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The BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Lebanon on June 5 & 11, 2017

May 29, 2017

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival has been inspiring the Lebanese audience for six consecutive years by showcasing the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films.

In its seventh edition, the Association du PolyLiban (ADPL) in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Lebanon is bringing the BANFF Mountain Film Festival to Lebanon to encourage people to discover nature, respect it and love it.

The BANFF Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre in Canada, is the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. With stops planned in over 1,000 communities and in more than 35 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a selection of award-winning and most inspiring outdoor sports, environmental and adventure films.

"One of PolyLiban main objectives is to promote youth development and empowerment through the organization of nature sport activities in a responsible and environmentally-friendly approach. The BANFF festival provides us this opportunity to reach out to a large audience" said Jad Abou Arrage, ADPL President. "In 2016, 670 persons attended the festival and we are expecting more than 750 persons this year".

The 2017 BANFF edition in Lebanon will feature two different shows that will take place on Monday June 5th at Cinema Metropolis Sofil, and on Sunday June 11th at Colonel Brewery Batroun starting 7:30 PM.  

The Embassy of Canada to Lebanon’s support to PolyLiban and the BANFF festival in Lebanon highlights this year’s theme of the World Environment Day 2017, hosted in Canada on June 5th, “Connecting People to Nature”. Celebrating the World Environment Day is an opportunity to explore how we connect with the natural environment and appreciate the benefits of healthy ecosystems.

On this occasion also, a special hiking trip will be organized in the magnificent Shouf Biosphere Reserve on Saturday June 10, where a cedar tree symbolizing 62 years of Lebanese Canadian friendship, will be planted.

Media contact:           

Association du PolyLiban
Jad Abou Arrage
Mobile: 03-567880,



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