The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international touring festival. It premieres in Banff, Alberta before moving on to tour the world. The 2018-19 tour will hit 41 states in the United States, as well as numerous stops in Canada and 47 countries internationally.
One of the stops for this massive film festival tour is Santa Barbara, California, at the Arlington Theatre. The event will hit the city for two days, on Feb. 26-27, 2019.
The 2018-19 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour includes 36 international films, many of which people will never see outside of film festivals like this one. Not all the films will play in every stop of the tour, but a large number will hit each city to fill up the two days of screenings. There will be between six to 10 films during each session.
The University of California Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures department will host the festival, and all the films in the lineup will be based on mountain subjects from all over the world. Most of the films check in at under an hour in length and many are very short films only lasting a few minutes.