Banff film festival stop in Great Falls on Friday

The Great Falls Ski Patrol is hosting their annual fundraiser on Nov. 9 with the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2018 stop in Great Falls.

The ski patrol was formed in 1938 and is a volunteer organization that promotes safe skiing and provides transportation and first aid to skiers and snowboarders at Showdown. The group has about 50 members who work weekends and is often looking for new candidates, according to patrol members.

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.

With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

Great Falls is the first stop this year and films will be shown at the Civic Center.

Award-winning films and audience favorites from the annual film festival are selected to travel the globe from the roughly 400 films entered.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 the day of the show. Tickets are available at: Bighorn Outdoor Specialists, Skiers Edge, El Comador, Kaufman’s Menswear, Civic Center Box Office and online.