Banff Film Festival takes on a local flavour in Tumbler Ridge

If you are thrilled by adventure, captivated by documentaries and appreciative of mountain culture, mark December 9 on your calendar. The prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival puts its award winning films on world tour and Peace residents will be among the first to view the 2004-2005 lineup.

Each November, thousands of people flock to Banff Alberta for the Festival, where the ?best films on mountain culture, sport and environment? – submitted from over 30 countries worldwide – are viewed and judged. For the eighth consecutive year, Northern Lights College and the Wolverine Nordic Mountain Society proudly co-host the 2004 World Tour premiere in our very own Tumbler Ridge.

As if this alone weren?t enough to entice you, a special treat is planned for this year?s event. In honor of mountain sport and culture ? for which Tumbler Ridge is famed ? we are proposing to showcase a collection of images and video of local adventure sport and mountain recreation, approximately a half hour prior to the feature film event. Northern Lights College invites local submissions in the form of film, slides, digital images, still photos or artists? renditions, to our Tumbler Ridge campus no later than November 15, 2004.

Dunham Bootmakers and National Geographic are the sponsors of the World Tour, scheduled for Thursday, December 9th at 7 pm at the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School gymnasium. The fascinating stories and stunning visual experience is not to be missed. Film titles will be announced following the festival in mid-November. For further details, or call Carolyn at Northern Lights College, 250-242-5591.