Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

  By Kelly Mandeville


The Banff Mountain Film Festival has extended the application deadline for their upcoming Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop to August 28th, 2015.

About the Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop

The workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to turn their project into reality, under the guidance of two of the world’s premier adventure filmmakers. During eight jam-packed days in fall, you’ll build relationships, network with fellow artists, and mingle with industry insiders and decision-makers, all within the core of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. You’ll also have full access to Festival events — motivation galore! 

The workshop can include on-campus lodging and all meals provided — all you’ll have to do is focus on your craft and soak up the inspiration.

Sessions will help you hone your vision, organize your workflow plan, develop audio, narrative, and editing techniques, and perfect your pitch. The faculty promotes an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. Days are packed with hands-on practice, lively discussion, and brainstorming — and evenings include film screenings, guest speakers, and social events.

The workshop is designed for filmmakers, directors, and producers. To get the most from the workshop, applicants should have enough experience in film production to have thought about and recognize the need for distribution and financing.

Some of the past participants include elite athletes interested in transitioning to filmmaking, expeditionists wanting to expand to different media platforms, and filmmakers wanting to break into the adventure genre.

To read more about the Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop, visit The Banff Centre Blog.

Important Dates 

Application deadline: Extended to August 28th, 2015

Arrival and Departure Dates: Participants should plan to arrive in Banff on Sunday, November 1, 2015 and depart on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

Banff Mountain Film Festival Dates: October 31 through November 8, 2015.

Click here for more information on how to apply!