2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival Award Winners


The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has been a premier film, book, and photography event for 41 years. The 2016 event was hosted by the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Canada. It took places over 9 days from October 29 to November 6, 2016. During the course of the event, an international jury selects and awards over $50,000 in prizes for films and books that were featured in the competition.

Below you’ll discover the 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival Award Winners:

Grand Prize: Shepherdess of The Glaciers

Creative Excellence Award: The Accord

Best Film – Exploration and Adventure: Holy (un)Holy River

Best Film – Mountain Culture: Freedom Under Load

Best Film – Climbing: Boys In The Bugs

Best Film – Mountain Sports: Metronomic

Best Film: Snow Sports: China: A Skier’s Journey

Best Film – Mountain Environment and Natural History: KONELINE: our land beautiful

Best Short Mountain Film: Northbound

Best Feature Length Mountain Film: Climbing Higher

Special Jury Mention: Langtang: Summits of My Life III

Special Jury Mention: The Super Salmon

People’s Choice Award for Radical Reels: Young Guns

People’s Choice Award: SHIFT

Learn more about these films and the 2016 Banff Film Competiton at the Banff Centre For Arts And Creativity.

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