What is Radical Reels?

What is the Radical Reels Tour, you ask?

Well to get straight to the point, It’s an exhilarating extension of the renowned Banff Mountain Film Festival, a selection of heart-pounding short films hand-picked from a pool of over 300 entries. Traditionally, these action-packed films were showcased on a single evening during the annual Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival, and that evening has now become legendary as Radical Reels.

Imagine a night where you’re immersed in high-energy films, filled with crazy adventures and fearless athletes who redefine the limits of human achievement. That’s what Radical Reels promises to deliver – a cinematic rollercoaster ride of excitement and awe.

The journey of Radical Reels began in 2005 when the Banff Centre launched this electrifying tour. In 2011, Adventure Reels proudly became one of only three countries worldwide to host the Radical Reels Tour, bringing these high intensity films to the big screen for thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts.

What sets Radical Reels apart is its focus on dynamic action sports films. These films are carefully selected and programmed to maximise excitement, ensuring you’re constantly at the edge of your seat. With the advent of technologies like GoPros and accessible editing software, a flood of extraordinary action films poured into the Banff Centre, making it impossible to fit them all into regular screenings. Thus, Radical Reels was born, and it’s been a smashing success ever since.

In short the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour delivers a varied program of action sport and longer narratives. It may include films about mountain culture, the environment and breathtaking adventures. Radical Reels on the other hand has a lazer focus on shorter action packed films that will leave you awe-inspired.

From the film ‘Continuum’ featuring in this years Radical Reels Tour

But here’s the exciting part:

We bet you didn’t know that Australia, with its enthusiastic audience of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, is the first country outside of Canada and the USA to have its very own dedicated Radical Reels tour. This means you have a front-row seat to witness some of the world’s wildest and most extreme adventure pursuits right on your doorstep.

So, get ready to be transported into the heart of adventure, where films are shorter, talk is minimal, and the focus is squarely on the most daring escapades imaginable. The Radical Reels Tour is your ticket to a world of awe-inspiring outdoor action, and we can’t wait to see you there! Buckle up; it’s going to be one wild ride.

You can now STREAM the 2023 program of Radical Reels as well as older programs too! So get your adventure fix HERE on AdventureReelsTV.com

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