La Sportiva presents BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour Italy

Since 2017 and for the next 3 years the company will be thirty Banff Mountain Film Festival Italy mainsponsor

04 February 2017
Since February to April in 26 Italian cities La Sportiva will MainSponsor the BANFF Mountain Film Festival Italy, the film festival that brings in Italy the best of the Canadian film festival

Renowned film festival that brings the world's best outdoor movie of the year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour arrives in Italy and, for its fifth edition to start on February 13, has at his side an all new partners: La Sportiva

The company twenties, founded by Narciso Delladio in a small village at the foot of the Dolomiti, the work in the outdoor industry for almost ninety years with the aim to provide the best products possible for those who live to 360 degrees mountain, from climbing, the Mountain Running up to ski tourism.

"Being present at the side of an event of this caliber is for us not only a source of great pride - Lorenzo Delladio says, CEO of La Sportiva and third generation representative at the helm - but also the natural continuation of our journey as a company which always strives to launch and sustain the beauty of the mountain and all the sports that the protagonist. "

In Italy in 2013, the festival enjoys ever increasing success among outdoor enthusiasts and mountain activities, constantly increasing the number of stages and the cities involved. The 2017 Italian tour includes a calendar of 28 parties in 26 cities, among which Naples, Pisa and Verona, the festival will touch this year for the first time.

Each evening will include the screening of a series of exciting and engaging short and medium length films, where the big wild spaces and unspoiled nature are the background of companies to athletes and explorers, looking for new ways to experience the adventure and overcome their limits.

Among the films scheduled include Poumaka, which recounts the opening by Mike Libeckie Americans and Angie Payne of a new route on the eponymous tower located on the island of Ua Pou, French Polynesia. A remote tropical setting and very different from what we traditionally associate climbing, a street far from the "classic" and a unique adventure. Northbound, awarded Best Short Mountain Film, however, is the story of four urban skateboarder who decide to test himself in the unusual environment of the Arctic Circle, including frozen sand, abandoned wrecks and rarefied atmospheres, to create a magical game vaguely alienating. It is a hymn to life, finally, Doing it Scared, film that sees the British mountaineer Paul Pritchard return to the Totem Pole (a stone obelisk, a few meters from the coast of Tasmania), the scene of a serious accident in 1998 cost him a hemiparesis on the right side of the body. Accident, rather than an obstacle, is revealed for Paul to be "the greatest gift that life has ever done" and the beginning of a process of awareness and rebirth.

The full program of films to be screened during the event will be available on sitoufficiale the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

You can also buy tickets online always on the official website.

Here is the schedule of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Italy 2017.

February 13 - Torino - Cinema Massimo

February 14 - Torino - Cinema Massimo

February 15 - Milan - The Space Cinema Odeon

February 16 - Milan - The Space Cinema Odeon

February 20 - Brescia - Teatro Sociale

February 21 - Genova - Porto Antico The Space

February 22 - Cuneo - Monviso Cinema

March 6 - Bergamo - Cinema Conca Verde

March 7 - Bergamo - Cinema Conca Verde

March 8 - Lecco - Palladium Cinema

March 10 - Varese - Cinema Teatro Nuovo

March 13 - Vicenza - Cinema Patronato Leone XIII

March 14 - Treviso - Silea Space Cinema

March 15 - Padova - Cinema MPX PioX

March 16 - Udine - Visionary Cinema

March 17 - Trieste - Cinema Ariston

March 20 - Bologna - Cinema Antonian

March 22 - Verona - Cinema K2

March 23 - Bolzano - Cinema Theatre Rainerum

March 27 - Florence - Odeon cinema

March 28 - Roma - The Space Cinema Moderno

March 29 - Napoli - Cinema Metropolitan

March 31 - Pisa - Cinema Isola Verde

April 3 - Saronno - Cinema Silvio Pellico

April 5 - Casatenovo - Auditorium of Casatenovo

April 6 - Morbegno - Cinema Pedretti

tbd August - Champoluc

tbd August - Courmayeur

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