Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thank you for joining the 2024 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour - Santa Cruz! 

Your ticket purchases and sponsorships helped Adventure Rec raise $22,000 to reduce students' Rec trip costs by up to 50%. Thank you!

See you next year! February 28, March 1 and 2, 2025.

In case you missed out, below is from the 2024 World Tour. This page will be updated with 2025 content in late-2024.



Film Lineups

Ticket price

Friday, 3/1



Saturday, 3/2



Sunday, 3/3


$23; $10 for UCSC Students

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival that is held every fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in over 600 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, the Banff World Tour celebrates amazing achievements in outdoor storytelling and filmmaking worldwide.

From the over 400 entries submitted into the Festival each year, award-winners and audience favorites are among the films that are carefully selected to play in theaters around the world.

Traveling to remote vistas, analyzing topical environmental issues, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports the 2023/2024 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

Film ratings and advisories are included in the descriptions. Consider checking before purchasing tickets for the young adventurers in your life. 

The Rio Theatre has health guidance in place which are subject to change. Check theatre updates before purchasing tickets.

For more information, contact Adventure Rec at or (831) 459-2806

Thank you to our local sponsors for helping to make the event a success: 

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For sponsorship information, please contact Dustin Smucker (; 831-459-2668).