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From the Studio: 2023 Banff Mountain Film Fest

Paul Fish talks about what to expect when the annual film festival comes to Spokane

Mountain Gear founder and Banff Mountain Film Festival promoter Paul Fish entered the KPBX studio to talk with E.J. Iannelli about the festival's program this year and highlight some of the films on offer.

The annual outdoor sports and adventure-themed festival comes to Spokane at the end of this week and runs over two days (Jan. 20 and 21) at the Bing Crosby Theater. There are a total of 16 films of varying lengths and subjects with separate programs for each day.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival has toured in Spokane for around 30 years and has become a fixture on the calendar for the local outdoor enthusiast community.

This year's event will donate a portion of the proceeds to support organizations like the Spokane Nordic Ski Association, Dishman Hills Conservancy, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, Jess Roskelley Foundation and Bower Climbing Coalition.

You can find out more about the individual films at the Live to Play website.

Tickets are available online at the Bing Crosby Theater website or in person at Rambleraven Gear Trader, REI or the Rocket Market in Spokane.

E.J. Iannelli is Spokane Public Radio's Arts and Music Director