Film festival makes a return to the borough

Travel the world and experience some inspirational, exhilarating and unforgettable adventures at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour as it returns to Whitley Bay.

Now in its fifth edition, the 2014 UK & Ireland Banff Tour is the biggest tour to date – 56 screenings will be showing at 40 locations, including 12 new venues.

The festival will call into Whitley Bay on April 25 as part of the tour, showcasing the best of the latest films from the global mountain sports community including climbing, alpinism, mountain biking, adventure travel, skiing and kayaking.

New activities to the line-up this year are wingsuit flying and surfing.

The diverse film programme is selected from the 360 films, including award-winners and audience favourites, entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held in the Canadian Rockies in November 2013.

Highlights of the festival include Heaven’s Gate, a film about a group of wingsuit pilots who gather at Tianmen Mountain in China to attempt an intimidating feat – flying through the sacred site known as Heaven’s Gate.lives.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will call into the Playhouse Whitley Bay on April 25. Visit for details.