Banff films world tour makes stops in Olympia, Tacoma

Tickets are on sale as the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has two South Sound stops planned. The event is coming to Tacoma on Dec. 1-2 and to Olympia on Dec. 13-14.

The nine-day Banff Mountain Film Festival, which ended earlier this month in Banff, Alberta, is one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world. For more than 35 years, the festival has showcased a selection of some of the best adventure, exploration and mountain-culture films from around the world.

At the end of the festival, a selection of the top films goes on a world tour. The tour reaches more than 330,000 audience members through more than 735 screenings in 400 locations in 40 countries, according to a festival news release.