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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price
Larry Shiu, Cascade Mountain, Banff National Park © John Price

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018

at London Public Library, Wolf Performance Hall

Tickets still available for Tuesday and Wednesday night screenings. Different films each night. MONDAY NIGHT HAS SOLD OUT.

Tickets $20 each per night and are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Tickets can be purchased online at and search "Wolf Performance Hall" or "Banff Mountain". Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday evening screenings, while available, can also be purchased at the Wolf Performance Hall Box Office at Central Library open 9 am – 5 pm.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is heading to London in March. Don't miss out on this awe-inspiring experience that celebrates the beauty of nature, outdoor sport, mountain culture, our changing environment and the human spirit. We're screening a full range of different films each night so that you can enjoy as much of the awesome Banff experience as possible.
Tickets to the 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour screenings at Wolf Performance Hall went on sale November 20, 2017. Tickets make excellent holiday gifts. Don't delay, the screenings sell out each year!

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Presented by Wolf Performance Hall
March 19, 20, 21, 2018 NOTE: March 19 screening has SOLD OUT
Different films each night!

Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library
Doors open: 6:30 pm | Screening: 7:00 pm

Lineup announced for each night! Click on each date to see the selection for each evening.

Surf the Line

For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.

2016 - France - 3 Mins

Loved by All: the Story of Apa Sherpa

Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn't wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

2017 - Canada - 14 Mins

Into Twin Galaxies - A Greenland Epic

3 National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their white water kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled.

2016 - Germany - 52 Mins

Ice Call - Backyards Project - Sam Favret

Try to keep up to freerider Sam Favret as he gives us a new perspective of the mythical Mer de Glace, at the heart of Mont-Blanc.

2016 - France - 3 Mins

My Irnik

Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

2017 - Canada - 16 Mins

Planet Earth II - Mountain Ibex

Only a few pioneering animals have what it takes to survive in the World's highest mountain ranges and they tend to be some of the most elusive and mysterious animals on the planet. Climb to a world that is beautiful but full of danger, where ibex live and thrive.

2017 - United Kingdom - Tour Edit

Winter on the Blade

It’s not the tallest mountain in the world, it’s not even the tallest in Australia, but fewer people get to the summit of Tasmania’s Federation Peak these days than get to the summit of Mt Everest. And Mark Savage and his intrepid team of climbers hope to summit during the wettest winter on record.

2017 - Australia - Tour Edit

Intersection: Micayla Gatto

Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.

2017 - United States - 5 Mins

Where the Wild Things Play

There's an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren't there more females in the adventure industry? Whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well it's about time we found out Where The Wild Things Play.

2017 - United States - 4 Mins

Sky Migrations

Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation.

2016 - United States - 15 Mins

La Casita Wip

Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

2016 - Ecuador - 7 Mins


Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey…what could go wrong?

2017 - United Kingdom - 41 Mins


Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?”

2016 - France - 7 Mins


In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming.

2017 - United States - 26 Mins


At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

2016 - United States - 9 Mins

The Frozen Road

Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet, as he came to realize, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

2017 - United Kingdom - 24 Mins


As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

2017 - United States - 6 Mins

Walk on the Mountain

Junior Walk, an anti-coal activist in southern West Virginia, takes us through his battle with mining companies and why he believes mountaintop removal methods should stop immediately on this land he loves.

2017 - United States - 19 Mins


For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

2016 - United Kingdom - 4 Mins

Breaking 60

A 298 kilometre battle with over 14,000 metres of elevation gain in hills around Hong Kong, Breaking 60 follows the hopes of four ultrarunners who have one goal in mind – to break 60 hours.

2017 - Hong Kong S.A.R., China - 35 Mins


Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn't consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9000 metres of elevation gain.

2016 - Canada - 14 Mins


Forty-three countries down, Hera van Willick rides her bicycle across continents, fully self-supported, sharing her journey and what she has learned along the way.

2017 - United States - 8 Mins

The Last Honey Hunter

Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who's been visited in a dream by a wrathful forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition of honey gathering may die.

2017 - United States - 36 Mins

Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?

2017 - Canada - 4 Mins

Family Movies

During March Break, on PA Days and at other times our library locations invite you to come and enjoy a family movie with your community at your neighbourhood library.  Movie programs specifically for young adults are also often available. Search “movie” on the program section of our website for details. You can also further filter your results by library branch locations.

Borrow A Film For Free

All library locations lend DVDs including the latest hit movies as well as classics and documentaries in English and in other languages. DVDs cover a wide range of genres as well, such as fantasy, documentaries, comedy, romance, thrillers and more. Check out a great film today!

For more information on the world tour visit:

Learn About Film

And of course your library has lots of great resources to help you learn about the history and technique of film. We even have a new online learning service, that offers great filmmaking tutorials for every level of learner.

Find more movie and film programs at the library in our catalogue!

The World According to Star Wars

book cover image: the world according to star wars

There are many great stories and characters that are bigger than life that have captured our imaginations and stayed with us through our life cycles

The movie book

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Stuart Neilson and Helen Ridge are the editors of The movie book : big ideas simply explained which profiles 100 of the best movies ever made

Life Feels Good - Polish Film Festival 2016


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Life feels good by Kino Świat

The second London Polish Film Festival offers you two more screenings this month.

MidMod Movies:Modernist Architecture and Design Film Series

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Join us for a series of FREE documentaries on modernist architecture and design. In October we will

Undoing Borders Film Series


The library has partnered with No One is Illegal London to present  the "Undoing Borders" Film Series.These thought provoking documentaries highlight the experiences of refugees and newcomers as they adjust to their new lives.

Learn, Relax, Simplify

Retirement should be the time when you start a new interest, take up a new craft or return to some of the lost but not forgotten interests of the past. For seniors looking to learn or improve on their understanding of today's technologies our Computer Help for Seniors program will match you with your own individual tutor to help you reach your personal goals.

Cinema Politica celebrates with What Would Jesus Buy?

What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!

Cinema Politica provides thought provoking documentaries in partnership with the Library.