A SELECTION of gripping action and adventure films will be screened at venues across the UK as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns for 2020.

Coming to the Weymouth Pavilion on Thursday, February 6, the tour features works from the world's best adventure filmmakers, with soulful journeys and super-human challenges.

UK and Ireland tour director Nell Teasdale said: "We can’t wait to share the latest inspirational films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival on our biggest tour yet. As well as exhilarating stories starring intrepid characters and pioneering journeys, an evening at Banff is a celebration of the great outdoors, with a vibrant atmosphere and a real sense of community."

Film highlights include Up to Speed, which puts a spotlight on the discipline of speed climbing, set to feature in the Olympic Games for the first time ever at Tokyo 2020.

Home follows Oxfordshire adventurer Sarah Outen, who embarks on a four-year traverse of the globe, travelling by rowing boat, kayak and bike. Months of solitude and storms push Sarah to the mental and physical brink, with the film intimately capturing her 20,000-mile odyssey.

Starring British adventurer Leo Houlding, plus teammates Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon, Spectre Expedition: Mission Antarctica follows the trio as they attempt to reach the summit of one of most remote mountains on earth. Using snow-kites to travel, the men cover 1,000 miles in 65 days, all lugging more than 200kg of kit each.

The tour's films are selected from hundreds of entries into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which has been held every November in the Canadian Rockies since 1975. The world tour visits around 40 countries across the world, with 113 screenings in the UK and Ireland alone.

Each event also features a free prize draw with the opportunity to win outdoorsy goodies from the tour partners.

The screenings at Weymouth Pavilion begin at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15 for adults and £13 for concessions, available from the pavilion website or by contacting the box office.