Whether you're a filmmaker, writer, or just a fan of outdoor pursuits, the Banff Mountain Film and Writers Competition Festival provides a unique platform to showcase your talent and immerse yourself in the world of adventure.

Hosted annually in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Competition Festival is an exceptional event that brings together adventure enthusiasts, filmmakers, authors and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. This festival is a celebration of mountain culture, inspiring stories, and stunning visuals.

Benefits of participation:

  1. Global Exposure: The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival attracts a diverse international audience, providing a valuable opportunity to showcase your work to a global community of adventure enthusiasts, industry professionals and potential collaborators.
  2. Networking Opportunities: By attending the festival, you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, including filmmakers, authors, adventurers and industry experts. Networking can lead to collaboration, future projects, and valuable connections within the adventure community.
  3. Inspire and educate: Immerse yourself in a world of adventure with the festival's extensive program of films, book screenings, workshops and panel discussions. Gain insights from industry experts, learn new skills, and be inspired by stories and experiences shared by fellow adventurers.

Conditions for participation in the Banff competition

The Banff Mountain Film and Writers Festival welcomes entries from emerging and established filmmakers and authors. The festival encourages submissions showcasing adventure, exploration and a mountain environment. Whether you are a professional or an amateur, as long as your work is in line with the festival's themes, you are eligible to participate.

How to apply:

  1. Visit the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival website
  2. Create an account on FilmFreeway if you don't already have one. FilmFreeway is the official platform for submitting entries to the festival.
  3. Go to the festival page and select the appropriate category for your submission, whether film or book.
  4. Complete the application form, providing all necessary details about your work, including title, synopsis, duration (for films) and genre (for books).
  5. Upload your movie or book file according to the specifications shown on the submission page. Make sure your work meets the festival's technical requirements for video or manuscript format.

Required Documents:

  1. Submission of films: A. Film title, synopsis, and duration b. Posters or movie posters for promotional purposes c. Official trailer (if available) d. Production credits e. Filmmaker biography and contact information
  2. Submitting books: A. Book title, summary and genre b. Book cover image for promotional purposes c. Excerpts from a book or sample chapters (optional) d. Author biography and contact information

Preparing the application

  1. Movies: Make sure your movie is in the desired format, such as MP4 or MOV, with the appropriate resolution and aspect ratio. Edit an engaging trailer that captures the essence of your film and engages the audience.
  2. Books: Professionally format your manuscript, correct grammatical errors, and create an eye-catching cover that reflects the spirit of your story. Consider including sample chapters to interest potential readers.

Participating in the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival provides an invaluable platform to showcase your work and connect with a passionate community of adventurers. Submitting your film or book is an opportunity to inspire, entertain, and spark an adventurous spirit in others. So seize the moment, prepare your submission diligently, and embark on an exciting journey at the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival.