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We’re just back from a weekend in Leeds, where we did some owl spotting as well as going to a film festival. (Owls are the city emblem).
The touring Banff Film Festival was visiting Leeds. It’s early on in the UK tour, so if you like mountains & outdoor activities, then there’s plenty of time to catch it. Lots of short films are shown in quick succession, ranging from 3 minutes to 40 minutes in length.
Our favourites were The Ridge, which is a stunning short video of a guy mountain biking on the Cuillin Ridge in Skye. I’m not that into mountain biking films, but this is truly jaw dropping – both in scenery and the skills of the rider.
My second favourite was a film called Tashi and the Monk. This was a longer film about a childrens’ home in the Indian Himalayas, and a particularly naughty little girl. This is a short trailer.