Banff Mountain Film Festival Returns to Sheridan Apr. 23

Footage from an ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan will be one of the films featured at the festival. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
Footage from an ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan will be one of the films featured at the festival. (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be returning to Sheridan on April 23. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story about what's in store later this month.


The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition that shines a spotlight on footage from mountaintops and remote landscapes from across the globe. For the fourth year in a row, the festival will make a stop here in Sheridan during its world tour.

Local organizer for the film festival, Edith Heyward, explains what it's all about.

Attendees can expect more than two hours of films, featuring vistas from the rapids of New Zealand, the perilous journey from Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, an ascent of one of Yosemite's tallest mountains and much more.

Heyward says more than 300 films were entered into the yearly festival and she explains how the featured films are chosen.

The festival take place at the WYO Theater on April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, people can call 307-672-9084 or visit www.wyotheater.com. Heyward says attendees should hold onto their ticket stubs for a grand prize drawing that will take place after intermission.

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