Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Thank you to the Santa Cruz community for showing up to the 2023 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Rio Theatre!

Your sponsorships and ticket purchases allowed Adventure Rec to raise over $23,000 over the three sold out shows. Funds raised will significantly reduce students' costs to join Rec trips in the year ahead. Thank you!

See you next year...

March 1, 2 and 3, 2024

Presenting the 2023 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour!
February 24, 25 and 26, 2023 @ The Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, 7pm each night

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Friday, 2/24



Saturday, 2/25



Sunday, 2/26


$23; $10 for UCSC Students

Get off the beaten path, stand on the highest peaks, ski the steepest slopes, and be a part of the gripping adventures waiting for you at this year's Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

From exploring remote landscapes to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films selected for the 2022/23 World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out! Different films will be screened each night. 

This event supports Adventure Rec student programs. In 2022, more than 1,100 attendees enjoyed three nights of films. Over $12,000 was raised to reduce students' costs to participate in Adventure Rec programs, affording them the chance to share in the magic of outdoor adventures. 

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 COVID 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: 

Agility Boulders Allterra Solar Bay Federal Credit Union
Bicycle Trip Capitola Veterinary Hospital Costanoa
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1440mv-logo.jpg Good Times KZSC
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Pacific Edge Climbing Gym Reimagining Big Basin Santa Cruz Bicycles
Santa Cruz Waves Tom Ralston Concrete UCSC CHES
For sponsorship information, please contact Kathy Ferraro (