Area Activity Guide: Banff Film Fest at RIT

A Spectacular Setting

The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival takes place each fall in one of the most inspiring natural settings on Earth — Banff, Alberta, in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. It’s only right that the world’s most innovative filmmakers would join forces with the most daring adventurers alive to create submissions for this one-of-a-kind festival. Since 1978, the annual competition held by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has served as an unparalleled outlet for short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environmental issues. The festival itself features 9 days packed with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe.

Wonders of the World — in Rochester

Making the trip to Banff for the festival is a bucket-list-worthy goal for sure. However, the Rochester stop on the 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is much easier for Western New Yorkers to access. Head to the Ingle Auditorium in the RIT Student Alumni Union February 8th, 9th, and 10th for a weekend packed with adventure. The world tour is bringing audience favorites from the 43rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to 550 destinations (in 40 countries!) around the world — each of which curates a program that reflects the interests of the local community. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, the films in this year’s world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

View the schedule of films being screened at RIT here >


February 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2019
Doors Open: 6:30pm
Showtime: 7:00pm
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
“SAU” in section F-6 of the RIT campus map


RIT University Arenas Box Office – 585-475-4121
RIT Students: $11 advance/$13 door
Public: $18 advance/$20 door