The Dundee Mountain Film Festival is the UK’s longest continuous running mountain film festival. It showcases an international programme of speakers, as well as award winning films and exhibitions, held in the Bonar Hall, Dundee. 2015 will present two evening programmes on 26th and 27th, and one full day programme on the 28th Nov, all featuring films and personal appearances. The 27th and 28th will have a full supporting exhibition of art, photography, trade and voluntary organisations stands and displays. Come and enjoy this unforgettable opportunity to see, hear, and experience outstanding stories of courage, adventure, and exploration.Details of the 2015 programme below. You can download a copy of the brochure here (as a pdf document).
The films in the Friday evening and the Saturday afternoon sessions are from the Banff World Tour
This special evening will feature John Burns performing his acclaimed play “Mallory – Beyond Everest”, a hit on the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, which presents a unique perspective on the disappearance of Mallory on Mount Everest. The play will be preceded by a screening of the thought provoking film “K2 and the Invisible Footmen” an in depth look at the life of porters whose efforts make them worthy of recognition as the true heroes of mountaineering
The evening opens with five films from the Banff World Tour including “Valley Uprising: the Golden Age” which chronicles a particularly amazing period of climbing in Yosemite. John Porter himself a mountaineer of exceptional experience and ability will describe the remarkable achievements of climbing legend and friend Alex MacIntyre. John's book "One Day as a Tiger", was the Grand Prize winner at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, and is also short listed as one of the finalists of the Boardman Tasker Prize.
Four stunning films, four different challenges, all made in Scotland. After the interval, David Munro, Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, will describe the exploits and outstanding achievements of William Speirs Bruce - Scotland’s ‘forgotten polar hero’, who was in his day the world’s most experienced polar explorer.
The second programme of the Banff World Tour. No less than seven high action films screening “way out” activities not for the faint hearted. This is followed by Jen Randall, acclaimed freelance filmmaker of climbing documentaries (Including "Push It", shown in 2013) . Jen, who has stong links with Dundee, will talk about her filming career, including showcasing a few of her films.
Climbing, Skiing, Rowing, Flying, Kayaking in both remote and not so remote environments. Five films to challenge the norm. After the interval, our final act, Leo Houlding. Leo is one of Britain's top climbers and among the best in the world. Described as“the face of modern British adventure” Leo will chronicle some of the highs and lows of his career as a full time adventure climber illustrated with edge of seat photography. This will include some footage of his most recent ascent of Mirror Wall in Greenland.