The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival celebrates mountain literature and film, bringing together writers, publishers, editors, photographers, athletes, adventurers, filmmakers, and — of course — readers. Featuring readings, book signings, films screenings, guest speakers, seminars, and launches, the Festival offers a wide spectrum of experiences for participants and the film and book-loving audience.
The categories are : Adventure Travel — non-fiction books with a theme of travel to, and exploration of, remote and/or rugged landscapes and their cultures. Mountain Fiction & Poetry — includes fiction and poetry books with a focus on mountain topics. Creative narratives about climbing and mountaineering, exploration and mountain culture are acceptable. Mountain Guidebooks — non-fiction books dealing with physical activities in mountain environments; including hiking, climbing, mountaineering and “how-to” books. Mountain Image — includes books with a primary focus on mountain images and with text in a subordinate role. Images may include photographs or reproductions of artwork. Mountaineering Article – Articles or short form essays with mountaineering, climbing or mountain adventure themes under 7,000 words. Articles may be fiction, historical or non-fiction narratives and are invited to be submitted by publishers and editors of print publications, not by individual authors. Articles must have been printed within the last two years to qualify for submission. Scholastic, research or scientific articles will not be accepted. Mountain and Wilderness Literature, Non-Fiction — includes non-fiction books, such as memoirs, biographies and narratives on mountaineering, climbing history, mountain exploration, mountain culture, and human experiences of any kind in the mountain wilderness.
Awards:-Over $16,000 in cash is awarded