramsheds, Inveresk.

MORE INFO: www.banffaustralia.com.au

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