Reason #3 – Explore and Share new passions!
So the combination of Reasons #1 and #2 should lead to a natural result: The urge to go out to the mountains!
One of the main aims of Banff, and of Explore-Share as well, is to push people to be inspired, to realize their dreams, and to try new experiences by going to the mountains. While watching the movies you’ll feel the necessity of doing something more, to go for what you’ve been postponing; ‘Man, if these guys did all these unbelievable adventures, why can’t I fulfill my long desired dream?’
But it’s not just about the mountains. Maybe it’s about something more personal, like getting married, changing your job, launching a project, or anything else: getting out of your comfort zone to discover a new world of possibilities and opportunities.
Patrick, the man in charge of Banff Film Festival in Belgium, and a fan of adventure, travelling and documentary, explains it this way: “During the night, I’m checking the faces of the people in the public, and my highest satisfaction point is when thanks to BANFF people find a new passion. It has happen already several times that people come to me after a movie to share the emotions it woke in them”.
And Francisco, who organizes the festival in Argentina, points out: “We love doing it because the movies share life stories, human challenges, and invite people to enjoy adventures anywhere. In the theater the audience travel to dream destinations, remember past feelings, and more than one ends up with the necessity of going out and live a real adventure”.