Open Call

Adventure Filmmakers Workshop 2024

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

No Funding
Banff, Canada


This workshop was designed for filmmakers. To get the most from the program, applicants should have a strong desire to take the next step in all aspects of their filmmaking, including pre-production, pitching, location skills, the handling of the edit, and distribution. Past participants have included elite athletes transitioning to filmmaking, adventurers wanting to expand to different media platforms, and established filmmakers wanting to break into the adventure genre. This program is aimed at those committed to filmmaking as a life choice. A strong knowledge of technical sound, camera, and editing is essential. Applicants are encouraged to focus on one specific film project they would like to develop and be prepared to share it with the group with a view to moving that idea into production in the near future.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


October 24, 2024 - November 03, 2024


  • CA$65.00 application fee
  • CA$924.00 program fee (one-time)


Film Editing Suite


Private Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Public Programs

Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Digital Media, Film



Program Description

This program is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier adventure filmmakers. During a jam-packed 10 days, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, and network and mingle with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers. This all takes place within the core of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, where epic stories are told through the eyes of authors, photographers, and filmmakers from around the globe. Workshop sessions will help participants sharpen their narrative, vision, organize their workflow, develop audio and editing techniques, and perfect their pitches. Our faculty promote an open, interactive, and creative atmosphere. We pack the days with hands-on practice, lively discussion, and brainstorming. We’ll welcome industry insiders as guest speakers offering rare access to potential mentors, collaborators, sponsors, and backers.

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