BANFF returns April 2

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a prestigious mountain festival, and its world tour, which features a variety of action, environmental and adventure short films, will make a stop at the Keith Albee Theatre April 2 at 7 p.m.

The festival takes place every fall in Banff, Alberta, and the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts right after, traveling around the world with stops in about 550 communities and 40 countries.

Angela Jones, director of Marshall Artists Series, said they have had great success the past three years with this event, but this is the first year Marshall’s Recreation Center is not involved. She said she hopes the previous spectators return.

From approximately 300 short films entered into the annual festival, 36 adrenaline-packed action sports and cultural films are chosen for the 2018/2019 world tour, and the Marshall Film Club will pick roughly eight to be viewed in Huntington.

Jones said once the selection is made, movie trailers will be available online. Their selection is to be announced Thursday.

Tickets for Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour are $10. Those interested in purchasing tickets may contact the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656 or order online at People may also visit the box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on Marshall’s campus. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 to 4 p.m.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is sponsored by the Marshall University Film Club, iHeart Media, WSAZ, The Herald-Dispatch, Marshall University and the Marshall Artists Series.

Emily Phipps can be contacted at [email protected].