The Himalayan Club believes that mountaineering is a way of life, and a sport, that brings out the true spirit and inherent mental, physical and moral strength in man. The Club believes in harnessing the power of films and art to spread the awareness of mountaineering to old and young and at the same time generate interest in related environmental, cultural, social justice, wildlife issues.
The Club has taken a lead role in screening chosen award winning adventure films from various national and international mountain film festivals over the years to as many cities and towns in India as possible.
The Himalayan Club is proud to be the official partner of the Banff Mountain Film Festival International world tour by The Banff Centre, Canada.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival is one of the flagship programmes of The Banff Centre and is one of the world’s pre-eminent mountain film and book festivals. Climbers, filmmakers, writers, and photographers from all over the world now recognize Banff as the key event in their mountain community… sharing stories with fellow mountaineers and armchair adventurers alike is a coveted privilege.
For the past few years the Himalayan Club has been screening this event in association with the Canadian Consulate. In recent years The Himalayan Club has acquired the sole rights of screening these chosen award winning films to more than nine cities and towns in India.
The Himalayan Club is proud to be associated with India’s first Mountain Film Festival, of adventure and outdoor films shot in India or the Indian Himalayas, curated by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF). This is a unique opportunity to see a number of short adventure films originating from different parts of India. This festival showcases the amazing adventure opportunities across India and also offers adventure film makers a platform to share their story.
The movies that are screened cover kayaking, mountain biking, ice climbing, snowboarding, trekking, mountaineering, bouldering and rock climbing. Also in the list are movies on climate change and mountain stories. The films have been shot across India at various destinations like Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Himachal, Zanskar, Gulmarg, Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Western Ghats and Kerala.
Apart from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and IMF Mountain Film Festival hosted by THC, we also make all efforts to bring other adventure film festivals such as Telluride to our audiences. Some other films that we have screened include:
Watch this space for the annual festival announcements.